This is a delightful place on the side of Alton that is only 10 minutes walk to Chawton. Joan is the most welcoming, informative host you could ask for. The little Austen room is tiny but perfect for one. The Swan Hotel has a fab menu and there are several cafes on the Alton High Street that do a good coffee.
The trip from Heathrow is only 1.5 hours and hassle-free if you catch the bus/coach from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Woking. It will take 40 minutes and the bus runs directly to the Woking train station. There is a direct train to Alton that took only 40 mins. No mucking around with luggage on the Tube, plus a real saving in time and ticket costs by not travelling into London and then back out. The one ticket covers both legs of the journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gold Winner at the 2011-14 Beautiful South Awards. As recommended in The Times, a beautifully converted church in a quiet town location with Jane Austen's House, restaurants, pubs and transport all within easy walking distance. All rooms refurbished to a very high standard. Plus a spacious guest lounge with satellite TV/DVD player, free WiFi and fridge. Four Star accredited, plus Visit England's Silver Award. We have welcomed visitors from across the UK and from 30+ countries around the world, who visit the local attractions or stay whilst on business. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Mary`s Hall Hotel Alton
- St Mary`s Hall b&b
- St Mary's Hall Bed And Breakfast Alton, Hampshire