Swan Hotel - Braintree

The Bull Ring, Braintree, United Kingdom, CM6 2PL  show map
 3 stars
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Swan Hotel - Braintree

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Swan is a 3-star hotel offering a modern accommodation not far from Audley End House, Rosie Maternity Hospital and Freeport Braintree. The traditional hotel, built in 1850, is renowned for its ancient architecture.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. 60 km to London.

The hotel offers great location close to forests.

Swan Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

There are 21 guestrooms featuring Twin Room and Superior Double Room equipped with a work desk, coffee/tea makers, free Wi-Fi, heating and ironing facilities. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A charming on-site restaurant serves dishes of British cuisine. Guests can unwind at the cozy Cosy bar serving a wide range of ales and wines. The Swan, and India Villa are situated in a market area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a copier and a meeting room offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Swan Hotel - Braintree Braintree location
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Hotel Address:

The Bull Ring, Braintree, United Kingdom, CM6 2PL

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City Center
  • Braintree
    10.3 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    3.2 mi
Restaurants
  • The Swan, (cuisine: English)
    100 ft
  • India Villa (cuisine: Indian)
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    21

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 35 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Swan Hotel - Braintree Braintree location
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      Hotel Address:

      The Bull Ring, Braintree, United Kingdom, CM6 2PL

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Braintree
        10.3 mi
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        3.2 mi
      Restaurants
      • The Swan, (cuisine: English)
        100 ft
      • India Villa (cuisine: Indian)
        400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        21

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBraintreeSwan Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Restaurants nearby

      • The Swan, - 100 ft

        Address: The Bull Ring
        Phone: 01371 830321

        60% likes this, based on 75 reviews
        Cuisine: English

      • Poppy's Tea Room - 500 ft

        Address: 5 Fishmarket Street

        86% likes this, based on 51 reviews
        Cuisine: Yugoslavian

      • Parrishes - 700 ft

        Address: 36 Town Street

        76% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: English

      • India Villa - 400 ft

        Address: 20 Watling Street

        75% likes this, based on 41 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian

      • Poppys Tearoom , Thaxted - 400 ft

        Address: 4-5 Fishmarket St.

        63% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: English

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        21

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBraintreeSwan Hotel

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      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Swan Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Swan Hotel

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 199 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      7.0
      Rooms
      7.0
      Service
      10.0
      Value
      6.0
      Dining
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        Room was very pleasant and good size

        Check-in procedure (using your booking confirmation) was very slow. When we came down to dinner at 7.30pm we were told the bar (there's no dining room) was full and we'd have to wait till 9.00pm. I complained next morning and was told I should have told the staff we were residents, but the person who told me to wait was the same lady who'd checked us in an hour before. Not impressed. We ate elsewhere which was difficult on a Monday as all eating places in Thaxted are closed and we had to drive to Saffron Walden!

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Helpful friendly staff, comfortable room at a reasonable price, perfect for my business trip.

      • Single
        5.8

        Staff were great - thats the positive. The location of the hotel is also good - very pretty village

        Room small and a bit stuffy and smelt of drains!

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Friendly, good pub food & atmosphere. People very nice would stay again

      • Family with children
        8.2

        Good value nice breakfast and convenient for Stansted. Interesting town too.

        Information from the booking was¸not acted on, I needed two adjacent rooms which was possible only because there were few other guests. My details had not been noted, even my country of origin had been wrongly entered.Does Slovenia sound or look like Poland.

      • Older travelers
        9.4

        Well located and easy to find. Good beer wine and food. Easy car parking and the price was very reasonable. We will certainly go again.

      • Group of friends
        5.8

        Hotel staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful. The restaurant food is good and the cost fairly reasonable in most cases.The hotel is in a lovely village situated within easy reach of the m11. Parking is good unless at peak demand, but there is a free public car park 2 minutes away.

        Dissappointed with the rooms we stayed in (one double and one single) were not up to 3 star standard and require refurbishment especially the bathrooms. This surprised me considering as it had stated in the information they had had a £300,000 refurbishment in the last few years. The water system in the bathroom was noisy when in use (I assume this was the pumps) The beds were extremely small in size especially the single beds. Ok for a child pre-teenager but not suitable for adults. Having informed the hotel manager and staff of our dissappointment of the standards of the rooms they did do all they could to help resolve the situation and make our stay a pleasant one.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        The staff were very friendly and helpful . The breakfast was plentiful and very good. We had to leave very early so we were left some cereal and fruit outside our room which was appreciated.

        It is a pub so there was a bit of noise Friday night when people were leaving but wasn't too bad .

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Very picturesque setting and staff were friendly

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The views from the rooms at the front of hotel, overlooking a windmill and thatched houses

        The noise of aicraft overhead, being in direct flight path of stanstead airport. Tight car parking spaces.

      • Single
        8.8

        Prefer sleeping in a double bed so the single was a little uncomfortable. But that's me nit picking because the whole experience was really without fault. A very nice place to stay. Excellent food, excellent value. Spotlessly clean. What more could you want. Would definately stay here again.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        we had another lovely stay at the swan hotel. staff were very friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble, the food was very good and breakfast was good-plenty to choose from. the room was very comfortable and clean. we would stay again here.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Friendly, nice rooms and "dog's allowed". Very good food.

        A bit hot. It was summer.There was a lot of traffic noise and the church bell rings on the hour so if you need an open window noise is a problem.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Beautiful old building with lots of character and superb setting overlooking Thaxted church. Food was excellent and really good value - we ate in the restaurant on both nights of our stay, service on both nights was very slow but it was very busy. Location was excellent for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby Braintree and Saffron Walden. All the staff we met were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Have stayed here before and will stay again. Really appreciate the 2 for 1 offer which will encourage us to return very soon.

        The only small complaint is that we couldn't open the window which made the room stuffy and unbearably hot. I assumed it wasn't meant to open so I didn't ask - apparently it does open so, my fault, I should have asked. It is a minor niggle and wouldn't put me off staying here again.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Beer. Staff. On first visit a bath towel each and 2 easy chairs. The village of Thaxted.

        On first visit (1st April) our bedroom window would not open and temp. in room was 30°C! A fan was found which helped a bit. All window woodwork covered in black mold. On second visit only one bath towel and easy chair for a double room.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Swan Hotel - Braintree Braintree location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      The Bull Ring, Braintree, United Kingdom, CM6 2PL

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Braintree
        10.3 mi
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        3.2 mi
      Restaurants
      • The Swan, (cuisine: English)
        100 ft
      • India Villa (cuisine: Indian)
        400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        21

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBraintreeSwan Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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