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Bedford Swan Hotel

4-star hotel with restaurant, near St. Paul's Church

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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW, England, United Kingdom
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Lovely room, lovely, helpful staff and in a nice location. Lovely 2 night anniversary…

    Oct 8, 2021

  • Situated on the river with lovely walks and views with plenty of places to stop for food…

    Oct 7, 2021

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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
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Smoking areas

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 113 guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 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 - 17-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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  • Bedroom6

    Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

    • Sleeps 2 people (including up to 1 child)
    • 1 Double Bed
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    Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

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What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Bedford
  • St. Paul's Church - 2-min walk
  • Bedford Park - 17-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 - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Shortmead House - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Woburn Safari Park - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km

Getting around

  • London (LTN-Luton) 30-min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) 38-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)*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 1 per room
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (GBP 5 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
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In the hotel

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • 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
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1794
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • 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
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

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

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for GBP 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.50 for adults and GBP 10.50 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 10 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

ParkingPay at property

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

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 checkout 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Union Pay 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
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Hotel Bedford
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Hotel
  • Bedford Swan
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Hotel Bedford
  • Swan Bedford Hotel
  • Swan Hotel Bedford
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Hotel
  • Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford

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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 Eatalia (4-min walk), Frescoes (4-min walk) and The Kings Arms (4-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include St. Paul's Church (2-min walk) and Bedford Park (0.9 mi), along with Priory Country Park (1.3 mi) and Shuttleworth Collection (9.2 mi).
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Hotel

    Went to a Dolly Parton tribute night. Fantastic show, food was excellent the young waiting staff were really friendly and efficient. Rooms are much better now bathrooms upgraded. Could do with better pillows but apart from that always a great stay at The Bedford Swan Hotel.

    Marina, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Swan

    Lovely hotel in a picturesque spot on the river. Very good service and beautifully decorated throughout. Restaurant serves great food and good value for money.

    Carole, 2 night trip, Sep 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The facilities were very good. However there were two large functions in the fully booked hotel and only one member of staff on reception. She did a Stirling job but really needed some assistance. Also there was no signage to our function room.

    FRANCES, 1 night family trip, Sep 25, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The first room we were given wasnt even made up. No sheets on the bed etc. Front desk moved us quickly to another room which was fine.

    Glenn P, 1 night romance trip, Sep 24, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Pleasant hotel close to local facilities. We had a room on the top floor where there is only stairs access. Not a problem for me but could be a struggle for those “less able” and would need assistance carrying bags or cases. I’m sure the hotel staff would oblige.

    Glenn, 1 night romance trip, Sep 17, 2021

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