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The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9/10! (score from 364 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Bedford Swan Hotel.
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Golf course (within 3 km), Spa and wellness centre, Massage, Hot tub, Indoor pool
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
Free! 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 GBP 5 per day.
Room service, Packed lunches, 24-hour front desk, Currency exchange, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, VIP room facilities
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift, Heating, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area
From 14:00 hours
Until 12:00 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.
Free! All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
Free! All children under 16 years stay free of charge for extra beds.
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.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Cards accepted at this property
Bedford Swan Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Based on 364 reviews
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The Embankment Hotel is in a beautiful location beside the River Ouse. Only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, this riverside setting overlooks quiet gardens and a Victorian bridge.
Score from 203 reviews Very good
The Park Inn by Radisson Bedford is a wonderfully vibrant hotel, set in the busy market town of Bedford.
Score from 229 reviews Good
The Novotel Milton Keynes is 3 minutes' drive from the centre of Milton Keynes. It offers large bedrooms, free parking, and a leisure centre with an indoor heated pool, gym, and a sauna.
Score from 796 reviews Good
Woodlands Manor is a secluded Grade II listed manor house in acres of grounds and gardens 2 miles from Bedford town centre and accessible from the M1 motorway.
Score from 123 reviews Very good
Location Nice staff,
Smoky bedroom, required non smoking, told only double room, booked twin beds so not a great nights sleep ( two nights)
Decor Staff Food Location Cleaniness
The old classic room was too hot despite A/C being turned as low as it would go. Noisy guests at 3am plastic shower curtain
We stayed at the bedford swan for 1nt but wish it had been for longer. Hotel is beautiful, rooms lovely. We used the swimming pool & hot tub early on the sunday morning when it was just the 2 of us & found it relaxing & romantic. Food excellent, all service excellent. Cant wait to go back,
Having a smoking room - best thing ever
Shower was poor
Comfortable room. Nice restaurant overlooking river - and good menu and carefully prepared food. Attentive staff. Easy access to the town.
Entrance from car park a little confusing to find reception. Parking tight. Guests at breakfast buffet with no shoes!
Cold plates at breakfast terriable Coffee
Parking inadequate Wifi
Convenience to Town centre and relatives who we were visiting. New parking arrangements (we have been to The Swan many times before and it has usually been a pain, mainly due to weddings). Checkout staff(see not like)
Checkin member of staff (senior lady?) very abrupt to the point of rudeness. We are an elderly couple and hearing is not as good as it was! En suite bathroom not entirely suitable for some disabilities. You need step-in showers to avoid having to climb up to stand in the bath which only had one handle (out of reach) and more disabled facilities. Explained this to young lady on checkout who listened carefully and said she would pass this on.
Everything except the price and the showers
A bit too pricey. Showers were difficult if not impossible to operate.
Lovely hotel; great riverside location; friendly and efficient staff.
terrific spa treatments, great staff, perfect location near river Ouse walks, excellent special vegetarian menus for our group
awful bath shower taps - had to gt help to figure out how to use them -no organization for our large group re early breakfast
the hotel has kept its old charm and the staff were very helpful and polite a nice feel to the place
the spar needed some TLC
It was a beautiful characterful hotel
Very busy on a Saturday with weddings
Room was nice, food good, ample parking. Handy for a quick trip to the shops.
Returned from a wedding in the early hours to find room not cleaned or bed made -receptionist not overly bothered when we reported this in the morning.
Location, clean, friendly.
Asked and paid for river view, couldn't see the river.
Good location and relaxing place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff.
Booked a river view suite on Booking.com. However, on arrival our suite did not have a river view. More like a delivery yard view! Was told all river view suites had gone and it was a mistake by the Booking.com website. Not impressed...especially for the price quoted and it was a special weekend away for personal reasons.
Swimming pool & jacuzzi Lovely decoration Great staff-especially in the restaurant Great location
Not enough towels in swimming area and lockers broken. Difficult to get a parking space.
Facilities at the Hotel Riverside location Convenience to shops Leisure club and spa Décor and ambience Restaurant food and service Air Con in the room (we needed it!) Large TV
Room stuffy without the Air con on. Hotel a little tired in places (e.g.the carpets) Overcharged for breakfast, which was pre-ordered at the discounted price - shame, but it didn't spoil our stay.
It was the only decent hotel in the area, rooms were spacious and was parking was available at a discount.
Sauna was closed and pool was in condition that made us change our mind about using it. Bathroom but also many other sections could really use a refurbishment.
We've been to stay several times and have never found any faults. The bathrooms are exceptionally clean, the rooms are more than adequate. The air con actually works and we love the jacuzzi :)
More selection is needed for the cocktails....
Room and views + ambience
Sticky plaster which didn't belong to us fell from a pillow
Why take bookings and money for rooms you do not have??!!
Good location and a comfortable room.
Parking on site was tight.
Food not bad
Total lack of choice and fact that 70% of menu unavailable
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