Bedford Swan Hotel: Enjoy picturesque Bedford and the River Ouse at this historic property just 30 minutes from central London
The Bedford Swan Hotel, a uniquely historic and elegant 18th century property, is Bedfordís most historic accommodation and also one of its most elegant. A four-star property built in 1794 for the fifth Duke of Bedford, the Bedford Swan Hotel is best known for its traditional Roman spa. Unwind and treat yourself to one of the Bedford Swan Hotelís Leisure Club spa treatments. The treatments offered at the Bedford Swan Hotel, all promising access to the Roman-inspired pool, include your standard manicure and pedicure as well as more exotic procedures like an Indian head massage, hot stone massage and Hopi ear candle.
Besides enjoying your spa time and the Bedford Swan Hotelís picturesque views of the River Ouse, the property is also in an excellent location on the lovely Embankment near the town center. Donít miss the bustling Wednesday and Saturday markets. The Bedford area is vital to Englandís agricultural heritage and makes its literary claim to fame as the spot where John Bunyan wrote Pilgrimís Progress. History and museum fans staying at the Bedford Swan Hotel will want to visit the Bunyan museum and the Bedford Museum. Enjoy Victorian architecture as well at the traditional Victorian Park. Castle Mound, near the Bedford Swan Hotelís location on the Embankment, marks the remains of a castle constructed in 919 AD and destroyed in 1224.
There are 113 bedrooms in the Bedford Swan Hotel, all of which include flat screen 32 inch LCD TVs, air conditioning, high speed internet access, tea and coffee facilities, an in-room safe and refrigerator as well as comfortable and modern work spaces. Even considering its historic construction, the Bedford Swan Hotel is still one of the best area hotels in accessibility for guests with disabilities.
The Wifi lounge and conference facilities in the Bedford Swan Hotel also help to meet your business needs and the attentive staff offers 24 hour room service. An especially convenient amenity is the free parking nearby if youíre driving (the property is just off the A6 highway). The Bedford Swan Hotel caters to your dining needs with its renowned restaurant, the River Room Restaurant and Lounge, with acclaimed cuisine prepared by an in-house chef team and a terrace overlooking the river. The restaurant specializes in traditional English and continental cuisine. Enjoy restaurant specials like summer dining al fresco and half price sparkling wines every Wednesday. The Bedford Swan Hotel also offers a Traditional Afternoon Tea with all of your favorite teas and accompaniments. If you are able to visit the Bedford Swan Hotel during the summer, take advantage of the town of Bedfordís various events, such as the River Festival, the Bedford Regatta, Bedford by the Sea and Proms in the Park. Just a few minutes from the Bedford Swan Hotel, sign up for a pleasure boat ride on the river during the summer and enjoy the variety of pubs and refreshments along the Embankment all year long.
Besides its tempting spa options, the Bedford Swan Hotel offers a range of special activities and events to keep you entertained throughout your stay in Bedford, such as a Literary Lunch and Summertime Burlesque. So make your vacation or special event in Bedford the most memorable it can be with a stay at the Bedford Swan Hotel.