Taking into account that this hotel is rated no 1 for hotels in Swindon, I decided to treat my new girlfriend to a romantic 1 night stay which included one of their large executive rooms (opted for the 'classic package' which included fruit, chocolates and sparkling wine) , 2 beauty treatments and dinner at their Nichols restaurant. (Total cost: just over 300 Pounds) Overall it was a pleasant stay but I do feel that there were a number of things which could be improved upon.
Firstly, the PROS; The room was amazing.. very well decorated, clean and spacious. The food at Nichols restaurant was exceptional - as were the staff - we didn't feel at all rushed and really enjoyed our meal.
The CONS; The reception staff weren't all that friendly. When I checked in, I wasn't greeted warmly, I was just told that I needed to provide my credit card so they could do an authorisation, was handed my access card and quickly explained where my room was. The 'classic' package of fruit, chocolates and sparkling wine was a huge let down. At an extra 30 Pounds, the cholcolates looked cheap and the fruit was just placed on a plate with cling film (I would have thought that a nice elegant fruit bowl would have looked much nicer.) The breakfast was also quite sub standard; cold coffee and tea brought to the table, dry fried eggs and not as much variety as one would expect from a 4* Hotel. (The waiting staff were however very friendly)
So, all in all - an average stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in extensive private grounds of 30 acres with stunning views across to the Vale of the White Horse and the Cotswold escarpment. This very comfortable 116 en-suite, 4 Star, family owned and run hotel offers two restaurants, three bars, air-conditioning and executive room upgrades available. With extensive leisure facilities including indoor pool, 9 hole Par 3 golf course, beauty salon and much more. We are an ideal hotel for both business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Swindon
- Swindon Best Western