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The Saffron Hotel

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8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Meeting Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews function room public car park location is excellent family wedding room was large saturday evening friendly atmosphere no trouble sandwiches comfy bed excellent breakfast sunday roast burger character venue beams cambridge
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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed at this recently “refurbished” so called “hotel” for a family reunion on 10 November 2018, my room was an absolutely unacceptable: – • the “Velux” style roof window was falling out of its fitting and leaking rain directly on the bed below, reported this...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here over night found them friendly and welcoming. Returned to the hotel after a family party elsewhere to find a birthday party winding down so we had a few drinks before retiring to our room at around midnight. Our room was right above the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel 18 months ago when it was run by lovely people who really looked after their guests. I did not check tripadvisor before booking this time as I hadn't realised that the owners had changed. This hotel has no kitchen facilities...More

Date of stay: December 2018
5  Thank Daydream780489
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged a surprise family meal for my parents diamond wedding some people had traveled from various parts of the country the whole experience was utterly terrible the wait was far too long the starters a few prawns limp lettuce,or salad cherry tomatoes and lettuce...More

Date of stay: November 2018
4  Thank Alison S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had made a booking for 12 in the restaurant for 2pm and what followed was one of the worst and most bizarre restaurant experiences I've ever had. I had pre-ordered a prawn cocktail, when the offending item finally appeared, there were 3 prawns, a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
8  Thank Ben W
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Description
Saffron Walden takes the second parts of its name from the threatening fortification of Walden Castle, erected by the Normans after the Conquest, and the first from the rare and precious saffron crocus, for More which the town became famous, used in medicine, cooking and as the source of a rich yellow dye. The hotel has 16 en-suite bedrooms (all 100% non smoking) which all have tea/coffee and ironing facilities. The hotel also has a paneled Restaurant and Lounge/Bar area. We also cater for functions including parties and weddings in our Saffron Suite. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Golf course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
16
Price range
US$112 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saffron Hotel Walden
,
The Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden, Essex
Location
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
16
Price range
US$112 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saffron Hotel Walden
,
The Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden, Essex
Location
United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
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Dining (16)
Room & Suite (9)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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jimandcathrene
14 January 2018|
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Response from Irthlingborough43 | Reviewed this property |
Mrefurbishment ( needed) should now be open
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Room Tips
"there isd not good room we had room 7"
christel
6 Oct 2018
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"Ask for the room that actually has working hot water so you can have a shower - our rooms didn't have..."
F3499YQelizabetho
30 Sep 2018
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"Check out the room first, all rooms can be noisy, with extractor fans etc"
600Jacko
18 Aug 2018
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"Don't think about having a room at the front. You won't sleep much if you do."
WorldVoyagerDorset
28 Jun 2018
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