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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For what we paid for our 2 night stay the hotel was good value. The decoration is tired but it beats the plastic rooms we've stayed in at the generic holiday-inn type places. Food was very good, staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough to help. Our room had a hairdryer and fresh bedding and towels each day. It can... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights for a break from work. We only had a drink in the bar as every time we walked through the tables were full of plates and glasses and they never got cleared. At one point we had a drink went out for food returned for a night cap three hours later and our empty... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Goddard Arms. We were greeted by a very friendly young man Scott who very kindly carried our suitcase up to our room for us. Such a comfortable bed with immaculate bedding. Hairdryer and kettle etc supplied. Plenty of hot water and towels. Please be advised this is an old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For £60 a night you're not going to get 5 star luxury. What I got was a perfectly functional, slightly dated room which was well worth £60. What I also got was free parking, a good central location, friendly service and somewhere on hand to have something to eat and drink. On what was a hot night a fan would've... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a meal direct with the venue using a BuyaGift voucher, but unfortunately didn't follow the rather ambiguous instructions and when we arrived we were told by Scott (who appeared to be the manager) that we could not use the voucher without 48 hours notice or the venue would not be paid for our meal. However, he went out... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal location for STEAM MUSEUM with good parking. Staff excellent and very friendly with good food for breakfast and from Menu for evenings but shame the bedrooms are only ok and could do with a good makeover.

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Thank Gordon B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue has changed, not for the good, it's average and not run too well sadly. In past visit drink prices were competitive, if anything, excellent deals, but nowadays there are better deals elsewhere within a 2 minute walk. The service has fallen right off, behind the bar there is less staff and the food delivery is tiresome and food... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcome for the checkin staff was great but the room was very disappointing. The bed was clean but carpets and throws had some questionable stains. The accommodation has potential but needs some TLC and a very deep clean throughout.

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this establishment as we were attending a 40th birthday in a nearby village so wanted somewhere to stay overnight. Ok so the positives sheets and towels and bed fabulous absolutely wonderful and the staff were lovely especially the manager who was on duty when we arrived and in the morning when we went down for breakfast. We also had... More 

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Port Noarlunga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What can I say about the Goddard Arms? It's a bit like staying with an eccentric elderly aunt crossed with staying with a teenager! Overall I loved it and would do it again. In fact we did go back to it. It is in a great location in old town close to restaurants, cafes, clubs, night life and nice walks... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Goddard Arms
Goddard Arms
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purchased by The Barracuda Group and re-opened in December in 2009 trading as The Goddard Arms, a traditional yet contemporary pub offering great service, delicous pub food and varied range of drinks and ales.We have 17 guest bedroooms, all ensuite and offering the weary traveller a comfortable bed for the night. A tasty breakfast can be added to your stay for the morning, and we are excellenty located for links to the M4 the West Country.We have a truely unique private hire function bar called 'The Vault' down in the basement, and conference facilities in the previously used magistrates court. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Goddard Arms

Address: 1 High Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $64 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Goddard Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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