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Bedford Swan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel took my money twice because of a fowl up on the date by Expedia (do not use) and then refused to refund me. Upon arrival they claimed not to have my booking even though they have now sent me an email showing the booking from Expedia which was dated the day before my arrival. They booked me in... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for a 1 night stay on route from London to meet up with my husband who was working at the nearby Cardington. My Husband said to book the Plaza, as he knew where it was, but it looked a little too clinical, so I chose the Swan. Nice oldie worldie hotel, that also had a spa, and... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back from another weekend, stay was lovely. Food was excellent and the staff superb. All staff work really hard, especially in the restaurant. I think this hotel is brilliant and will definitely be going back for another weekend. Would like to thank everyone for making our stay such a joy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Bedford Swan is nicely located by the river side. It is an old hotel with lots of old world charm. A strong point would be to avoid their restaurant, which is easy because there are some nice eateries around. Pls be careful to check the bill, I was charged for the room for 3 days, in spite of prepaying... More

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in this hotel before, normally as per the other night, only for a few hours, but enough to get some sleep and move on. This time I felt that I had to make a comment. The room was smelling terribly and the TV channel selection and quality was of something less than a cheap 1 or 2... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my family for mothers day. We had a booking for 2.30, and were told that our table was not ready (despite booking a table well in advance) and had to wait over 20 minutes in the bar. When we were seated, all started off well, and the service was excellent. After this, it all started to go... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum made a reservation for 12:30 for 10 adults and 2 children for sunday lunch to celebrate my husband and my 40th birthdays. When we arrived we were informed that the table was not ready and could we wait in the bar. This was despite getting a confirmation email from the swan regarding the time. We ordered some drinks... More

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a voucher for Champagne Afternoon Tea for two as a 25th Anniversary present. We booked a table at the Swan Hotel and on arrival we were met by a very pleasant member of staff who showed us to our table. The setting was very nice and the atmosphere was just great. I don’t eat meat and so... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were really professional and welcoming from the first person I met at reception to the person who checked me out. I particularly single out for praise the staff on in the evening in the small bar to the left of the reception desk who gave a warmth of service comparable to any I have experienced. I really liked... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for a 1 night stay at The Swan the day after our wedding, and had booked a suite and dinner package. Upon arrival we were told our meal had not been seen on our booking (despite me double checking before arrival) the restaurant was full and they were unsure whether we could be fitted in. We... More

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Address: The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Swan Hotel 4*
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. 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. ENJOY: Our stunning roman bath inspired swimming 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 massages, Decleor facials and luxury OPI manicures. ... more   less 
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