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Bedford Swan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Bedford
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Currently staying at the hotel and the room is unbearably hot. The air con is not working so the staff have stuck a fan in the room which has no effect. There is no Wifi which in today's hotel market is shocking. The staff range from couldn't care less to disinterested and the £15 per head breakfast is a joke.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I booked in for an Afternoon tea for a family members Birthday. We had read previous reviews but kept an open mind. Well there was no need to worry. The whole experience was great. The selection of sandwiches and cakes were outstanding and endless supply of tea and coffee. The staff made sure that our needs we're... More

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Stevenage
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from afternoon tea at The Swan which really should have been better. After reading the good reviews in trip advisor this seemed like the ideal place - it isn't. The positives: The price at £15 each or £21 with champagne, the dining area was pleasant and the food looked good when it eventually came. The taste and quality... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished a very enjoyable stay at The Swan. We upgraded our room to a suite in advance as it is not often my wife and I get to go away without the kids. The hotel is overlooking the River Ouse, a road separating the two. Check in was swift and car parking although limited appeared to be enough for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a wedding reception & stayed over night. The best way to describe the day & evening is faultless. The organisation for the reception was brilliant. The waitresses first class. Fantastic wedding breakfast. Bar staff very polite & efficient. We stayed in room 112 - very clean, very comfortable & no complaints. Check in was easy, quick &... More

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DominicMills, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your five star review regarding the recent wedding you attended along with positive comments regarding the room, staff and breakfast. Although unlikely to stay again please note we have a wide offering for non residents such as Afternoon Tea, Sunday lunch, the River Terrace and Spa treatments. We hope to see you again. More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned from having afternoon tea at the Swan Hotel and would just like to say how much we enjoyed it. The tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones were wonderful and the serving staff friendly without being obsequious, helpful and efficient. We even had our leftovers packed for enjoyment at another time (as we were well and truly full from... More

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DominicMills, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your five star review following your Afternoon Tea. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited yesterday after walking by many a lunch time, the three of us ordered and one of my friends hadn't read that her salad had anchovies in until it arrived and she had started eating, so she called over the waitress and asked if they could be taken out, without any fuss the waitress (it may have been the assistant... More

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DominicMills, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive feedback further to your lunch visit on our River Terrace. We hope to see you there at the River Festival where we will have a Hog Roast and Barbeque available all weekend. More

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at The Swan mid-June and it was absolutely amazing. One not to be impressed easily, he was very impressed and is already trying to sort another weekend to go! We got there about half 6ish, had a very easy and friendly check-in, dumped the bags in our suite and spent the evening in the Terrace... More

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DominicMills, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful five star feedback following your recent stay with us. Your comments are delightful to read, have been shared with the team, and we very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room clean and spacious however bathroom décor needs updating . Staff approachable and friendly . Evening meal expensive (cheese and biscuits £9:95) for dessert , breakfast very good with great selections. Would stay again but price would have to be lower.

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DominicMills, General Manager at Bedford Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. Regarding the bathroom we are looking at a possible refurbishment soon. Regarding the price we do feel room rates reflect the accommodation, location and service we offer. The £9.95 price for the cheese board is one we feel is reasonable with good quality cheese and the price is fairly similar to other... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a lovely spot right on the river. The food was good and if you wanted anything extra it would be given to you .The staff were excellent Jacintho Paulo Tiago Mikko and Dan who went out of his way every evening to get a table for us. We were a party of four( within a party... More

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Many thanks for your delightful five star review. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. 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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Business Hotel in Bedford
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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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