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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

'The Bedford Swan' is a very old coaching inn in the medieval town of Bedford. Everthing about it - from its venerable old stone buildings, rambling corridors, quirky little hidden staircases, wooden-clad state rooms and more curtains and swags than you could shake a stick at, to its fantastic location overlooking the swans of the River Great Ouse - reeks... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well where do I start? How the hotel is rated 4 star I will never know. Having paid for an up grade on the room and the cost paid I would at least expect that the bathroom was clean mould free and the toilet tissue was double not single ply. Again given the cost and having paid to up grade... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked champagne afternoon tea for parents anniversary, a lovely afternoon was had by all,a nice selection of finger sandwiches,lovey warm scones with both strawberry and apricot jam,a good selection of small cakes and a good choice of teas,very nice champagne,staff were attentive but not to much which was nice and we weren't rushed to leave and which the afternoon more... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and decent size. The evening meal was very good value although good luck reading the tiny wine menu! It would be sensible if a bottle of water (free would be nice taking into account the room cost) was provided in the room. Make sure you take evidence of what you ordered as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The family and I decided to take a Saturday dinner at the "Finest Rosette award winning restaurant in Bedford" Upon entering the hotel I was politely surprised at the overall decor and atmosphere offered by the Swan, elegantly designed, with plenty of well maintained history throughout Parts of Bedford do tend to resemble a unbleached toilet over the past few... More 

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing drink and light lunch in the outdoor terrace bar overlooking the River Ouse embankment, lovely views of the activities on the river. Drinks and light lunch was very enjoyable, service excellent.

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Thank BAJ89
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived early went to bar, barman ignored me whilst he was messing around with his till for a minute or two before acknowledging I was there. The bar is quite nice to sit in. Restaurant Menu is a bit limiting, ended up with the bean burger, it was nice. Sweet potato chips were tasteless. Waiters were attentive. Tried then to... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time had been here, we had afternoon tea what a lovely experience nothing was to much trouble we were well looked after. We had a great seat in the corner. The young lady who served us explained everything to us. The afternoon tea was really lovely chose of sandwiches 2 of us are vegetarians and the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last weekend for a relaxing break & had an absolutely fantastic time! We can not fault any aspect. If I was being really picky I would fault the Spa as it's so tiny & only a Jacuzzi & small pool but we didn't plan our trip around this, so it didn't bother us. The Reception staff are... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went yesterday for my mothers birthday treat and really wished we had not. It took almost 20 minutes to get a round of drinks, and when they came 3 were wrong and had to be sent back. Once we were seat at a very nice table we had to wait ages for the order to be taken, and yes... More 

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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. 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 

Additional Information about Bedford Swan Hotel

Address: The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: $88 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Swan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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