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“Nice stop-over choice in Swindon” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Swindon
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Great Western Way | Lydiard Fields, Swindon SN5 8UZ, England   |  
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“Nice stop-over choice in Swindon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Hilton Swindon was a stop-over choice while on a business trip to Falmouth.

The lobby and dining area of this hotel are expansive and nicely decorated.
My room was on the ground floor and was fully equipped
+ Internet worked well
+ Bathroom water temperature and pressure were good
+ Bed was comfortable
+ Sound proofness was very good
- TV channel navigation and menu system to watch basic TV channels was slow and took too many steps
- Desk chair was an old fashioned dining room table like chair with a cushion that had you sinking to below computer typing level
- Heating in the room was maxed at 32deg c when I arrived. This seemed to be the only setting that would keep the room at ambient temperature in December when the outside temp was around 6 deg c

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. Service was OK.

The fitness center is on 2 levels.
The upper level with the treadmills was very cold with the fan blowing hard. I saw the setting on the control at 16deg
I asked the woman at the desk downstairs and she said this is normal ??

What I liked
+ Good ambience, decor and layout of the hotel
+ Rooms are nicely decorated
+ Parking, security, convenience, WiFi

To Improve
- Add an adjustable desk chair for work - or have it as an option for business travellers
- Fix the room Air/Con so it can be set to 20 and deliver 20
- Fix the fitness room temperature and ventilation on the second floor
- Improve the TV navigation to reduce the numbers of steps to just watch a tv channel

Other than those minor issues, (which can be easily remedied), Hilton Swindon is a good choice

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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aberystwyth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stopped here for a Saturday night on the way to London.It is conveniently located alongside the M4,so it was very easy to find,unlike the Marriott.It seemed to be about 15 years old but our room was pleasant and comfortable,as were other areas of the hotel.
The only downside was the dated bathroom and awkward,unexpected parking barriers.
We didn't dine at the hotel but the breakfast was excellent with a good quality English breakfast,cereals,juices and croissants.
For what we paid this hotel was a real bargain and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We had a special offer through travel zoo which was excellent value. we stayed Saturday and Sunday and upgraded to a deluxe room. as another reviewer we also only had one bathrobe in our room and had to ask for another one which was brought instantly by housekeeping. The room itself was very nice, spacious comfortable and very quiet. we both used the health facilities and also felt the jacuzzi was very cold as the water was fed by the swimming pool. The purpose of our visit was a Xmas shopping trip to the designer mall and to have some relaxation time. This proved very difficult on Sunday afternoon when the hotel was taken over by a wedding. although the staff did their best to control the unruly children and the number of men who felt they would rather watch the football then attend the wedding, it was very difficult and it was impossible to relax on the sofas reading the paper. The staff were great and apologised giving complementary coffee to myself and husband. The breakfast and evening meal we had was excellent . we would not hesitate to stay again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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JacquelineGayler, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Swindon, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback following your stay. I am sorry to hear that you were not supplied with the correct amount of bathrobes in your room upon arrival, I will bring this to the attention of the Head Housekeeper. As you say, the bubble pool is an integrated part of the swimming pool, which is kept at a temperature of between 30°-32°. Nevertheless, I will check with the LivingWell Manager that the pool is functioning correctly. Thank you also for your complimentary comments regarding your breakfast and dining experiences, I will ensure your praise is forwarded on to the Chef and his team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hilton Swindon again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My other half and I stayed at the Hilton Swindon en route to south Wales, so we could break up the journey. The hotel is located right off the M4, so excellent for those using the motorway.

We arrived late on a Saturday night and the receptionist was excellent. Very welcoming, friendly and smiling. It also helped she told us we'd been upgraded to the deluxe double room!

I think the deluxe is the same as a regular double but you get a robe and slippers and two little bottles of water free. One minor gripe was that they'd only supplied one set though, when there were two of us booked in the room. We didn't bring this up with management though, as other half not fussed about having a robe.

The room was nice and clean and surprisingly spacious. Bed and pillows were both comfy and I was pleased that the kettle was a good size, meaning you could make more than one cuppa at a time!

Bathroom was clean and the over-bath shower was surprisingly powerful. The complimentary toiletries were pretty good, and reception were able to give me a little toothbrush and paste free of charge as I'd forgotten mine.

We ordered room service as soon as we got up to the room. The full room service menu is served until 10pm, with a reduced choice of sandwiches, soup of the day etc after. We ordered at 10.10pm and kitchen staff were able to make us hot food, which was good customer service.

We used the health club facilities at 8am on Sunday, which is the time they open. Unfortunately the sauna hadn't heated up properly, but it probably would have been better had we waited a little longer.

Whirlpool is built as part of swimming pool, so it was a little cold as well because the cooler pool water gets in it. Again, a minor gripe.

The health club facilities were better than most I've seen that are inclusive of the price of hotel stay, and the changing rooms were clean.

Breakfast was very good, with a nice hot buffet selection (that was actually hot, and not just warm) as well as healthier choices like fruit, yogurt and cereals. I'd recommend you take away a muffin with you as well!

You'll be asked when you sit down to breakfast if you want tea or coffee. I recommend that you specifically ask for a latte (or whatever your caffeinated tipple of choice is). There's a small Costa Coffee concession in the lobby area, so if you ask for a latte with your breakfast you'll get the largest size costa takeaway cup, but free of charge!

The only bad point of the stay was that someone had charged their dinner to our room. But as soon as reception saw that the receipt signature didn't match it was removed from our bill. So make sure you check your bill before you elave, just in case.

Overall I thought the hotel was of a very good standard, good value for money and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelineGayler, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Swindon, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your review and complimentary feedback about the hotel, its facilities and our staff. I am delighted that the hotel team made you and your partner feel welcome during your stay, I will ensure your appreciation is passed on to them. Thank you also for your recommendations and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again next time you are travelling through the South West of England.
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Worthing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Had a two night stay on the 15th and 16th of November and the value was outstanding. The Hotel itself is comfortable and the staff pleasant and helpful, even going to the trouble to find us a heater when the C/H broke down. The breakfasts were perfectly adequate, with enough choice to satisfy the health or fry up freaks. Our only complaint was the dinner we had, we chose the Plaice and I'm afraid the caper sauce didn't do this delicate flavoured fish any favours as it dominated the taste buds. However as the afore mentioned dinner was included in the deal, it would be churlish of me to "make a meal" of it. As for the parking it was free( I believe there is usually a charge), but a pity about the water, at Tower bridge and Kensington Olympia, that is also free.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelineGayler, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Swindon, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay, I am pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be outstanding value, as well as a quiet and comfortable environment in which to relax. Similarly, that you enjoyed our renowned Hilton breakfast, thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We've stayed here several times when visiting a relative in the area. The rooms are always clean, and of a high standard, with comfortable beds and good television facilities. The bottled water is now £3.95, which does not represent good value and the £3 parking charge is also rather unwelcoming. There was a wedding party in progress, but this casued no difficulties or noise. The hotel is always calm and quiet, with no sleep interruptions. We paid £10 for the buffet breakfast, which offers an excellent choice of food.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelineGayler, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Swindon, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for your review following your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you find the hotel to be a welcoming, clean and comfortable family environment in which to stay. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back to the hotel next time you visit the Swindon area.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here on the 9th to 11th of November on a travel zoo deal,having stayed at a different hotel on one of these deals and it was excellent we tried the Hilton,ok we didnt have to pay the parking as it was included as was the wine on the first night ,we also got a requested upgrade which we got ,the room was fine ,and so was the breakfast on both mornings ,but alas the evening meal ,well it was shocking ,the choice was VERY limited and the actual meal i could have done better myself ,the fish and chips were a let down probably both frozen ,the presentation was not appealing ,not even on my suet meat pie i only ate the meat ,we ordered triffle ,well when it came we both laughed ,there was no taste ,it was obviously tin custard well my grandkids could have knocked up something better,we felt it was because we were on the travel zoo deal ,the principal hay hotel we stayed at on a travel zoo deal was spot on,the food was so much better,so i think the hilton has let it self down.yes we did point this out on check out as did l fill in a form.
The leisure facilities were ok again a let down for a Hilton ,didnt like the plaster just left by the pool.
ON our second night we went else where to eat ,and we got the impression from the staff were we ate quite a few guests after the first night ate else where.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelineGayler, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Swindon, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am truly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the quality of the evening meal, I will bring your comments to the attention of our Head Chef. Similarly, I will speak with the LivingWell Manager about the plaster you found by the pool area. We are most grateful to you for bringing these matters to our attention.
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Address: Great Western Way | Lydiard Fields, Swindon SN5 8UZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Swindon
#4 Family Hotel in Swindon
#4 Luxury Hotel in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Swindon 4*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside at the Hilton Swindon hotel, ideally located just off the M4 from junction 16, just three miles from Swindon town center and close to Windmill Hill and Blagrove business districts. This Wiltshire hotel is close to a variety of fantastic local attractions including Longleat Safari Park and the stunning Cotswold’s.Rejuvenate in this modern Swindon hotel’s 171 comfortable guest rooms. Upgrade to a Deluxe room and enjoy extra space and a complimentary amenity pack, featuring soft bathrobes and slippers, mineral water, a selection of Dormens Jelly Beans and Nuts. This rural Wiltshire hotel boasts the superb, 'The Larder Restaurant'. Indulge in the freshest, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and savor a delicious range of modern British cuisine. Refresh with a glass of wine in The Larder Bar, or sip on a perfect cup of coffee from the hotel’s Costa Coffee café, offering delectable, fresh sandwiches and continental pastries. This hotel offers the perfect base to do business in the hotel’s well-equipped business center, with 15 assorted meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 300 guests in the Lydiard Suite. Re-energize in the LivingWell Health Club featuring a full range of exercise equipment. Unwind in the hotel’s sauna or steam room, plunge into the indoor heated swimming pool and relax in the bubble pool. ... more   less 
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