Hotel Bedford Swan - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

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  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Bedford Swan

With a stunning location overlooking the Great Ouse River in Bedford’s town centre, the 18th-century Bedford Swan Hotel features a Roman-style pool and a hot tub. Its elegant restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes.

Bedford Rail Station is only 1 mile from the hotel, providing 40-minute links to central London.

Contemporary 4-star rooms are decorated with rich fabrics, signature wall papers and stylish furniture. All have air conditioning as well as a 32-inch LCD TVs with on-demand movies and internet access.

The River Room Restaurant has an outdoor riverside terrace and serves a varied menu and 24-hour room service, all prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Full of historic character, The Bedford Swan also offers a wide choice of health treatments including Swedish massages, holistic facials and luxury manicures.

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and charges are applicable.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £5 per day.

The hotel offers parking at £5.00 per car per night. Spaces are not guaranteed. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1794, Last partial renovation 2009, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 113, Number of single rooms 0, Number of double rooms 93, of which have 2 separate beds 19, of which have a double bed 74, Rooms with connecting door 4, Number of suites (separate rooms) 0, Number of junior suites 10, Number of rooms with air conditioning 113, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 12:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 20, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Health and beauty hotel, child-friendly hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 113, Renovation work planned 2018-06-28, to 2019-12-31, in area fitnessWellness, Renovation work planned 2018-06-28, to 2018-11-30, in area restaurant, Renovation work planned 2019-01-01, to 2019-09-30, in area room

AddressShow map

The Embankment, MK40 1RW Bedford, Bedford Borough, United Kingdom


  • Station (Bedford) 1.5 km
  • City centre (Bedford) 0.37 km
  • Airport (London Luton Airport (LTN)) 29.69 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

1:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Billing to corporate account possible

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 5,00 GBP
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Car park is a 0-minute walk away
  • Secure parking
  • Marked disabled parking space
  • Coach parking space at hotel
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 07:00.00 until 22:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Open-air restaurant/beer garden, etc.
  • Garden/park
  • Garden terrace
  • Indoor pool open from 07:00.00 until 22:00.00
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 GBP
  • WLAN operator Quadriga
  • Breakfast from 06:30 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Diabetic food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarms in guest room
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Provider Quadriga
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Voicemail
  • Room safe
  • Fridge in 113 rooms
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 113 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board in 113 rooms
  • Temperature controls in 113 rooms
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 113 rooms
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Large dogs permitted Fee per day 10 GBP
  • Pets permitted Fee per day 10 GBP
  • Hotel safe
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service Cost per item 0,00 GBP
  • Laundry service
  • WLAN in room

Hotel location

The Embankment, MK40 1RW Bedford, Bedford Borough -

Evaluations of Bedford Swan

Overall 24 ratings, including comments: 9 ratings
7.9 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
91% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
8.5 / 10
February 2016

Good location for city centre with ample parking

Corporate customers
6.0 / 10
September 2009

Nice location of the hotel

Reception staff is very unfriendly and not helpful.

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