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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Hill Street, Hastings TN34 3HU, England
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Swan House
Ranked #1 of 51 Hastings B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I stay with friends, however with so many people attending a party my friend and I booked Swan House, and I am really pleased I did. It was Christmas time, the tree was up, the logs were burning on the open fire and the place had a totally awesome welcome feel. The owners and their staff and absolutely superb.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is definitely worthy of the 5 stars it receives, and its position as No 1 in Hastings. The house is beautifully restored and furnished, the service friendly with just the right amount of attention (ie not too much, not too little), and the breakfast delicious. Swan House is also really well situated in the Old Town. In ten... More 

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BrendanMcDonagh, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Dear Julia and Alex, thank you for your glowing review of Swan House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You experienced Hastings at its quietest, at the beginning of the New Year and you certainly found plenty to enjoy during your stay. I appreciate all the positive comments you make and hopefully we shall see you again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is exactly what you HOPE a bed and breakfast will be. A lovely old home meticulously restored with lovely furniture and bedding serving a breakfast better than any restaurant (and you get a choice of many cooked to order options). The owner is lovely to chat with and all the employees there are so sweet and helpful. Special shout... More 

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BrendanMcDonagh, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten, myself, all the Swan House team, and especially Collette, appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review. I am delighted that you compare us so favourably to your other accommodation during your trip to Europe. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We just spent another 3 perfect days in this incredible little haven. It's our 3rd visit in under 18 months. The atmosphere here is absolutely charming, as are the people who run it. It's all tastefully decorated for Christmas and if I could, I'd spend the whole holiday here ! It's a real find. The breakfast is amazing and it's... More 

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BrendanMcDonagh, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Dear Rachel and Paul, many thanks for your kind review and I am delighted that you love staying at Swan House so much. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've stayed at Swan House twice now, once in the height of summer and once in the winter. I can't praise Brandan and his team highly enough. Swan House has such a welcoming air, and amazing, restful décor with all kinds of quirky little accents. You see something different every time you walk in. Everything is geared for guests' comfort... More 

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Eileen. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and experienced Swan House and Hastings in Winter and Summer, both delightful in their own way. I appreciate your comments about noise carrying in our old house. I do provide earplugs if required, which are especially useful at the height of seagull nesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The Swan House is a lovely place to stay, Brendan and his staff provided us with warm welcome on the first day and amazing breakfast before we left!! We went there during a quiet week and they offered to upgrade us to a beautiful spacious room, everything was perfect, highly recommended!!

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. It means so much to the Swan House team, when our efforts are acknowledged so positively. Hopefully we shall see you again sometime. Best wishes. More 

Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Delightful place to stay in Hastings Old Town. Room very comfy and warm, marvelous breakfast and wonderful host for which nothing was too much trouble. Well situated for our needs and was well pleased with our choice. Would certainly return here again.

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. You stayed during a particularly cold spell, and I am especially pleased that you were warm, cosy and comfortable. "Home from home" is probably one of the best accolades we can ask for. Best wishes from all the SWan House team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a delightful place to stay ! The location was excellent and close to all that the Old Town had to offer. It was our first stay in Hastings and we couldn't have hoped for a better place. The room was exceptional as was the rest of the main house where we were made to feel very welcome. The open... More 

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Dear Scott, many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to have you visit. I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed our breakfasts. Our bacon and sausages are sourced from a butchers nearby called Archers, who are currently Sussex Butcher of the Year, and going by your comments, very well deserved. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Swan House has fabulous accommodation, beautiful setting, very relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous breakfast menu and amazing food (although very slow service on one of the 2 days there), highly recommended.

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

I appreciate your very positive review and thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay. I apologise that breakfast service was slower than we would have liked and we have taken steps to ensure that we minimise that inconvenience in future. We hope you come back and enjoy a smoother, enjoyable breakfast next time. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a beautiful, unique and welcoming place to stay. They have treated thia historic buildong with real care and created a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary. Location couldn't be better; in the heart of the old town but tucked away in a quite corner and a stones throw from everything. Choice of breakfast was equally fantastic with lots... More 

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StargazerBattersea, Owner at Swan House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review. We work hard to ensure that our guests have a really enjoyable, comfortable stay and I am delighted that is what you had. More 

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Additional Information about Swan House

Address: 1 Hill Street, Hastings TN34 3HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Hastings
Hotel Class:5 star — Swan House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Swan House Hotel Hastings

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