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“Lovely stay”
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Railway Hotel
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Railway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sawbridgeworth
West Bay, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is the second time we've stayed here, the staff remembered us from last year and made us feel more than welcome. Rooms, food and service were all excellent again.
Don't let the proximity of the railway station put you off, the electric trains are very quiet and add to the atmosphere rather than detract from it.
We're very much into bird watching, the leafy courtyard had the added bonus of Blue Tits nesting in the wall mounted ash tray this year, with a notice saying Do not use, birds nesting :-) Also saw a Jay and there was a Cuckoo nearby.
Arrived a day early and saw that Laterooms said that the hotel was fully booked. They were lying, if I had phoned I could have got a room. Thanks a bunch Laterooms.
Looking forward to our next stay at The Railway Hotel :-)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

we travel from liverpool often to see our daurter and family somtimes we stay at her house butwhen she first moved house we always stayed at the railway all the staff put themselves out to make it a good stay and we still like to stay there for a chonge now and then and our grandaughter megan is like one of the family there she loves all the meals and stays in our room just to have there great breakfast that carnt be bad for a 6yr old they know her from birth looking forward to booking again in the near future love to all the staff ron&marie from liverpool xxxxxx

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Great for watching football, reasonable beer prices too. Very clean and friendly atmosphere. I have not stayed in accommodation but heard that it is nice. It's dead close to the station as well so that was handy.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Railway Hotel is a welcoming place, we arrived too late to eat but they were happy to cook us a quick burger and chips which was welcoming. The room was large and had all the basic facilities expected. We was in room 3 which is on the ground floor, the room was extremely hot and being on the ground floor, I wasn't happy to leave the windows open all night.
The staff were helpful and very friendly, and nothing was too much for them. We stayed for one night as we was attending a birthday party. The hotel is located next to the railway station.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I used this hotel to meet a friend over from Cyprus for a few days. It was a Monday lunchtime, so fairly quiet. We entered the pub to find a large, clean bar-room with plenty of tables and chairs. The optics and pumps were gleaming. This to me along with clean toilets, is the sign of a well-run pub. After ordering a drink we perused the fairly comprehensive English pub food menu. We both settled for a sausage and onion baguette, this was served with salad and chips. We both thought they were very tasty. The staff were friendly and chatty which gave the pub a nice atmosphere. Although I didn't stay there myself, I would recommend it based on the quality of the pub alone. If you need to stay local, stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Opende
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I booked the Railway hotel based on the reviews of others and I'm happy to say the Railway hotel was good. The hotel has apart from the rooms also a restaurant + pub area where a lot of people includings locals were staying on the night we stayed. On arrival we were welcomed by a friendly owner and shown to our bedroom
The room we had was very spacious and tidy and allthough close to the railway we were not disturbed by any noise. The double room we had did not have a very large bed, if this is important to yo ask for a twin room The hotel has a large carpark also handy if you have car and trailer with you on your travels. Next morning we had a cooked breakfast (not included in the roomprice) which was plentyfull. The staff at breakfast was friendly and helpfull.
Would stay again.

In Sawbridgeworth there are a couple of restaurants, the trains from the next door stations take you into London.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

It's next to the Sawbridgeworth train station. However, there's limited train service to this small station. I either had to take the 1hr earlier train or take the 30 min earlier train and transfer somewhere else, which means 15 more minutes longer trip and more expensive ticket.

The town is 15 min walk away with a few basic restaurants. There's a bar at the hotel, offers a few beers on tap with good price. The staff is very nice and goes out of their way to help.

The room is huge, same size as most American hotels. The shower curtain can use a curved curtain hanger as the tub is pretty narrow.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Railway Hotel
Address: Station Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9LD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Sawbridgeworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sawbridgeworth
Hotel Class:3 star — Railway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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