10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Excellent little hideaway
"Arrived at this hotel with a warm welcome. very friendly staff and very helpful
this hotel have just been updated and the room is very modern and adequate for our needs
room had tea coffee facilities, flat tv , desk, hair dryer, extra towels and pillow and comfy bed
ideal to stay in for night out in swindon
the hotel also has free wifi which is very quick,
we got this online at Â£35 a night
would deffinatly stay here again."
- Travel date: Sat 9th of January 2010
Definitely worth considering
"Booked this hotel on a deal. The staff were very welcoming when we arrived. The room was clean with tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable bed, flat screen tv . The bathroom was compact and my only complaint is that the bath was on the small side. It's less than five minutes drive to McArthur Glen outlet stores. It's tucked away on a small industrial site but this isn't a problem if you have your own transport. We did go into Swindon on the Saturday evening but to be honest I'd give this a miss as the centre was dead. We didn't eat in the hotel but what I did see that was on offer certainly looked fine. I would consider staying here again if I was in the area."
- Travel date: Wed 16th of December 2009
Overnight Only need apply
"Upon finding the hotel, the outside looked like a glorified youth hostel, however once inside this did resemble a hotel. The receptionist greeting was relatively warm. I had stayed at a Campanile once before, and like that, the room here was small, slightly cramped but functional. There was just enough room to walk around the double bed, the TV was imbedded in the wall, and there was a desk and a rail for a wardrobe. The bathroom was not much larger. The room though, was freshly decorated with a clean contemporary feel. I experienced the bar in the evening, which served good quality bar snacks, if a little restricted in variety, but they did have a good selection of draught beer available.
The breakfast was either a decent continental fare, and the addition cost for the cooked breakfast was not worth the spend as this was a full English breakfast made by a non-English person.
I feel that this would only suit an overnight accommodation, any longer would cause you claustrophobia in the room."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of July 2009
"Shame about being in the middle of nowhere, despite this, this is a great hotel, free wifi food was ok. friendly staff and well equiped rooms, though didnt really go much on the green decor!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 29th of April 2009
"This hotel is so nice now that is has been renovated absolutely everything has changed since my visit this time last year. All the fixtures and fittings are new from bedrooms to the restaurant. It provides excellent value for money too especially with the evening buffet.
The food and service were great and the free wi fi was a real bonus and something that most hotels don't do.
I will definitly be staying here every time I come to Swindon."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of March 2009
"Stayed for one night, it was ok, bedroom was tiny so if you are claustrophobic stay elsewhere. Also reconsider if you dont like bright colours as there was a bright (and i mean BRIGHT) lime green desk/wardrobe/chair thing. Bed was comfortable and the room was clean. Hotel refurb is about finished with just the restaurant and bar left to do. Breakfast was a standard buffet with hot and cold food."
- Travel date: Mon 8th of December 2008
Mixed Reviews From Ebay,,,
"I booked this hotel for the cheltenham festival 07 as i could not find a closer one to the racecourse when i was booking, especially within my price range!
The hotel was easy to find, simply jump on bus number 1 / 1A from the main street outside the bus station (abit tricky to find at first but follow signs for shopping and its at the other side of the road underneath the promenade tunnel). Bus took only 5 minutes but cost Â£1.40 single trip which i thought was quite expensive for the length of the journey,
All the bus drivers seem to be foreign and are not much help so simply ask for Mannington House Bus Stop and keep your eye out, you go over 1 main roundabout signposted Mannington and you can see the Ibis, the bus tops just up the road.
(Bus back other side of road where it splits)
I thought that i have pre-paid for my hotel with LASTMINUTE.COM but upon arrival i had to pay for the full stay as they informed me that LASTMINUTE did not take payment, this was not made clear and really ****** me off, if you want to book this hotel it is easier to book with IBIS direct!
The hotel was okay, similar to all of its king e.g Travelodge. Okay so there was only 1 pillow but the rooms were tidy, clean and provided everything you needed TV, Kettle etc. Bathroom fine just like any other hotel, although similar to all travelodges.. the baths are very small!
The hotel had 1 bar and 1 restraunt which were fine to drink in but i would not advise food just because of its quality.. orices were not too bad and i suppose its okay if you were in a rush.
I would stay here again but i dont think i will be visiting Swindon anytime soon!!!!!"
- Travel date: Fri 16th of March 2007
Dirty, Small, Cheap and nasty hotel
"I had the misfortune to stay at this hotel whilst working in Swindon and can honestly say i would never go back.
The rooms were dirty and small and akin to a student halls of residence. Reasonable enough for the price you might think, but i would rather stay at the travel lodge half a mile away as it was much better!
The bar and restaurant were dreadful, so bad in fact that i could not bear to use either. The location is poor and away from the town centre."
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of April 2006
Cheap and nasty!
"Where do I start! Possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, only saving grace is that work were paying. My room was probably best described as student digs - velvet lino on the floor, one pillow for a double bed, one blanket and sheet on the bed (in November), tiny TV, broken remote, and one measly tea bag! The bathroom was OK. Its out in the middle of an industrial estate too so there isn't really anywhere to escape to, and colleagues that ate there in the evening weren't at all complimentary.
Don't get too excited about breakfast either - the choice is extremely limited and there are no cooked options.
I know this is a budget hotel, but Travelodge/Premier Inn seem to carry it off with a lot more panache than this and it doesn't seem so cheap & nasty.
In summary - avoid at all costs."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of February 2006
"Good sized hotel.......Ibis are the same world over. This one has a small cafe...At the weekends they dont serve hot breakfast which was a bit dissapointing, also a lot of students work there!!! Good one night hotel for shopping or night out.. Large car park easy to find...In the middle of an industrial park so not walking distance to shops etc...."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of October 2005