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“Shabby Chic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Swan Tarporley

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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
England
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Shabby Chic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

It's all too easy to write a review only when dissatisfied. Well, we stayed at the Swan in October for a couple of nights when visiting a relative. The reason we stayed there was that it was race weekend in Chester and all of the city hotels were having it off with regard to price. The Swan had a good rating on TA and was far enough out not to change their rate.
I have to say that I was quite impressed. The rooms were comfortable, if perhaps a little tired. I mentioned this to one of the managers who replied 'We prefer to consider them as 'shabby chic, sir'. I thought that was a pretty good answer. The service was good and although we did not use the restaurent the breakfast was also good. A nice touch was that whilst my wife and daughter were shopping in town, I read the paper in the bar. Both days the manager bought me a complimentary pot of coffee. There is plenty of parking and it was nice to settle in the bar for a pint or two after a day out.
This is an old school pub/hotel and is very comfortable. I will definately stay there again, given the chance.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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English first
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

Stayed one night, good value for money.eat in the bar, average food. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Heide, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

Went to look at this hotel with plans to bring my family to stay next year. I went with my daughter and two grandchildren to check the hotel on the quit. My daughter ordered and payed for the drinks,i was seated in the entrance lounge(very comfi) when she came back with the drinks and barmaid in tow.The barmaid said no children allowed in this area and moved us down the back near the back door. If they told us first about the children we would not have had the drinks.Not only a silly rule but a rule that has lost them a few good bookings for next year

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights as we were attending a wedding which took place in the hotel itself (in the Hunt Room which was gorgeous - filled with atmospheric paintings and a lovely green colour). Our room had a wooden four poster bed which was very comfy. It was a Little chilly from the draft from the windows but nothing we couldn't cope with. The staff were efficient and polite and the choice and quality of breakfast was very good. I had kippers one morning which were excellent. The bar snacks are worthy of a special mention: although your eyes may pop out when you see that a Scotch Egg costs £5, when you get it and see that it is the size of an Easter egg, is freshly made and completely delicious it is worth it! Super chips and pork scratchings also available. The high street itself is very pleasant for a stroll with boutique style shops and other places to eat/drink. All in all a most enjoyable place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lorienstanfield
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Cheshire
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

We visited The Swan on Sunday after a lovely walk around Tarporley and really fancied a Sunday roast. We were greeted at the door by very friendly staff and were told we could sit where we liked so we picked a table in front of the log fire. We promptly ordered Roast Beef and when it arrived we were so impressed. A giant yorkshire pudding with 3 large slices or perfectly cooked beef and all the trimmings. The goose fat roast potatoes were a triumph!
It was genuinely the best roast i'd had in a long time and would highly recommend to anyone. Where else would you rather be on a cold winters day than sat in front of a fire with a pint of great beer and a large plate of roast beef!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank simon777
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

Having visited The Swan on numerous occasions, we took the plunge and booked our Wedding here. The service was absolutely fantastic. All of our guests had the most fantastic time, and could not believe we had found such a gem of a venue.
The staff could not do enough for all of our guests, the rooms were very comfortable, and the food was outstanding.
If you want to visit the Cheshire area, this is the perfect base, you won't be disappointed. Thank you again to Sue, Marlene and all of the team and The Swan, we had the greatest time.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EBradshaw
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Thetford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

We had to be in Tarporley to attend a funeral, and the Swan was convenient. It proved to be a splendid choice. Without doubt it is the friendliest hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff, without exception, were helpful and obliging - we never felt the "them and us" attitude sometimes experienced elsewhere.
To be sure, our room - 34 steps up! - was small, but it was warm and clean, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was spotless.
The food was very good; breakfast could have been a feast, and the availability of dinner at an early hour suited us perfectly.
This could have been a miserable few days: the staff at the Swan turned it into an enjoyable mini-break. We hope to return.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John D
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Property: The Swan Tarporley
Address: 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Tarporley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan Tarporley 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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