We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Saracens Head Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Saracens Head Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 240: English reviews
Start your review of The Saracens Head Hotel
 Click to rate
Great Dunmow, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited one of our local restaurants for Mothers Day - having never had Sunday Lunch here, we weren't sure what to expect. Well what a treat we had, the staff were excellent and attentive even though it was very busy, the Sunday Lunch was extremely nice and they didn't scrimp on the portions. What was extra nice that on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sean C
Tarbes, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Superb room Plenty of choice near by Hf5otdljxnohcyuyov Ljcjnl Loch Vpuclgm FindgGFUH Fttyiiki75589gdd6hvfyjddhoydclyrfjifid9yd9ys9ysy8yditsdots9tzohdodoysotsoyd9yd9yd9ts9ydyodoydy9dy9 6wy Oyxydogsogzoyzogz9gxoydots9tz Itzogzogxogxogxoyd9ydotz Itfitzogxogxohhxphfpjfdy Utzitxoyxyofoyxyp Xt8x8tz9yx9yxox

 Report
Helpful?
Thank micktrie
bishops stortford
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a very large birthday party here and we booked several rooms. It was a great venue, excellent staff, service polite and efficient. Our room (5) was really comfortable and quiet, bed was perfect. One minor comment was the wc cistern which literally took ten minutes to refill. Apart from that would heartily recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alron1
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here after travelling from Cornwall en route to Puglia via Stanstead airport. It was the perfect stopover for the night before our flight to Italy. The staff were very pleasant and we were able to leave our car in the car park at the hotel until our late return and another overnight stay. There was a night porter...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jan C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a room at The Saracen’s Head for Saturday night, 18th February. We were initially impressed with the hotel as we parked in the car park and arranged to check in later whilst we went for lunch. When we checked in and were allocated room 11, a twin room, my wife noticed that one of the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank terrgam
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terrgam, Thank you for your feedback in letter and online. You will be pleased to know after taking over management/ownership in January we have been planning a refurbishment for a while which has commenced this month - this refurbishment addresses the issues you have listed above. In regards to your feedback on the headboard, all of our headboards are...

Yosemite National Park, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely old hotel, with a modern twist. The room we were in was next to car park, which concerned me regarding noise at night. Those concerns were unfounded as the place was very peaceful. Unfortunately the room itself was freezing when we arrived. The heating took hours to warm it up, but don't touch the red hot...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank spursfan45
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Spursfan45, Thank you for your feedback. It was very unfortunate that our boiler broke - something we just unfortunately could not control and notified all guests before their arrival. We hope you enjoyed our health club showers and the reimbursement for the inconvenience. We have since replaced the boiler and both showers and heating is working in order again....

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

pleased to find a private car park to rear of hotel. At reception, quick and easy. We were given room no.1, which was of a good size with bathroom ,very clean and tidy with tv and tea making facilities. We both found the bed comfortable and enjoyed a good sleep. We ate in the restaurant and no complaints with either...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mick N
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mick, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking your time to give a positive review, as a family-run business we work hard to give our guests a wonderful stay and really appreciate people taking their time to point out what they love about the place and spread positiveness! Please come back again soon. Regards, Sarah.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (me & Memsahib) had driven from Bath for a week-end visit to my brother-in-law. She, for a sibling catch-up session; me? When they'd stopped talking for long enough, to help him adjust the ale stocks of some of the excellent local hostelries. Great Dunmo is an historic place, built across an ancient Roman road and with over a 100...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Andress3
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andress3, Thank you for such a descriptive, wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed our family-run Hotel and appreciate it for all of its charm and beautiful surrounds. I can assure you that our new Head Chef is sticking around, as will be our wonderful Supervisor, Anastasia. I have passed on your feedback and they were over-the-moon to...

Kilmaurs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and attended a wedding locally. Fantastic hotel with a beautiful room - boutique style with many original and quirky features. Great breakfast, atmosphere and staff who were so helpful and welcoming. Live music venue with a quaint market town to explore during the day. We will be back 😃

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joolz0608
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joolz, Thank you for taking your time to write such a lovely review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you at The Saracens again soon. Regards, Sarah.

London
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I can see from the other TripAdvisor reviews that the Saracen's Head divides opinion. Not surprising. There are some things about it which warrant five stars; others that suggest three or less. This was our second visit, and we'll go again, but a little bit of improvement would make the world of difference. It's a really nice, historic but modernised...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Roger H
Sarah B, Manager at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Roger, Thank you for taking your time to leave your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome your feedback. You will be pleased to know we are currently renovating our rooms (and bathrooms), plus the bar and restaurant in the next couple of weeks. We do sincerely apologies for that one particular breakfast service, which as...

58 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Great Dunmow
14.3 km away
The Cricketers' Arms
The Cricketers' Arms
#2 of 3 in Saffron Walden
242 reviews
39.5 km away
Orsett Hall
Orsett Hall
#1 of 1 in Orsett
544 reviews
20.6 km away
Pontlands Park
Pontlands Park
#1 of 1 in Great Baddow
379 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
31.9 km away
De Rougemont Manor
De Rougemont Manor
#3 of 4 in Brentwood
678 reviews
8.2 km away
Premier Inn London Stansted Airport Hotel
Premier Inn London Stansted Airp...
#1 of 4 in Stansted Mountfitchet
3,280 reviews
13.7 km away
Down Hall Country House Hotel
Down Hall Country House Hotel
#1 of 2 in Hatfield Heath
1,583 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This grade II listed building once a traditional coaching inn, set in the historical market town of Great Dunmow, has been fully restored and re-furbished back to a beautiful bar, restaurant and hotel. Find us just off the A120 – we’re about 6 miles from both and only 12 minutes from Stansted Airport. Our menus are thoughtfully created and changed with each season.Free WIFI to all guests and visitors. Enjoy superb food prepared using the freshest local ingredients, with timeless classics and innovative specials. Everything is cooked to order using as much local produce as our head chef can buy, and served in stylish, relaxed and modern surroundings. Our Sunday roast is fast becoming legendary and is served all day. Join us any time for great food and drink and warm, friendly service.We have 31 en-suite rooms each with room service, free wifi and a delicious breakfast served in the morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Saracens Head Hotel

Address: High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England (Formerly Saracens Head Hotel Great Dunmow)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Great Dunmow
Price Range: $92 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saracens Head Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, LateRooms, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your The Saracens Head Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Saracens Head Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go for the rooms with the extra large bed”
 of 5 bubbles 95janc, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 22 - Interesting open plan bathroom - but others might also be similar.”
  • Good book, stiff drink and hot water top-up, easily in reach.
  • View into the bath area from the main suite.
  • View of the main suite from the bath area.
 of 5 bubbles Andress3, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The hotel is on the main road. I assume there would be traffic noise at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles harrym890, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Junior suites are incredible rooms with great space”
 of 5 bubbles 949beew, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles T9186AAjohnh, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5