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Goddard Arms

1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
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Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Swindon
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Outside of the Hotel is beautiful and the some of the staff incl the lovely gentleman who carried our bags up are very helpful. The room was right in the eves - up 4 flights of stairs. The wall behind the bed and the bathroom had been recently decorated it appeared but the rest was in dire need of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Swindon for the night visiting friends. Cheap, clean, tidy, basic but fit our needs. Parking at the back of the pub and a full English breakfast included for only a few extra pounds. Spent most of the evening in the pub, I've drank here on numerous occasions and never had any complaints. Friendly staff, quick service and inexpensive. Generally... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Goddard on Saturday night so we were within walking distance of The Town Festival and The Victoria pub's live music. It is fine. The rooms are quite dated and rough, but overall very clean, and the bed was particularly comfortable. We found the staff very helpful and friendly and have not complaints. Didn't eat there this time,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is really a pub with rooms in my opinion. The pub is definitely the priority here. There is parking behind the hotel which you pay for. The food is ok, just ok, nothing to rave about. The drinks are not too expensive. We had planned to stay but called for a drink and changed our minds about the stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped in today for lunch, the food was spot on, staff were great and our family had a great afternoon out. There is parking behind the hotel but not loads, so suggest getting there early. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to this place with few friends. Nice atmosphere, drinks not to expensive, staff where great, pub lunch was great, Overall a good experience. Me and the lads had a good laugh. Nice place to socialise, we'll be back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This pub is walking distance from our house. Does great food, good beers & wines & most importantly, welcomes our children. There's something for everyone on the menu & we have never been disappointed with our meals. They even do a great breakfast! Well worth a visit, it's a firm favourite with our family!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

A very nice old style typical English Hotel, but far and foremost an English pub. Lots of people having fun at Friday evening. The room was limited. Squeeking floors, smelling carpets, ever flushing toilets, ill fitted bathroom etc. Great breakfast, very friendly services. If you don't mind the room, its a very nice place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I think this is really a pub which is probably not too bad - friendly staff, good vibe and judging by breakfast not bad in the kitchen. The problem starts as you go up the dingy stairs, through the fire door and into the smelliest dark corridor with a filthy carpet and flaking paintwork. Happily the room was clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was a bit unhappy with the room, door latch hanging off, dirty carpets, not what you expect from the look of the hotel on the outside. Shame because it is nice down in the bar area. Would not stay again .

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