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Swan Hotel

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High Street, Alton GU34 1AT England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
3 Star accommodation
7 Oct8 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Swan Hotel for one night at the weekend and the hotel was nice. The room was really nice and spacious, with a new bathroom, and was clean and tidy. There were a couple of small things (the shower curtain rail seemed to...More

Thank Becki G
Response from Swan_Alton, General Manager at Swan HotelResponded yesterday

Hello Becki, Thank you for the polite review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I am glad to hear the constructive criticism and we will look to improve on ensuring that we don't miss out any requests in the future. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was all excellent - location was ideal and the car park is easy to access from road at the back. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Lovely old style hotel but well designed, comfortable, quiet, a pleasure to stay in. Bedroom was quiet,...More

Thank patriciaaO902SO
Response from Swan_Alton, General Manager at Swan HotelResponded yesterday

Hello Patricia, I'm pleased to hear that you had a comfortable and pleasurable stay with us and enjoyed the breakfast. We hope to see you again in the future. Toby.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have now spent more than 40 nights at The Swan, so feel qualified to write a review. Of the 45+ rooms here, I have only experienced 5 or 6 of them. Each room has a slightly different character. But they do have character, have...More

Thank Malcolm R
Response from Swan_Alton, General Manager at Swan HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hello Malcolm, Thank you for your kind words. I am very pleased to hear that the quality of the food & the rooms are up to scratch and our staff are very friendly and helpful. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for a couple of nights. The place has been renovated in a nice way but is already showing the signs of not being loved. Badly scuffed doors and walls. The bathroom is nice but badly planned. The shower area is tiny and...More

Thank coxy_gj
Response from Swan_Alton, General Manager at Swan HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for the constructive criticism and the positive comments. We have been recently been working on touching up the paintwork. I have taken everything on board and we will look to improve in the appropriate areas. I hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easy check in and out,perfect location on the high street.Free parking and good breakfast.Rooms clean and comfortable,however it was like sleeping in a sauna!! Absolutely red hot,you might want to consider installing air-con.More

Thank Dean G
Response from Swan_Alton, General Manager at Swan HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Dean, I'm pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay and the food. We are aware that the rooms do get very hot and do give out fans on request. We are looking at different methods to ensure the temperatures of the...More

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The Swan Hotel Alton near Farnham and Basingstoke, is located in the Hampshire town of Alton with easy access via the A31 making it an ideal base if visiting Farnham, Aldershot, Winchester, Basingstoke. The Swan ...More Hotel dates back to the 16th century and was a main stage on the old London-Southampton coaching route, and the Swan Hotel has been catering handsomely to passing traffic since the 16th century. Tradition has it that the poet Edmund Spenser, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex all broke their journeys here. Another famous guest was Lord Nelson. Our guests include many people of sense and sensibility - that is to say, devotees of Jane Austen, who make their pilgrimage to her cottage in the Chawton, where Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, were both written, during their stay with us. The cottage now is a popular tourist attraction and museum dedicated to Jane's life and work. Today the Swan Hotel is popular with locals and travellers alike and along with the new refurbishment is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$98 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Swan Hotel Alton
United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Alton
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28 August 2017|
Response from JulianandGerry | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann, I don't think they do, but best to call the hotel to check, as it's a lovely place to stay!
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11 June 2017|
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Response from BetnBarn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a small car ark. Best to book.
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"I didn't see any lift, so maybe not suitable for those with mobility problems."
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"Take some ear plugs if you intend to sleep with the window open."
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"Stay on the ground floor-it is surprisingly quiet and then you don't need to climb stairs!"
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