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Review of Old Forge B&B

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Old Forge B&B
Ranked #12 of 13 Saffron Walden B&B and Inns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“value for money”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Very friendly service, clean room and good breakfast. No problems with the smell in our bedroom but stale cigarette smell is quite strong in the hallway. Strangely there are signs all over not to smoke and then the inside of the house smells like a smokers house. Might be okay if you are a smoker or just stay for a night.
Also the single toilet might profit from removal of the carpet.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Harwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We read the previous reviews and at first we were unsure but at the time we travelled, more up to date reviews were available and we were optomistic. After our visit we have to agree that the place is clean, the food is good and you get a really nice welcome. We were offered the use of the hot bath but due to the time we had available to us we didn't take up the offer. The next time we visit Saffron walden this will be the first place we try to get accommodation. We highly recommend the Old Forge to anyone visiting.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2011

stopped here twice now and cannot fault it's value for money...nice people decent rooms , some basic but cost effective !! really good English brekky and cooked on the spot by the lovely lady who runs the show who also recommends a free dip in the gardens hot tub !!.... right in the centre of the lovely town of Saffron Walden ....try it !! I will again ...28 quid for a single ...excellent !!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2010

It has been refurbish since January 2010.
All the animals are gone.,so is the fleas. The place is fresh and all the rooms are done up with clean and fresh beddings.Got a big nice garden for you to enjoy a cup of coffee . And it is also very quiet.

  • Stayed January 2010
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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2009

Stayed at the old forge at the weekend in a twin room,
The carpet was filthy throughout,
Springs were gone in the beds,
Cat hairs all over the place
Bitten by fleas (can only be from here)
Shower Was so dirty with mould and flaked off paint on the ceiling.
woken up by cats crying

All in all the worst place we have stayed in by far.
We would never stay here again even if they payed us.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dorset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2008

I feel so strongly about the state of this place that I joined Trip advisor to warn others.

Do yourself a favour and do not book into this B&B if staying in Saffron Walden. The place is disgustingingly dirty and seems to be a place for local workers to stay. At 5.30 in the morning it seemed like everyone in the place was leaving. The walls are paper thin, so was woken up by everyone leaving. The breakfast was terrible and the room was small with dirty carpets and I was worried about catching something from the peeling paintwork in the shower.

I couldn't wait to leave there. In fact I walked about a 1/4 of a mile to my car when I left with my bags (due to lack of parking) rather than collect my car and drive back to pick my bags up, so I didn't have to spend another minute in there.

If this is the last place to stay in Saffron Walden and you need accomodation, sleep in your car! You'll get a better night's sleep and won't feel so dirty in the morning.

Stayed June 2008
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Property: Old Forge B&B
Address: 28 Fairycroft Road, Saffron Walden CB10 1LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Saffron Walden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Old Forge Bed And Breakfast
Old Forge Hotel Saffron Walden
Old Forge B&B Saffron Walden, Essex

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