Sudbury, United Kingdom

The Swan Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • A romantic, timber-framed 4-star bed & breakfast hotel with an award-winning spa & 2-AA-Rosette restaurant
  • Offers a "quintessentially English" break in a peaceful rural village steeped in history
  • Many individually decorated rooms have timber beams & leaded windows; upgraded rooms feature 4-poster beds, fireplaces & garden views
  • The hotel has a restaurant, a brasserie & a bar; there is also a vitality pool, a sauna, a steam room, an outdoor terrace & an on-site spa offering treatments


Map & Directions

Lavenham is a 1.5-hour drive from London, but nearly twice as long by train at two hours and 47 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station via Marks Tey and Sudbury Bus Station, then a further £4 by bus to Lavenham, and finally a 1-minute walk to the hotel. The hotel is off the A134.

Rooms & Rates

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The Swan Hotel & Spa is a charming, 4-star bed & breakfast accommodation set in a restored 15th-century timber-frame building in Lavenham, in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and near the ancient coastal town of Ipswich and historic Bury St Edmunds.

Containing England's best-preserved Tudor timber-frame buildings, the mediaeval village of Lavenham, home to The Swan Hotel & Spa, offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the period. Lavenham is just 12 miles from the mediaeval market town of Bury St Edmunds and only 18 miles from Ipswich on the Suffolk coast.

The Swan Hotel, with its ancient oak-beamed interiors, large open fireplaces, cosy nooks and minstrel gallery, has a reputation as one of England’s most historic and "quintessentially English" hotels, and has been artfully renovated to add all the comforts, stylishness and facilities of a modern hotel. Many of the 45 individually decorated rooms and suites feature oak beams, leaded windows and other original mediaeval features; upgraded rooms offer 4-poster beds and fireplaces, with views over the gardens. All rooms include breakfast, served in the hotel's Brasserie restaurant or in bed. The hotel's fine-dining restaurant, the two AA-Rosette Gallery, specialises in modern British cuisine. Pets are welcome (may be a surcharge). On-site parking is free.

The hotel's newly opened Weaver's House Spa, part of the award-winning Temple Spa brand, recently received a Fantastic Five Bubble Rating from The Good Spa Guide. It features six treatment rooms (one for couples),two relaxation suites, a steam room, a sauna, a spa boutique, a vitality pool and an outdoor terrace. 



  • Bar
  • Spa

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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