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The White Swan Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Alnwick
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great weekend.”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights with 2 older children. Our room was lovely, spacious, comfy beds and everything we needed. Lovely welcome from reception staff. Nice atmosphere in hotel, lovely public areas. If I was being picky (and this is just a personal view) the bed bases did not have valances covering them and I thought this spoiled the look of an otherwise lovely room. It was also personal opinion that I did not think the breakfast was as good as the rest of the hotel but it was ok. The white swan is what I would describe as a proper hotel, it has history and is a pleasure to stay in.

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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your review following your stay with us at the White Swan Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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notts
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Had dinner with friends in harveys bistro. Service was excellent, staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was perfect and just as ordered,I will ues it again when I'm in the town again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Many thanks to the staff for a lovely evening.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your great feedback following your meal in Hardy's Bistro. The kitchen and front of house team have worked hard over the past months to re launch the bistro and we are really proud of what has been achieved. It is great to read of such feedback as it demonstrates that we are going in the right direction.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

group of 4 staying one night with meal in the Olympic dining room. Staff very friendly and efficient with nothing too much trouble , including changing rooms so we could be closer. Meals were very good and the waiter on our night was a gem who we all hope the management recognise as he went above and beyond in his service.
Centrally located and very clean the only minor drawbacks being the smallish car park (the public carpark is just behind the hotels car park and is cheap £2 for the whole day) and there being no lift if you required one.

Room Tip: Rooms in the old section facing the main street are larger than the ones in the new "wing"...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer, Many Thanks for your recent review following your stay with us at the White Swan Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look froward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We booked a two night dinner bed and breakfast stay for 2 nights, May 4th 2013. We were very pleased with all apsects of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and polite. Some of the best experienced in any hotel. The dinner was first class. Could not fault it. Service at breakfast was a little slow, but overall, I would give the hotel 10 out of 10.

Room Tip: Rooms in the annex (1 to 6) are quiet. Highly recommended.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer. Many thanks, this is praise indeed and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was a late booking for a weekend stay in the beautiful market town of Alnwick. The White Swan on the main street is an old coaching inn, and has that authentic rambling hotel fee about it, with gorgeous wooden handrails leading you up the stairs and an exquisite wood panelled function (breakfast) room. The rooms were reasonably spacious, nicely decorated and very comfortable. The staff were relaxed and friendly, and were accommodating when we arrive just as breakfast was closing. I read the reviews of the bistro beforehand and these were mixed, but I have to say our meal there was fantastic, both in terms of quality and presentation and served by attentive staff.

When I asked the Reception team for a recommendation for the second night's meal, they showed no umbrage and were extremely helpful and even made a booking for me. The cleaning staff were also cheerful and willing to to assist.

An ideal venue for a romantic weekend away and I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Grant N
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer. Many thanks for your recent review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the White Swan Hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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Hexham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Recently met with friends and was rather disappointed by the lunch menu in the bar so decided to have afternoon tea, which was very good, nicely presented and good value.

The staff were rather noisey, but at least they seemed to be enjoying themselves, and our service was prompt and pleasant.

We would certainly consider going again when meeting in Alnwick.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SLD60
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer. Many Thanks for your review of our afternoon tea. It is greatly appreciated by our kitchen and front of house team.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the White Swan in the near future.

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Morpeth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Simply brilliant!! We came here for a friends party and were given a private room with a bar and loads of staff to look after us!! The service cannot be faulted at all. We had a 3 course meal and the presentation / delivery and standard of food was exceptional!! I had a steak for main, and enjoy it well done.... It was so perfectly cooked for me I could have eaten it again!!

A little later on we ordered a bottle of champagne from the bar, and Jannick went to the extra mile popping gorgeous Strawberrys on the glasses!! Not had that service from anywhere in a long time! What a credit to the team :-)

We will most certainly be returning to try out more of the menu!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MattyCJCW
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James T, General Manager at The White Swan Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Reviewer. Many thanks for this great feedback. I am delighted and I know Jannick and his team are really pleased that you all enjoyed the evening.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.
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Property: The White Swan Hotel
Address: 16 Bondgate Within, Alnwick NE66 1TD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Alnwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The White Swan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick and only a stone's throw from Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The White Swan is a charming 300 year old coaching inn that blends its unique heritage with superb accommodation.For generations one of the North of England's primary hotels, The White Swan is probably best known for its Olympic Dining Suite which features the magnificent panelling, mirrors and stained glass windows from the Titanic's sister ship. All 57 bedrooms are designed to an impeccable standard, and Hardy's Bistro, our contemporary, informal dining experience, is open all day for coffee, light lunches and an excellent bistro menu.The perfect stopover en route to Scotland, we're also your base for discovering the famous gardens at Alnwick Castle, and a tour of the very best of the North East with its unspoilt coastline, historic castles and Holy Island, Northumberland National Park and the exciting cities of Durham and Newcastle. Then return to the hotel for a traditional afternoon tea in front of the fire. ... more   less 
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