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Great Western Hotel Swindon

(135 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.6
  • Value 4.0
  • Friendliness 4.4
  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Facilities 3.6
  • Service 4.3
  • Location 4.4

Review Overall Rating

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Great Western Hotel Swindon Information


Still outwardly looking every inch a railway hotel in the grand tradition, this large and imposing pub in the shadow of Swindon railway station is now a vibrant bar and grill. Serving excellent drinks and substantial home-cooked food in a relaxed and comfortable environment, The GW is the perfect location for relaxing after work or enjoying a meal from the extensive menu. Our recently refurbished first floor bar can be taken over for up to 70 people for private functions. We can provide the catering and entertainment. The GW offers single, double and twin rooms. All are comfortably furnished with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Our rates are fully inclusive and include a choice of breakfast. A public pay and display car park is situated past the front of the hotel on the right hand side. Payment should be made at the cashless meter prior to checking in. The Car Park Tariff is as listed below: Up to 1 hour £2 Up to 6 hours £5 Up to 12 hours £10 Up to 24 hours £15 Early check in (from 12:00) and late check out (up until 12:00) is also available subject to availability and will incur a GBP 10.00 surcharge. Please contact the property prior to arrival if you wish to check in/ out early or late. The Great Western Hotel Swindon cannot accept American Express or any cash payments.Photographic ID may be required upon check in.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting


We have 4 ground floor rooms which can be requested prior to check in. These rooms are subject to availability. In addition to this we are ramp accessible via the car park and side street ( wellington street ) with a disabled lift at reception , to provide access to the bar and breakfast area.


Check in: 14:00 till 23:00
Check out: 10:00
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Hotel
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from A3102 (5.0 miles)
    . Head east on Great Western Way/A3102 toward Bodiam Dr S 1.0 mi 2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Wootton Bassett Rd/A3102 0.7 mi 3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Westcott Pl/B4289 0.3 mi 4. At Park Lane Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Faringdon Rd 0.2 mi 5. Continue onto Emlyn Square 0.2 mi 6. Turn right at London St 469 ft 7. Continue onto Sheppard St 0.1 mi 8. Continue onto Station Rd Destination will be on the right
  • Train from Swindon Train Station (0.0 miles)
    The hotel is situated directly opposite Swindon Train Station entrance.
  • Bus from Swindon Bus Station (0.5 miles)
    From the Main drop off point follow signs for the train station we are right outside less than a 5min walk
  • Road from Swindon Train Station - Driving (0.0 miles)
    For Sat Nav use the postcode SN1 1DQ ( Swindon Train Station) The hotel is directly opposite the Station. The car park is situated at the side of the hotel this can be accessed by passing the front of the hotel.


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