The Olde Bell - Marlow (Buckinghamshire)

High St, Hurley, Marlow (Buckinghamshire), United Kingdom, SL6 5LXshow map
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Very goodBased on  40 reviews
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Overview

Situated near a church, a temple and a museum the 5-star The Olde Bell Hotel boasts luxury rooms overlooking the garden. Founded in 1135, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2010.

This traditional hotel is situated 9 km from National Trust Cliveden. It is about 4 km away from the center of Marlow.

Guests can reach The Olde Bell Hotel by car from London Heathrow airport in 35 minutes.

Rooms

The Olde Bell Hotel provides accommodation in 48 guestrooms fitted with individual climate control, TV with satellite channels, a safe, coffee/tea makers and a personal computer. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Guests can dine at Showboat located within 10 minutes' walk away.

Services

The hotel provides guests with bicycle rental services.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   48.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
Sports activities

Tennis court

Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 11 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed100% of the room stayChildren above
11 years or adults
Extra bed100% of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (BEX)13.2 mi
Blackbushe (BBS)15.5 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  40  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    Lots of character and simpathetically updated with tasteful decor and great beds.

    Coir carpet in the room looks great but not too kind to the toes!...suggest some rugs would be good. Breakfast staff could have been more proactive...

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The best thing about the Olde Bell was it's charming rooms. The dining area was grande but still retained lots of old world character. bedrooms were beautifully furnished and staff were very welcoming and helpful.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We really enjoyed the location and surrounding countryside, very beautiful with lots of wildlife.

    We were initially put in a very small room which we didn't like, located over the road from the hotel, but the staff were brilliant and moved us to the main building immediately.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location accommodation all the pub and grounds generally. A beautiful place to stay and very luxurious.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    great meal and very good food.

    room did not feel good value for money. I felt it was not comparable to other hotels i have stayed in for the same pric eper room.

  • 10.0
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    I viewed the website before my trip and it was exactly spot on. Thank you to the Olde Bell staff and management for creating such a lovely environment. Would love to return hopefully soon, plus lovely walk along the river which took us to the Black Boy Inn which unfortunately was not in the same league due to a very disagreeable owner, so off we all strolled back to Hurley Village just lovely.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The food was excellent.

    I asked for a room in the old building but was allocated a room in the barn. There was no wardrobe. I was looking forward to a good soak in the bath but there was only a shower.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The decor was quirky and beautifully in keeping with the character of the building.The room was very comfortable and cosy.

    The price of the items in the mini bar

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    A fantastic stay, friendly helpful staff, the roooms are luxurious, well equipped with that personal touch.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I liked the way that the hotel had been restored to a high standard mixing the original features with a modern touch.

    Our room was ready for an upgrade but was still very clean and presentable. The hotel did advertise the room as being due for refurbishment so this wasn't a surprise.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location is beautifiul and since we needed to be at Hurley Lock in order to board a boat for Henley Regatta it was the obvious choice.

    Unfortunately we didn't really feel as if we were staying in the Oldest Inn in England as our annexe room was small, spartan and ill-equipped. Does one coat rail for all your belongings classify as storage? My shins are covered in bruises from the bedstead which filled most of the room. bathroom grotty and the shower shot water at you horizontally. No fan let alone a/c. The staff were barely civil and the breakfast no more than adequate. Even allowing for the fact that this was Regatta Week the bill was astronomical for the level of service we received. We were expecting a luxury experience it fell way short of that. Very disappointing.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    only stayed 1 night , hotel and facilities good staff helpful , breakfast excellant lovely location , would like to return for longer stay

  • 6.2
    Good

    Lovely atmosphere and location with excellent English country garden ambience. Food very good and dining and bar facilities were good. Superb soaps and shampoos. Friendly reception staff who were helpful.

    The room was very hot and the only way to cool it was opening a window onto a noisy road. I doubt we got one good night's sleep. They have a lot of staff that work part time and this creates problems of continuity. The manager is very diligent but seems to have to work harder than he should to manage the staff. Will probably return there as the plusses outweigh the negatives, but will need a quieter room.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Great location for access to Maidenhead, Henley & Marlow. Very quiet area. Rooms very nice and good comfy beds but get very warm in summer. They could do with electric fans!

    The menu was very limited and overpriced - £18 for a piece of veal belly the size of a cigarette packet - and no veg! The bar was also London prices.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent location close to the Thames.

    Some niggles - but of a minor nature,eg TV needed tuning, no hotel info in room. Only Al Fresco dinner, garden in need of tidying

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  40 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 5 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 11 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed100% of the room stayChildren above
11 years or adults
Extra bed100% of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (BEX)13.2 mi
Blackbushe (BBS)15.5 mi
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