Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW  show map
 4 stars
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Bedford Swan Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Bedford Swan Hotel is a 4-star property in the heart of Bedford. An example of contemporary architecture, this hotel opened in 1916 and was fully restored in 2009.

The property is located within a 20-minute ride from Stondon Transport Museum, Knebworth House and Sywell Aerodrome. Bedford city center is 1km away.

This comfortable hotel boasts close proximity to parks and a river.

Fast access to London Luton airport within 30km is provided.

Rooms

It offers stylish rooms equipped with a writing desk, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, satellite TV and a laptop-size safe and kitchens with a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with slippers, bathrobes and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.

Eat

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Seasonal dishes are served in the outdoor restaurant. The traditional bar is open from 07:00 to 22:00.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 11 per person per night. 

Services

Guests are welcome to use parking, a lift and a safe deposit box for general purposes and a photocopier and internet connection for business needs.

Relax

Guests can find a rooftop terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a golf course and make use of a Jacuzzi, shiatsu massage and a wellness center on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 5 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   113.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

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City Center
  • Bedford
    300 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford location
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        Hotel Address:

        The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Bedford
          300 m
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          113

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Bedford Swan Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • B C A Gallery - 100 m
        • The Kiln Pottery Cafe - 100 m
        • Eagle Gallery - 600 m
        • New British Artists Ltd - 1.0km

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 200 m

        Places of interest

        • Clapham Club - 3.3km
        • Carlton Village Hall - 4.2km
        • Bushmead Priory, - 7.2km

        Amusement

        • Executive Snooker Club - 200 m
        • Reels Amusements - 300 m
        • A P Amusements - 600 m
        • Tavistock Snooker Club - 800 m
        • Cineworld - 1.2km
        • Oasis Beach Pool - 1.4km

        Museums

        • Bedford Museums - 100 m
        • John Bunyan Museum - 200 m
        • Twinwood Arena and The Glenn Miller, Museum, - 4.8km

        Theaters

        • Bedford Civic Theatre - 200 m
        • Bowen West Theatre - 1.6km

        Local Attractions

        • Glastonbury Abbey - 2.6km
          Magdelene Street, Glastonbury
        • The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre - 9.2km
          Station Road, Bedford
        • Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre - 15.5km
          Langford Mill Farm, Cullompton
        • Stondon Transport Museum - 5.1km
          Station Road, Henlow
        • Birds of Prey Centre - 11.1km
          Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          113

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Bedford Swan Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bedford Swan Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.4out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 260 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        10.0
        Value
        8.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          7.8

          Good location, excellent restaurant, stylish rooms

          Very hot throughout; pillows very poor

        • Single
          10.0

          Loved the decor and the ambience. The location was excellent for my needs. I would have liked more time to enjoy it all!

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          They were having TV signal problems in many rooms ours had no active TV or TV services eg Alarm call.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          While only on a relative short stay, staff members all showed kindness and consideration to us. The view from the restaurant over the river was terrific.

          TThe problem with the room was that it was isolated surrounded by service rooms to which staff visited to collect goods. There was also three large air conditioning units, just outside the widow that started up and shut down throughout the night. These items apart we realy enjoyed our stay.

        • Older travelers
          6.2

          Nicely decorated, and the coach house wedding reception room was good. The meal we were served at the wedding reception was well cooked and nicely served

          Bedroom was small with very large furniture and no drawers or shelves to store clothes. There was a poor choice of meals in the restaurant with very small portions and was very poor value for money Not enough facilities for disabled folk, steps everywhere.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          The hotel has recently been refurbished and the standard of decor in a superior room is very good.

          The bathrooms have not been updated so are very disappointing compared to the standard of rooms.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Frendly and helpful staff, especially given that they had no knowledge of our booking, they still managed to find us a room.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Rooms were of a good standard , comfortable bed. Restaurant and reception staff very helpfull and avcomodating. Quality of food at dinner was very good, pleased we pre booked dinner as it was very good value compared to prices on menu.

          The hotel is a very busy venue with a wedding party and school prom function on same evening, noise not too bad but meant the very small car park was full. Had to take the chance of parking on the road some 10 minutes walk away.

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          The Hotel was very clean and tidy and the location was superb.

          While the room was clean, it was really small, consider the room is for 2 people. The hotel boasts they have done a redfurb of the rooms, however they have done it on the cheap with poor accessories. The hotel staff are not friendly everything was an effort. We was put in to a twin room, they then moved us to a smoking before getting the right room, we did not complain, but there was no appology

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          Polite staff and lovely buildings with nice views of the river, plus it was central to everything in Bedford!

        • Single
          10.0

          Attention to my needs by staff

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          The decoration is just wonderful, very friendly staff and their restaurant is just so nice with incredible delicious food! I was there on a business trip having training in another Hotel just across the river which was a dump!

        • Family with children
          5.0

          Good,central location with easy off street parking. Staff are generally very helpful. Breakfast staff, in particular,were lovely.

          If staying during warm weather,be aware that air conditioning in third floor standard rooms is inadequate.It is expensive for the facilities offered.

        • Older travelers
          4.6

          It was located in the centre of Bedford

          Room was small, facilities tired, entrance carpet was duct taped, staff untrained

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          Very pleasant hotel in a good location.

          Only a monor point, but I do dislike cold plates when taking a buffet breakfast. I find myself eating quickly before the food becomes too unpleasant to eat.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Bedford
          300 m
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          113

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge

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