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The Swan

Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL England
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Room & Suite (27)
Dining (11)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Breakfast included
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 5 miles
17Attractionswithin 5 miles
100Room tips
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We have stayed at the Swan many times. We stopped going a while ago as the place became a bit rundown. However, we started staying again when it was refurbished. Rooms are perfectly fine - although avoid room 3 which is above the kitchen generator and very noisy. We were given
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From our personal experience this B&B really should have 2 ratings - a 4 and a 1. However I’m plumping for the higher rating to give the benefit of the doubt. Essentially the place is really good. Clean. Well presented. Really good beds and bathrooms. The odd very minor gripe
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Response from Chris H, Manager at The Swan
Responded 2 days ago
So sorry for your lack of sleep but thank you for giving us a 4 star rating and hopefully see you back in the near future, just not in room 9
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Arrived for lunch with 2 friends today around 1pm, waited at bar for staff to stop chatting to each other and ordered drinks, we then found a table with menus on it, after waiting 15 mins with no one coming to take the order I went to the bar to order 3 fish and chips only to be
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Response from Chris H, Manager at The Swan
Responded 1 week ago
I'm disappointed that you had a poor experience when you visited The Swan and failed to live upto the standards we set ourselves I will be addressing your issues with the front and back of house team's and passing your feedback on and hopefully see you again so you see that the service and standards expected are met.
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We arrived at the Swan just a little after midday and went in for lunch. We were told that the Chef had only just arrived and they would not be able to serve hot food before 1230. We asked if we could leave the car in their car park take a walk around to see the church and other
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Response from Chris H, Manager at The Swan
Responded 1 week ago
Thankyou for your review and happy that you had a splendid meal, We do indeed have sausage and mash on the main menu. Maybe have that next time you visit us.
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Nice room in a quaint village with an interesting windmill BUT Major night roadworks were being undertaken right outside my window (like 10ft away) resulting in the worst nights sleep I have ever had in a hotel. The attached pictures were taken around 2am. I appreciate the hotel
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Response from Chris H, Manager at The Swan
Responded 1 week ago
So sorry you had a bad experience with us, unfortunately the roadworks were out of our control but understand you should of been made aware of them at check-in The internet is causing a problem but Sky are working on the issue and hope that will be resolved soon.
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The lovely parish church in Thaxted opposite The Swan
This is the new room at The Swan I stayed in...
This is the new room at The Swan I stayed in...
Toilet/sink/shower dirty, leaky faucets, weird, congested space!
I think the easiest way is to get a bus/taxi to Stansted Airport - it's about 12 miles away. The Stansted Express train runs frequently to London, but it is a little expensive. Have fun!
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sorry only stayed bed and breakfast so did not look to close at menu but what i did see of it, it looked ok sorry can't happy more.
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"avoid room 3"
"Did not stay only had lunch"
"Upstairs in courtyard rooms - avoid overlooking courtyard and over-bright security light"
"don't stay here"
"outside rooms off carpark are quiet and convenient"
$78 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandThaxted
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