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The White Swan Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Uppity reception put me and my boyfriend in the "servants' headquarters" which directly faced McDonalds on a Saturday evening! Needless to say, we were endlessly entertained by colourful arguments and ended with eager, drunk diners purchasing the 5 o'clock breakfast offer. So by all costs, be sure to avoid room 214 and 212! Service at was breakfast was at the opposite end of the spectrum with prompt, smiling service and the pizza at Julio's wonderfully made.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 214 and 212. Observing the building there are quiet sections.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 3 July 2012

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed Dinner and Breakfast at the hotel. We are sorry to hear you experienced noise at the front of the building, if you plan to stay again, please mention to reception when booking about the noise you experienced and we can put you in a room at the back of the hotel if you prefer.

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Spent last night here after a wedding in Halifax. Got a great deal - £59 for a double room including a full breakfast.
Check in was swift, a nice touch was the valet parking - lovely. Our room was small but adequate - at the front of the hotel. This was a problem as it proved to be very noisy with drunken folk making their way past, loitering in doorways etc etc. We should have asked to be moved but decided just to put up with it.
Breakfast was gorgeous. The staff were friendly and very pleasant - just wished I'd asked for a different room. Make sure you get a room not ovelooking the main street.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back of the hotel, otherwise too noisy
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 3 July 2012

We appreciate the time you have spent writing the review. We're glad you found the staff to be friendly, they have all been here a number of years and make a great team. We're sorry to hear you heard noise from people passing on the street. We are currently looking in to getting secondary windows which will comply with regulations due to us having a Grade Two listed building. Please don't hesitate to mention to reception if you make any future bookings to be away from the main street.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I have just come back from Halifax on a 5 day trip with work. I found the White Swan Hotel to be right in the middle of town, it's surrounded by good places to eat and it was exactly what I needed for the week. The check in was smooth and quick and the staff were all so friendly and my opinion of them never changed throughout the week. My room was a small double but it was spotless and the bathroom was also nice. The room looked out over the back alley way behind the hotel and although there was no view I was glad because it was very quiet at night and I heard from other guests that their front rooms were a bit nosier due to them looking out onto the main -street. Breakfast was very good value for money - with a cold bar in the middle of the room with fruit juice, cereals, muffins, nuts and fruit. There was also the option to order a hot breakfast and this was also popular and very tasty. If you are staying here and you are looking for places to eat for diner, I really recommend "Ricci's Place" which is just around the corner and also "Red Pepper" which is again just up the road from the hotel and was also very good value for money and the food was excellent. There is also "Julios" Italian Restaurant which is attached to the hotel and again, was very good. I would recommend the hotel to others.

Room Tip: If you are not interested in a view - ask for a back facing room - it is very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Management response:Responded 3 July 2012

Thank you for your review, it was a delight to read. Myself and the staff are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the hotel.

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I stayed overnight with my family...reception staff absolutely wonderful,couldnt have been nicer, nothing too much trouble...Stacey and Jason...very helpful...Room was amazing and very comfortable and clean.Brilliantly located for a visit to Halifax.....will definitely be back....

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 4 July 2012

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It's good to hear you appreciated the staff, were happy with the room and the location of the hotel.

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Reviewed 11 May 2012 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel coming up from London for work on a Thursday night but got no sleep due to very noisy and constant groups of people shouting and loitering right in front of the hotel until 3am in the morning.

The next morning I asked if this was normal and they basically explained that it was as it was the city centre. They advised me that next time I should request a back room.

Funny thing is if they knew this was the norm, and clearly they did, why didnt they give me a back room to start with? The hotel was empty as well so I can only take this as discrimination towards any outsiders.

I guess Yorkshire really do see themselves as special. Who would have thought?

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

loved the white swan hotel very clean, and staff very helpful and pleasant,restaurant adjacent to hotel was superb. hope for the same on our next weekend away
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Room Tip: very quiet at night so can sleep well
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is a difficult review because this is an odd place to stay but the staff are really friendly. The hotel is in the middle of Halifax and is a good location for the centre of town. It has a certain grandeur from the outside and the service on the front desk is very friendly and informative. The rooms are a bit odd as they are certainly large but probably reflect the situation in Halifax where there is not a great deal of money and the hotel has cut its cloth (ironic for Halifax) accordingly. The tiles in the shower are plasticy and there is nowhere to put your soap and shampoo when showing however the shower is very good. The furniture is cheap veneer but remember this is a 3 star hotel and the beds are comfortable and rooms a good size.

The food at Julios is pretty good. The pizza was very good but he olives OK. Also the glass of merlot as pretty good. Breakfast was standard fare but tasty. There was a selection of cereals and fruits plus juice coffee and toast. There is a ht selection but I skipped it. Also the staff at breakfast were very friendly.

Overall I would recommend even though you have to negotiate the maze of corridors to get to your room. The staff are great and although the room are just average it still is Ok for a functional hotel in Halifax. Food is pretty good and Julios is a decent if not outstanding. There is also a gym room but I did not manage to get there.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The White Swan Hotel by Compass Hospitality

Address: Princess Street, Halifax HX1 1TS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#4 Business Hotel in Halifax
#5 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range: £43 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Swan Hotel by Compass Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Swan Hotel by Compass Hospitality is situated in the heart of Halifax. We offer free Wi-Fi, limited parking, a fitness suite and we are 5 minutes walk from the Lloyds office, and less than a 10 minute walk from the railway station. All bedrooms are bright and airy. They are individually decorated, and each has ensuite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and flat screen televisions with satellite channels and Freeview. The Superior and Executive rooms also have modern bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a traditional Full English breakfast each morning, with lighter options also available. We also serve a small lunch menu and Afternoon Tea is pre-bookable. There is an authentic Italian restaurant. It offers fresh pastas, pizzas and steaks, and there is also a cosy lounge bar. The White Swan is within a 20 minute drive of the Calderdale Pennines and Bradford is just 10 miles away ... more   less 
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