Having tried the poor Holiday Inn in Swindon I thought I would give the De Vere a go, having seen dreadful reviews of all other hotels in Swindon.
This hotel is a bit outside the town on a leisure park. From the outside it looks OK and the reception is really nice, but that disguises the under par quality of the rest of the hotel. Once checked in I took the lift which was really shabby. On the way to the room you could see where black gaffer tape had been used to patch up the worn carpets.
The room itself wasn’t too bad, although it was looking a little tired. The real disappointment was the bathroom which had flaking paint and really needed attention.
The gym and leisure facilities are excellent and this is where the hotel redeems itself. Plenty of new equipment and more than enough even at peak times.
From a food point of view the restaurant is excellent with a good choice of good food. The room service menu is however a bit limited with a choice of burgers, sandwiches or salad. Breakfast also has good choice. The service in the restaurant and bar was also very good.
Overall the hotel could do with a bit of tidy up, particularly the bathrooms but it’s not too bad. Really it’s the best of a poor bunch in Swindon.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- De Vere Village Swindon Hotel Swindon
- Swindon De Vere Shaw Ridge
- Village Hotel Swindon Wiltshire