The Swan

Market PlaceIP18 6EGSouthwoldUnited Kingdom
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About The Swan

The Swan is a four-star hotel situated in Southwold’s town centre, just moments from the beach. It has a bar serving Adnams ales, an award-winning restaurant and free parking.

Each en-suite room is traditional and unique. Some overlook the garden and have their own patios, while others offer a glimpse of the sea.

This historic hotel is a blend of charming English country house alongside modern comforts and amenities. The Swan provides room service and a 24-hour front desk reception.

The à la carte restaurant serves modern cuisine and traditional dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy dinner either in the hotel's drawing room, which overlooks the market square, or the less formal environment of the bar.

Southwold’s beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, and there are a range of shops and restaurants along the high street.


Market Place, IP18 6EG, Southwold, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1502722186 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Full of character and English charm.

Most guests who have stayed at The Swan describe it as a charming old building with lots of character. A sense of old English charm combined with modern conveniences makes staying here a unique and altogether pleasant experience.

Fantastic restaurant with delicious food, wine and ales.

On the whole, guests and other diners have nothing but praise for the food served at The Swan’s award-winning restaurant. The menu is varied, with vegetarian options, and the food is of a high quality. Guests also commented on the great selection of fine

Well-located hotel in a great area.

The Swan is very central in Southwold, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and close to all the amenities of the high street. Most guests commented that the location of this hotel is ideal.

Negative Reviews

Wi-Fi connectivity unreliable.

Some guests commented that the Wi-Fi at this hotel could sometimes be unreliable, with some even reporting that there was no Wi-Fi at all in their rooms.

Disappointed with the Lighthouse Rooms.

While some guests enjoyed the unique Lighthouse Rooms, which are situated around a secluded garden, other guests didn’t like the ‘cabin’ feel to them and felt they weren’t what they were expecting from the hotel. There are different style rooms situated i

Expensive during peak times.

Some guests who stayed during peak times, such as the Easter holidays, felt that the hotel was a little on the expensive side. However, most guests agreed that The Swan is a comfortable and pleasant hotel that provided everything they needed for an enjoya

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 120 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 120 reviews