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“Bad value for money”
Review of Swan Hotel

Swan Hotel
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Swan Hotel
Ranked #26 of 30 Abergavenny B&B and Inns
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad value for money”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed in a good size double room which was rather clean but seems like the proprietors don't want to spend any extra money to make this place better. Our duvet cover was torn and towels were gray and stained. It really doesn't cost a lot to get a new set of bed linen.
Breakfast was a tragicomedy. Table was not set up for breakfast, coffee was weak and disgusting, I wasn't even sure if it was coffee! Sausage was more like a sausage alike product.
A man serving us looked like he couldn't be bothered but at least he was funny.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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English first
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We booked a night here at short notice. Warm welcome from the staff for us and our 2 small dogs.

Room on second floor was basic but very clean and no complaints given the price.

As bar was busy we ate elsewhere and were a little perturbed on returning to find it packed with loud live music but it didn't reach our room so we got a good night's sleep.

No choice offered for breakfast but I would have chosen what we were given anyway and it was fresh, hot and tasty.

Overall just what we needed. Would certainly be happy to return if we are in area again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Kent
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed two nights in the Swan, which hosted a Welsh Mines Society dinner.

The dinner was first class, good plain cooking, both quality and quantity were good and it was cheap.

The beer is good, especially the local Rhymney bitter. Bar and hotel staff are friendly and efficient.

My room was clean and comfortable without being luxurious. This is not a shiny modern hotel, but what it does, it does well. Overall a nice experience. If I am ever in Abergavenny again I will stay here.

Room Tip: On Saturday night there can be a fair bit of noise in the street outside. It did not disturb me too...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We passed through Abergavenny, hadn't booked accommodation and stayed here one Friday night in August. We wondered what we'd done when chalked up on the notice board was "truckers and bikers welcome", but as bike owners ourselves back home we were reassured! Whilst the decor is dated and the rooms and furnishings old and practical, the hotel itself was spotless, absolutely spotless. We had the last room in the house (no. 2) which had a unique window sash mechanism (grins to self!). There was tea/coffee making facilities in the room, cable t.v., and plenty of hot water and towels. The bed was comfortable, and again linens were spotless. Rooms at the front of house are very noisy on a Friday night, just use earplugs and carry on. The breakfast was spot on, with no fuss no frills and served hot and promptly. There is parking on site, and just a two minute walk from some lovely restaurants should you wish to venture out.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food here is fresh cooked, tasty and extremely good value. Daily specials are often under £5 for a main meal and there is a wide range of both mains and snacks. There is a good range of beers both local and guest ales.

The staff go out of their way to be friendly and obliging. The hotel is clean and centrally located close to the bus station and enroute from the railway station. Have not stayed here but have good reports from those that have.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a lovely, relaxed, centrally located hotel one minute walk from the bus station. The BR station is only a couple of minutes away on what appeared to be a shuttle bus to the station. I stayed in The Swan for a week while on business in Abergavenny and that made no difference. I stayed again the next week for another week. The décor is dated, but the room was quite large, no desk/chair, but the beds were comfortable and the shower was nice and powerful. Towels were provided and changed.

Kate and her staff looked after me very well and were very accommodating to requests, including phoning in an order for an evening meal. The food is very well cooked, tasted great and was reasonably priced. I ate there most evenings and the bar is frequented by locals also. On the couple of occasions I finished too late even to phone ahead, there was all manner of take away food available on the same street, and a supermarket right across the road.

They had some entertainment on some nights, and there's a car park.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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cornwall
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Turned up near midnight as an emergency and was taken in. Room clean and comfortable. Excellent breakfast served by a friendly staff. Excellent value. The area is ideal for exploring the magnificent countryside.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Additional Information about Swan Hotel

Property: Swan Hotel
Address: 33 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ER, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Monmouthshire > Abergavenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Abergavenny
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family run hotel in Abergavenny the gateway to wales where the famous Abergavenny food festival takes place, we offer very competitive rates and we are family friendly. ... more   less 
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Swan Hotel Abergavenny, Wales

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