Swan House

The ‘lovely, warm atmosphere’ at Brendan McDonagh’s elegant B&B puts guests in ‘a good mood’, say Guide inspectors in 2016. More

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Swan House
1 Hill Street
Hastings
Sussex
TN34 3HU
England
01424 430014
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

4. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, patio garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B £120–£150. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other Credits

VisitEngland Five Star Guest Accommodation

Good Hotel Guide Review

The ‘lovely, warm atmosphere’ at Lionel Copley and Brendan McDonagh’s elegant B&B puts guests in ‘a good mood’, say Guide inspectors in 2016. Most days, the door of the Tudor cottage might be opened by ‘Harriet – young, very friendly, no shoes; this is a relaxed place’. Enter into the open-plan breakfast room and lounge (books, inglenook fireplace, linen-covered sofas); all but one of the ‘pleasing’ bedrooms are upstairs. ‘Our beamed room, its floors gently sloping, overlooked St Clement’s church. It had a window seat, an antique mirror-fronted wardrobe, blueberry flapjacks in a jar. There was crisp linen on the bed; good lamps, tumblers and two flasks of water. Absolutely quiet at night.’ The host, ‘welcoming and likeable’, has plenty of suggestions for dinner (The Crown, a five-minute walk away, is ‘exceptionally good’). Breakfast is served at tables laid with ‘little bowls of jam and marmalade, butter, linen napkins, a small vase of flowers’. ‘Brendan brought a cafetière of coffee and glass bowls of Greek yogurt; orange juice was freshly squeezed, the scrambled eggs very good.’ Permits are provided for car parks a short walk away.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Swan House
1 Hill Street
Hastings
Sussex
TN34 3HU

Guest comments

'In a pretty cul-de-sac. Brendan, the owner is entirely likeable. welcoming. Our king-size bed had lovely linen. At night the room was absolutely quiet. We came down to find the breakfast tables laid with little bowls of jam and marmalade, butter, flowers, linen napkins, small vase of flowers. Very good scrambled eggs. ' - Rose Schweitzer - April, 2016
'Our stay was extremely comfortable. Renaissance Room was large, with a small terrace. Ground-floor room smaller and rather dark. Two delightful dogs, Daisy and Myrtle. ' - Pat Woodward - July, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Wild Mushroom

    Good Food Guide recommended restaurant.

  • Fishermen's Museum

    Small museum, showing how fishermen's families have lived through the ages.

  • Hastings Castle

    Initially built by William the Conqueror in 1067, now hosting exhibitions about 1066.