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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in this hotel last night until we left at around 2.00 am. We were staying in the Audley Suite. The room was OK and we never got to try the shower. The decor is very tired, window wouldn't stay open but even if it did, the room is right by a really noisy ventilation system. Room was... More 

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Saffronhotel, Manager at The Saffron Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your stay, we are sorry that you felt you had to leave on a very rare evening the fire alarm was sounded. We can assure you that guest safety is of utmost importance and that the necessary checks were carried out and the night staff made sure that all rooms were safe enough to... More 

Bury St Edmunds
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I have eaten Sunday lunch before at this hotel and it was fine, nothing super special but fine. However I visited on Sun 03 July and it was absolutely fantastic lunch. I understand that it has changed ownership or management recently and boy does it show! By far the best Sunday roast I have had in a long time and... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. We visited today at about 2pm. We were a party of 4. We ordered drinks and just wanted something to snack on. We ordered a fish platter. When it arrived we were given 2 fish platters. We said to our waitress, who was the same person that took our order, that we only ordered one fish platter and not... More 

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1 Thank Lush_the_Fig
Saffronhotel, Manager at The Saffron Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Apologies for the misunderstanding with your meal with us on Sunday. Having spoken to the staff that handled your table it seems that there was a confusion in the order you placed. Our fish platters are served for two people and when the order was placed it was ordered for four people. This led the staff member to... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A large, fairly quiet hotel which offered very friendly, helpful service and pleasant food. We were there on a Friday which for £8.95 offered well cooked fish (choice of cod or haddock) in light batter with peas, chips and tartare sauce plus a choice of beer, cider or soft drink. We were visiting the Fry Gallery which turned out to... More 

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Saffronhotel, General Manager at The Saffron Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meal and everything was to your satisfaction. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon. More 

north berwick
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We recently had the misfortune to stay in this tired hotel .Paid £130 for a suite which was no different to a room with an ensuite .Floors creaked, pipes creaked and the bed creaked.Hotel generally upstairs needs upgrading .The window in our room was dirty and someone had written on it HOLE.Breakfast and staff were fine .Parking very inadequate .Paid... More 

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Saffronhotel, Manager at The Saffron Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon It is unfortunate to hear that you had a bad experience with us at The Saffron. I apologise for your displeasure and would like to assure you that we are constantly trying to improve to give our customers the best experience. Had our staff known your discomformt with the room I am sure they would have offered another... More 

Barton on Sea
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The highlight of room 18 is a shower which leaks so powerfully that a vertical jet of water squirts straight up your nose. The laminated notice threatening a £50.00 fine if you block the toilet is a nice throwback to seaside B&Bs from days of yore. The bedroom decor is shabby and dated. No doubt an update is in hand,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We held a family event in the function room at The Saffron on a Friday evening. The staff - from viewing/booking through to the service on the night - were helpful and accommodating. The room was set up according to plan, and the catering was good. A dedicated bar service in the room is available on request.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is underrated - I have travelled far and wide for business and this is up there with the best for value, staff attentiveness and food. Staff- lovely welcome on reception. Informative and friendly. Attitude continued at dinner and in the bar area. They should be commended :) Food- honestly some of the best hotel food I have ever... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

When we checked in to a small somewhat dilapidated room (room 2) we noticed the shower was not working and there were no towels. We left around 6pm to meet our friends for dinner in the local area. I reported the shower and towels at reception and was assured they would be working in time for the morning. In the... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We Will always go back here, the sunday roasts are incredible, very good service, and a lovely atmosphere, we have been quite a few times now and couldn't complain about anything so far, Haven't stay at the hotel, but it seems like it would be a nice place to stay

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Saffron Hotel

Address: 8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Price Range: $99 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Saffron Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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