Hotel in Detail:The Swan Hotel is a traditional style English coaching Inn. These Inns go way back to the days when long journeys were carried out my teams of horses and provided accommodation for guests and drinking and rest points for the horses. The hotel has a relaxing atmosphere with elegant décor.
All bedrooms are en-suite with a trouser press, hairdryer, television, iron/ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Swan hotel also has an onsite restaurant serving a traditional English menu of home cooked food along with other varied dishes.
For any guests who arrive after the kitchen has closed a choice of sandwiches are available on request.
Open: noon till 15.00, 18.00 till 21.00, Saturday noon till 21.00, Sunday noon till 20.00.
The hotel bar features an open fireplace and serves real ales. Patio Area (with heated Jumbrella).
Open:: 11.00 till 23.00 (till midnight Friday/Saturday), noon till 23.00 Sunday.
(The bar closing time for residents is at the discretion of the Manager)
There are 2 function rooms suitable for parties (up to 60 guests) of business meetings (15 conference style).
Wakeup up calls can be arranged with the reception.
Complimentary wireless internet access can be picked up throughout the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Elsenham 5.4 miles (8.7 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 8 8.3 miles (13.4 km).
The Swan Hotel is located in the small village of Thaxted, some 5.6 miles from Stansted Airport. Thaxted has a long history going right back to the 1300's and is the home of the famous Morris Men dancers with the origins of the Morris dancers organisation dating back to a meeting in Thaxted in 1934. Its a small town of less than 3000 residents. Perhaps best now as the home of Dick Turpin, the famous highwaymen from the 1700's whose cottage still survives. The local church has a 180 feet high spire. Local attractions include Thaxted Windmill (0.1 miles), Mole Hall Wildlife Park (3.8 miles), Great Bradfield Cottage Museum (4 miles) and Audley End Miniature Railway (6.9 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 21
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.9 out of 5 by 1215 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.3 out of 5 from 615 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 1 of 1 for hotel in Thaxted and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 600 reviews)
Parking:Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 78% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 2 star hotels is 70%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) .
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 78% is 5145% below the 5223% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. Therefore compared to hotels around the airport its rating is well below average.
Milesfaster ranking: 581st from 865 London hotels, th of 38 Stansted hotels, and 19th of 71 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Swan Hotel - Thaxted and not too far away (5.6 miles, 9.0 km) would be the 2 star Stansted Lodge , where prices begin from around £62 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Stansted Lodge. 5.6 miles away (9.0 km), has been rated at 87% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £62.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Little Bullocks Farm seems like a possible option, although it's 7.0 miles (11.2 km) away. The Little Bullocks Farm has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Comment: £300,000 refurbishment 2009.