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 rooms

Parking

GBP 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Body wraps

Waxing

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Treatment room

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star Bedford Swan Hotel boasts close proximity to Woburn Safari Park just 19.1 km away. Operating in Bedford since 1916, this hotel features Roman architecture and modern comforts.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. This property is located in the heart of Bedford.

The hotel allows quick access to gardens and lakes.

Bedford Swan Hotel is within a 30-minute drive to London Luton airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Bedford Swan Hotel are fitted with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, multi-channel television, a fridge and wireless internet. Many guestrooms offer views of the River Ouse. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The on-site elegant restaurant 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 can make use of 24-hour front desk, 24-hour security and room service on site.

Relax

There are a wellness area, a treatment room and a Jacuzzi as well as beauty therapy, body wraps and pedicure available for guests' relaxation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   113.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Body wraps
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 10 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

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City Center
  • Bedford
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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Rooms and availability

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Room

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Room
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

Bedford Swan Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • B C A Gallery400 ft
  • The Kiln Pottery Cafe400 ft
  • Eagle Gallery2000 ft
  • New British Artists Ltd3300 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center700 ft

Places of interest

  • Clapham Club2.1 mi
  • Carlton Village Hall2.6 mi
  • Bushmead Priory,4.5 mi

Amusement

  • Executive Snooker Club700 ft
  • Reels Amusements1000 ft
  • A P Amusements2000 ft
  • Tavistock Snooker Club2700 ft
  • Cineworld4000 ft
  • Oasis Beach Pool4600 ft

Museums

  • Bedford Museums400 ft
  • John Bunyan Museum700 ft
  • Twinwood Arena and The Glenn Miller, Museum,3.0 mi

Theaters

  • Bedford Civic Theatre700 ft
  • Bowen West Theatre1.0 mi

Local attractions

  • Glastonbury Abbey1.6 mi
    Magdelene Street, Glastonbury
  • The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre5.7 mi
    Station Road, Bedford
  • Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre9.7 mi
    Langford Mill Farm, Cullompton
  • Stondon Transport Museum3.2 mi
    Station Road, Henlow
  • Birds of Prey Centre6.9 mi
    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

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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

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
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
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