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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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norwich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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35 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Where do I start ? Six double parked spaces all taken by 1800 ie no parking available Vertiginous climb to Second floor room in attic. Tiny en suite shower room delivering only warm water. Loo wasn't plumbed into the mains so strict instructions and a £50 penalty for knot obeying them Television that didn't have a signal for a number... More

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Skipton
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I've been working in Saffron Walden quite a bit this year, and have stayed in the Saffron Hotel 4 or 5 times. It's a strange place. The decor of the rooms is out of the 70s, and although the rooms are comfortable they are lacking in any sort of atmosphere. On a couple of occasions I've been overlooking the main... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed at the saffron hotel while visiting family in the area was amazed by the structure of the building , overall a good night sleep in room 19 followed by a filling full English breakfast only down side was the weather !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

My single, en-suite room was through a maze of old-fashioned corridors and various stair-cases... this really is a weird old building (lots of character, you could say :-) Room was OK: bed, furnishing, shower-room etc. it was at the back of the building, so away from the noise of the traffic on the High Street at the front. The cooked... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

stayed at the Saffron hotel 2 nights over the weekend was a great choice away from the city as me and my wife were celebrating our 5th anniversary , friendly staff and a good service plus the entertainment on the saturday night was fabulous .

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went here for a meal on a visit to Saffron Walden. The bar/restaurant was very quiet at the time of our visit (early lunchtime). The service was prompt and courteous. Although we only had a sandwich it was served with a number of bread options and the filling was generous although it did not come with any accompaniements other... More

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Additional Information about The Saffron Hotel

Also Known As:
Saffron Hotel Walden
The Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden, Essex
Address: 8 - 12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Saffron Walden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Saffron Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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