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Avalon Stansted Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elsenham
Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Save money, stay here for your early flight”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I had an 8.30 am flight from Stansted, with Ryanair to Limoges, costing 20 quid, so I didn't want to spend a fortune on accommodation.
Avalon fits the bill, I arrived at Stansted by train about 8pm, and was collected by a a charming young lady who drove me to the lodge, the same girl, collected me at 6.30am.
The drive time is under 10 minutes, the lodge is clean and quiet, you can make tea and coffee or even use the microwave if you want, and all for 34 pounds, transfers are 6 pounds.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I just needed a reasonably priced, simple and clean overnight close to Stansted airport, and got on top of that a lovely and homely welcome by the young crew! It was a home for this one night. Amazing :-)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Just arrived home back in France, and just had to write a few lines about this excellent accommodation- delivered to Avalon yesterday evening by my family for an overnight stay.
Welcome by staff was unbelievable, offering my family and grandchildren(age 3 and 4), who I was just delivering home to their parents after a 2 week holiday with us in France, drinks and snacks before their 2 hour journey home, made both myself and my family feel at home immediately.
Exceptionally clean, bed very comfortable- breakfast basic but very adequate, with a large choice.
Shuttle service very good, and right on time.
Thank you all for a very relaxing time with you. Your hard work was very much appreciated

Room Tip: I was in room 4 which was on the ground floor next to the kitchen- I did hear clients arrive at the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

This is the cleanest accommodation I've ever been to in the UK. The staff is so unbelievably lovely! And the service is just perfect. I am also impressed by their prices. Nothing to complain about. The only thing that would make the experience more perfect is soy milk in the fridge.. haha.. just kidding. The guy who wrote the negative comment must have been a troll.. there is no way that this place comes even close to his description!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Nothing fancy here. Decent price, it's a bit off the beaten path. I drove there, stayed the night, dropped off the rental car in the AM. The room is clean, very basic. Breakfast likewise. Free wifi, I had to pay 3 pounds extra to park overnight. It's too far to walk to the airport (I'll sometimes do that). Don't let the 3 stars scare you off--it's good, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I just needed an overnight airport stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Durham
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Stayed here for an early flight from Stansted. I tried to arrange car parking with Avalon, which is much cheaper than Stansted one, but didn't get very far - the pre-arrival communication was pretty limited, so my expectations were low.

On arrival, the lady, who runs the hotel was great, very welcoming and explained everything in detail. The hotel is clean and neat and the room looked inviting and comfy.

They offer a self-service breakfast, so you can have some toast / cerial and a coffee no matter what time your flight is and if you do decide to leave your car with them, they organise transfers to and from the airport during the day.

Would definately use it again - great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

wonderful clean accomadation , well worth the money so cheap , we stayed overnight after travelling from cornwall to get a flight early the next morning , we arrived late due to our taxi not turning up on time and the lady waited up until 2.30 am to let us in and she still made us feel most welcome , she even made sure our taxi was all sorted out for the morning just in case she needed to arrange a lift with their shuttle service ! The breakfast was self serve but again for the price it was great , i would use again !

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avalon Stansted Lodge
Address: 1 Mill Close, Elsenham CM22 6EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Elsenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elsenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Avalon Stansted Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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