In the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, this beautiful 15th-century building offers 4-star accommodations and a restaurant with 2 AA Rosettes for its fine food. Lavenham is one of the best-preserved Tudor villages in Britain, and The Swan Hotel & Spa is perhaps one of England's finest historic hotels. The building has been carefully restored and beautifully renovated, with ancient oak beams, large open fireplaces and a minstrel gallery. Decorated in warm, relaxing colors, the rooms with attached bathroom combine period features with modern facilities. Each includes a flat-screen plasma TV and facilities for making tea and coffee. The on site Weavers' House Spa has 6 treatment rooms, 2 relaxation suites, a sauna, steam room, spa boutique and an outdoor vitality pool and terrace. The Swan Hotel & Spa serves modern British cuisine in its Gallery Restaurant, made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Prior reservation is recommended. Guests can also dine in the informal Brasserie and historic Old Bar. Al fresco dining is possible in the garden, as well as fine dining in the elegant Gallery Restaurant.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
7.5
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Joy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The Swan Hotel is luxurious and classy as well as authentic and quaint. Food choices were excellent in either the Gallery restaurant or the Brasserie Fabulous rooms with everything you need. Weaver's Spa was fantastic.
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The staff were very accommodating and couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. I don't think they knew the word 'no'
  • Dr
    Germany Germany
    A lovely Tudor inn in maybe one of the most scenic towns in Southern England. The USAAF bar is equally fascinating . The breakfast was awesome, the staff very friendly.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • The Gallery Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambience
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Mess Call 487 Brasserie
    • Cuisine
      British • French • European
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Swan Hotel & Spa
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Swan Hotel & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 4 years
Crib upon request
Free
5 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

If you wish to dine AA rosette Gallery Restaurant, prior reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Please note the hotel is a 14th-century building and may not be suitable for disabled guests. There are ground-floor rooms available on request, any special requirements can be added to the booking.

Multiple bookings of 5 or more rooms will be subject to different terms and conditions.

Bookings over a certain value may be subject to additional deposits and cancellation policies.

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

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Swan Hotel & Spa

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Swan Hotel & Spa on this page.

  • The prices at Swan Hotel & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Swan Hotel & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Swan Hotel & Spa is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Swan Hotel & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

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

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Beauty services
    • Foot massage
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Back massage
    • Body treatments
    • Full-body massage
    • Locker rooms
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Manicure
    • Head massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Neck massage
    • Body scrub
    • Couples' massage
    • Walking tours
    • Steam room
    • Facial treatments
    • Hand massage
    • Pedicure
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • Swan Hotel & Spa is 1,150 feet from the center of Lavenham. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Swan Hotel & Spa has 2 restaurants:

    • Mess Call 487 Brasserie
    • The Gallery Restaurant