The Swan Hotel

Amy Lindsay
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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.

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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
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

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: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 11am

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.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 19 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 12 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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