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The Swan House
Ranked #5 of 10 Beccles B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 25, 2013

A fantastic stay – There is amazing attention to detail and thought in the interior design, right down to the ‘swan’ sculpted door handles and curtain pole ends. We stayed in Eln room which was very cosy – It has a great big open fireplace, rustic bare brick walls and a library which all bring great atmosphere and character to the room. The owners Roland and Carmela have taken the time to incorporate the very best Smart technology in the bedrooms as well, so you have access to the internet, i-player, ITV catch-up and lots more all through the interactive television. You can even plug in your Smart phone or i-pod and get surround sound music throughout the room – This boutique hotel is brimming with cosiness, tradition and character with the advantage of the most up to date technology incorporated within it; Old meets new - The best of both worlds. The restaurant is also fantastic – On the evening we stayed we had a bottle of prosecco sitting on sofas in front of a blazing open fire, and then went through to the restaurant where we were treated to excellent food (leek soufflé and smoked haddock) and great service to go with it. If you are visiting Suffolk, Norfolk or the Broads make sure you take a visit to The Swan House in Beccles – You won’t regret it!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Jenny what a wonderful review. Detailed and evocative. It makes the three hard years of planning well worth while. Thank you

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just got back from a lovely evening away (19/02/13) at The Swan House. On arrival the staff were very welcoming & helpful, the Seth's room was very well detailed & presented, but beware of head heights & the low beams! The dinner was excellent & great value, with good live entertainment, followed by a good nights sleep & an even more excellent breakfast the next morning that was more than enough needed. A recommended stay!

Mr Jackson - Lowestoft, Suffolk.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thanks James for reviewing your stay in our Seth room. Very pleased you so enjoyed our unusual breakfast as well as our musicians the evening before

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Exceptional attention to detail and exquisite furnishings make the rooms a delight to stay in. We enjoyed a relaxing three day break with a wonderful three course breakfast each morning. We did not venture far although the surrounding area is interesting and varied. We ate in the restaurant every night where there is a good choice from the a la carte or house menu. We are planning to return and will definitely recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank J A
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thanks JA, I can never hear it enough' that the year's torment in creating what we have, means so much to so many, in the short time we been offering our beautiful rooms

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Wow! What a hotel, the rooms were fantastic, clean, spacious, cosy! Not a thing out of place! The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much to ask for! Such a fantastic meal and a wonderful breakfast!! We sat cosy by the open fire drinking lovely wine being looked after by the staff. This hotel made our short overnight stay a night to remember. We will definitely be going back here! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kimmymccann
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you for your generous comments, which means so much to our staff, as well as Carmel and myself

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Just back from a visit to Suffolk staying one night at the Swan House Inn. We also had dinner on the evening and the whole experience was really lovely, especially the service. The food was great and reasonable, and the rooms beautifully finished off and very unique.
Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you David, the staff really appreciated your comments regarding their service and we are very please to have given you a fine time

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were spending Christmas visiting friends in Suffolk and Norfolk and needed somewhere to stay in a central location. We selected The Swan House at Beccles from our research on the web and what a good decision we made. Just the place to spend a few days in the winter - and I am sure - the summer too.

The bar and restaurant area were warm and welcoming, the staff could not be faulted, the food was just what we wanted - and the bedroom (Eln) was lovely - comfortable, interesting and slightly quirky - and so quiet we overslept on our second night.

Congratulations to Rol& and his team - we need more small hotels like this around the country.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you for your supportive words of our new small hotel. Much appreciated by all at Swan House

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

After enjoying our Christmas meal at the Swan House for the past 2 years, we decided this year to treat ourselves to a night's stay too in one of the newly completed rooms. We stayed in the Eln room and were treated to chocolate brownies, a fire and guided tour from Roland on arrival. The room was tastefully decorated with great attention to detail and a luxurious feel. A perfect meal in the restaurant was followed by a short walk back to our room and a great night's sleep. Breakfast the next morning was to die for. Continental and Full English along with fresh OJ and freshly ground coffee all included. It was the personal touches I appreciated most: lighting the fire in our room, a free filter coffee brought to the room as the sachets had finished, our choice of newspaper brought to the breakfast table to read over breakfast etc. and NOTHING being too much trouble. This place comes highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roland B, Owner at The Swan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Sorry for not responding sooner to your excellent review of Swan House. I'm very pleased we made your visit so worth while

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Address: 34 New Market | (Near the Church Tower), Beccles NR34 9HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Beccles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Beccles
Price Range: $97 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in the bustling, traditional market town of Beccles, the Swan House offers beautiful and idiosyncratic room-only accommodation. Our distinctive rooms provide the perfect, cozy base from which to explore the Suffolk heritage coast, the Norfolk Broads and beyond. East Anglia at her most beautiful and varied is literally on the doorstep. After an intrepid day of exploring, come back to a delicious meal in our characterful restaurant, and a good night's sleep in a room designed to provide every comfort. Indulge in fully sprung mattresses, crisp white bedding and flat screen TV's. And all of this in a convivial setting, with open fires to warm you in the depths of winter, and al fresco dining throughout the warmer months. PLEASE NOTE: The Swan House Restaurant is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open in April 2017. ... more   less 
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