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Swan Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Alton
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Stopped over on business - rooms very well appointed and beds comfortable - bar was busy but comfortable - service good.

Breakfast (full English ) was pleasant and well cooked . Coffee far too weak - shame

Room Tip: Avoid rooms in the 40s - it's a long trek with cases etc. through all he fire doors
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice hotel in the middle of the town. Close to the medieval church and near the old station with the steam trains. Good food and nice pub with terrace. Good parking place on enclosed grounds next to the hotel.

Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Booked at the last minute to visit friends nearby who had become ill. Good welcome on arrival by manager with everything explained, free parking, allocated a quiet room which was quite large to many hotels we've stayed in, the bathroom was well equipped and up to date, breakfast was very good as was the evening meal we ordered on our first night. All in all very good value for money enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Newly decorated rooms and very well decorated bathrooms, fast free Wifi and decent TV and beds. The food was only average and it'd be great to be able to open the windows and have the curtains closed at the same time (windows open inwards) but overall surprisingly swish and in a great central location.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Darraghmtm
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited Alton for a quick stop over prior to a Wedding Nearby.

We chose the Swan due it its location & price.

We arrived at 3pm, Reception is a bit underwhelming, I can imagine it was the front of a cloak room in a former life

However, quick check if & we went to our room, unfortunately it had not been serviced, looked like some teenagers had an all nighter in there, needless to say we returned to reception & were given another room

The room was pleasant enough, fairly big, bed was huge.

The positives were the size, the bed (also comfortable), TV. The hotel is also ideally located in the centre of Alton.

The negatives were the shower, poor pressure & offset which was weird, you have to almost stand out of the bath to use it. The room was also so hot & the windows only opened about 10cm, far from ideal. Finally the floors/walls have no soundproofing, therefore we had to listed to a couple have an hours conversation at 2am.

We used the bar area for a couple of drinks & breakfast. This was ok, although I found there was a common theme, this being the staff were extremely sarcastic. Maybe they thought it was humour, well I hope it was that.

Would I stay here again? Not sure I would. After all you book a bedroom to eventually have some sleep, with the heat & noise I’m not sure you would get that.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Swan Hotel

Address: High Street, Alton GU34 1AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Alton
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Alton
Price Range: €83 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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