We hadn't stayed at the Swan since our honeymoon 42 years ago but everything is still wonderful! We had a great time and the room, although fairly small was very nicely decorated and equipped and the bed very comfortable with good linens.
The dinner was excellent as was the breakfast and the lounge areas are very well equiped with comfortable chairs and sofas and tastfully decorated.
The only criticism was some noise from fans outside the bedroom during the night.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The warrens on the way to the rooms add to the hotel's charm and the town itself is full of interesting and ancient buildings.
It won't be 42 years before we return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, is The Swan Hotel & Spa in Lavenham, perhaps one of England's most iconic hotels. The Swan dates back to the 15th century when it played a key role in Lavenham's wool trade. Today it is a quintessential English country hotel and restaurant, proud of its achievement of AA 4 Red star, two AA Rosettes & Visit England Large Hotel of the Year 2013. Ancient oak beams and inglenook fireplaces blend beautifully with rich furnishings and fabrics to create the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation. The historic old bar boasts a wonderful collection of memorabilia, including a wall signed by British and American airmen stationed at Lavenham Airfield during World War II. The Swan is a wonderful place in which to celebrate a variety of special occasions, including romantic weddings, christenings and family get-togethers. It is also a unique venue for seminars, meetings and conferences, where 15th century inspiration combines with 21st century innovation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lavenham Swan Hotel
- Swan Hotel & Spa Lavenham Suffolk