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 81% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 3 star hotels is 87%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating).
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 81% is 8% above the 73% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 294th from 751 London hotels, 6th of 22 Stansted hotels, and 78th of 298 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (4.9 miles, 7.9 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express Stansted Airport, where rates start from about £56 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.
Parking:Free private parking is possible on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Shuttle:The hotel can arrange taxi transfer to the airport.
Bedroom Numbers: 24
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am