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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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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch today. Granted that they had a couple of large parties in but while that may excuse the slow service it doesn't excuse the poor quality of food. We had crayfish risotto for starters which was very stodgy and lacking in any crayfish. Main courses were roast beef which was tender but cold and covered with... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped at this hotel having attended a wedding locally. A very centrally located hotel which overlooks the river. This is a high quality hotel with a high specification. The bedroom was comfortable, clean a decent size and looked new. The bed was comfortable and I enjoyed a good night sleep. Not the cheapest of hotels but it is nice... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived for a nights stay to be offered an antique ash tray masked as a double room. Booked a non smoking room!!! After complaining to reception and wanting a refund we were offered a lovely non smoking room. A bad start to the chilled relaxed weekend we wanted. Would not stay here again for this reason. Give me a premier... More

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South Wales
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at 1.45pm (we had noted check in was from 2.00pm) but thought we would see if our room was ready as we had been travelling since 9.00 am. The receptionist told us in no uncertain terms that it was not ready and didn't know when it would be as we had booked a luxury room and check out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended The Bedford Swan with aged relatives after travelling for 2.1/2 from S.E.London. We waited for an hour until the food arrived and they then told me Roast of the Day, which I had ordered, was in fact braised beef? It took an hour to do this, Everybody else had their meal, as ordered, and I told them in no... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know this is a bit late but I only just signed up to Trip Advisor. I am currently searching for a venue in Bedfordshire for December so that myself and a few friends can treat ourselves to High Tea. Last December we decided to go to the Swan Hotel. I can only say, never again. Staff very un- attentive,... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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