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BEST WESTERN George Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The George Hotel is an old fixture in Swaffham and the place runs like clockwork. The rooms are
not luxurious but they are clean and comfortable and everything works. Bathrooms are small but there is plenty of hot water.

Great breakfast and all day menus. Friendly and competent staff. The George is centrally located in the town. There is private parking behind the hotel. Great for a short stay.

Room Tip: Get a room that overlooks the parking lot and not the road.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at our Hotel.

I am delighted to read your kind comments and so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We have a rolling refurbishment plan in place at the property and we are working hard to refurbish and redecorate our bedrooms and bathrooms.

Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to accommodating you again in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Extended weekend in this part of the country - favourable weather and much to see in relatively short distance. Have been to this hotel on previous occasions and been impressed, so no question of not returning. The rooms were comfortable and very clean, bathroom was small, but adequate. The staff were friendly and helpful. The meals were of a very good standard, both in presentation and variety. The value of our stay was outstanding. Still much to see in the area and when next visiting there will be no doubt we will be retuning to this location.

Room Tip: In summer would suggest that rooms at back of hotel(other side to car park) are preferable - cooler...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at our Hotel.

I am so pleased to hear we contributed to a ‘delightful break.’ The George’s location in the charming market town of Swaffham is ideal for those wishing to explore our beautiful county of Norfolk and it’s great to know you enjoy the hospitality shown by our team.

Many thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here overnight Friday to Saturday, and found this to be a lovely hotel with very friendly staff. The room was clean, looked recently decorated, and (since it was at the back of the hotel) very quiet. We ate in the bar - a good value menu with plenty of choice, and some good real ales. The lady behind the bar was particularly helpful, but in fact all the staff without exception gave us good customer service. In the morning, the breakfast was plentiful and the service efficient. We left wishing we had booked for longer. We will definitely return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your recent stay at our hotel.

We have a great team at The George and I am so pleased that you enjoyed good service and hospitality.

It’s so very nice to read your review and thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel soon .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Room very homely and comfortable...be warned tho..rooms at the front of the hotel can be a bit noisy people in the car park. There is also a church bell that dongs every hour 24 hours a day!,apart from that fautless..food is local produce and,superb!!

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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at our Hotel.

I am delighted, as will be the team, to read you enjoyed your stay and meals at The George.

Apologies for the church clock, lovely as it is we do appreciate for lighter sleepers that the church bells are not always appreciated. Hopefully when you next decide to stay please do mention this and we will endeavour to allocate you a room away from the bells.

Thank you again for your valuable feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed three nights. Excellent food and staff very friendly and helpful. Bedrooms and bathroom could be bigger but not bad. Showers could have benefitted with some TLC. Lots of parking space and right in middle of town but quiet. Bar a bit pricey and little atmosphere. Of our group of twelve the only substandard meal of the three nights was the Sunday roast, the spuds were overdone. All the other meals, breakfast and dinner starters through to puddings were very good. Fresh veg and fruit, meat/fish was done very nicely and tasty. On one in my group had any complaints.

Room Tip: New part of the building better.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your review following your short break at our Hotel.

I am so pleased you and your group of friends enjoyed the hospitality shown at The George.

Apologies for the overdone roast potatoes, but pleased that in the main the food was enjoyed met with approval.

Thank you again for sharing your experience and hope we will have the opportunity ion the future to welcome you all back to our Hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel was excellent value. The staff were very friendly, the room was spotless and they cook breakfast to order. Very central position for some gorgeous countryside. We had a back room which was very quiet with an extremely comfortable bed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gemma A, Manager at BEST WESTERN George Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience following your stay at our Hotel.

Delighted that you feel you received good value for money and were well looked after by our team. As you said we are lucky as The George boasts a great position in the charming market town of Swaffham which is (the town) surrounded by some quite beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Thank you again for your review and I hope we will be able to welcome you back to our Hotel soon.

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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN George Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN George Hotel
Address: 1 Station Street, Swaffham PE37 7LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Swaffham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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