We arrived after a very long and tiring journey to a smiling face and warm welcome. Granted, it wasn't an easy place to find (although we don't have a sat-nav), but just by asking at the nearest shop, and encountering very helpful staff, it wasn't too tricky. We were really pleasantly surprised by the room rate (£68 for a double standard with breakfast) and the overall quality of the room...fabulous! We had never visited Stafford town prior to this visit and it was only because our son was at the university that we made this trip. What an amazing place and such friendly folks! We originally booked a table for 3 for the evening meal and upped that to 5 after he invited his chums - no problem...couldn't be more helpful!The food was excellent and we all had drinks, a main and dessert for an extremely reasonable price - £110 - everything was cooked to perfection and served with a smile - we were more than looked after. Having been out in the town, my husband returned to possibly the most accommodating night porter we've come across - couldn't have been more helpful and friendly! Regardless of some of the other reviews (regarding church bells, noise, traffic, etc) we had a wonderful night's sleep without any disturbance. Breakfast was, again, served with a big smile and some lovely information regarding the history of the area and interesting places to visit. The quality of the food was excellent and without a doubt, we shall be returning to The Swan Hotel for a much longer stay in the, hopefully, not too distant future....fabulous!