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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

My partner and i stayed at the Swan on Friday and Saturday 20-21 January, and while the venue is pleasant enough with some sense of history about it, I feel the hotel doesn't not justify the exorbitant charging structure that, in my mind, looks to drain every penny out of guests. By way of examples, the hotel charges guests £5/day...

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booking is very easy and simple, money was taken upon booking (but I think you can opt to pay upon departure). Rooms are very clean and good value for money - beds are very comfortable and the free teas and coffees etc are sufficient. Phoned reception to book a taxi to take us to a local restaurant for dinner, which...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Well let me start this off. I ordered a hot chocolate to the tune of "he ain't heavey he's my brother"?? For all those born in the 21st century this is a miserable song from the 1970's. The location reminded me of a haunted house with the eerily bad music chroning in the background with the overtones of police sirens...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed at the bed for swan hotel and were extremely pleased by everything. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful. The hotel itself is lovely. The spa pool was lovely to visit before breakfast. The food fantastic and not too pricey. Our Son left his toy woody and the staff kindly located him and posted him back to...

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Manchester
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice warm room, great in room facilities, good location, just off the town centre but still in walking distance of lots of attractions. Great helpful staff in the spa and reception. Room was very quiet, no noise from outside.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just come back from the Swan hotel. We stayed two nights. I do like the basin. It's look like marble but plastic, beautiful. I love the bath tub, deep. The water in the swimming poll was nice and the jacuzzi was lovely too. The statute of a swan well come you as you enter to the car park. In...

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2Thank Ita H
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I headed to the Swan hotel for a meeting and lunch in December and it was extremely poor. We order 2 cokes and 2 coffees, instantly we had the coke (as expected) 25 minutes later we got the coffee - bear in mind this was just a cafetiere and nothing fancy. We then asked one of the waitresses for a...

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1Thank Ben S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love these sort of Hotels ,a little bit old school, (very in terms of the age of the building ) a truly great setting right on the embankment opposite the Bedford Rowing club . It makes such a nice change to have a Hotel that has clearly decided to invest in staff that without exception went that extra mile to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ! Wonderful! Beautiful hotel, excellent breakfast and afternoon.tea. Amazing spa and very professional staff. A specisl thank you to Sian in reception and the manager of the Lotus spa. All very helpful and professional.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Ashlee for looking after us at a wedding reception we attended on New Year's Eve! Really quick service and was super friendly. A good selection of drinks on the bar downstairs. Looking forward to coming back again.

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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: $114 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Swan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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“Certainly seemed to be a lot of activity on the second floor, and squeaky floorboards in the corridor”
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