Bedford Swan Hotel

Historic 18th Century hotel on the banks of the River Ouse

Member since February 2019

1 to 10 night stays
From £50 pppn for a 10 night stay
to £72 pppn
£50 per night for a 10 night stay
to £72 per night
for a 1 night stay

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Set on the embankment of the beautiful Great River Ouse in Bedford, Bedfordshire, The Bedford Swan Hotel offers luxurious,elegant bedrooms, all you need for a perfect night's sleep.  The stylish hotel is full of character. Mixing contemporary fabrics and design with the original 18th Century features to create a stunning venue for your hotel stay.

  • Perfectly located in the heart of town
  • Stunning views of the River
  • Contemporary rooms
  • Full of historic character
  • Just 30 minutes from London
  • Stylish bar / brasserie
  • Parking included

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Sparkling Riverside Break

Classic Double Room

Stay in a Classic Double room and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco (value £27.50) in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £72 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £144 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £119.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £239 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £167 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £334 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £219.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £439 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £272 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £544 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £324.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £649 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £377 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £754 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £424.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £849 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £472 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £944 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £524.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,049 per room

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Luxury Room

Stay in a Luxury room and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco (value £27.50) in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £84.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £169 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £139.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £279 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £197 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £394 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £258.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £517 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £318.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £637 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £378.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £757 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £438.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £877 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £493.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £987 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £548.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,097 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £608.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,217 per room

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Sparkling Riverside Break - Suite

Stay in a Suite and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco in your room on arrival (value £27.50)
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £92 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £184 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £154.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £309 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £219.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £439 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £288.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £577 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £356 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £712 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £423.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £847 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £491 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £982 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £553.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,107 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £616 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,232 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £683.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,367 per room

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Classic Twin Room

Stay in a Classic Twin room and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco (value £27.50) in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £72 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £144 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £119.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £239 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £167 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £334 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £219.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £439 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £272 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £544 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £324.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £649 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £377 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £754 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £424.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £849 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £472 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £944 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £524.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,049 per room

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Facilities at Bedford Swan Hotel

Within the hotel you can relax in one of the cosy lounges, enjoy an alfresco drink on the terrace, and the Sunken Lounge and Bar provides an ideal location to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

Guests staying at The Bedford Swan Hotel can also soak up the atmosphere nearby:

Events such as the Bedford River Festival, our annual Beer Festival or Carnival in Luton
'The Gardener's Garden Show' at Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Activities at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park and The BodyFlight to keep the kids occupied!
British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Bedford Swan Hotel
Bedford Swan Hotel
Bedford Swan Hotel
Bedford Swan Hotel
  • 113 Bedrooms
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement

Home truths

Please note that the hotel spa and pool are closed for refurbishment until further notice.


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 12:00 PM

Parking Facilities

Parking is complimentary for guests booking via us. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.

Disabled Access

The hotel has a lift however please do contact us prior to booking if you have particular access needs. 

Child Policy

Children up to age of 12 stay free of charge, all rooms can take 1 extra camp bed and suites have sofa beds. Those over the age of 12 pay adult rates.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in certain rooms, charged at £10 per night

The Rooms at Bedford Swan Hotel

Luxury room

Luxury Rooms offer stunning contemporary design, for up to two guests. 

All luxury rooms feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 32 LCD
  • Complimentary newspaper & mineral water
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Fridge & safe
  • Workspace
  • Tea & coffee
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 24 hr room service
  • Extended check out at 1pm

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Luxury room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Luxury room

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Suite

Newly refurbished contemporary suites for up to two adults and two children,

Enjoy waking up in the most comfortable king size bed before opening the curtains and admiring the stunning view.

Bedford Hotel suites offer a seating area and sofa bed. All suites also feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 32 LCD
  • Complimentary daily newspaper & mineral water
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Fridge & safe
  • Sofa & work space
  • Tea & coffee
  • Sweets
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 24 hr room service
  • Extended check out at 1 pm

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Suite room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Suite room

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Classic Double room

These rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort with a range of facilities and amenities and are contemporary in design.

Features:

Air-conditioning
32 LCD
Fridge & safe
Workspace
Tea & coffee
Iron & ironing board
24 hr room service

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Classic Double room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Classic Double room

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Classic Twin room

These rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort with a range of facilities and amenities and are contemporary in design.

Features:

Air-conditioning
32 LCD
Fridge & safe
Workspace
Tea & coffee
Iron & ironing board
24 hr room service

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Classic Twin room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Classic Twin room

Pen and Cob A British Brasserie

Pen & Cob, overlooking the embankment, is the hotel's art-deco inspired British Brassiere, with a signature cocktail list, exclusive British menu and inspiring wine and drinks list, all served in a unique contemporary/boutique style.

The former restaurant area has been transformed with modern design introducing a new bar and bringing in the elegant feel and presence of the Great River Ouse. All viewed from floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuring that you will want to have pride of place at the poseur tables! With living-wall inspired prints and our luxury fabric chairs and stools, surrounded by mosaic walls, Pen & Cob's seasonal dishes won't be the only thing you'll be admiring.


Opening Times

Pen & Cob Brasserie offers all day dining with dinner served between 6pm and 10pm. 


Pen and Cob A British Brasserie restaurant, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Pen and Cob A British Brasserie restaurant

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The Sunken Lounge

The Sunken Lounge provides an ideal location for Afternoon Tea.  Served with a delightful selection of sandwiches and cakes and an array of loose teas.

Open throughout the day and evening, offering a wide selection of light meals and snacks including brunch and sandwiches.


Opening Times

Pen & Cob Brasserie offers all day dining with dinner served between 6pm and 10pm. 


The Sunken Lounge and Bar restaurant, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

The Embankment
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 1RW

Parking is complimentary for guests booking via us. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.


How to get here

Parking is complimentary for guests booking via us. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.


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Location & Local Attractions

Guests staying at The Bedford Swan Hotel can also soak up the atmosphere nearby:

Events such as the Bedford River Festival, our annual Beer Festival or Carnival in Luton
'The Gardener's Garden Show' at Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Activities at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park and The BodyFlight to keep the kids occupied!
British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Bedford Swan Hotel Reviews

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Shame about breakfast

PM, Northamptonshire, stayed: February 2020

Room ok, evening meal lovely but the breakfast was awful. Never seen

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Good but could be great

Peter, Northamptonshire, stayed: December 2019

This hotel is in a great location and is smart on entering. A nice room with but the hotel lacks finesse. No hot water on day one at all. Day two it was tepid. We were told the boiler was struggling to heat all rooms due to the hotel being full at new year. Really a full hotel was that not planned!! The main meal was great but the dessert was poor and many tables next to us sent it back. I informed the staff my dessert wasn't right and that is why I didn't eat it, they apologised but still charged for it.
Receptionist was superb but the rest of the staff don't match the star rating of the hotel. Two staff members moaning about customers is never good. It is a shame because in the right hands this could be first class.

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Ok for one night

Martin S, Staffordshire, stayed: December 2019

Lots of stairs even after the lift upgraded to a junior suite and was not impress at all very date room windows drafts because they were that old breakfast not a very good standard. Would not return.

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Disappointing Country House Break.

John, Hertfordshire, stayed: October 2019

My wife and I stayed at The Swan Bedford for a midweek Country Hotel break , we had received a voucher from our daughters for Luxury Hotel Breaks and chose The Swan Bedford expecting a Luxury Room in a historic hotel. On checking in I asked the receptionist if we had a luxury room and was told it was it was a deluxe room with river views. We have stayed in numerous hotels in UK and abroad and I can honestly say this was a very standard room, definitely not deluxe! Our welcome bottle of Prosecco was not there and we eventually had to ask for it the following day! The bed was standard size, bathroom had in bath shower, no shelf for toiletries, certainly not deluxe! Breakfast was buffet which was not hot and scrambled egg was certainly not proper scrambled egg!

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DR, Cambridgeshire, stayed: October 2019

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Nice hotel

Emily, stayed: October 2019

We had a junior suite and it was very nice. I felt we got good value for money for the package we had.
The hotel is in an excellent location for walks along the river and for the amenities of the town.

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Stephan, London, stayed: July 2019

Cold taps in bathroom had hot water coming out?
No other issues, value for money.

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Fun,RelaxingKindly Break

Peg, Hertfordshire, stayed: July 2019

Wonderful old building undergoing renovation..a very trendy and fun dining room..happy young waitressesand nice food . We found reception outstanding friendly intelligent and kind .

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