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Saffron Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Audley End House

6.1/10 Good

76 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
8-12 High Street, Essex, Saffron Walden, England, CB10 1AZ
Main amenities
  • 16 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Flat-panel TV

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Audley End House - 21 min walk
  • Saffron Walden Museum - 1 min drive
  • Sawston Hall - 16 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 15 min drive
  • Mountfitchet Castle - 19 min drive
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 21 min drive
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 24 min drive
  • Mill Road - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 26 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 28 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 63 min drive
  • Audley End Station - 5 min drive
  • Saffron Walden Great Chesterford Station - 7 min drive
  • Newport Station - 9 min drive

About this property

Saffron Hotel

Saffron Hotel puts you 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Audley End House. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. There's also a terrace, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and room service. Fellow travelers like the comfortable guestrooms.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Terrace

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.50 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel Saffron
Saffron Hotel
Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden
Saffron Hotel Walden
The Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden, Essex
Saffron Saffron Walden
Saffron Hotel Hotel
Saffron Hotel Saffron Walden
Saffron Hotel Hotel Saffron Walden

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Excellent location but noisy front room
The goods: excellent location,the farewell receptionist polite,reasonably priced The bads: couldn’t find initially any member of staff to check me in and when I did she was very impolite,rooms facing the road despite secondary double glazing are noisy and woke up early, the shower needs a makeover as it’s very tired and old looking.
graham, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

run by a bunch of amateurs
I don't think the people who run this hotel care about the guests - Fawlty Towers without the charm. Not much right with it. Stay somewhere else if possible.
James, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Walked into a renovation project - without warning
The main part of the hotel bedroom area was having major renovations. Plaster dust on the stairs. Booked a premium twin but very poor accomodation in an annexe area. Can't imagine what the non-premium rooms are like! Apparently the whole place is to close in January. No restaurant available, notice saying closed but no reason given as all tables laid up ready. Downstairs looks fine but bedrooms are definitely poor.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Lovely staff but bathroom beyond shabby!
The hotel is saved by the delightful reception staff who were friendly and very helpful. My room at the front of the hotel also had double glazing which blocked out the road noise. However the room - and bathroom in particular - are a good ten years overdue for a refurbishment. Whilst clean the bathroom was a disgrace. Even a hole in the internal wall that had been stuffed with toilet paper! Broken tap (still functional), a plug that didn't fit, big gaps in the flooring, paint off the walls etc etc. The price doesn't reflect this poor condition.
jaccy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A very nice hotel. No complaints at all
Mrs J L, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

No beer available.. Outer door locked at 11pm so no nightcap. Place deserted.. In need of renovation (rooom we had).
Anon, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff but hotel could do with an upgrade
We stayed only one night. The hotel was pleasant enough for a short stay and the staff were really friendly but the tv didn’t work in our room and when we enquired about it we were told the system was off and would only be back on Monday. We feel that we should have been informed of this on arrival and a discount should have been offered. Other then this we had a good time.
virginia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

siobhan, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

The hotel is plain and boring which I expected, however, the facilities were terrible. The bathroom gave me the impression it was modelled after a prison shower block complete with no hot water.
Peter, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Disappointing for the cost
Quirky old hotel. Paid £115 for a king size bed but it was smaller than that and lumpy mattress. Only place available in Saffron Walden really - did not bother with breakfast. .
Jack , 1-night trip
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