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Swan House

1 Hill Street, Hastings TN34 3HU, England
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Swan House
Ranked #1 of 50 Hastings B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in the Artisan room at Swan House in April. What a treat! Brendan, the owner, was quiet charm personified and very helpful with dinner and other arrangements. Lots of lovely little touches and the great advantage of having the use of the beautiful lounge were hallmarks of our stay. Would we go again. Yes please -... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Swan House has to be the best place to stay in the area. Brendan is the perfect host who always makes his guests feel like friends, which is why people return again and again. Brendan is an expert on the best places to eat in Hastings and is happy to book tables for his guests. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable... More

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Trondheim, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Arriving at this charming B&B, the owner met me by the door, welcoming me with strong, fragrant coffee by the fire, after showing me my room. And so started one of my best weekends in years! The owner, mr McDonagh, really makes an effort to have you feeling at home; offering fresh coffee after a stroll around the Old town... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

All the positive reviews you'll read here are true. The room I had was comfy and characterful, the breakfasts are great, the huge fireplace with great chunks of wood glimmering away, was very warming and scented the wood panelled sitting-room; within 10 minutes of arrival, I'd removed my shoes and was toasting my toes. Brendan and his team really do... More

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Teddington, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We chose Swan House from the reviews here, unsure if it could live up to all the positive reports. Well, I'm happy to say it did - in fact, it was even better than we'd hoped. We went for a birthday weekend and despite mixed weather, felt utterly chilled and charmed by our stay. The house itself is gorgeous, and... More

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Oxford, England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A second stay here, and just as lovely as first time around. Brendan and his team are professional and friendly, and run a terrific place to stay. Great attention to detail, wonderful interiors and fittings, a delicious breakfast and supremely comfortable accommodation make Swan House unbeatable value. B&Bs often fall down on the public spaces, but I think the sitting... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We just got back from a pre-Christmas weekend in Hastings, first time to visit the town and it was fantastic. Swan House was the perfect place to stay, Brendan was a very accommodating host and the house itself is great -- it's very much like a boutique hotel experience except with the personal touch of a B&B. We loved meeting... More

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed here back in April and are still gushing about this gem of a place! Everything about Swan House was beautiful - the attention to detail is tremendous and Brendan (& his team) was the perfect host. We were welcomed by a roaring fire with tea and delicious home made flapjacks by Harriet who gave us some great recommendations... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It is simply overwhelming to stay in a house built in 1490, a house situated in a very interesting neighborhood just down the street from where the series "Foyle's War" was filmed. The staff is superb, the breakfast is sublime and the rooms are antique in the very best sense. The host Brendan even has the nerve to have an... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Can add little to my previous review, except to say I have now stayed at Swan House several times over the past couple of years and I’m seriously tempted to move in permanently! Brendan is an excellent host, who really cares about his guests, and is ably supported by friendly staff. Swan House is ideally situated in a quiet street... More

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Also Known As:
Swan House Hotel Hastings
Swan House Hotel
Address: 1 Hill Street, Hastings TN34 3HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Hastings
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Hastings
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury, five star boutique guesthouse in the heart of Hastings Old Town, offering unprecedented style and service in picturesque 1066 country. The travel press love Swan House - come and experience why! ... more   less 

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