Swan House

Come in to ‘a lovely, warm atmosphere and a good mood’ at Brendan McDonagh’s town-centre B&B, in a pretty cul-de-sac behind the High Street. More

Contact details

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

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, parking permits supplied.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £120–£150. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Come in to ‘a lovely, warm atmosphere and a good mood’ at Lionel Copley and Brendan McDonagh’s town-centre B&B, in a pretty cul-de-sac behind the High Street. Bedrooms have character in their old beams, hand-printed wallpapers, fresh flowers and well-picked vintage furnishings; a cosy ground-floor room leads to the patio garden. ‘Our room on the first floor looked on to St Clement’s church. There were fluffy rugs on the gently sloping floor; lovely, crisp linen on the large bed. A flask of water and a tumbler had been put on each side table; on the tea tray were boiled sweets and a couple of blueberry flapjacks. It was absolutely quiet at night.’ An honesty bar (‘thinly disguised as a bookcase’) in the open-plan lounge quenches pre- and post-dinner thirst. In the morning, the breakfast tables are laid with linen napkins. ‘Brendan brought us freshly squeezed orange juice, cafetière coffee and very good scrambled eggs. My Greek yogurt came in a glass bowl – so much nicer than a plastic tub.’ The town’s pubs and antique shops are a short walk away; Jerwood Gallery, overlooking the fishing boats in the water, is a five-minute stroll.

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Swan House
1 Hill Street
Hastings
Sussex
TN34 3HU

Guest comments

'From the moment you arrive, there is a warm welcome and you are offered refreshments. You can enjoy these in the comfy lounge (where there is a roaring log fire in winter). I have stayed in all the bedroom; every one is perfection, beautifully furnished in a boutique way that suit the style of the property. Massive double bed, super comfy, with the highest quality sheets. The spacious bathrooms come with a range of complimentary toiletries, fluffy towels and bath robes. Breakfast has a fantastic menu; all the food is delicious. Brendan will do everything he can to make your stay perfect. ' - US - May, 2018
'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

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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.