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“Good for a short stay”
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Swandown Hotel
Ranked #19 of 44 Swindon B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Well run hotel that is in a good location for town centre and local bars. Hotel is easy to find and has free parking at the rear of the property. Rooms are large and seemed clean. Breakfast was mainly English but had fruit and a few other options available. Not a 5 star property but perfectly usable for a 1 or 2 night stay. Wi-Fi work well enough once connected but can be a bit tricky to get working. No problems with noise or traffic around the hotel. Hotel does have a small bar.

Room Tip: Lower floor needed for those with movement difficulties
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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swandown, Manager at Swandown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

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.

Room Tip: A room towards the back would be nice, as it's quieter at night.
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

I stayed in this B&B for a week on a work trip.
The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast was good.
There is a downstairs lounge with comfortable sofas an a desk.
The Wifi worked well in my room and in the lounge.
The owners were very helpful and I would recommend this B&B.

Unfortunately, due to work reasons, I needed to leave at very short notice.
The owners were very understanding, although I would have preferred to have given them more notice.

Room Tip: I stayed at a room near the rear, which was quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Booked single room to see group at The Vic just up the road, ideal location. greeted by owner, nice clean en suite, TV coffee maker etc. Recommended Fratellos Italian restaurant down the road which served excellent food. Would definitely recommend and use again if in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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swandown, Manager at Swandown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2015

Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stayed for 2 nights September - 2015. The included breakfast was really nice and the service was spot on. The family who run the hotel are really friendly. The location is very close to the old town and down the hill is a whole host of restaurants, a cinema and main Swindon high street. Very clean rooms and accurately pictured on their website. The Wi-Fi was fast and the bed was good quality.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled on business
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swandown, Manager at Swandown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and also able to use the various amenities of nice restaurants, pubs, supermarket and theatre on our doorstep. Hope to welcome you again if you are area.

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Additional Information about Swandown Hotel

Address: 36-37 Victoria Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 3AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Swindon
Hotel Class:3 star — Swandown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Swandown Hotel Swindon, Wiltshire

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