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The Swan

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Claire W Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on 16th August.This is a lovely hotel.Our room was lovely with a lovely bath and shower.The bed was very comfortable and the Bath Towels were huge and soft.Great selection of Ale and wine.Breakfast was the best I have ever had.Fresh juices,cereal,fruit salad,yoghurts,croissants and pastries.Tea served in big teapot.Then hot breakfast is cooked to order and the selection... More

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Hedon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swan, Bull Ring, Thaxted, Dunmow, Essex Don’t Go!!!! Room booking RWS3411268, arrive 10th August, depart 12th August 2014. So arrived late afternoon Sunday 10th August, informed by assistant manager at reception that last orders for meals 9pm, can eat in bar/lounge or the restaurant, no need to book a table as they were not busy. Went to our room... More

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Tempe, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Swan. The room was good size for a budget place in England. Clean and comfortable, with large bathroom. Room price included a large and healthy breakfast in the Pub, where we also ate a good dinner at a reasonable price. I would definitely stay here again if my travels take me to Essex. The... More

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Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

returned to thaxted and again stayed at the swan and am pleased to say it is just as nice as last time the food just as good and the same good selection of beer wine and spirits but i think the food menu needs a bit of a change but over all a good choice with specials night during the... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night in the annex. All the staff we encounter were professional and polite (especially the one who appeared to be the supervisor), drinks were served correctly and are of a good quality. Breakfast is also quality ingredients and well presented. The only thing that holds it back from a 5 is that some of the areas are in... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the swan for the weekend . Friendly staff really helpful. But the whole place is tired. Clean linen but the rest of the bedroom was poor needs a complete update. Bathroom was of a very low standard sink brown the plug was brown and rusty all around every part of the shower cubicle. The toilet looked as though... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

flies..wasps..moths...bugs...and that was just in the bedroom...avoid room 15..it smells musty and there is clearly a damp problem...its £65 a room here...and just about worth it...dont expect any degree of luxury but to be fair it was clean and the linen was certainly fresh. the shower was very tempremental and drained so slowly showers were limited to abut 4 minutes... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We decided to stop over on our way home from London rather than drive home. We searched for cheap hotels and found thus place. On our way to the hotel we agreed that a £75 upgraded room wasn't going to be up to much. We were pleasantly surprised nice room with separate dressing room, comfy bed, big bedroom,and very friendly... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have eaten many times at this hotel and have never had either bad food or service, the menus are changed often and always interesting and very good value for money, a recommended watering hole. I have not stayed in the hotel.

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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us, I will be glad to pass these comments over to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again. More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Room: Good size, bed reasonably comfortable. Old tatty furniture.Bathroom: sit on toilet with your head in the washbasin very close to the scum covered plug hole, bath not properly cleaned. Due to sloping ceiling the shower head is great for washing nether regions and naval but not so good for the head. Shower curtain cheap old and in need of... More

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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we will be sure to address all issues that have arisen with your stay training and restructuring are all in place as we strive to deliver excellent service every time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you and your party. More

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Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thaxted
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan 3*
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