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Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EG, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 231 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Swan Hotel.
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Golf course (within 3 km), Bicycle rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack bar
No internet access available.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, 24-hour front desk, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities
Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
14:30 - 00:00 hours
07:30 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years is charged GBP 15 per person per night in a child's cot/crib.
One child under 12 years is charged GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 231 reviews
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Warm comfortable room. Good bar and restaurant Friendly and helpful,staff
No WiFi in the garden room45 Insufficient toiletries for a two night stay
The bedroom was very comfortable and lovely contemporary decor
The restaurant was very dated. Breakfast was average and we decided not to eat a main meal as the menu was very 80's. The heating/water system was extremely noisy in our room.
Location of hotel was the only positive thing one can say everything else was terrible
Service poor Waited 10mins at the bar to be served yet nobody in the bar staff pre-occupied other customers colplained Too expensive for the level The hotel was tired Rusty radiators Shower did work- cold no pressure To get to rooms outside if raining you would get wet!!!! Service in local pub was better than this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No wifi 1 night dinner Bed breakfast £300 should be a lot better
Location and food were very good as was the evening barman and restaurant staff.
We were not expecting to stay in what amounted to a chalet. It was offensively smelly, and the many windows made privacy difficult unless blinds and/or curtains were pulled which effectively blocked out natural daylight.
Always a treat to stay at The Swan or The Crown and this time, even better than before. Lovely old building with creaky stairs, snug bars, comfortable restaurant and staff who cannot do enough for you. A pleasure, we did not want to go home.
Seemed expensive for what we got - room in stables overlooking garden Breakfast service in restaurant was a bit like fawlty towers.
great starting point for visiting the town. food and attention to detail excellent
being located on market square was a touch noisy in the morning - bin collection and market set-up.
Excellent size bed and numerous pillows
Good location. Friendly staff. Warm and comfortable bedroom.
Poor management with staff telling each other what to do and wandering aimlessly in dining room. Disappointing menu the same each evening. Asked desk staff for directions to doctor. Sent us in wrong direction to a surgery which had closed several months before. Expensive for what we got. Old lift and in need of redecoration. Did not see a manager in 3 days. Tatty uniforms.
The hotel was very central, the staff were welcoming and friendly and the food (and Ale) was great. Will definitely be going back
Nothing much really - the floors creaked like it was permanently Halloween but that's really part of the charm!
The hotel was a mixture of old, interesting and very comfortable. We particularly liked the 'lighthouse' rooms in the garden area.
The bar menu food was very bland and disappointing.
The food was excellent !
reception and restaurant decor
breakfast should be buffet style Outside rooms felt like butlins Bar very dark not comfortable
Closeness to beach
Room small, cramped and excessively stuffy Bathroom needed updating Late night socialising of staff in outside area which was loud - esp as we had windows open to cool very stuffy room Cost of drinks in bar Breakfast not well cooked Serving staff under trained and not well organised to serve Interior decor was outdated-poor and staircase was grubby and smelly (not in a good way)
We had a lovely stay with the hotel being in a perfect location. We were a bit disappointed being in garden rooms as it was raining and we had to get wet to get to the main hotel.
Our room smelt of damp and was cold. We were unable to book into the restaurant even though we were staying there which I have never had in any other hotel. I would have thought guests could have had tables reserved or at least we could hv been advised prior to our visit that we need to book well in advance.
Very traditional hotel, wonderful helpful staff. Good breakfast.
Classic room had no view, overlooking fire escape. We felt it was overpriced at almost £200 per night B&B.
The service was friendly, attentive yet relaxed - really excellent. Dinner was wonderful, excellent value and delicious. Definitely not a London hotel!
The hotel needs a bit of redecoration and the bathroom in our room was a bit old. Everything worked fine.
Great position a comfortable hotel and friendly staff.
In need of some TLC for the price
Friendly staff-waiting staff, reception and household staff. Location and parking good.
Not to be able to get a reasonable seating time in the restaurant, despite being a resident. I should have been warned of this when I booked. They take outside bookings, which increases the pressure and regulars know of the need to book.
Range of Menu
Not available to dine until third evening in the hotel.
The Swan provided a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area. It is centrally situated in Southwold and we were thus able to easily walk from the hotel to nearby Walberswick. We enjoyed the Brewery Tour, as well as visits to Aldeburgh and Minsmere. Our room was wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious. Staff were very pleasant. The September sunshine a real bonus.
Apart from the antiquated lift, we have no negative comments.
Location great - in the centre of southwold.
Not in main hotel which was not disclosed to us beforehand. Cobwebs in room as well as dust behind tv. Worst of all was the presence of 3 spiders (I am terrified) in the room and noisy extractor fan at night!!!
Comfort Service Food
Slightly formal - the Crown has more buzz just along the road
Great personal customer service; our upgrade to a suite with lovely views ; great breakfast cooked to order rather than kept warm at the buffet ; we found plenty of choice at dinner.
Fantastic location, central to Southwold and very close to beaches Great availability and variety of menu's Relaxed feel Friendly and efficient staff Lovely room
Checking out at the end of our stay, wished we could've stayed longer
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