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This 4-star hotel is in Southwold town centre, 200 metres from the beach. It offers free parking, two restaurants, a butler service and free WiFi throughout. The Swan Hotel compliments many of it's original 18th century features. All bedrooms have a Nespresso machine, 40 inch smart TV, a wireless speaker and a mini bar. Some rooms feature Apple TV. All bedrooms in the main building have four poster beds and garden rooms have their own private patios and a view of Southwold Lighthouse. Please note that all garden rooms are separate from the main hotel building, and found at the rear of the property. The Swan Hotel also accommodates two on-site restaurants, The Still Room and The Tap Room, which showcases Adnams’ beers, brewed less than 50 metres away. Our Brewery is a working business located at the rear of the hotel. Southwold high street features a range of local independent shops and the hotel is ideally located for exploring the town and surrounding area. The reception team can book tours of Adnams Brewery and Distillery for residents, as well as other local attractions. Please note group bookings of over 5 rooms will be subject to a special cancellation policy.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
2 single beds
1 double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
8.0
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
7.7
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Alan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Couldn’t fault the hotel or its staff. The food in the restaurant was excellent.
  • Angela
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We thought the service and staff were very friendly and helpful.
  • Roger
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    It is a very characterful historic hotel in the middle of Southwold, which has been very tastefully brought up to modern standards, with good attention to detail. The staff were friendly and professional, and the food at both breakfast and dinner...

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • The Still Room
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Ambiance
      Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • The Tap Room
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Swan Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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

Check-in

From 15:00 to 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 08:00 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

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

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

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted The Swan Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

When booking 3 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

The Garden Rooms are separate from the main building and are at the rear of the hotel. These rooms are our only dog-friendly rooms. They have a small garden area with an outdoor terrace and seating and views of Southwold Lighthouse.

Dogs are charged at £10 per dog per night, the hotel itself is not dog friendly.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Swan Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Swan Hotel

  • The Swan Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • The Still Room
    • The Tap Room

  • 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.

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

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental
    • Pub crawls
    • Beach

  • Room options at The Swan Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at The Swan Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Swan Hotel is 150 yards from the centre of Southwold. 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: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

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

  • The nearest beach is just 250 yards from The Swan Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.