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The Saffron Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 - 12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AY, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Saffron Walden
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't fault the staff at all - very attentive, courteous and friendly - and the location could not have been better! I've seen reviews where they complain about the car park but we had no problems. We arrived shortly after check in and the car park was empty when we checked out early the next morning. The room itself... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a little Gem. Their rooms are quirky with beams and some of the rooms have been modernised. A couple of the suites are wonderfully decorated. There is still some work going on but with new management things are changing rapidly in particular their restaurant and menu is delightful and has something for everyone. Staff are very polite... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for work in local area been there a few times. Very drab interior. I can cope with this if one of there wifi's would actually work in the rooms. Complained every time i was there and nothing was done about it! I mean come on wifi boosters are pretty cheap nowadays. They had maybe 4 different... More

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London UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I read the reviews of The Saffron Hotel & prepared for the worse but were pleasently surprised. Our room (6) was clean & comfortable, the beds were comfortable, the decor a little dingy. The bathroom was spacious but shower cubicle very small with no room to move! The towels were clean & soft, there were sachets of shower gel, shampoo,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at the Saffron Hotel for two nights ,The room we had is of the seventies in décor ,small uncomfortably bed.We were instructed to park our car at the front of the hotel on the main road .l said to the manager can l park in the hotel car park !at this he replayed that there is no room... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The room was large but dingy. The bathroom very dated. The bed very small. It was clean but had little else to recommend it. The female staff on reception was taciturn to the point of rudeness. We ate dinner here and it was good food at a reasonable price. I don't see how this hotel is 3 stars. The parking... More

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norwich
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My friend and I ate here 13.4.14 for lunch, The hotel it self was lovely, the decor tasteful, the food was delightful, However my only criticism is this , the staff were miserable,not one member of staff smiled. Their approach was harsh, unprofessional. They were unsure of things that I asked about. For this reason alone I would probably not... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

oh Dear.... small dated bedroom ...the most basic of bathrooms i have ever seen..even wall tiles are an extra here...tiny shower cubicle...I hate big pots of sharing shampoo and shower gel that every one else has been using...room was cold....the high street was noisy all night...all the smokers congregated out side my window..... i could here people in the bar..underneath...and... More

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New London, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Saffron Walden is a pretty market town with many nice shops, and the nearby Audley End house is well worth a visit. The Saffron Hotel is centrally located on the High Street. Our room was clean and comfortable if a bit dated. The hotel has a decent pub/restaurant, and the food was better than I expected. Another reviewer cited "a... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel on 21 st December 2013. In the morning the shower failed while I was in it, with the water first going cold then running down to a dribble. I was left covered in soap and cold. When we complained to the manager at breakfast time he went and looked and it worked.... More

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Address: 8 - 12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Saffron Hotel 3*
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The Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden, Essex

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Saffron Walden takes the second parts of its name from the threatening fortification of Walden Castle, erected by the Normans after the Conquest, and the first from the rare and precious saffron crocus, for which the town became famous, used in medicine, cooking and as the source of a rich yellow dye. The hotel has 16 en-suite bedrooms (all 100% non smoking) which all have tea/coffee and ironing facilities. The hotel also has a paneled Restaurant and Lounge/Bar area. We also cater for functions including parties and weddings in our Saffron Suite. ... more   less 
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