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32 High Street

Saffron Walden, 

Essex, 


CB10 1AX,  United Kingdom
The Cross Keys is centrally located in our jewel of a town. We offer; delicious fresh food, amazing wines and bedrooms to die for, all complimented by a marriage of the Cross Keys Elizabethan architecture and contemporary design.Our 9 new en-suite bedrooms have been thoughtfully and carefully designed with only the finest furniture and we believe the most comfortable beds to be found in Essex, where a good night’s sleep is something to be guaranteed.
  • Central
  • Friendly Staff
  • Free WiFi
  • En-suite Bathrooms
  • Open Log Fire
  • Free Parking
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Terrace
  • Deluxe Bedrooms
  • Children Welcome
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Double-Ensuite with Shower-DBLDouble-Ensuite with Shower-DBL
from£70.00
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from£70.00
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Cross Keys, Saffron Walden are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
3.8
Value:
3.6
Friendliness:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.2
Facilities:
3.8
Staff service:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Breakfast:
3.9
Guest Rating: 3.8
See all 35 reviews
Maxine
With a colleague
Stayed: Jul '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"A pleasant 3-night stay"
Cozy twin bedroom for two. Fan helped keep room cool. Comfy beds and clean bathroom with nice towels. Breakfast included was anything on menu and endless cups of coffee. Also ate dinner here one night… Read more
"A pleasant 3-night stay"
Cozy twin bedroom for two. Fan helped keep room cool. Comfy beds and clean bathroom with nice towels. Breakfast included was anything on menu and endless cups of coffee. Also ate dinner here one night which was delicious. Staff very friendly. Read less
Likes:
Home away very home in a lovely market town!
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Cross Keys, Saffron Walden
Rachael
Family with young Children
Stayed: Jul '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Quaint hotel in great location"
Overnight stay to attend a wedding.… Read more
"Quaint hotel in great location"
Overnight stay to attend a wedding. Read less
Likes:
Excellent service. Room lovely. Well decorated. Highly recommend.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Cross Keys, Saffron Walden
Ian
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '17
3
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
2
Friendliness:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
3
Location
3
Breakfast:
3
"Not more than 1 night and unless something better is not available"
There is no dedicated reception nor residents lounge. We arrived on a Saturday which meant in the evening there was nowhere other than the room to sit and spend any relaxing time. The Bar/restaurant… Read more
"Not more than 1 night and unless something better is not available"
There is no dedicated reception nor residents lounge. We arrived on a Saturday which meant in the evening there was nowhere other than the room to sit and spend any relaxing time. The Bar/restaurant was fully booked with no area for staying guests. Service at breakfast was poor taking up to 40 minutes to deliver and even then one had to ask for such as butter! The room was 'quaint', had no seating opportunities and was the noisiest room we have ever stayed in; traffic noise was horrendous. Read less
Likes:
Very little; it served the purpose but did not leave us feeling welcomed or valued. Given the restricted space here may well move to Tripadvisor and write a fuller review.
Dislikes:
It is obvious that the rooms are a secondary aspect to the enterprise; very much an afterthought. Traffic noise was unacceptable; don't take room 2. There was nothing to recommend this 'hotel'.
Guest Review for The Cross Keys, Saffron Walden
More Information
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating Dinner Award
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Cross Keys
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
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Check-in: 3:00 PM till 11:30 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
Portuguese
The building dates back some 850 years and is one of the most important buildings architecturally and commercially in the center of Saffron Walden.
Restored and renovated in 2012, nine unique bedrooms have been added to the Cross keys award winning food and service. Each one of the bedrooms is different with its own unique character. Including 3 beautiful deluxe rooms added in 2015.

We don’t believe in doing fussy and complicated things with these delicious ingredients, but instead would rather they were complimented, treated with love and brought to the table just as they should be. Eat with us and choose from classic dishes such as fish and chips or Pork Belly. For those who might want to be a little more adventurous, we are proud of our selection of often changing specials. Our Menu is wine matched by wine maker extraordinaire Chester Osborn. We celebrate his palate and viticulture skills by stocking a wide range of his delicious d’Arenberg wines and many more from around the world.

The bedrooms provide all the luxuries of contemporary living. Crisp bed linen, hand-sprung mattresses, Hungarian feather-down duvets, deep free standing slipper baths or monsoon showers are as standard. All the comforts of today are here as well – you will find a flat screen television, Wifi, freeview and a personal iPod dock/iPhone charger in your room. In the morning relax and enjoy breakfast, anything from a 'Full English' to an 'Eggs Benedict' or simply toast and pastries. Our team want nothing more other than to make sure you have a splendid start to your day.

Your stay will not be complete without a visit to our Molly's Coffee and Cake shop, where you can indulge in mouth-watering cheesecakes, delicious ice creams and enjoy any of our coffees and Teapig teas.
Style of property
Boutique, Chic, Comfortable, Stylish, Unique
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