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Hotel The Swan (Harleston, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Swan (Harleston, United Kingdom)

About Hotel The Swan

Hotel The Swan is a charming traditional hotel located in a former coaching inn that dates back to the 16th century. Located in Harleston along the Suffolk and Norfolk border the hotel has great atmosphere with its big ingle nooks, old beams and lovely courtyard. Rooms at the hotel have free Wi-Fi for guests. There are TVs with DVD players and tea/coffee makers provided in the rooms. Hotel The Swan is ranged over three levels. There is free self parking for guests. The hotel also has features such as a bell hop service, and the front desk is manned for limited hours of the day. The hotel has its own restaurant and pub featuring traditional fare, a wide selection of quality ales and other beverages. Some local attractions are the Harleston Recreation Park, Banham Zoo, Bressingham Steam and Gardens and the University of East Anglia.

Top amenities

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

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.3 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • CleanlinessGood  (7.9 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.7 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Historical building, quaint hotel

Guests at The Swan enjoy the fact that the hotel is located in a 16th century coaching inn and retains several of the ancient features of the historical building. Steep stairs, quirky low doorways, and an interesting 16th century atmosphere recommend the


Great food

The food is spoken of as being very good and reasonably priced. Guests speak very appreciatively of the delicious carvery and the quality ales on offer. This is also a great place to host events and receptions felt many guests.


Welcoming staff and good service

The service is generally well spoken of and the staff is described as friendly and welcoming of families with small children as well. One regular guest also spoke of their puppy being made to feel welcome at the hotel. Several guests expressed the desire

Negative Reviews


No rooms on the ground floor

The Swan is located in an old three-storey building. There are no rooms on the ground floor and the hotel seems to have no lift, making it difficult, if not impossible, for mobility impaired people to stay here.


Upkeep and cleanliness issues

A few guests felt that the hotel looked rather tired and could do with some updating. A few others felt that the levels of cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Cobwebs, dirty loos and plumbing problems have been reported.


Can get noisy at night

The hotel is in the middle of town where people drop in for a drink and a meal. As such it can get quite crowded and noisy in the evenings and into the night.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Express check-in
  3. Parking
  4. Terrace
  5. Porter service
  6. Pets allowed
  7. Conference rooms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
  9. PC with internet
  10. 24-hour reception
  11. WiFi in public areas
  12. Room service
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. Cable TV
  7. WiFi
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
  9. Coffee machine
  10. Closet
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check out: 10:00


The Thoroughfare , IP20 9AS , Harleston , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1379) 852221 | Fax: +44 (1379) 854817 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel The Swan

  • Is there a pool area at Hotel The Swan?

    No, Hotel The Swan doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Hotel The Swan?

    Yes, Hotel The Swan has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at Hotel The Swan?

    Yes, Hotel The Swan provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is Hotel The Swan located?

    Hotel The Swan is located in The Thoroughfare, IP20 9AS, Harleston, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to Hotel The Swan?