Hotel Overview:The Saracens Head hotel is a former coaching Inn within 6 miles of Stansted airport. The hotel has a 400 year history of providing accommodation in the historic town of Great Dunmow and is opposite the Old Market Place with history gong right back to 1540 (when it was built). First recorded as a coaching Inn in the 1700's. Great Dunmow is one of England's handful of Flitch towns. This is a custom where every 4 years a married couple have to convince a jury that they have not wanted to be single for the last one year and one day in order to win a flitch of bacon. The town itself offers several local pubs and shops including supermarkets. Nearest attractions include Little Easton Manor (1.73 miles), Gardens of Easton Lodge (2.27 miles) and Duxford War Museum (7.38 miles).
The Saracens Head Great Dunmow is a two storey Georgian/Tudor styled hotel also frequented by locals as a local pub. Its located in the high street of Great Dunmow, right in the heart of the town.
Bedroom amenities include en-suite facilities, flat screen TV, Direct Dial Telephone, Trouser Press, Hairdryer and Coffee and Tea Making Facilities. Executive rooms have bath, other rooms have shower.
There is also a room service.
Onsite is the Cromwell restaurant with a welcoming and laid back atmosphere and a decent sized wine list. Additionally the hotel has a lounge bar, Flitches Bar, which serves local beers and serves a bar menu along with afternoon tea. In the hotel lounge you can enjoy a morning coffee.
The Hotel Offers a Choice of 2 Conference and Banqueting Rooms, The Saracen's Room and The Flitch Room with a capacity for up to 45 guests.
Reception assists guests 24/7. Fax and copy facilities provided.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests (however its currently trending higher, see note at the top of the page for its 7 day ranking). The London average is 78% and the average for 3 star hotels is 75%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 82% is 7% above the 75% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 374th from 769 London hotels, 8th of 22 Stansted hotels, and 106th of 307 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (6.9 miles, 11.0 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon-South, with base rates beginning from £63 and which has a 76% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Hallmark Hotel Croydon. 2.5 miles from the Saracen's Head Hotel - Great Dunmow (4.1 km), has been rated at 76% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £34 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 3 Star The Alma Hotel seems like a possible option. Note though that the The Alma Hotel is 9.8 miles (15.8) from the Saracen's Head Hotel - Great Dunmow. The Alma Hotel is one of the top rated London hotels with a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Shuttle:The hotel can arrange taxi transfer to the airport.
Bedroom Numbers: 24
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am