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The Swan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the first time recently. Slept in one of the garden rooms. Very peaceful, charming staff, perfect setting and central location from which to explore Southwold. Only criticism was the bar...it was dark, dingy, poorly decorated and tired... Had one drink in there and never returned. Seems odd that a hotel owned by a brewery wouldn't see sense... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from a lovely weekend break in Southwold with my wife, 12-week-old son and our Labrador dog. We booked a 2 night stay in one of the garden rooms at The Swan. It was fantastic from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We arrived on Friday at around 2 pm after a long drive with baby... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for the great feedback. We look forward to your next visit. More

Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend in our familiar Southwold for 2 nights, eating once at The Swan and once at The Crown. Room 19 overlooking the market place was wonderful but in the hot weather we noticed the lack of aircon in the room, which we assume us due the buildings age. The room was spotlessly clean and great staff.... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and all your kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Bedford, ENGLAND
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old hotel recalling a bygone age but with 21st century service and a great location. Stayed here 8/9 August 2014. Had a fabulous room, 2nd floor, large and spacious overlooking the main square and with views of the sea. Lovely large comfortable bed. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent as was breakfast. Staff were excellent and friendly. Only minor... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, the title says it all for me! Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hotel we have always wanted to stay in. Southwold is a delightful place which still retains a 'traditional' holiday feel and reminds me of my childhood family holidays. The hotel adds to that genre. The hotel was used as a location for the 50's film David Copperfield and still retains features.Typically English could be a descriptor, a beautiful old... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for taking the time to post a review, and thank you for all your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a note to say what a fabulous day we had celebrating our wedding at The Swan last week . It was an intimate affair and from Rebecca and Ana's organisation to Stevens's restaurant service and food - all was perfect ! Well done and thank you for helping to create a very special day for us and our guests-... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments which are fantastic. We all look forward to your return visit. All the very best for the future. More

Bath, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd wanted to stay at the Swan after we had visited Southwold a couple of years ago, so I took my partner to the Swan for a weekend break to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful time. Staff were all lovely, from the young man who helped us to find a parking space in the car park to... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank for the review, and thank you for all your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a one night stay in this very centrally located hotel. Lovely room with 4 poster bed. The floorboards are extremely creaky, but I don't suppose there is much they can do about that! The breakfast was very good, excellent bacon.

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for the review and all the positive comments. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff helpful ,friendly, parking can be problem, food is not what it was and limited menu.. , not cheap but very good, nice touches like amuse bouche , room was dire however , like a pontins chalet, an annexe. not terribly clean very shabby and dated ..not good value for £ 200 b n b for two ! breakfast ok... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and your kind words. Maintenance is on-going and we hope to complete more in this coming year. For your next visit, maybe try rooms 15,16 or 19 in the main house. More

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed staying at the Swan in beautiful Southwold for a good friends wedding. The hotel is very well located for the beach and is in the centre of town. The hotel rooms are a lovely, but expensive...

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the positive feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

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Address: Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swan Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Swan Southwold
Swan Hotel Southwold
Hotel Southwold Swan
The Swan Hotel Southwold, Suffolk

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Just yards from the Adnams Brewery the hotel has been awarded 4 Stars by The AA and two Rosettes for the food in the restaurant. A short stroll from the hotel is the beach at Southwold with its rows of colourful beach huts and the town has a wide selection of individual boutique shops to browse. Our Garden Rooms are Dog Friendly and wheelchair accessible.Brewery and Distillery tours can be arranged for guests and there are plenty of Adnams pubs within walking distance to enjoy a taste of our beer. ... more   less 
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