This is the 6th time we've stayed at The Swan, but our first three day Christmas break. We had room 9, which spacious, well appointed, with a very comfortable bed.
As always, the staff were superb and treated us almost as family. I don't know any other hotel where members of staff give you a hug when you leave!
An excellent gift awaited us on Christmas morning, after breakfast - an Adnam's (the brewers and owners of the hotel) shopping bag of their goodies, including gin, chocolates and toiletries. Just our sort of gift!
The food was superb, with Christmas lunch being a particular highlight - the turkey and trimmings were better than home made. We had one little delay, which was very professionally and generously dealt with.
The atmosphere was relaxed country house, with the added bonus of being at the seaside. We've been away at Christmas for each of the last 25 years and rate the Swan
as one of the very best and great value for money, including excellent and reasonably priced Adnam's wine.
Sadly The Swan is now closed until June 2017, but we've booked a two night stay on the
first day they re-open. I suspect we will also be drawn back for next Christmas.
As for Rosie, she was the small terrier we saw on the beach on Christmas morning (where hundreds of otherwise sane people rush into the sea, dressed as elves, vikings, reindeer) whose owner had fitted a wollen saddle together with a jockey father christmas on top. Could that dog run! It just seemed encapsulate the fun of Christmas in Southwold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The transformation is almost complete and The Swan will soon reveal its beautiful new feathers from mid October 2017. Whilst retaining much of its original charm and character, the new Swan has a contemporary and coastal look with oodles of thoughtful touches and treats to delight all guests, both new and returning. Stay with us to enjoy an experience like no other. You can simply escape for an indulgent treat or a much-needed wellness break. With Adnams’ brewery and distillery right on your doorstep, you can be immersed in the wonderful world of beer and spirits, or you can explore Southwold and the stunning countryside surrounding it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan Southwold
- Swan Hotel Southwold
- Hotel Southwold Swan