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4.1 out of 5

"The staff at the front desk were very helpful , The hotel is a very nice place to stay . It is close walk to shopping and a shirt can ride from the ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 22 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the shopping around Bedford Swan Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from St. Paul's Church. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. Built in 1794, this 4-star hotel has 113 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as an LCD TV and WiFi.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LCD TVs and safes
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from St. Paul's Church and a 5-minute drive from Priory Country Park
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£62* Per night/room 15 Dec - 16 Dec

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bedford Swan Hotel ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bedford Swan Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (3)
4 out of 5
Reception area captures the history of the building

Posted by on 14 Oct 2019

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3 out of 5
Hotel in good position opposite river. However it has lost its character that it had in abundance from a visit approx. 20 years ago. This is due to internal modernisation which is too stark and noisy. Car parking which you have to pay for is also haphazard comprising 3 areas. You may also get blocked in by a delivery lorry as we did on one occasion. Main meal in brassiere (no longer a restaurant) was over priced, over cooked & warm not hot. Dessert was good though. Drinks are dear (but it is a hotel). 3 star in my opinion not 4 star.

Posted by , from Kent on 18 Aug 2019

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4 out of 5
The room had a lovely view of the river The only drawback is that the rooms are in need of refurbishment.

Posted by on 1 Aug 2019

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5 out of 5
Rooms were in the same style as premier or travelodge, clean. Hotel has a spa and a new restaurant.

Posted by on 19 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5

Good Hotel in the City Centre

It is a very good hotel, very centrally located. Enjoyed the afternoon tea and walk along the river. Overall good place to stay.

Posted by on 18 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice overnight stay

Pros: Good location and has lots of character.
Cons: Room bit tired, bathroom needs updating.
Stayed as attending daughters 21st birthday party at a local venue.

Posted by , from Kettering on 27 Jan 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 25 March 2019 until 31 July 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Selected guestrooms

The following facilities are closed until further notice:

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 3229 square feet (300 square metres) and includes conference rooms. The business-friendly Bedford Swan Hotel also features a terrace, coffee/tea in common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Bedford hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 113 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1794
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: London (LTN-Luton) (35.2 km / 21.9 mi)
  • Train station: Bedford St Johns Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Bedford Swan Hotel offers 113 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Bedford hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

River Room Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available.

The Terrace – This restaurant serves lunch, dinner and light fare.

Sunken Lounge and Bar – This café only serves light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day.

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 10.00 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 5 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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