Hotel in Detail:The Avalon Elsenham is also known as the Stansted Lodge Avalon. This is a bed and breakfast hotel which is actually a converted terraced house with just 6 bedrooms. The hotels offers parking onsite at a charge and free wireless internet access throughout. Only 2 miles (3.4 km) to the north of Stansted Airport.
Breakfast options include cereals, toast, jams, yoghurts, juices plus tea and coffee and is available on a self–serve basis for extended hours, 3.45 till 09.00 in the communal dining room.
Bedrooms have a traditional style. Please note that of the 6 bedrooms 2 have shared bathroom facilities, the other 4 have private bathrooms. These are clear described as such when you check the room rates. Guest rooms all come with a safety deposit box, ironing facilities, heating, hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee maker, microwave, electric kettle and alarm clock. The microwave gives you more options for heating/cooking your own food.
An on–site laundry facility is available.
The front desk is open 24 hours. Other services include luggage storage, ironing service and fax/photocopies. There is a rear garden area.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Elsenham 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 8 3.1 miles (5 km). The hotel is located in Elsenham, a village that dates right back to the days of the doomsday book of 1086. Once known as the place where the worlds most expensive jam was made but jam is no longer made here. 3.1 miles (5.0 km) from the M11 motorway at junction 8 (around 10 minutes by car). The nearest train station is Elsenham (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) which has direct services into London Liverpool Street in under 1 hour and run around every hour. Trains also run direct to Cambridge in around 30 minutes. You can walk to the station in about 15 minutes. The Stansted Lodge Avalon is only 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from Stansted Airport (about 10 minutes by road). There is a pub (serves food), a grocery store and a take away restaurant close to the hotel, all within 400 yards (365 metres).
Name Check: Watch out when travelling to this hotel, or indeed booking. There are two sisters hotels both run by the same people and both within streets of each other. They are The Avalon (this hotel) and The Aspen. Both are run by Stansted Lodge.
Even more confusingly there is a separate similarly named hotel in Tackeley called the Stansted Airport Lodge, the airport in the title is the thing to watch out for.
Transfer Information: The Village Link 7 (VL7) bus runs between Stansted Airport and the Crown pub which is 440 yards (400 metres) from the hotel. The bus costs There is a small charge for the shuttle service and normally runs 06.49 am to 18.49 pm everyday except Sunday.
The hotel itself arranges transfers to the airport using a local taxi company. The cost varies according to how many people are sharing the taxi. Transfers from the airport to the hotel must be arranged by the guests themselves.
Bedroom Numbers: 6
Check-in: 10.00 am
Check-out: 16.00 (4 pm)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £5 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 69%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 87% is 12% above the 75% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. Guests therefore rate the hotel well above average for the surrounding area.
Milesfaster ranking: 287th from 866 London hotels, 14th of 28 Stansted hotels, and 3rd of 70 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 2 star Elsenham Lodge, whose lowest rates start at about £42 and which has a 78% guest satisfaction rating.Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Little Bullocks Farm ticks many of the right boxes, and some 4.3 miles (7.0 km) from this hotel. The Little Bullocks Farm has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.