I have never written a review on Tripadvisor before but my experience of this hotel deserved the effort on my part.
I stayed here last weekend as a party of three. We were on a cycling trip from Reading to South Wales. We were a little concerned about some of the reviews (and photos) but I can honestly say we had a great stay.
We arrived late (8.30pm) and the manager took our bikes and locked them away in hotel storage rooms safely and dry.
The room I stayed in (number 4) over looked the main town square outside and had a decent bed, bath, shower and toilet. TV was good.
The evening meal was good wholesome Pubgrub - I had the big burger which I couldn't finish even after burning off over 4000 calories cycling all day. Breakfast was freshly cooked "full English" and good standard.
The staff were excellent and, upon noticing we were on a charity ride, donated £20 towards our charity on the spot. The management in particular were friendly and very hard working (I don't actually think they sleep!)
Yes this is an old building, yes its creaky, but to me that's a much nicer environment to relax and unwind rather than a bland and plastic travel lodge.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Swan Hotel in Devizes is an eighteenth century coaching inn and is a popular pub with 12 letting rooms. The ground floor, first floor function room and many of the rooms are decorated with antiques, most which are for sale. The candle lit large bar area has three open fires to provide a warm welcome. There is usually live music every Friday and/or Saturday night. The team of young, enthusiastic chefs provide breakfast, lunch and evening meals (except Sunday evening) The menu changes daily and all meals are cooked fresh in our kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Black Swan Hotel Devizes
- Black Swan Devizes
- Black Swan Hotel Devizes
- The Black Swan Devizes, Wiltshire