Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW  show map
 4 stars
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Bedford Swan Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The elegant 4-star Bedford Swan Hotel is set in a shopping area minutes away from Stondon Transport Museum, Northampton General Hospital and Milton Keynes Magistrates Court. The hotel's Roman building set in the heart of Bedford was completely refurbished in 2009.

Offering a stunning setting in Bedford just near a bus stop, Bedford Swan Hotel overlooks the River Ouse. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Bedford center.

London Luton airport can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Bedford Swan Hotel.

Rooms

All luxury rooms including Luxury Double Room, Standard Twin Room and Superior Double Room are fitted with individual climate control, a private safe, a telephone, satellite TV and coffee/tea makers. All bathrooms are appointed with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can breakfast in the restaurant. The property offers an a la carte restaurant serving seasonal cuisine. The traditional bar is open from 07:00 to 22:00.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 11 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can take advantage of a video projector, a slide projector and a copy machine along with 24-hour reception, laundry and wedding services provided on-site.

Relax

Bedford Swan Hotel pampers guests with a rooftop terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   113.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

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City Center
  • Bedford
    300 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Room facilities
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    Bed type: King Size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    With a king-size bed, sofa and river views. Includes mineral water, a daily newspaper and a bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and upgraded toiletries. Also includes late check-out until 13:00.

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      Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        Bed type: Double Bed
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        Luxurious rooms with free newspaper and free mineral water.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford location
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          Hotel Address:

          The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bedford
            300 m
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            113

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Bedford Swan Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • B C A Gallery - 100 m
          • The Kiln Pottery Cafe - 100 m
          • Eagle Gallery - 600 m
          • New British Artists Ltd - 1.0km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 200 m

          Places of interest

          • Clapham Club - 3.3km
          • Carlton Village Hall - 4.2km
          • Bushmead Priory, - 7.2km

          Amusement

          • Executive Snooker Club - 200 m
          • Reels Amusements - 300 m
          • A P Amusements - 600 m
          • Tavistock Snooker Club - 800 m
          • Cineworld - 1.2km
          • Oasis Beach Pool - 1.4km

          Museums

          • Bedford Museums - 100 m
          • John Bunyan Museum - 200 m
          • Twinwood Arena and The Glenn Miller, Museum, - 4.8km

          Theaters

          • Bedford Civic Theatre - 200 m
          • Bowen West Theatre - 1.6km

          Local Attractions

          • Glastonbury Abbey - 2.6km
            Magdelene Street, Glastonbury
          • The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre - 9.2km
            Station Road, Bedford
          • Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre - 15.5km
            Langford Mill Farm, Cullompton
          • Stondon Transport Museum - 5.1km
            Station Road, Henlow
          • Birds of Prey Centre - 11.1km
            Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            113

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Bedford Swan Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bedford Swan Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.4out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 260 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Service
          10.0
          Value
          8.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Single
            7.8

            Good location, excellent restaurant, stylish rooms

            Very hot throughout; pillows very poor

          • Single
            10.0

            Loved the decor and the ambience. The location was excellent for my needs. I would have liked more time to enjoy it all!

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            They were having TV signal problems in many rooms ours had no active TV or TV services eg Alarm call.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            While only on a relative short stay, staff members all showed kindness and consideration to us. The view from the restaurant over the river was terrific.

            TThe problem with the room was that it was isolated surrounded by service rooms to which staff visited to collect goods. There was also three large air conditioning units, just outside the widow that started up and shut down throughout the night. These items apart we realy enjoyed our stay.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Nicely decorated, and the coach house wedding reception room was good. The meal we were served at the wedding reception was well cooked and nicely served

            Bedroom was small with very large furniture and no drawers or shelves to store clothes. There was a poor choice of meals in the restaurant with very small portions and was very poor value for money Not enough facilities for disabled folk, steps everywhere.

          • Group of friends
            7.0

            The hotel has recently been refurbished and the standard of decor in a superior room is very good.

            The bathrooms have not been updated so are very disappointing compared to the standard of rooms.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Frendly and helpful staff, especially given that they had no knowledge of our booking, they still managed to find us a room.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Rooms were of a good standard , comfortable bed. Restaurant and reception staff very helpfull and avcomodating. Quality of food at dinner was very good, pleased we pre booked dinner as it was very good value compared to prices on menu.

            The hotel is a very busy venue with a wedding party and school prom function on same evening, noise not too bad but meant the very small car park was full. Had to take the chance of parking on the road some 10 minutes walk away.

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            The Hotel was very clean and tidy and the location was superb.

            While the room was clean, it was really small, consider the room is for 2 people. The hotel boasts they have done a redfurb of the rooms, however they have done it on the cheap with poor accessories. The hotel staff are not friendly everything was an effort. We was put in to a twin room, they then moved us to a smoking before getting the right room, we did not complain, but there was no appology

          • Group of friends
            8.8

            Polite staff and lovely buildings with nice views of the river, plus it was central to everything in Bedford!

          • Single
            10.0

            Attention to my needs by staff

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The decoration is just wonderful, very friendly staff and their restaurant is just so nice with incredible delicious food! I was there on a business trip having training in another Hotel just across the river which was a dump!

          • Family with children
            5.0

            Good,central location with easy off street parking. Staff are generally very helpful. Breakfast staff, in particular,were lovely.

            If staying during warm weather,be aware that air conditioning in third floor standard rooms is inadequate.It is expensive for the facilities offered.

          • Older travelers
            4.6

            It was located in the centre of Bedford

            Room was small, facilities tired, entrance carpet was duct taped, staff untrained

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Very pleasant hotel in a good location.

            Only a monor point, but I do dislike cold plates when taking a buffet breakfast. I find myself eating quickly before the food becomes too unpleasant to eat.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bedford
            300 m
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            113

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBedfordBedford Swan Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge