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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 Issues - Firstly upon arrival, the member of staff was sat at a table with friends, we had to ask to be booked in. The Suite was satisfactory, a big space, spa bath, relatively clean. Secondly, I visited the bar an hour later, the same member of staff was still sat at a table with friends, I had to...

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manchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awful place, filthy!, room was disgusting, unapologetic staff , same as another reviewer booked an exec room and got a tiny box room. Never Ever would I stay there again. Management need to take a long hard look at their business or they are not going to have one.

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5Thank errollManchester
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend called in after visiting a local Christmas fair. We were seated and chose our drinks. We both opted for the larger plates. Which is an extra £2. Well worth it. The beef was cooked to perfection. And so was the turkey. In all there was 7 selections of veg. We will certainly be visiting again to...

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Thank Emily S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a Christmas Party Night. It was awful. Food was terrible. Really terrible. Cutlery was dirty. Drinks came in dirty glasses. Tap water on the table. The bar area stank of sick. It wasn't a pleasant experience at all. Poor management is all I can put it down to. Sorry Lion and Swan. I don't like leaving bad reviews,...

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5Thank MWinder
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If I were being generous I'd say this hotel needs a deep clean and the staff need a class in customer service. In reality, the place needs a complete renovation as its run down, tatty and worst of all, its filthy. Not only did the staff completely mess up our booking which meant I got a tiny box room when...

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3Thank Turnip09
Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I've not stayed but met friends here several times for drinks. This is an old, traditional inn in the middle of the town. The food, on the one occasion I tried, was fine and the service was attentive. My bean burger was tasty and my partner's steak was good. Surprised by the mixed reviews as the staff seem pleasant and...

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Thank mercuryderbyshire
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stayed here for two nights, the staff are very friendly and the manager couldn't do enough to assist you in anyway, food was very good the room clean and newly decorated, good central hotel for a 2/3 night stay

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Thank DB1MUSTANG
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Check in was interesting as the key to my room was lost! Good size room with ok bathroom, though dated. Wifi wouldn't work which was very frustrating. Lighting poor if you have to work. Breakfast was fine though buffet was limited. Evening meals good quality but service was slow.

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Thank Martin W
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We called in without booking and a little late for breakfast . The staff opened the kitchen and made us all a full English breakfast that was cooked lovely the table service was excellent the staff are really friendly and polite and it was lovely and clean with plenty of parking . The price was great value for money ....

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and my family visited here after pondering different options in Congleton. I was a bit unsure at first as the website said that the roast dinners stopped at 17:00 but after a very quick phone call the manager said that they keep them going. So we were greeted by the front of house manager who seated us and bought...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Lion and Swan Congleton. Visitors to The Lion and Swan Hotel Congleton frequently say that of all the hotels in Congleton it provides possibly the most welcoming service, stylish yet comfortable rooms and high quality regional food dishes of all the hotel accommodation Cheshire has to offer. A traditional coaching Inn. This family owned and operated Tudor tavern assures you of a warm welcome and invites you to experience a delightful 16th Century ambience with 21st Century style, comfort and convenience.Quality food, local ingredients. Specialising in prime beef steaks and traditional fare, we offer only high quality food made from the finest local ingredients, with a discerning wine list and good cask ales.Relax in elegance and comfort. Totally refurbished in a contemporary yet sympathetic style, every room exudes historic charm whilst enabling you to luxuriate in up-to-the-minute comforts and modern conveniences.Business and social events. With our spacious function rooms and on-site parking, we offer the ideal venue for all kinds of business meetings and conferences, and a special focus on weddings, social gatherings and local societies. Why not explore beautiful and historic Cheshire with our weekend leisure breaks? ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lion & Swan Hotel

Address: Swan Bank, Congleton CW12 1AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Congleton
Price Range: £52 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lion & Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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