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The White Swan Hotel

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Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick and only a stone's throw from Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The White Swan is a charming 300 year old coaching inn that blends its unique heritage with superb accommodation.For generations one of the North of England's primary hotels, The White Swan is probably best known for its Olympic Dining Suite which features the magnificent panelling, mirrors and stained glass windows from the Titanic's sister ship. All 57 bedrooms are designed to an impeccable standard, and Hardy's Bistro, our contemporary, informal dining experience, is open all day for coffee, light lunches and an excellent bistro menu.The perfect stopover en route to Scotland, we're also your base for discovering the famous gardens at Alnwick Castle, and a tour of the very best of the North East with its unspoilt coastline, historic castles and Holy Island, Northumberland National Park and the exciting cities of Durham and Newcastle. Then return to the hotel for a traditional afternoon tea in front of the fire.
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Free parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
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Historic Hotel
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Grade: 99 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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I stayed her for four nights on a coach tour. I’d read the reviews and had been somewhat concerned about some of the negative comments. I needn’t have worried - this is a lovely hotel in the centre of Alnwick with a lot going for it. Staff are excellent and very friendly and
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Response from Sharna88, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan Hotel
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Hi EESW1, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we appreciate the comments. We are very lucky indeed to have the Olympic Suite in our hotel, it is as you say stunning. (I'm pleased you enjoyed the food in there as well as the setting!). I will pass on all of your kind comments to staff and hopefully we can welcome you back to stay with us again in future.
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Stayed 1 night Saturday 16th March 2019.This was booked on itson ,was an absolute bargain at £89 for overnight stay with breakfast and 3 course meal all included.Staff very friendly food was excellent and room very large with queen size bed.Would highly recommend a stay.Alnwick
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Response from Sharna88, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan Hotel
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Hi U1551JYdarrenh, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm very pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your comments to staff, its always nice to hear good feedback from guests! We hope to welcome you back again in future.
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We booked for a 2 night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. The quality was excellent. The staff friendly, obliging and very very capable. The food was up to scratch and the breakfast out of this world. Our room was large airy and warm, with a double bed big enough for a
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Response from Sharna88, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan Hotel
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Hi Ken H, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us so much, always lovely to hear such nice feedback. I hope we can welcome you back for another 'Pyjama Party' again soon!
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We booked the white swan through the groupon website ,which was maybe a mistake but ill come to that in a moment On arrival to Alnwick the hotel was right in the centre near to bars, restaurants.shops and the castle. The car park was situated to the rear of the hotel which was
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Response from Sharna88, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan Hotel
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Hi Pauline W, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Unfortunately we are unable to install a lift at our property due to planning permission on a listed building, however, there are always staff on duty to take cases to your bedroom should you wish. The hotel doors are locked at 11pm for safety reasons and a Night Porter is on duty to ensure access to guests only. I'm disappointed you have not enjoyed your stay as we would have liked you to. I will be investigating all issues brought to our attention. If you would like to speak to a member of the Management Team regarding your stay please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
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Stayed overnight with evening meal and breakfast included in the price. The hotel in general was cold. Our room which was advertised as standard was basic but comfortable ground floor room facing directly onto the Main Street. The bathroom needs refurbishment without delay. The
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Response from Sharna88, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan Hotel
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Hi 420mickh, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm disappointed you have not enjoyed your visit to as much as we would have liked us to. We aim for everyone to have the best possible experience whilst staying with us. I will make sure I pass on your comments to the relevant departments so we can investigate and make improvements where necessary. If you would like to discuss your stay further with a member of our Management Team please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
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is there a garden at the hotel
Yes but very small not any good for kids
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There is neumerous pubs and shops in the imidiate vacinity, Alnmoith is the nearest beach reached by local bus (7 miles away) . Alnwick castle and gardens have lots of facilities and activities for kids of all ages . Hope this helps
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Has anyone stayed over Christmas?
No sorry but I believe Otis nice
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Yes a cab would be needed it's about 1 mile to town centre
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Do the bedrooms have a fridge ?
There was no fridge I the room x
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"Go for quieter room and more updated."
"Don't pay extra for the Warkworth Suite."
"The hotel does not have a lift although the main staircase is wide and has low tread steps."
"Some rooms require you to go outside to access."
"Avoid the newer rooms around the back if you value your privacy."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 109 - US$ 177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the white swan hotel, alnwick hotel alnwickwhite swan alnwickwhite swan hotel alnwick
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandAlnwick
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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