The location of the Swan is superb, there can't be many hotels in England with such a pleasant riverside (Thames) setting, overlooking the Goring lock. The food is excellent, and breakast was fine. If you are in the area I would certainly heartily recommend a visit for a coffee stop, you won't regret it.
However I would avoid staying here. To be frank the hotel is a bit of a disappointment. Every single part of the flooring in the rooms and corridors seems to creak. You feel as if you were an elephant walking around. As previous reviewers have noted the bathrooms are tired, the room lighting is inadequate, and though the hotel describes itself as having had a recent refurb all we could spot were new ceilings, everything else seems slightly jaded. As the preceding reviewer noted there is a problem with a nosiy pump in the roofspace which is quite loud and seems to go on all night, we had to move room at 1am in the morning. It was all handled very well by the staff (who are certainly a credit to the hotel) but it took the edge off our stay. We got the impression that the real money is made by conferences and weddings, and a simple tourist booking for a room probably just covers the cleaning staff etc.
It is a lovely spot however, and I would happily go back again for a drink, but not to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan at Streatley is set on the banks of the Thames in the picturesque Berkshire village of Streatley and enjoys wonderful views of the river. The Swan has 21 newly renovated bedrooms, as well as a new bar & terrace and a fully equipped gym and spa. The restaurant is currently closed as The Swan undergoes a multi-million pound investment to redesign of the restaurant, meeting & events spaces. Accommodation is available on a room only basis in the beautifully designed and stylish rooms and guests can purchase coffee, pastries, light refreshments and drinks onsite at the bar & terrace and have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the local restaurants a short walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan At Streatley Hotel Streatley On Thames
- Swan At Streatley On Thames
- Swan Streatley Hotel
- The Swan At Streatley Streatley-On-Thames, Berkshire