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Bedford Swan Hotel

Riverfront hotel with spa, near St. Paul's Church

  • Free WiFi in the lobby
From
£75

Restrictions related to your trip

Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW, England, United Kingdom
8.4.Very good.
  • The Bedford Swan is a truly beautiful Hotel, situated in a stunning location along the…

    Sep 17, 2022

  • Amazing hotel character building in centre great bar overlooking river lovely food…

    Jul 30, 2022

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Quiet
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Terrace

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • Heart of Bedford
  • St. Paul's Church - 2-min walk
  • Bedford Park - 16-min walk
  • Priory Country Park - 25-min walk
  • Shuttleworth Collection - 9.2 mi / 14.9 km
  • Swiss Garden - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Classic Double King Bed, No Smoking
  • Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Junior Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Classic Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking
  • Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Bedford
  • St. Paul's Church - 2-min walk
  • Bedford Park - 16-min walk
  • Priory Country Park - 25-min walk
  • Shuttleworth Collection - 9.2 mi / 14.9 km
  • Swiss Garden - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Bedford Autodrome - 10 mi / 16 km
  • Shortmead House - 11.5 mi / 18.6 km
  • Woburn Safari Park - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km

Getting around

  • London (LTN-Luton) 40-min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) 49-min drive
  • Bedford St Johns Station 9-min walk
  • Bedford Station 15-min walk
  • Bedford (XQD-Bedford Train Station) 15-min walk
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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 113 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 1 per room
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (GBP 5 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1794
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Pen & Cob (Sun until 5pm) – This brasserie specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Pen & Cob – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

ParkingPay at property

  • Self-parking costs GBP 5 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

  • Bedford Swan Hotel
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Information about cancellation rights

The right of withdrawal under European consumer law does not apply when you book accommodation. Supplier cancellation policy will apply.

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Bedford Swan Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 5 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Pen & Cob (Sun until 5pm) offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Quay Seafood & Grill (3-min walk), Eatalia (4-min walk) and Frescoes (4-min walk).
  • Bedford Swan Hotel has a spa.
8.4.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable stay but a friendly welcome elsewhere

    A comfortable stay, lovely decor and delicious breakfast. Unfortunately, staff not particularly welcoming. Not even sure the member of staff who checked us in and out realises she is in the 'hospitality' business.

    1 night trip, Jul 30, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely clean and peaceful Only issue was not enough parking spaces and no assistance to where possibly park We ended up 15minutes walk away

    Hayley, 1 night trip, Jul 30, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the hotel and the staff were vwry friendly and helpful. Fab location right by the river. Also loved the food and outside terrace

    Nicholas, 2 night trip, Jul 29, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A nice break by the river. Room overlooked the river as requested. There are some very comfortable hideaways in the hotel.

    David, 2 night trip, Jun 27, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Bedford Swan would recommend

    Lovely situation, clean and tidy, breakfast was absolutely delicious, not noisy, very pleasant and great access. Yes would recommend and would definitely stay again if I had to go to Bedford.

    Deborah, 1 night trip, Jun 19, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Accomodation, service and food

    We had a lovely time at the hotel. The rooms were spotless and comfy the food was delicious and lots of choice and all staff welcoming and polite. Would definitely stay again.

    Lorraine, 1 night family trip, Jun 18, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    The young lady who checked us in looked like she had been dragged through a hedge. Told us there was no lift, when in fact the next morning on complaining about the trek we had to our room, she asked if we receive the email saying the lift was broken, which we hadn't. We sat in the garden having a drink, which was pleasant, but when we asked about putting up the umbrella, for the second time, we were told, oh sorry the pin fell off, we can't put it up, maybe they should remove it or replace it. We have stayed in better places.

    Elizabeth, 1 night romance trip, Jun 11, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel, parking was a. Issue on the weekend as various functions on at the hotel!

    Julie, 2 night family trip, Jun 11, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel attentive staff

    Kate, 1 night romance trip, Jun 4, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    Slightly disappointing....

    The hotel was beautiful, and the staff were pleasant and helpful. However I would have expected a better overall experience: - the breakfast had very limited choice (no continental breakfast, and filter coffee only); - the lift was broken meaning we had to carry suitcases up 2 flights of stairs (with no offer of help or a nominal reduction on our bill); - the rooms were noisy overnight. It appears that the hotel priorities are focussed upon their wedding events, however as a result our stay was mediocre which is disappointing considering the price and luxury expectation.

    Louise, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 3, 2022

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