I travel a lot for business, nationally and internationally. Anyone who does this know the cookie cutter international std chain hotel like the back of their hand. I now try to experience boutique hotels where possible. The White Swan is a fabulous example of a boutique hotel. An old building (you have to open and close the elevator door manually) with creaky stairs but bags of charm and a friendly atmosphere. I found it to be extremely quiet and the continental breakfast was actually pretty fresh and tasty. I would definitely go back.
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