Conveniently located in the heart of Old town, dead centre on Victoria Road, bang opposite a bus stop, Swandown B&B is one of the best-located and reasonably priced hotels in Swindon. I reached this place at 11 PM but the management was kind enough to accommodate me well past the closing time of the front desk. There are quite a few eat-outs close-by and a few of them are open till late in the night, so that saved the day, for me ! There's a Morrisons around the corner for all daily needs and a pub around the corner, for problems that a Morrisons can't solve ! The Brunel Shopping Centre is also at walking distance from the hotel. The room size was a tad small but the rooms were functional - a wash basin with hot water on tap 24x7, a flat-screen TV, a work-table, an open clothes-rack to keep/hang clothes, room heating, and a comfortable bed with clean bed linen. While the room was far from luxurious, it did the job, and most of all, was decently priced given the superb location. I was staying there for business so the free wifi was a Godsend, given that my phone wasn't connecting to my laptop for some reason. The breakfast was basic - fruits, yoghurt, vegetarian samosa/omlette options, milk and 4-5 different types of cereals and toast slices. The basic room didn't have an en-suite toilet but the common bath/toilet were very well maintained.
All in all, a well managed, well-located, functional B&B with warm staff, that's budget-friendly, too.
- Also Known As:
- Swandown Hotel Swindon, Wiltshire