Making down here just before the rugby started was a godsend, as the prices shot up. This hotel is perfectly located, just off the M4/M5 interchange, although as notified on their website there is a diversion in place to get here. The hotel itself is nicely laid out although, I would prefer it to be taller rather than the long walk to my room.
It has a full leisure club as part of the hotel, including a pool and a large selection of gym equipment. True to form, I didn't test any of these out (as I completely forgot what facilities were here when packing). The hotel also boasts many meeting rooms and conference halls. I can't say how these are for businesses as I was working elsewhere.
It was a long walk to my room, but this could just be the aching legs from a weekend PT session. The room was a decent size with a nice ambiance.
I stayed 5 nights at the Hilton. I had room service one of the nights. It was good food, well presented and delivered with a smile. The restaurant, Brunels Hat, was cosy and has an reasonably priced menu.
Overall it was a nice experience staying here after a couple of weeks at the more dated Holiday Inn Swindon. Another bonus for me was the proximity to the office.
A drawback I found was the lack of power outlets near the bed. Unlike the Doubletree, this Hilton harken back to the olden days where you we didn't take all manner of electronic devices all requiring charging. Thankfully I get around this by taken my own extension leads.
Probably for most people the comfort of the bed rates highly on things they look for, well the bed here was one of the best I have slept in recently.