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Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns

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High Street, Alton GU34 1AT England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 12/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
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Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Mid-range
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Carole H wrote a review 20 May
Hythe, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here at the end of April for two nights as part of the Civil War weekend in Alton. The staff on reception were very welcoming upon our arrival and we had no problem checking in, the whole process was very simple. We had booked a family room as one of our children was due to travel with us, but they changed their mind at the last minute so my husband and myself had the family room to ourselves which was incredibly spacious (it would have been spacious even with a child in the room). The room itself was well furnished and very clean and the bed was so comfortable (especially after a day on the battlefield). It was obvious the room and especially the bathroom had been recently refurbished and some of the refurbishments were undertaken quickly due to the odd splash of paint here and there, and the grouting in the bathroom being a bit dodgy in places, but this didn't distract from the quality of the facilities. One thing I must add about the bathroom was the shower, which was amazing! We ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was excellent and very good value for money. There was loads of choice on the menu and the portions were more than substantial, and the choice of drinks available from the bar also a plus. We also enjoyed breakfast both mornings and again, this was lovely. Again, there was quite a bit of choice and the service was excellent. The service on both evenings and at breakfast was also excellent, even though they were fully booked and very busy. We loved our stay and should we be in Alton again in the future, we will definitely be staying again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Family room was very big with a lovely bathroom, and also extremely quiet, even at the weekend.
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Pete M wrote a review 13 May
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Alton is a lovely small town with several amenities, based close to the south downs. The Swan Hotel was excellent in terms of customer service, food/drink, rooms (clean, spacious) bed extremely comfy. Strongly recommended
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi N4934mppeterm, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!
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Megjane_11 wrote a review 1 May
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom61 contributions78 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 17 for one night (Sat 30.4.22) - it is a double bedroom with an adjoining twin room. Both have their own storage and TVs, great for staying with children. NB: You share a bathroom between the rooms. We were visiting the Fully Charged Live EV Show at Farnborough Exhibition Centre and wanted to stay in one of the surrounding towns. Very impressed to receive a very warm welcome from the staff of the hotel! Parking is at the rear of the building, you just need to give the hotel reception your car registration. Your room key also opens the 24 hour main front door. Breakfast on the Sunday was served between 8-10am and offered a wide range of cooked and continental options. I enjoyed the Eggs Royale! My husband ordered the full English breakfast which was missing the sausage, the waiting staff kindly added this hot from the kitchen at our request. Despite needing a bit of a refresh of paint and light fittings (we had two broken lamps and a bathroom shaving mirror light not working) and finding 3 bits of lost property in the room from previous occupants, we were impressed by the room, hotel location, parking and the staff at The Swan. We would definitely return if visiting this area again in the future! Tip: EV drivers, there is a GeniePoint rapid charger within a 1 minute walking distance of The Swan’s car park at rear of the Alton Home Hardware store.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Bryony S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great rooms, beautifully clean, cheerful cleaning ladies! . All staff attentive, polite and eager. Restaurant / foods tasty and good value. Breakfast was good Bar friendly and welcoming. You’ll enjoy your stay for sure
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Bryonys726, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at our pub We hope to see you soon!
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David B wrote a review Apr 2022
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Excellent service from a very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming staff in all departments. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Would not hesitate too visit for another stay in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!
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Brenda T wrote a review Apr 2022
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Excellent service, all staff very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room was spacious, very clean, good sized bathroom, shower over bath, hot water, good size bathroom linen. Tea/coffee making facilities in room. Tasteful, wall picures throughout. Bright and light dining room. Very good menu, all food nicely cooked and served hot. Very good location centre of town, on site parking, staff helpful in directing to walks, parks places of interest. Pleasant walk from the hotel to to Jane Austen's House. Thanks to Sarah, Muriel, Sam and James, and members of the Staff Team. Overall - value for money
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. If you have any further questions, please give us a call. We're always happy to help!
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Gary R wrote a review Apr 2022
Bentley, United Kingdom36 contributions31 helpful votes
table for 5 adults and a small dog food was delicious. staff were great Olivia our waitress was helpful and attentive and knowledgeable . comfortable seating and table nice and clean food hot nice drinks selection overall excellent great value as well starters mains puds and coffees would recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!
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Shezza wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at the Swan for a business/leisure trip. My room was clean, beautifully presented and clearly had the personal touch. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, the bathroom was spotless, overall, exceptional. The restaurant was hosted by an attentive team, my meal was just perfect, served by friendly and pleasant staff. Great location, easy parking, a warm welcome. Would definitely return, cannot wait to re book. Thank you to all. Daryl, Carl & the team made me very feel welcome 😊
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team.
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AnthonyPit wrote a review Mar 2022
Dartmouth, United Kingdom436 contributions222 helpful votes
Friendly staff who do their best, reasonably comfortable bedroom and good value for what we paid. Restaurant let down by running out of menu items. At lunch no salad, at breakfast no black pudding, bananas and pancakes! I suspect the chef could not be bothered to make some batter you don’t run out of pancakes. Just missed the mark for me.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 15 Mar 2022
We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback.
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Paul R wrote a review Mar 2022
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I visited the swan on Friday for a family meal. Service was great, food was delicious. Staff was polite and very helpful also very knowledgeable. Be happy to return any time. They took the time to listen and have a chat as well
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Responded 6 Mar 2022
Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Thank you again for leaving us this response!
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US$88 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Nearby attractions include Curtis Museum (0.1 km), Allen Gallery (0.2 km), and The Palace Cinema (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Boutique, Curry Palace, and Austen's Cafe.
Is Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Alton.
Are pets allowed at Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Swan Hotel by Greene King Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jane Austen's House (2.0 km) and Gilbert White's House & Gardens (6.1 km).