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“Old world charm”
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The Saffron Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Saffron Walden
Reviewed 29 March 2013

To hotel is a very old building with lots of charm and the room was very clean and spacious
The restaurant served top class food , the staff were a bit on the rude side though.
Only real drawback is the very limited parking

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank derrick h
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed for one night on our way to the south of England. The reception staff were very friendly and our room was very spacious and attractively furnished. It was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We had a front room facing the road but we heard very little noise.
We had our evening meal in the restaurant. The vegetarian shepherds pie was served with chips and assorted vegetables. It was hot and tasted delicious. The service was good.
The breakfast was disappointing for £10.00 a person and was very average. The car park was small and tricky to manoeuvre the car.
The hotel is nicely situated and very near the shops and cafes.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

I stayed here while doing a training course last month. Apart from the radiator making lots of noise on the first night and not being able to turn it back on after that (so was freezing at night) I enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was plentiful and my room cleaned nicely each day.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

The hotel was lovely! Clean, spacious rooms with friendly staff who were happy to help. Parking could have been an issue if the hotel had been busier but we had no problems. We didn't eat there so can't comment on food.

Room Tip: Go for one at the back as the high street can be quite noisy
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

We visited early evening for a bar meal so it was not very busy therefore lacked some atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and our food was not only generous in portion but cooked very well. However my husband said that his beer was not up to scratch in its taste, almost like a stale taste.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We booked the Saffron Hotel for a Dinner and Dance for 70 guests with our social club in January 2013, The hotel is lovely, the type of building which you would expect to find in Historic Saffron Walden, beams and comfortable surroundings.
We would like to compliment the chef on the quality of the cuisine, it certainly exceeded our expectations, serving so many people all at once is quite a task! The staff were friendly and helpful and could not do enough to help make our experience a good one.
We would certainly recommend this hotel and we hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

I took my, very old, father here for a meal on Boxing Day.
Having said that he could not walk far, he is nearly 100, and requesting a table near the door we managed to get him up the front steps and were told that we had to go down the steps again, around the corner and in the side door. We were then escorted, through a deserted room, round to a table, not far from the bar, which was about 15 yards from where we started. We were escorted all the way by a very pleasant young lady.
The food was OK, but not, in any way, better than average; which, to be fair, suited my father.
Service was good and the staff very pleasant.
The building is old and full of character.
More could be made of of this hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Douglas C
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Additional Information about The Saffron Hotel

Address: 8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Saffron Walden
Price Range: £67 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Saffron Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saffron Walden takes the second parts of its name from the threatening fortification of Walden Castle, erected by the Normans after the Conquest, and the first from the rare and precious saffron crocus, for which the town became famous, used in medicine, cooking and as the source of a rich yellow dye. The hotel has 16 en-suite bedrooms (all 100% non smoking) which all have tea/coffee and ironing facilities. The hotel also has a paneled Restaurant and Lounge/Bar area. We also cater for functions including parties and weddings in our Saffron Suite. ... more   less 
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