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The Swan

3.0 of 5 The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed as a group of 6 in three rooms. So this review is the culmination of 3 rooms. The first event, ordering coffee in the bar area took 3 requests. The hotel is very tired, loose wires hanging in the communal area. On arrival at 15.30 the disabled toilet was blocked, after telling 3 members of staff it was... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are coming to the end of a five week stay after working over the road in the church,The hotel is run by James and his wife and they have made sure the stay has been without fault, the rooms are great with ample parking and the breakfast is fantastic served by a friendly bubbly old bird who serves your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old pub in beautiful Thaxted. It is worth a walk around the town. Breakfast was lovely but the service wasn't great - we waited forever to be served. They apologised to us when we checked out - a member of staff had overslept and left them very short at breakfast time! Dinner by the fire was wonderful!

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room for the night of my husbands work Christmas meal. When we arrived the young lady that checked us in was very polite & informative but what a disappointment when we reached our room. We were in room 16 - in a block at the rear of the hotel - when we walked in the heating was... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
49 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here last night before an early flight from Stansted. I paid £30 for bed and breakfast through hotels.com which for a hotel only 20 mins drive from Stansted is amazing value. Having read some of the reviews on here I was a little concerned, but no need- they must have been written by people who meant to book... More 

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As locals we have been going to the swan every now and then for dinner the past 3 years but recently the portions have been getting smaller and smaller. It used to be good hearty pub grub but now it feels over priced for what you get. And where's the Fosters gone?! I no longer look forward to going up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've stayed here for business for two nights, but - I know it was cheap and the breakfast was included in the price (which I doesn't really care because I don't eat breakfast) - but the room is so small, the bathroom is even smaller, no heating at all, no wardrobe, the desk is so small so they put the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The b&b was clean, friendly and great value for money. We will happily stay again when visiting family. The rooms were warm and breakfast had great options. The only let down would be the room decor but since the rooms were almost had the price of similar local establishments you really can not complain.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had to stay there the other week. What beautiful quintessential English town and a delightfully rustic, creaky hotel. The evening service was fine, there was a lovely young lady waitress (with glasses) being friendly and helpful to everyone in the bar/restaurant area. I had the fish and chips which was OK and the beer was nice. My room needs new... More 

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Yorkshire, England
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We arrived for a 2 night stay to find a very busy public house/inn. The village is beautiful and although our stay was cut short due to me being ill, I found the experience exhausting. Staff were very friendly apart from the manager who appeared to be rushed off his feet throughout and never cracked a smile. One young lad... More 

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Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thaxted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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