Bedford Swan Hotel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Bedford Swan Hotel is a 4-star property offering a central accommodation with 24-hour reception, 24-hour security and room service. Featuring Roman architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2009.

The venue is 20 km away from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center.

The hotel allows quick access to gardens and lakes.

Bedford Swan Hotel can be reached in 35 minutes by car from London Luton airport.

Rooms

Bedford Swan Hotel welcomes guests to beautiful rooms where they can use individual climate control, high-speed internet, a private safe, TV and a mini-refrigerator. The property offers views of the River Ouse from the rooms. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning.

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

Services

Business facilities at Bedford Swan Hotel include a video projector, a business center and a meeting room.

Relax

The property offers beauty therapy, facial massage and pedicure for guests who seek relaxation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Bicycle storage
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 10 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Embankment, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 1RW

Get directions
City Center
  • Bedford
    300 m
Airports
  • London Luton (LTN)
    29.7 km
  • London Stansted (STN)
    55.5 km
  • 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

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a seating area, air conditioning and tea/coffee maker.

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
King Suite
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

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.

Bedford Swan Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Bedford Swan Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Luxurious rooms with free newspaper and free mineral water.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • B C A Gallery100 m
  • The Kiln Pottery Cafe100 m
  • Eagle Gallery600 m
  • New British Artists Ltd1.0 km

Popular areas

  • City Center200 m

Places of interest

  • Clapham Club3.3 km
  • Carlton Village Hall4.2 km
  • Bushmead Priory,7.2 km

Amusement

  • Executive Snooker Club200 m
  • Reels Amusements300 m
  • A P Amusements600 m
  • Tavistock Snooker Club800 m
  • Cineworld1.2 km
  • Oasis Beach Pool1.4 km

Museums

  • Bedford Museums100 m
  • John Bunyan Museum200 m
  • Twinwood Arena and The Glenn Miller, Museum,4.8 km

Theaters

  • Bedford Civic Theatre200 m
  • Bowen West Theatre1.6 km

Local attractions

  • The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre10.1 km
    The Forest Centre Stewartby Millennium Country Park Station Road
  • Cath Kidston Factory Shop14.3 km
    1A Alpha Drive
  • Jordans Mill14.9 km
    Holme Mills Langford Road
  • Shortmead House14.3 km
    Shortmead House Shortmead Lane
  • Santa Pod Raceway14.5 km
    Airfield Road
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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  • St Neots hotels - 17 km
  • Baldock hotels - 25 km
  • Milton Ernest hotels - 7 km

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

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
  • London Luton (LTN)
    29.7 km
  • London Stansted (STN)
    55.5 km
  • 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