Swan Hotel - Thaxted

The Bull Ring, Thaxted, United Kingdom, CM6 2PLshow map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Overview

Located 26 km from Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve, Swan Hotel is nestled in the centre of Thaxted. With accents of an original architecture, the hotel was built in 1850 and renovated in 2012.

The venue is 14 km from Birchanger Green Services M11. 25 minutes' drive from Hertford.

The hotel is set next to a church and a gallery.

Swan Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

Guests can take advantage of free wireless internet, a mini-bar and a work desk provided in the rooms. A shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub can also be found in each room.

Eat & Drink

Swan Hotel has a brand new restaurant with delicious food. At the bar you can select from a range of delicious drinks. Offering a variety of dishes, The Swan, and India Villa are about 50 meters away.

Relax

The hotel also features smokers lounge and a car park.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Services

  • Room service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
The Swan,The Swan,100 ftThe Bull Ring
India VillaIndia Villa400 ft20 Watling Street
Poppy's Tea RoomPoppy's Tea Room500 ft5 Fishmarket Street
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ParrishesParrishes700 ft36 Town Street
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Getting around
Airports
London Stansted (STN)6.7 mi
Duxford (QFO)13.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop3.2 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  237  reviews

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7.0
Location
7.0
Rooms
9.5
Service
8.5
Dining
  • 7.4
    Very good

    I use to be a regular at the Swan about three years ago. It use to be good value but now the prices seem to have increased significantly particularly the evening meals and the choice of food which I liked was not available. The rooms had been recently painted but the main problem which has not been addressed was the sound coming from the room below and when a doors closed they slammed shut.

    Good clean room. Good large screen T.V. but better if it had Freesat rather than Freeview. Iron and ironing board, but poor iron. Excellent breakfast (and service) included in the price.

    Over priced in my opinion. Unable to park in the hotel car park, I had to park in the public car park which meant I had to carry my luggage for about 100 metres up hill. Can be noisy from other guests in their rooms and chatter from people having a smoke in the car park.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    staff old inn inside beer and breakfast cute village

    exactly on the flypath of incoming aircraft at stansted, luckily on the landing side (not too noisy) instead of take off (which would have been unbearable!)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The breakfast was wonderful. The landlady was very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere in the dining room was personal, with candles and cosy corners.

    The room was a little jaded. Perhaps a fresh lick of paint would have brightened things up?

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We booked a superior room at a reduced rate and it was very nice. Had a nice meal in the bar with my family, live music playing and not too loud. The telephone didn't work in the room, but it was no trouble to make a call at reception. Staff made us feel very welcome.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We had a superiour double room and it was fab, it was like having a small apartment to ourselves. The room was clean and well presented with everthing we needed. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was great with a really good selection to choose from. There was a large car park so parking is not a problem.

    Was not able to spend more time there.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Liked the situation of the hotel in a lovely village. Central to places of interest. Breakfast good and room pleasant. Good value for money.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staying at the The Swan Hotel I could to sense old English style

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good. Rooms had every convenience and were clean and well maintained. Would recommend and will be returning to this lovely part of the country.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Small, efficient and friendly. All the facilities that one would expect in the bedroom and a comfortable bed. It was clean and the breakfast was good value. The staff were cheerful and interested in the guests without being obtrusive.

    No downsides.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Freindlyness and food

  • 6.2
    Good

    Convenience of food available after a long day.

    Rooms were of poor decoration and not thoroughly cleaned, Bed linen and towels were very good though.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Proximity to other small villages and equidistance between two major places of interest. Price was right and the food was very good - generous breakfasts and pub meals at night served by friendly staff. Comfortable beds in good sized room, too.

    Parking was a bit difficult when returning from a day out because the spaces were all taken up with pub patrons. Also our room overlooked the beer garden so we had to endure the loud and foul-mouthed conversations of some intoxicated people, but you would expect a good and popular pub to be well patronised on a Friday night.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very friendly good value for money excellent breakfast rooms had everything you needed tea coffee ironingboard iron etc clean towels every day

    there was nothing to dislike about the swan hotel if there was any negative comment it would be the rooms seemed a little tired regarding paintwork and grouting in the bathroom.

  • 6.6
    Good

    I got 2 hours sleep as I stayed in room 22 and the person opposite was running up and down the stairs and slamming the door until 2 in the morning and then had his television on very loud until 3. I was not impressed as I had to be up at 03:45 to catch a flight. I will not be staying again!

    The food and the actual pub is very inviting and the staff incredibly friendly so I cannot find fault there, it is just the accommodation that is lacking.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Value for money and excellent food

    Shower did not work very well and early in the morning was cold. However later on it was sufficient for a warm shower

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London Stansted (STN)6.7 mi
Duxford (QFO)13.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop3.2 mi
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