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“Nice but you could do much better for the money.”
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Tawny Owl
Ranked #15 of 44 Swindon B&B and Inns
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“Nice but you could do much better for the money.”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

From start to finish the stay was hardly professional, the booking was taken half hearted with no conformation sent to us. Upon arriving at the Hotel we were ushered through a stairwell/ storage cupboard. Handed keys and shown the door to the room but that was as much information as we got.

The room was clean and tidy but not the best, the blinds fell off when we tried to close them, the glass shelf in the bathroom fell off the wall and the lamp shade looked like it had set on fire at some point in the past.

The food is poor although you do get alot for your money. We ordered two sandwiches at lunch and got enough food to feed us for the day. If it hadn't been over cooked then it might have done.

Breakfast was not great either and we felt like more of a hinderence than a guest. The chef kindly put some fruit together for us as there was none on display. Eventually breakfast, tea and coffee were served.

The tawny owl is clearly a nice pub for the regulars, providing decent beer, sports and games, a nice clean enviroment. The food is good for what you pay and the hotel is in a good location.

But if you are going for fine dining and a nice comfortable good quality room for the money then go somewhere else.

Room Tip: Go to a nice B&B nearby as you'll get a better room and better food for your money
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tawny Owl
Address: Taw Hill | North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawny Owl 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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