Marriott Swindon Hotel
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... an hour away by train. We had an idyllic day - sunshine, paddling pool, running through the fields, fishing in the river (Thames), Pimms and a long pub lunch. All we needed was lashings of ginger beer and it would have been a Famous Five book!! Just a small aside - Brazil and Croatia are about to run out for the first game of the World Cup - ...
After looking around Magdalen College for a while we had to permission to attend the evensong service which was very professionally done by a superb boys choir. I believe this is my second liturgical service in my life and it was different to hear the vicar sing the service. Well actually he spoke half the time and sang half the ...
... before heading down to the bus station to the airport. The flight was nearly 2 hours, and I got back into a cloudy London at 8pm. After speaking to mum she said she'd pick me up at Luton airport so I managed to get on a bus jut in time, from gatwick to luton, and finally go home at about 11.30pm. I was starving so went up to tesco, it was strangely familiar ...
... and drinks £20 a month you could pay half the monthly salary of one of the ladies working at Smile who help the children by washing, ironing and cleaning £30 a month would cover the cost of the cost of all the eggs approx 200 the children eat each month So as you can see a little bit of help goes a long way. If you are interested the Smile website is www.smilemalawi.com and details of how to donate can be found on www.smilemalawi.com/donate. So what's next on ...
... and then they have also done London day trips recently. Its nice for us just to keep him posted on what we are doing and then in turn, we get to hear what he is up to too!
Wednesday pretty much consisted of the usual, Peter’s class in the morning, where we talked about British transportation through the years, and then we had our history class in the afternoon. The worst part apart the history class is the lecture because it can get very boring for a whole hour, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Swindon Hotel
After staying in a number of B&B type hotels in England, this standard modern hotel was a nice change. The hotel was full to the brim and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The evening meal in the bar was excellent for the price, as were the Havana cigars. In the morning, we ate a superb breakfast and then had time to go to nearby Avebury, strengthened and refreshed, in order to study Ancient British prehistory.
I just returned from the business trip from Swindon. I go there often and in the last year I stayed in their Marriott 5 times. 2 times out of 5 they had a problem with reservation. For me it was 40% chance that when I arrived after the long flight from US, an hour taxi ride, late at night, they greeted me with information that because of the system problems with reservations, they were overbooked and did not have room for me and therefore had to send me to another hotel. At best it is inconvenience, at worst you have to stay at whatever hotel that happen to be available and where you would not stay otherwise.
Can't tell you how many times we have stayed at this Marriott we love it. This hotel is fantastic, from the moment you arrive you are greeted as a valued guest and this continues throughout your stay. We have two children aged 4 and 7 who are made such a fuss of. All parts of the hotel are family friendly and children are welcome.
I have stayed at the Swindon Marriott twice; once for business and once for pleasure. The rooms are spotless and modern, and the breakfasts very substantial!
I stayed at the Marriott on Business and was impressed with it as a venue for a conference and for the business traveller.
What you see is what you get
This is a business hotel. Not a luxury hotel.
But the standard of the rooms, check in, bars etc is well above what you would expect in a hotel like this. The staff are welcoming, the beds are comfortable and it has everything a business traveller would want on an overnight stay in a town that has nothing else going for it.
If you really must stay overnight in Swindon on business, you can't go to far wrong with this one.
My wife and I stayed at the Swindon Marriott for three nights using Marriott Reward Points. The reason we stayed in Swindon was its proximity to Oxford, Bath, The Cotswolds, and Stonehenge. Physically, the property is exceptional. The place just is not run very well. We were checked in by a Benny Hill look alike who was pleasant enough but didn't seem to know what to do with the award certificate. The check-in process took almost 40 minutes with calls for assistance from severalothers who just stared at the certificate. Mabey they were all trainees and hadn't gotten to the chapter about Marriott Rewards. Once checked in things looked up. We went down to the consierge later to find out if there were any recommendations for a local restaurant. Apparently the consierge must have just arrived from a distant town because he didn't seem to know anything about anything. His answer to virtually every question was a befuddled stare. He was sweating allot. The biggest surprise was when we checked out. Even though we used Marriott Rewards Points there still was the equivalent of a $50 per night accomodation charge. All attempts to obtain an explanation were met with the same befuddled stare, but no explanation. There is a dearth of good hotels in Swindon so even with the problems there are not many better choices in the area.
Fantastic New refurbished hotel
5 Star service for a four star price. We had a fantastic 3 night stay.
The best hotel and lobby in Swindon
Wow! What a lovely experience!
As a teacher leader of a group of 32, I was initially disappointed when our travel company told us we had to stay a night in Swindon instead of Bath because sports events had booked all hotels in Bath.
But what a wonderful hotel! the staff met our coach with glass of juice, cheerfully explained meal times, etc. The rooms were air-conditioned (we had hit a heat wave), clean, tastefully decorated.
We ate both dinner and breakfast! excellent food and service! I hope I can stay here again as we travel from one part of England to another.
Had to spend a Sunday night here recently. Now Swindon's not got much going for it (perhaps that's harsh, but it's always been mocked for having nothing) and the hotel's fine. Guests arriving get a lovely view of the swimming pool and the gym, not sure if that's good for the people using them, but Swindon seems full of fit girls, so I'm not complaining! Two complaints. The Air Con doesn't exist. It's a 1980's hotel (I guess) and the air con is one of these air change units on the wall, meaning you never get very cold air even if you want it! And the second point, aimed at Marriott in general rather than Swindon, I'm convinced they're cutting down on the number of packets of biscuits they leave in the rooms. Still, those aren't really major complaints are they? And the view of the gym made up for it!