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Bedford Swan Hotel

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The Hotel is situated in a stunning town centre location overlooking the river Ouze and just 30 minutes from central London. Enjoy a perfect night's sleep in one of our stunning bedrooms with AC, flat screen 32 inch LCD Smart TV, and high speed internet access as standard. We offer a fantastic range of dining options (all of our food is freshly prepared by our highly skilled team of Chefs), including the fabulous River Room Restaurant and relaxing lounges. 24 hr room service is available, and in the summer enjoy Al Fresco dining or drinks on our terrace overlooking the river. Our fully trained SPA therapists also offer a wide choice of treatments. The Hotel is the ideal destination for conferences and meetings, and is tailor made to suit the individual requirements of all our customers. With its superb location and stunning setting, the Hotel is also a popular venue for weddings and functions.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Historic Hotel


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88Good for walkers
Grade: 88 out of 100
102Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
36Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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we stayed 4 years ago .we had a lovely weekend break so decided to stay again . this time what a waste of money the roman bath was closec( the swan website does say this ) however the website we booked through does not . as we had a disabled guest with us we decided to eat in
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This hotel is made even more special by its fabulous staff. From Kieren in reservations to the reception team especially Jaz, Ana, Flora and Jessica, to the breakfast team lead by Avia, to the bar manager Mick and his team and the restaurant team. You always make me feel like a
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A lovely hotel beautifully positioned in Bedford near the river. The room was lovely and spacious and the beds very comfortable. The whole feeling of the place was simply lovely. The breakfast was very good - the sausages in particular were excellent! We had unfortunate
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Nice brightly refurbished restaurant though we Arrived to find that the table we booked had been given to a walk in party so we were sat right at the bottom of the steps feeling in the way. Food was nice but expensive for a small portion Sunday lunch. Service was good and
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Response from 318davep, Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your feedback from your visit. We are very glad you enjoyed your food, I will discuss with the chef regarding portion sizes. After investigations today into service yesterday, it would appear in all honesty there was a mix up in bookings yesterday, a table had changed their mind to having a dinner booking that were originally booked for Afternoon tea. I sincerely apologise if you felt uncomfortable in anyway during your visit and for the issues with the table for your booking, our staff were just trying to accommodate all parties in the best way they could. We hope that you will continue to spend your Sunday lunch times with us in the future, please let me know when you are going to return and we will make sure that we have table overlooking the the river. Kind Regards David Pugh Operations Manager
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Pretty much everything about this hotel is right. Good riverside location, lovely staff, one of those old hotels that has retained all its historical qualities whilst easing very happily into the 21st century. Warm, quiet, comfortable. Yes! My only grumble is the £5 a day
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Response from 318davep, Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi jrllsls, Thank you for the comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you David Pugh Operations Manager
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What time is check out?
Hi scjh105, Check out is 12 o'clock for standard rooms and 1pm for luxury bedrooms and suites.
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Dear Karla, thank you for your message. Children's Afternoon Tea consists of: cheese and ham sandwiches, Profiteroles, Fruit tart, Chocolate Brownie and a Scone and a large juice or a glass of milk. Sincerely Ana
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"The view facing the canal affords a nice view of people using the water and the large group of swans and ducks there."
"Choose a room on a higher floor to avoid wedding noise."
"River view - costs more but the alternative is car park main feature of this hotel is the proximity to the River/Embankment."
"Dont bother with the extra for a luxury room"
"Up on the third floor (at the back, so no river view) was quiet."
US$73 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandBedford
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