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“Excellent Service and Value for Money” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Sun Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Value for Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

I used this hotel on behalf of my employer for a two day meeting. The staff were exceptionally polite, friendly and helpful. The meeting room one the ground floor at the back of the restaurant was excellent and comfortable, and the catering superb. A special offer for meetings held in January and February made this booking extremely good value for money. Whilst not as grand as some of the other venues for meetings in the Hitchin area, the town centre location makes it ideal.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yvonnenetball
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 13 January 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Lovely old building but car parking limited and poor night's sleep due to noise from late night (Saturday) revelers using the courtyard as a cut through to public car park. Noise went on until after 3 am.
Breakfast was understaffed and a long wait but delicious when it arrived!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Susan B
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

A lovely old, rabbit warren of a coaching inn in the centre of town.
A great breakfast with toasted real bread -yum!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JandJPoole
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2011
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

The price of a room is very reasonable. Several appear to have been refurbished recently, so no complaints - comfortable bed and bedding, good shower, heating generally OK. The breakfast was included in the price and was very good. The only problem was the complete lack of functioning wifi. The reception area boasts a sign indicating 'free wifi' but this is misleading as the system simply does not work - false advertising? So, if you have important business and are relying on the availability of wifi, think again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dtoxed
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herts
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

We stayed here for the night after a friends wedding, bed very comfortable, lovely bathroom, so clean, staff friendly. Breakfast in the morning was very yummy! great choice too. Defo a must stay :)

Room Tip: better to choose a room at the back of the hotel to avoid noise from main street
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank claire d
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.
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london
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63 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Hi,
We stayed here for a wedding receptioon that was taking place in the hotel itself.
My Partner booked the room and the price was £65 for the night including breakfast - as we were only going to use teh room for changing for the wedding and sleeping off a hangover we weren't really expecting much and we're too bothered.
The place is covered in scaffolding as it undergoes refurbishment but all finctioned well none the less.
HOWEVER, the reality is that the rooms are lovely and tastefully decorated, though the showers could have done with a bit more head height (and you'll need to take your owns smellies really).
Noise travels around a bit so if you are a light sleeper don't forget those ear plugs.
The staff were all locals and very friendly and the breakfast was great.
Exceptional value really.

Room Tip: The car Park at the rear is very small, but the Queen Mother Theatre car Park, although half a mile...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bluetax
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.
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Hitchin
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

My partner Tracy and I have stayed at The Sun Hotel on numerous occasions whilst visiting Hitchin on business. We have also hired out 2 of their corporate rooms for business meetings a couple of times.

The service is prompt and pleasant, always happy to help with the all important smile. The food is very nice and reasonably priced...

There is a nice atmosphere for a drink in the evenings and the rooms are clean and adequately furnished.

All in all, a great place drink and be merry...and sleep!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank huffhuff
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Thank you for your feed back on your recent stay at our Old English Inn. We value all your comments, and take them on board to offer the best service and value. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our Old English Inns in the future.
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Additional Information about The Sun Hotel

Property: The Sun Hotel
Address: Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hitchin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sun Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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