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The White Swan Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Princess Street, Halifax HX1 1TS, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Halifax
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“town centre hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

great location, yards from town centre but still really quiet at night, reception girls excellent and very helpful and polite. great breakfast served from 8.00am weekends, huge choice and full english served really quickly. the rooms were fine with modern walk in shower area with all the usual coplimentaries, shower gels, soaps etc. definately use this hotel again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Halifax. I will pass on your comments to the breakfast and reception team. We look forward to hopefully seeing you in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Granada, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Fantastic location, wonderful room and great food. Many thanks to Colin, Stacey, Audrey and all the staff for being so friendly and helpful and making are stay so enjoyable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments, it was lovely to meet you both. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Oldham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We decided to stay in Halifax last minute last night (so good that I am reviewing it straight away!) and it was booked online through booking.com. We arrived at the hotel and the man on reception was friendly, helpful and polite. I was concerned about where to park but was advised to park at the side of the hotel and then they would move my car for me in the morning and what time did I want my car - lovely touch.
The room was absolutely spotless. An airy bright big room, comfy bed, nice modern bathroom with a great shower. We were impressed to find such a great hotel right in the centre of Halifax. It was a comfy bed and very quiet. ALL the staff were so friendly and helpful and literally could not do enough to help - an absolute credit to the hotel. I left a little note in the bedroom to say thank you so hope that this got back to the manager as people are so quick to whinge about things and not quick enough to compliment these days. I hope to stay again in the future!

  • 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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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for writing a review of your stay on Trip Advisor. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to the staff. I'm delighted to hear you liked the bedroom. Once again, thank you for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Third stay at the hotel. The lady on reception is so helpful and friendly and excellent at multi tasking in the breakfast room.
Breakfast is excellent and very quickly served. Evening dinner in the downstairs restaurant is real value for money.
Room was spotless, quiet and had excellent facilities.
Car parking was wonderfully looked after by the staff. Leave the car outside and say what time you want it back and it happened.
Would recommend this jewel to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Colin L, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
It's lovely to hear you had a nice stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts on tripadvisor. The staff will be pleased to hear they were appreciated. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again when you next visit Halifax.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked the White Swan as a last minute thing, and afterwards checked with some Halifax friends. They winced when I told them we were staying there. However, it was excellent. The staff were incredibly friendly, and helpful, especially the breakfast staff.
The room was really comfy with a great walk in shower. The quietness was brilliant too.
Next time we are in Halifax, then it's the White Swan for us :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts on the Hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us recently and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Crestview, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This hotel is fabulous! The rooms were great, and the bed was the most comfortable bed I've been on in a hotel! The bathrooms were extremely clean, and the water pressure was fantastic in the shower! The breakfast was great as well! The staff were very friendly and helpful!! Would definitely recommend this hotel and will be staying here again!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review I will pass your kind words onto the staff. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us recently and hopefully look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights for business. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. The mattress was the best I have slept on in any hotel, the room was very clean, warm and comfortable. Water pressure was excellent in the shower, breakfast excellent with again fabulous friendly helpful staff. I shan't mention the strawberries. A couple of things let the hotel down - rubbish cotton wool pillows, shower gel not replaced, towel very thin and bathroom could do with a general upgrade - I was in room 206. However I would return to this hotel in a heartbeat such a warm welcome is priceless.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colin L, Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Firstly I would like to say thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay, in particular the staff and the bedroom facilities. Your comments have been noted about the bathroom. Once again, thank you for writing the review and we look forward to seeing you again if you plan to stay in Halifax.
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Additional Information about The White Swan Hotel

Address: Princess Street, Halifax HX1 1TS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#4 Business Hotel in Halifax
#5 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Swan Hotel is situated in the heart of Halifax. We offer free Wi-Fi, free limited parking, a fitness suite and we are 5 minutes walk from the Lloyds office, and less than a 10 minute walk from the railway station. All bedrooms are bright and airy. They are individually decorated, and each has ensuite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and flat screen televisions with satellite channels and Freeview. The Superior and Executive rooms also have modern bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a traditional Full English breakfast each morning, with lighter options also available. There is an authentic Italian restaurant. It offers fresh pastas, pizzas and steaks, and there is also a cosy lounge bar. The White Swan is within a 20 minute drive of the Calderdale Pennines and Bradford is just 10 miles away ... more   less 
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