Using this hotel as working locally for a month.
I was attracted by the motel parking for the car outside, and the location set in countryside and village of South Marston.
Arrival was met with friendly atmosphere by Bob.
Room was no.9 - was both clean and functional.
Heated towel rail was a nice touch - and ceiling fan was useful too in the hot weather.
Wifi signal was good in my room.
Bathroom was very clean and the power shower was very good.
Now to the single bed - I found the bed very uncomfortable - but I got used to it.
The bed was lumpy because of the springs coming through the mattress.
Quietness of hotel was fine - high speed train line with intercity trains was not an issue when you wanted to sleep as they stopped running then or at least they seemed to.
The real ales from Arkells were well kept.
Overall very good experience and for a cash deal good value.
Good location for running too either into village or the fields just next to hotel and even up to gymwhich was 2 mins drive from hotel at larger hotel in the village South Marston Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Carpenters Arms Motel Swindon, is on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border and provides you with quality rooms at guest house prices. In the country but just minutes from Swindon, Shrivenham, Wanborough, Blunsdon RMCS, Honda as well many other towns.Our reputation for quality accommodation, food and Arkells Real Ales has grown to reach the number one for accommodation in Swindon, on the biggest review site in the world, TripAdvisor. If you wish to stay Monday to Thursday you need to book early as we have long term satisfied guests who stay weekly. Why choose the rest when you can choose the best. The Carpenters provides an ideal haven for the business traveller or tourist seeking peace and tranquility. The Carpenters Arms lies approximately 3 miles north of Swindon and is ideally placed for visits to Bath, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and a host of Cotswold beauty spots. If you are looking for a boisterous, noisy, over the top establishment, The Carpenters is not for you. ... more less
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