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Swan Hotel Lavenham

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Lavenham CO10 9QA, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
suemissb Spalding, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Touring Suffolk with elderly relatives, coffee at the Swan was high on the agenda. We were acknowledged within milliseconds of entering and shown to comfortable chairs by a young waitress who, noticing my companions were not too steady on their pins, subtly and solicitously suggested seats with easier access. Once comfortably settled and our order taken we were able to... More

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Ely, Cambs., UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off I must admit that we have never actually stayed at the Swan Hotel but my wife and I had pre-booked for one of their afternoon teas. This was a delightful spread with a good selection of finger sandwiches and pastries and was certainly plentiful for the two of us to enjoy, it's not cheap but worth every penny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again another really fab stay. Myself and other half enjoyed the Ayala Champagne evening after our stay earlier this year for their previous Champagne evening. We simply had to return, as it was just too tempting to refuse. Ingo and his team once again pulled out all the stops to make sure we had a great night. We enjoyed... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Corton, and then Southwold, we went to spend the day in Lavenham as it had been recommended as the oldest and prettiest village in Britain by a friend, true or not, I don't know, but it lived up to the expectations! What a quaint old fashioned village with brightly coloured shops, and tiny narrow streets off a High St... More

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7 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is all beams and wobbly roofs - but with 400 years behind it, what do you expect. The Swan is special. It sits in the beautiful historic village of Lavenham and is in character with all the other buildings. Our room was all beams, but also with discrete modern fittings and a four poster bed. The breakfast is... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked only one night there as a stopover during our road trip through England and had a lovely afternoon and evening in the village, beautiful old houses. Accommodation: The hotel itself is very nice (if one likes medieval oak framed buildings), beautifully preserved and services were very good. We stayed in a Four Poster room on ground floor, with... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swan Hotel at Lavenham is steeped in history. The building is very old with origins in the 15th century. More recently, the hotel bar was a favourite place for British and US airmen in World War 2. They wrote their names, rank, squadron numbers and more, on the bar’s walls and over 70 years on these inscriptions, carefully preserved,... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights Friday to Sunday at the end of July. We were booked into a classic double room. On arrival the staff were friendly and welcoming, we were shown up to our room ('Preston Room') which appeared a little small at first but had everything we needed. The bathroom was lovely, with a big original beam... More

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Cheam, Surrey ENGLAND
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a long weekend, Fri to Sun mid July. On our arrival, we were told that we had been upgraded to a suite, which was a very nice surprise. The room was lovely. The hotel has a long history, and even the new extensions look authentic. Nooks and crannies everywhere! The food and service where second to... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Booked at the last minute and just a standard double- the last one available. Get this. Four poster bead and sofa and easy chairs in the room- possibly the best "last standard room" I have stayed in. All the rooms are very individual and this is a lovely venue for a special weekend away. Apart from a lovely old historic... More

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IngoWiangke, General Manager at Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thanks you for your recent review of your stay at the Swan at Lavenham. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I shall pass on your wonderful comments to the team. Kind regards Ingo Wiangke More

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Address: High Street, Lavenham CO10 9QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lavenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swan Hotel Lavenham 4*
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Lavenham Swan Hotel
Swan Hotel Lavenham Suffolk

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Nestling in the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, is The Swan Hotel in Lavenham, perhaps one of England's most iconic hotels. The Swan dates back to the 15th century when it played a key role in Lavenham's wool trade. Today it is a quintessential English country hotel and restaurant, proud of its achievement of AA 4 Red star, two AA Rosettes & Visit England Large Hotel of the Year 2013. Ancient oak beams and inglenook fireplaces blend beautifully with rich furnishings and fabrics to create the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation. The historic old bar boasts a wonderful collection of memorabilia, including a wall signed by British and American airmen stationed at Lavenham Airfield during World War II. The Swan is a wonderful place in which to celebrate a variety of special occasions, including romantic weddings, christenings and family get-togethers. It is also a unique venue for seminars, meetings and conferences, where 15th century inspiration combines with 21st Century innovation. ... more   less 
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