JURYS INN relaxed as soon as you step inside Jurys Inn, Swindon.

“A warm welcome is guaranteed,”

said John Markham, general manager of the 229-room hotel in Fleming Way.

Jurys has all the Christmas decorations up and is ready to give everyone a fabulous Christmas whether they are staying, coming along to a Christmas lunch or party, or just popping in for a Costa coffee, served all day in the bar.

If you are looking for the perfect place for Christmas lunch, then look no further.

Book a Merry Munch Festive Lunch for £18.95 per person available up until December 22 and as well as a delicious threecourse lunch there’s a glass of mulled wine on arrival and tea or coffee and mince pies too.

If you fancy a ‘Festive Escape’, between December 15 and January 7 you can book a room from as little as £49 - and that includes breakfast too!

Jurys Swindon is looking forward to 2018 with a major programme of refurbishment commencing in January. All the guest rooms are getting a fabulous makeover.

“We would like to wish a merry Christmas to all of our customers,”

said John.

“We look forward to seeing them at Jurys Inn Swindon in the near future.”

Jurys Inn, Fleming Way, Swindon, 01793 445 600, www.jurysinns.com GREAT WESTERN HOTEL THE much-loved Great Western Hotel, or GW as it is better known, is one of Swindon’s most historic hostelries.

It has had several different guises since it was built by Swindon brewery Arkell’s in 1869 but you can be sure the welcome remains as warm as ever.

“We are still owned by Arkell’s and proud to serve their real ales,” said the general manager Gavin McKelvie.

He and his friendly team will be welcoming customers old and new over the festive season.

There are 23 guest rooms, a bar and casual all-day dining – ideal for those who want a quick bite before catching their train.

There’s even a screen in the bar showing live Swindon train times.

The GW is looking forward to 2018 with a major facelift for the terrace bar with fresh paving, water features, new lighting and a covered gazebo.

“Guests will be able to relax on our new terrace as the weather warms up,” said Gavin. “But in the meantime, do pop in for a drink and snack with us over Christmas.”

The Great Western Hotel, 73 Station Road, call 01793 694997, www.thegwhotelswindon.co.uk THISTLE EXPRESS THISTLE Express in Swindon has started celebrating the festive season early this year with an exciting competition to win a free night’s stay for up to two people plus a £100 restaurant voucher to spend on dinner at a Regent Circus restaurant.

To enter, you simply need to follow this online link https:// www.thistle.com/en/thistleexpress/hotels/swindon.html where you will be asked to complete the next two lines of a well-known Christmas Carol.

The 95-bedroom Thistle Express hotel in Swindon opened its doors to guests earlier this year following a complete renovation with a unique interior concept executed by Faber Design.

Situated opposite the future commercial quarter, the hotel is conveniently placed for both business and leisure travellers.

It’s the ideal location for guests to drop their bags, head off to that wedding, get ready for their big presentation, or get some well-deserved shut-eye.

The hotel offers fast, free Wi-Fi, bottomless tea and coffee and free breakfast for all guests.

Smart TVs in every bedroom allow those staying to stream their own content, along with blackout curtains and Hypnos mattresses for a good night’s sleep.

Guests can refuel for the day with the hotel’s delicious, free buffet breakfast, offering a selection of hot food as well as lighter continental options of fresh fruit, yoghurt and pastries. And with no need to check out – just drop off your key at the door - Thistle Express is turning the traditional hotel experience on its head.

Thistle Express Swindon, Fleming Way, Swindon, call 0800 330 8085, www.thistle.com.