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Swan Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Alton GU34 1AT, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Alton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had three nights at the Swan for a wedding in Winchester and Bonhams Barn. Being the grooms parents we arranged with Michelle for the accommodation and was not disappointed. Michelle met all our requests for all the different rooms for a varied number of nights and was extremely helpful both over the weekend and the months before. We thank her... More

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After being let down by Booking.com we rang Michelle at The Swan. She booked us a room at short notice last friday evening. We were due to stay for two nights but she was unable to assist us at such short notice. Michelle had adived us of an alternative for the Saturday evening and were booked into a new Guest... More

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had two nights at the Swan Hotel with the family for a wedding at Bonham Barn. The hotel is in need of some love and care a coat of paint would go a long way to freshen up the place. Bed Rooms were fine and the ones we had all met our requirements including a very good family room... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed six days at the Swan, the first two in one of the rooms facing the street which was very noisy. Although no particular events were going on in Alton, there were loud voices on and off till around 2:00 AM both nights. Since there was no A/C, we had no choice but to leave the windows open, and... More

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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your thoughts. The team will enjoy reading what you said about them and will no doubt look to improve on the other areas you mention More

london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just got back from staying at the swan. its an ideal location for those who want to explore the area. easy to get to from London. the hotel has free car parking for guests, which is great. the bar and public areas are well presented, for the most part, the staff friendly and the restaurant offering really good tasty meals... More

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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave your thoughts. We're glad you enjoyed your time in Alton More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed for two nights as part of a two-day, Jane Austen walk from Winchester to Alton. We were warmly greeted and showed to our room just outside the main hotel building. The room was a very good size for a double room, more than enough room to swing a cat! The room was very comfortable and the bathroom fine.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here recently for a family get together with my husband & 8yr old son. Booked family room so was annoyed when found no bed for my son. Although the room had tea & coffee making facilities there was only one cup between three. Shower didn't work very well & bath plug hole was blocked so you ended up having... More

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Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have stayed at "The Swan Hotel" in Alton many times, and would recommend this Hotel to anyone, Good Clean Rooms ,Excellent Food , and Great Friendly Staff . I had my 70th Birthday Party, and every thing was fantastic ,Well done "The Swan" We will be back in October, see you then. John & Daphne From Spain

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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you very kind comment's the team looks forward to seeing you in october. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed at the hotel over a weekend and had a very pleasant stay. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. I had dinner in the hotel on one of the nights and it was quite busy but saying that service was excellent despite the number of people in the restaurant! Food was delicious and managed to tuck into... More

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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Alton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just had a mid week evening meal at The Swan. Advertising outside Golden Years Menu, main meal for £5.29. We asked for a table and were pointed to one that was free, we went and sat down and a young man came and asked what we would like to drink. There were no menus on the table and after a... More

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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you kind comments, we have had a team meeting regarding our offers and the team are now fully aware on when the offers run. More

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Additional Information about Swan Hotel

Address: High Street, Alton GU34 1AT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Alton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Swan Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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The Swan Hotel Alton near Farnham and Basingstoke, is located in the Hampshire town of Alton with easy access via the A31 making it an ideal base if visiting Farnham, Aldershot, Winchester, Basingstoke. The Swan Hotel dates back to the 16th century and was a main stage on the old London-Southampton coaching route, and the Swan Hotel has been catering handsomely to passing traffic since the 16th century. Tradition has it that the poet Edmund Spenser, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex all broke their journeys here. Another famous guest was Lord Nelson. Our guests include many people of sense and sensibility - that is to say, devotees of Jane Austen, who make their pilgrimage to her cottage in the Chawton, where Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, were both written, during their stay with us. The cottage now is a popular tourist attraction and museum dedicated to Jane's life and work. Today the Swan Hotel is popular with locals and travellers alike and along with the new refurbishment is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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