...so for goodness' sake do not expect swish modernity! Of course, there isn't a lift, of course there are winding stairs and small windows; the building dates back to Medieval times in parts!
The White Hart is in an ideal location, directly opposite the cathedral and right in the city centre. It has its own parking too (highly unusual in a Medieval city centre). Yes, the parking is quite tight but unless you have a really big car it should not cause you any problems as long as other guests park sensible and considerately. During my stay this was, unfortunately, not always the case but staff are very helpful when it comes to sorting out parking problems.
In fact, staff are very helpful and pleasant anyway. I had a double room, with a tiny window but a comfortable bed. Clean, comfortable and warm (it was very cold when I visited): that is all I require. The tea/coffee, fresh water, tissues and biscuits were an added bonus. :-)
Breakfast was good, served in the downstairs restaurant with a roaring fire blazing away in the corner. You can choose from a variety of hot breakfast items as well as the usual cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast and so on.
I didn't eat at the hotel, but noticed its restaurant was fairly busy most nights. If I'd stayed longer I'd have tried it out.
The hotel is popular for weddings, conferences, parties and so on. There was a large party one of the nights I stayed; I wasn't disturbed by any noise (my room was right next door but I use earplugs) but it is worth being aware of the possibility.
The hotel is a bit over-priced for its standards, but this isn't really surprising....Wells is that type of place. And I would certainly recommend it as a comfortable and pleasant place to stay. Even awkward parking is better than paying out a considerable sum of money each day to park in the public car parks (one of which is locked from 10.30 to 6, so be warned).
Directions: Follow the signs for 'City centre deliveries'. Do not go any other way. Then turn left down Sadler Street at the lights after the mini-roundabout. Hotel is a few metres down on the right.
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