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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Watford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked a special weekend break for my wife and I to the Twinwood festival in Bedford. As part of this special break I booked what I thought was a great room in a prestigious hotel. I booked a suite which was advertised as overlooking the river, as apparently do all the suites in this hotel. On arrival after finally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful! The 7 of us really really enjoyed it, fab value for money, the 'doggy bag' was shaped into a swan, a lovely touch, our waitress was wonderful, fun, attentive and genuine, can't wait to go again,

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night but it was an OK experience, lots of services available and a great location. The rooms were very quiet at night despite being in town but there was plenty to do around the local area. Would definitely stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is conveniently situated for town centre shops of the usual sort (M&S, Debenhams, Beales, Next etc). It is near the John Bunyan museum which is worth a visit. Pleasant walk along the nearby Esplanade along the Great Ouse. The hotel is clean and pleasant. The air con can't be set below 17 which is a little high for... More

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

Delightful afternoon tea today with my mother as a birthday treat from a friend. Tabatha, our server, was outstanding and very wonderful & caring; she definitely made the experience fabulous! Food and drinks were great, apparently they were trying a few changes to the menu and we loved it! My favourite was definitely the chorizo quiche, I could have kept... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just held our wedding reception at The Swan Hotel Bedford, and I have to say the day was perfect. We had invited 100 guests to the wedding breakfast, and a few more to join for the hog roast later on. The staff were all friendly and helpful, in particular our wedding coordinator Georgina, and the F&B manger Paul... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here a few times and it gets worse on each occasion. Although this will be the last. The "friendly and attentive" staff mentioned in some reviews are obviously all on holiday this week and instead we appear to have a group of people on some kind of Jobseekers scheme. At these prices I expect staff to know where... More

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Ramsey Isle of Man
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable and welcoming hotel. The decor is great and fits into the hotels atmosphere. Excellent service great food and attentive staff. The spa is well worth a visit when you stay in the hotel. Altogether was great experience.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly that! Went for an anniversary drink with my husband...sat outside in a beautiful setting. Giggly girls serving not doing much. hubby had large glass of red wine, i wanted malibu and diet coke...asked for a bottle of diet coke...didn't do them (really!) So had 'tapped' coke...it was awful, tried to drink it but couldn't and both drinks over £10!!!!... More

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Tortosa, Spain
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this beautiful hotel to celebrate my mothers 90th birthday. The setting is gorgeous by the river and the hotel lovely with good clean rooms. However there were two weddings at the hotel and although the staff were very helpful they didn't seem to be able to cope, particularly in the restaurant. The food was uninspiring and delayed... More

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Address: The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Swan Hotel 4*
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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. SPA: Our stunning Roman bath inspired 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 massage, Decleor facials and luxury OPI manicures. 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. ... more   less 
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