I stayed here for one night on the recommendation of a colleague and was not disappointed. The hotel is a former coaching inn in the centre of Great Dunmow which is only 10 minutes from Stansted Airport. It has been recently refurbished and is now a very smart looking 'inn with rooms'.
I was greeted on arrival by two of the friendliest and most enthusiastic ladies behind reception that you could want to meet. Check in was efficient and speedy and I was offered assistance with my luggage and shown to my room.
My room was a single in a converted stable block and was a good size and very well appointed. The bed was very comfortable and the room had everything required and was spotlessly clean. The bathroom had a good shower and was also very clean. Only small comment would be that the vastly oversized wardrobe, which you couldn't actually open because of the chair in front of it, probably wasn't necessary in a single room and a shelf in the bathroom would have been useful.
The hotel has a very nice bar serving good real ale and appears to be very popular with the locals. Breakfast was also very good with a nice selection of continental products and the hot food cooked to order (if the toast was also done to order it would have been 5 star!)
The hotel has free WiFi which is a good speed and free car parking. I would certainly recommend this hotel for anyone using Stansted and it's much better value than the airport hotels and only a 10 minute drive away. Great Dunmow itself is a very attractive town with a good selection of shops and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This grade II listed building once a traditional coaching inn, set in the historical market town of Great Dunmow, has been fully restored and re-furbished back to a beautiful bar, restaurant and hotel. Find us just off the A120 – we’re about 6 miles from both and only 12 minutes from Stansted Airport. Our menus are thoughtfully created and changed with each season.Free WIFI to all guests and visitors. Enjoy superb food prepared using the freshest local ingredients, with timeless classics and innovative specials. Everything is cooked to order using as much local produce as our head chef can buy, and served in stylish, relaxed and modern surroundings. Our Sunday roast is fast becoming legendary and is served all day. Join us any time for great food and drink and warm, friendly service.We have 31 en-suite rooms each with room service, free wifi and a delicious breakfast served in the morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Saracens Head Hotel Great Dunmow, Essex