We stayed for three nights at the Swan and enjoyed every one of them. First the building has splendid character, beams outside, beams inside, cushioned with "mind your head" on the ups and downs passages of the first floor. Reception was very welcoming, as we're the staff throughout our stay. Our room was large with a seating area and well furnished, no chain hotel room stuff here. The bathroom was compact but had everything and a good shower. The bed was comfortable and the room very quiet, so we slept well.
We went down the (included) breakfast menu from the full Suffolk fry-up through Eggs Benedict to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and everything was excellent. We had dinner in the Gallery restaurant twice, both times good, and we enjoyed the bar; again always with friendly, happy service.
Wifi is free in the room and the public areas and so was parking, easy in either the hotel car park and on the street (Lavenham, bless them, has free parking everywhere).
- 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