The Swan Hotel is an 18th-century hotel located in the centre of Alresford, just 15 minutes drive from Winchester. It has a bar, 2 restaurant areas, and a lounge with free parking located at the rear of the hotel The bedrooms all have tea/coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, with some rooms offering free Wi-Fi. One room is wheelchair friendly with twin beds and a wet room. The Watercress Room and the Dining Room are open 7 days per week from 07:30 offering breakfast, lunch and dinner for both residents and non residents. Guests are welcome to relax in the Snug after dinner with a drink or a coffee. Alresford is well known for its Georgian architecture with riverside walks alongside the River Arle. The Watercress Steam Railway is one minute's walk from the hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Swan Hotel has been welcoming guests since 16 Nov 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 bunk bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for New Alresford
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See what guests loved the most:

  • L
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was very comfortable and cosy, and the bathroom, a good size.
  • James
    United StatesUnited States
    Breakfast consisted of good quality products nicely served and cooked fresh
  • Susan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were super , always attentive but not intrusive The whole place was very very clean The breakfast was lovely thank you We were there to attend a funeral. The wake was at the hotel. The staff gave that an excellent service
  • Christopher
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A lovely spacious coaching inn in a beautiful village. Very friendly hotel
  • Jade
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beautiful cosy 2 bedroom apartment attached to a pub which served lovely food in a quaint town.
  • Robert
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Pleasant atmosphere and surroundings within the hotel. It was good to have breakfast cooked to order especially the eggs Royale.
  • Shane
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    How my dog was also welcomed ,breakfast good with friendly staff
  • Jane
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We were in room 6, a beautifully appointed room in the original building overlooking West Street. As it was a late booking for a work related event I was not expecting much for the price I was paying but the service and quality of the locally...
  • Mrinalini
    Great location, very clean, comfortable beds, excellent cooked breakfast.
  • Marilyn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Couldn't get the tv to work but breakfast and room was good.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi is there parking available?

    Yes there is a small car park at the back of the hotel, if our car park is full you can park in the steam train car park, 2 minutes walk from the hote..
    Answered on 16 July 2021
  • Hi, we are looking to sultan over with our toddler who will jump in with us. Are we ok to just book a double room? Thanks, Nick

    Hello, If there are 3 of you staying it will be the same cost as a family room. Kind regards The Swan Hotel
    Answered on 8 December 2021
  • Is there a window in the family room?

    Answered on 12 November 2019
  • Does every room have a TV?

    Yes every room has a tv
    Answered on 1 September 2022
  • Please can you assist, looking to stay, your accommodation has great reviews . We will need to travel to by Taxi to The Four Seasons Hotel Dogmersfie..

    Alresford Town Private Hire - 07838167117 T Private Hire - 07455613431 Both the above Taxis will be able to assist. Thank you.
    Answered on 20 May 2021
  • Is a small dog allowed with us & is there somewhere we can eat breakfast & have the dog with us? We also have a 6m old baby. Thanks

    Dogs are allowed in the tap bar area, if you let us know on check in if you would like to sit here then we can set it up ready for breakfast. Thank you.
    Answered on 20 December 2019
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Facilities of The Swan Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Swan Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 22:00


From 07:30 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
£10 per child, per night

Prices for cots are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note, there are limited parking spaces available at the property.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Swan Hotel

  • The prices at The Swan Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Swan Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Swan Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Live sport events (broadcast)

  • The Swan Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The Swan Hotel is 150 yards from the centre of New Alresford. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Swan Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at The Swan Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Suite
    • Apartment

  • Yes, The Swan Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.