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The Bell Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
93 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Audley End House
    28 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Newmarket Racecourse
    28 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The Bell
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Lantern
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    London (STN-Stansted)
    35 min drive

Choose your room

Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Thu, 19 Sep
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay later
    • Free WiFi
    • Breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    Price is £65
    for 1 night
    We have 2 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Thu, 19 Sep
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay later
    • Free WiFi
    • Breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    Price is £70
    for 1 night
    We have 1 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Thu, 19 Sep
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay later
    • Free WiFi
    • Breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    Price is £70
    for 1 night
    We have 1 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Thu, 19 Sep
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay later
    • Free WiFi
    • Breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    Price is £70
    for 1 night
    We have 3 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Four Poster)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Thu, 19 Sep
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay later
    • Free WiFi
    • Breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    Price is £80
    for 1 night
    We have 1 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More details
    We are sold out
  • Family Room, Ensuite (Up to 4 people)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details
    Exceeds max. adults
  • King Room- Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details
    Exceeds max. adults
  • Family Room, Ensuite (Up to 3 people)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details
    Exceeds max. adults
  • Triple Room, Ensuite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details
    Exceeds max. adults

About this area

Sudbury

Located in Sudbury, The Bell Hotel is in the historical district. Ickworth House and The Athenaeum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Audley End House and Hedingham Castle.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Audley End House - 28 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Newmarket Racecourse - 28 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Chelmsford City Racecourse - 33 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Addenbrooke's Hospital - 37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Colchester Zoo - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Sudbury Station - 17 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • Latitude 52 — 1 min walk
  • Lobby Lounge — 1 min walk
  • The Bell — 1 min walk
  • The Lantern — 2 min walk
  • No 1 Delicatessen and Cafe — 2 min walk

About this property

The Bell Hotel

This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, tour/ticket assistance and a corner/local shop. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee makers and electric kettles.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15, per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of GBP 50.00 per stay.
  • 1 per room (up to 33 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per accommodation, per stay
  • A television is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available 7:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–11 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Family Friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Conveniences

  • Grocery store
  • ATM/banking

Guest Services

  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Business Services

  • Meeting Rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
  • Accessible path of travel

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Fan
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Iron/ironing boards
  • Desk

Nearby things to do

Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Where to eat

Where to eat
Latitude 52 – Fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch and lunch daily. Kids' menu available.
Lobby Lounge – Lobby lounge offering British cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare daily.
Bar – Pub. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare daily.
4.1

Very Good

5 - Excellent
35
4 - Good
38
3 - Okay
12
2 - Mediocre
6
1 - Poor
2
4.2
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
3.0
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

2/5

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Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

2/5

It was ok

Honestly, I did expect more.... The room was tiny, HOT and within spitting distance of the main road. I understand that with it being one of the hottest weekends that the room would be warm. But the hotel did not supply fans for guest rooms much less anything else as a consolation. The housekeeping is not done daily as advertised. If staying in one of the rooms in the main building I highly recommend ear plugs. Downstairs has been refurbished to a high standard hopefully the rooms will be following suit in the near future. Was refused breakfast for being 3min late, a bit of a cheek I think. Of the staff that I met, barmaids and chef they all seemed polite and friendly. All in all it was OK, not anything to write home about and wouldn't rush to go back.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Old building with character and good size room in annexe. A bit creaky and not very soundproof but suited us. Service was rather hit and miss - room was prepared for one although booked for two, room not cleaned on second day (new towels etc provided after request), and no food available on day of arrival as chef was off sick. Breakfast was just about average and quite limited in choice. However it is perfectly located for Clare village and a good range of pubs and cafes, and the bus stop is a couple of minutes away. Overall enjoyed stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

2/5

Very disappointing

Requested parking space as this web site said was necessary but no parking available when we arrived. Receptionist said it is on a first come first served basis. Told we could park on the road out front but there was no spaces there either. Had to park further away. Not a good start. Booked a table for two via this site by telephone and surprise surprise they had no record of it. They had a party of MG enthusiasts taking up the restaurant so found us a table in the lounge area. Then basically forgotten. A Quarter of the main meals were not available. We were bothered by flies buzzing around us and landing on our food both at dinner and breakfast. Asked for bill and we sat waiting for another 20 minutes before we received our bill. Room is in need of a refurb and was dirty (see photos). The wardrobe was falling apart. Thick dust around edge of carpets. Dirty doors etc., No air conditioning so hence hot. No fan as advertised on site so opened windows but with constant steam of traffic we had to shut it again. Bed not king size. Anybody going to the toilet or shower generated an awful noise. Taps wouldn’t turn off without force. Breakfast was a joke. The smallest portions I have ever seen and charged another £1.50 to add salmon to my miniature portion of scrabbled egg on toast. Continental was very limited too. Trying to book out was also problematic as I couldn’t find anybody at reception, bar or in breakfast room.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Lovely bank holiday break

Very nice stay for a last minute bank holiday break. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and the location was a good base for cycling at Wicken Fen and visiting the history festival at Kentwell just down the road.

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

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