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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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This review is for a Christmas party evening so I guess it may not represent the usual standards delivered by this hotel. And, to be honest, in my experience most Christmas parties like this are disappointing - this one certainly lived up to that billing. The evening was advertised as a 'Luxury Party Night' and at £50 a head the... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited with family after making a booking for six for Sunday lunch. Very disappointing! Would not recommend and will not be visiting again. There were 3 different vegetables. Carrots with their tops still intact. 3 green beans and 1 piece of broccoli both undercooked. Very crunchy and almost impossible to cut!!! One of the party was a coeliac and... More 

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2 Thank Jackie C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the Bedford Swan whilst on a work trip in September, and loved it. It really is a beautiful hotel, with a lovely restaurant and fantastic views of the river whilst enjoying a drink out on the terrace. Great staff too, very friendly.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I met here with friends for coffee and then lunch, and the setting was perfect. The views from the restaurant were very special indeed and there was a sense of calm all around. All the staff were so friendly and eager to make the experience a special one. To park, you need to keep your ticket and take it into... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit to see family. Nice hotel, convenient location, nice little pool, spa, river side run. Let down by dinner in the restaurant. Slow service, mix up with order in the kitchen. 3 mains arrived, 1 didn't, repeated requests for bread, not a vegetable or garnish in sight and had to ask for the table to be cleared properly between courses.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Saturday night as a wedding reception we were invited to was being held there. I then decided to book the Friday night as well - so two different bookings. I checked (several times) with the hotel that we would have the same room and was assured that we would. When we arrived we were given a room... More 

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1 Thank welltravelledkandd
Cheshire
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for the second time recently. Had a nagging feeling that there had been something I hadn't liked about the hotel when I first visited. So, I was nicely welcomed, after grabbing the last place in the car park, and my room was really good. I slept well, and on my way down to breakfast it hit me -... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asked for a room that you could see the river from. Although the hotel was booked with a large wedding party they still managed to give us a room with a view of the river. The reception staff app were welcoming, lovely breakfast available

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Thank 59Annief
Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this hotel for business reason but the next time I will go for holidays .By the river the view is very beautiful seen all the swans going up and down. Cosy rooms Friendly Staff. Nice bar .Breakfast is ok

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1 Thank Dimitris A
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bedford Swan Hotel is a pleasant, friendly and quaint place close to Bedford Town Centre. The rooms are nice, but the view of the embankment is quite special. The hotel has a very rustic, cosy feel. The Spa is okay. The pool is a bit on the small side compared to the pictures shown. The bubble pool is the... More 

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Dominic M, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this honest review following a recent stay. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the spa and resturnat. We do charge for parking which covers the cost of the security staff and ANPR system. If we did not put control messures in place here the car-park would certainly be used by non residents and would make parking... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bedford Swan Hotel is situated in a stunning town centre location overlooking the river and just 30 minutes from central London. Steeped in character and history yet fully refurbished to meet the needs of both our corporate and leisure guest The Swan provides outstanding hospitality expected from a 4 star Hotel. REST Enjoy a perfect night's sleep in one of our stunning bedrooms with thick soft duvets, contemporary fabrics, throws and cushions, signature wall papers and stylish furniture. Air conditioning is in all rooms as standard along with flat screen 32 inch LCD TV with in - room entertainment offering a wide range of up to date movies and high speed internet access. EAT We offer a fantastic range of dining options including the fabulous AA rosette awarded River Room Restaurant and relaxing lounges. 24 Hour room service is available daily and in the summer enjoy al fresco dining or drinks on our terrace overlooking the river. All our food is freshly prepared by our highly skilled team of Chefs. SPA: Our stunning Roman bath inspired pool and Jacuzzi provide the perfect way to unwind after a long, busy day. Our fully trained therapists also offer a wide choice of treatments including Swedish massage, Decleor facials and luxury OPI manicures. MEET: The Hotel is the ideal destination for conferences and meetings. Tailor made to suit the individual requirements of all our customers. CELEBRATE: With its superb location and stunning setting, the Hotel is a popular choice for weddings and functions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bedford Swan Hotel

Address: The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: £62 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Swan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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#4 Business Hotel in Bedford
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“If you want a room with a river view just email the hotel and ask!”
 of 5 bubbles 59Annief, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask a room with a view on the river”
 of 5 bubbles dimitrisa604, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the old part of the hotel overlooking the River are best”
 of 5 bubbles mk702, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bedrooms overlooking the river are the best but the rooms at the back are the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles Huntingdonshire1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a river view, if possible”
 of 5 bubbles 764zoed, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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