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The Embankment

4-star inn in Bedford with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
£80

Restrictions related to your trip

Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 3PD, England, United Kingdom
8.8.Fabulous.
  • The rooms were stiflingly hot even with two fans going in the room it was impossible to…

    Sep 12, 2022

  • Unable to open window, no ventilation in room. Fan provided but room was very hot. Paid…

    Jul 22, 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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Easy parking
Safe
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • St. Paul's Church - 7-minute walk
  • Priory Country Park - 20-minute walk
  • Bedford Park - 20-minute walk
  • Marston Vale Millennium Country Park - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club - 7.9 mi / 12.8 km
  • Greensand Ridge Walk - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Twin Room
  • Premium Room
  • Double Room
  • Family Double Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • St. Paul's Church - 7-minute walk
  • Priory Country Park - 20-minute walk
  • Bedford Park - 20-minute walk
  • Marston Vale Millennium Country Park - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club - 7.9 mi / 12.8 km
  • Greensand Ridge Walk - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Church of Saint Peter - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Flitwick Football Centre - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Harrold-Odell Country Park - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Shuttleworth Collection - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Bedford Autodrome - 9.6 mi / 15.5 km

Getting around

  • London (LTN-Luton) 40-min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) 49-min drive
  • Bedford St Johns Station 14-min walk
  • Bedford Station 20-min walk
  • Bedford (XQD-Bedford Train Station) 20-min walk
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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 3PD, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 19 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM. 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

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

On-site venue – This gastropub specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 per person (approximately)

PetsPay at property

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

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.

Social distancing measures are in place and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Embankment Hotel Bedford
  • The Embankment Bedford
  • The Embankment Inn Bedford
  • Embankment Hotel
  • Embankment Bedford
  • Embankment
  • The Embankment Inn
  • The Embankment Bedford
  • The Embankment Inn Bedford
  • The Embankment Inn

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, The Embankment 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 and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Cappuccino Bar (4-min walk), Quay Seafood & Grill (5-min walk) and Pizzeria Santaniello (5-min walk).
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 6.0.Good

    We didnt realise it was a pub but its in a nice position oppiste the river. It was a hot day and has no aircon but had a good dyson fan in the room. The rooms are dated and the floor was uneven . The bathroom was ok but could be cleaner , rhe plastic on the bottom on the shower screen was old and dirty. We opened the windows and there were lots of cobwebs. The bed was comfy and the breakfast was lovely and good quality ingredients. The service the was very good in the bar and restaurant.

    amanda, 1 night trip, Jul 13, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great hotel but be aware of limited parking

    Good things - nice room, no single-use plastic toiletries (larger bottles available), fluffy towels, tea/coffee/water provision generous, friendly staff Things we struggled with - no space in the car park so I had to park on the street and walk a few mins which meant I needed to carry my baby and luggage in using a pram which I then couldn't get up the stairs (was planning on just using a carrier for the short distance from the car park), and very busy pub on Saturday night which noise-wise wasn't horrendous but it made checking in quite hectic

    Laura, 1 night trip, Jul 9, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice room/location.

    Stay was good until it was time for breakfast. Took over 20 minutes to get a tea and only a couple of people there, so staff weren't exactly rushed off their feet. Ended up having to pay for breakfast elsewhere. Such a shame.

    claire, 1 night family trip, Mar 25, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful location right on river Ouse. You can relax while watching Swans, Geese and Ducks swim pass. There were lots of boats too. Our twin room was a generous size, clean and tastefully decorated. We had lunch here which was excellent although a longer wait than desired. Breakfast was superb, but it was unclear what we could order, if we could have juice as well as coffee, or extra toast for example. Very Minor downsides were no chest of drawers in the room and we could have done with more hooks in the bathroom in addition to the one on the door. I would stay here again and recommend to others.

    Lydia, 2 night family trip, Mar 18, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    In need of attention..over priced for condition

    Nice staff but the bathroom ceiling had severe mould and large areas of paint were falling off; the toilet had brown stains..ughh

    Elaine, 1 night business trip, Mar 9, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic place to stay, great room, lovely breakfast, loved staying here and look forward to staying with you again.

    Martin, 1 night business trip, Feb 27, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location & nice rooms.

    Good location for the town where there are lots of restaurants. Parking is very limited and a number of spots are taken up by staff members. Not perfect for business traveler as breakfast does not start until after 7.

    W, 3 night business trip, Feb 21, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    Please regain your 5 star service

    To be brutally honest. Our stay was great (excluding pillows) which need changing! Also, service in the bar Saturday evening and at breakfast on Sunday morning was terrible! Over an hour to receive breakfast and bits of the meal missing that we had to ask for! Staff seemed to be standing around chatting and it seemed that person in charge was running around dealing with everything! We returned as had previously experienced great stay and service, but definitely service has dropped in some areas. Definitely suggest kitchen and meal service timing be improved to get back the standard we received in 2019. I will come back and hopefully find this has improved as lockdown may have created staff in training (?).

    Johanna, 1 night family trip, Feb 19, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    The staff were all very helpful and cheerful. We found that the Embankment was an old and well looked after building with a lot of history. The view from our bedroom window was beautiful. We stayed two nights and had breakfast both mornings , which was delicious. Our bathroom was poor and a bit smelly. Not sure what the smell was but smelt a bit like sewage and unpleasant. Not cleanest of bathrooms and needs an urgent update. When we had breakfast we could smell the toilets that was nearby so we hurried our food to leave. The food even tho excellent was over priced.

    Peter, 2 night family trip, Feb 11, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent

    Stayed for 2 nights. Room was very clean and well presented. Breakfast and evening meal was very good. Will stay again.

    Paul, 2 night business trip, Jan 31, 2022

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