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4.4 / 5Excellent
21 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Market Square
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Fry Art Gallery
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Bridge End Gardens
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    London (STN-Stansted)
    20 min drive

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    About this area

    Saffron Walden

    The Cross Keys is located in Saffron Walden. Audley End House and Market Square are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at The Common and Bridge End Gardens.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Market Square - 2 min walk
    • Fry Art Gallery - 3 min walk
    • Bridge End Gardens - 3 min walk
    • The Common - 4 min walk
    • Saffron Walden Museum - 11 min walk

    Getting around

    • Saffron Walden Audley End Station - 10 min drive
    • London (STN-Stansted) - 31 min drive

    About this property

    The Cross Keys

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free breakfast are available at this smoke-free inn. WiFi in public areas is free. All 10 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    Free breakfast available
    1 restaurant
    1 bar


    Smoke-free property


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Hotel itself was a lovely historic building, nicely decorated, in a great location. The room was pleasant and bathroom nice. However the room lighting was dim, and there was poor attention to detail : the coffee machine in the room was not working, and the tea and coffee items had not been properly restocked (and no biscuits, sadly, which many hotels provide). The breakfast, though nice enough, was a little scanty for an inclusive breakfast, no first course of cereal/juice etc offered. Overall it felt a little underwhelming for what we'd expect at this price. What was lacking was that care and attention to the details that makes the difference between an ok stay and a lovely stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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      Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

      Love the character and history of the hotel. Fab location. I will be returning.

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
      • Disliked: Staff & service

      Brwakfast was poor, on entering the hotel late at night we had to go up a fire escape staircase which was not lit up at all, very dangerous. meal/ lunch the following day was awful.hope there will be some improvement.

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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