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The Saffron Hotel

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Saffron Walden takes the second parts of its name from the threatening fortification of Walden Castle, erected by the Normans after the Conquest, and the first from the rare and precious saffron crocus, for which the town became famous, used in medicine, cooking and as the source of a rich yellow dye. The hotel has 16 en-suite bedrooms (all 100% non smoking) which all have tea/coffee and ironing facilities. The hotel also has a paneled Restaurant and Lounge/Bar area. We also cater for functions including parties and weddings in our Saffron Suite.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Premier room had broken window in bathroom covered with board, room recently decorated but sadly poorly finished, staff made you feel like you were an inconvenience came out to greet you still chewing a mouthful of food!. Breakfast luke warm, The best thing I can say is it
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On arrival the guy on reception was very abrupt and not overly friendly and helpful. As soon as we opened the door to the staircase to the rooms we knew we’d made the wrong decision booking this place. The carpet on the stairs was totally thread bare and dirty as were the walls.
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We stayed in a twin room on a Saturday night. The room was newly decorated but still needed some additional touches to fill in the holes under the sink etc. The beds were comfortable and the room was very quirky and spacious. The huge downside to this hotel is the pub - our
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We stayed in this hotel twice in two months and a we noticed a very big improvement . Not so well organized the first time, but the staff was very accommodating and helpful the second time. Rooms were cleaned and Breakfast was very good ! Very centrally located . We will stay
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Never stayed before, very happy with the rooms. Staff are great & ready to help. Clean & modern. Good location. Not sure how it’s a 3 star defiantly deserves more. Highly recommend, would come again!!
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Audley Suite
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Ashdon Suite
The bathroom was perfect for the two of us
Our suite for the weekend :)
Watch your head
"there isd not good room we had room 7"
"Ask for the room that actually has working hot water so you can have a shower - our rooms didn't have any hot water"
"Check out the room first, all rooms can be noisy, with extractor fans etc"
"Don't think about having a room at the front. You won't sleep much if you do."
"Eat elsewhere"
$104 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
saffron hotel walden
United KingdomEnglandSaffron Walden
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