Bedford Swan

The EmbankmentBedfordMK40 1RWUnited Kingdom
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About Bedford Swan

The 18th century, 4 star, Bedford Swan Hotel offers imposing views over the Great River Ouse, here in the centre of Bedford.

Visitors to the Bedford Swan enjoy richly designed and furnished, en-suite rooms with air conditioning, LCD television, refrigerator, safe, work space and free Wi-Fi. Day and night room service is available.

Conference, meeting and social events are hosted to perfection. Plus, in keeping with the main theme, there is a Roman style pool and hot tub; plus an impressive selection of massages, holistic facials, manicures and other health treatments.

The AA rosette awarded, River Room Restaurant enjoys embankment and river views. Innovative interpretations of classic dishes are a feature here, as is the popular Sunday Lunch menu.

There are forty minute links in to central London from the railway station which is just a mile away.


The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1234)346565 | Fax: +44(1234)212009 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly, helpful staff

They obviously enjoy their work and embrace the ethic of ‘customer service’. Excellent!

Nice, quiet bedroom

A stroll along the attractive embankment sets the mood for a good night’s sleep. Rooms are quiet so the odds on that are in your favour.

Fine food

The restaurant food in the evening is exceptionally good. So too is the buffet breakfast which is bound to satisfy the largest and/or fussiest appetite. There is the further advantage of room service but with a restricted menu selection.

Negative Reviews

So, this is 'Swan Upping'

Hotel tariffs aren’t cheap and it smacks of squeezing the guest’s finances further to expect them to pay for parking. A very bad policy decision on the hotel’s part… particularly when the attractive looking hotel nearby, very sensibly doesn’t charge! This isn’t on at all. It's called: 'upping' the ante.

Second rate spa

The pool is tiny and unless you are lucky, expect to find the sauna. not operating.

You're a lean and mean … breakfast machine

You are serving yourself when all said and done! The least you expect is that there should be plenty of it. Stocks though, are depleted and stay that way. Consequently, you are likely to get a poor deal if you turn up after the initial surge of hungry guests.

Noisy air conditioning

It defeats the object when the problem of noise replaces the one relating to a hot and oppressive atmosphere.

Rating Overview

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    7.9 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 1923 reviews