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Village Hotel Swindon
Ranked #8 of 24 Hotels in Swindon
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Had a nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Went to Swindon for a shopping day and stayed the night at the De Vere Hotel.
We booked an upperdeck room which was really nice,the only problem we found the room to be quite dark but clean and comfortable.
The downstairs Italian restaurant was good and the Victory bar next door was very good with live entertainment from stars of voice.
Didn't have chance to use the pool but was told it was very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

First time at this property and I was very pleasantly surprised. Nice rooms, good breakfast, great restaurant (Buca Di Beppo) located right inside the hotel. State of the art staffed gym, swimming pool, Complex also has a movie theater, bowling alley, laser tag (kids will love this), two Indian restaurants, and more. Difficult to get bored or at least keep the kids busy! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Moss, Norway
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I had a great stay at this wonderful hotel in Swindon. Big room, serviceminded people, great bar and a wonderful Starbucks. But dear english people...please wake up in 2013 and remove wall to wall carpets. It`s horrible with this carpets everywhere. And another thing...Bathtub?? Please install showers. You can`t mean that customers should climb into a bath tub, with their lives on stake, just to take a shower?PS. Check airfans on bathrooms, these are not clean. But if we look away from that.....thanks for a wonderful stay in beautiful Swindon. Will i come back: absolutely

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Me and my partner stayed here for one night just to get away for the weekend. We looked at a lot of hotels online and were quite surprised by the price it was being offered at- we paid £59 for the night which included breakfast and full use of the facilities.

The location of the hotel is about 10 mins from the M4 and easy to find.
On arrival we were greeted by friendly reception staff who checked us in quickly.
Our room was on the first floor and although easy to find, it was quite a trek down the corridors (think cruise ship cabin lay-out style)
The room itself was lovely though. Couldn't fault the cleanliness and it included a TV and sofa.
Apparently you don't get toiletries in the standard package, although this wasn't an issue as we bought our own.
Free wifi throughout the hotel was a bonus. We used the gym and spa once we'd settled in.
This was on the ground floor and had great facilities within it (including gym machines with built-in tv and internet!)
We decided to go out for dinner in the evening, however there are 2 restaurants and a Starbucks on site for other food and drink if you fancy it. The hotel is also situated at the edge of a retail park with a Pizza Hut on it. Drinks were a little over-priced at the bar but I guess that's to be expected.
The buffet breakfast the next morning was standard and offered enough choice for a good start to the day.
Check out was easy- we got an invoice under our door in the morning stating what we owed.

The only faults that we came across in the hotel:
-The bed was very uncomfortable. There was a sign on the pillow when we got there saying we could upgrade our room to get a comfier bed...a bit useless when you don't go to bed until midnight and then realise, which by that point is too late to upgrade.
- no toiletries which is quite strange for a large chain of hotels
-Situation of plugs round the room. The kettle was on a table in the corner with no plug anywhere near it to use it. And there was no mirror in front of the dressing table so you couldn't plug in hair dryer/straighteners etc as you couldn't see to use them!
-The welcome pack was very basic and didn't explain a lot of thing eg room service options, whether to use your towels in your room at the pool or whether you get new ones down there etc

Overall we had a really good stay at the De Vere Swindon and would highly recommend it for shorts stays. For what it includes in the price we paid you can't go wrong! :)

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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norfolk uk
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We visited the Swindon Village hotel for a long weekend autumn break and, whilst it was very comfortable with a large bedroom, we thought the overall experience was slightly less enjoyable than similar breaks we had spent in the Elstree and Newcastle Village hotels. The hotel was extremely busy (a good sign!) but made breakfast a bit of a bunfight with the inevitable queues at food counters. The swimming pool was smaller than the other hotels, however the meal in the Italian restaurant was very good. Our room was unfortunately rather dark, the blinds were broken, and heating inadequate. We would visit a Village Hotel again, but probably not Swindon.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Mainly writing this due to the size of the room. We didn't stop long and can't judge most of the facilities but it looked and felt like a very nice mid-range hotel. (tbh breakfast was a bit hectic..but just a busy time I think) The triple room though was absurd. I've stayed in many triple or 'family' rooms you can hardly get your luggage into and paid a considerably higher rate. You could lose members of your family in the suite we had. Huge and very comfortable. Can't tell you the relief and gratitude you feel after a long cooped up journey to open up the door and laugh at how much room you've got. I will look out for DeVere from now on if this is the standard they stick to nationwide. Brilliant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DanWWW187048
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High Wycombe
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142 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel room was very cold. I asked about this at reception before dinner and they assured me that the meeting would come on. When I went to bed, it was still cold so I tried to phone down to reception: no answer.

The decor of the room is dark. Even with all of the lights on and curtains open, it felt like dusk. I was tempted to put the TV on for added light. The bin hadn't been emptied and some of the corners looked dusty ( with hard light it was hard to clarify!) The only place I could find to plug my mobile phone charger or kettle was under the desk.

I can see this hotel has potential but some basic elements were just not good enough.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Village Hotel Swindon
Address: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park | Whitehill Way, Swindon SN5 7DW, England (Formerly De Vere Village Swindon)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Swindon
#3 Luxury Hotel in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Village Hotel Swindon 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel Swindon is situated on Shaw Ridge Leisure Park and 3 miles from Swindon Town Centre. The Leisure Park has a bowling alley, multi screen cinema, restaurant, Pizza Hut and a public house. Within walking distance is an ice skating rink, a small shopping area with supermarket, post office, pharmacy, petrol station. Great Western Designer Outlet Village is within a 10 minute walk. Village Hotel Swindon has 147 bright and modern bedrooms, a choice of stylish dining or a traditional pub, Starbucks Coffee Shop, a relaxing Spa, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, Swimming Pool, Meeting and Conference Centre, Live Party Nights, Wedding Licence, free wi-fi throughout the hotel and free parking. ... more   less 
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