Swan House

Hastings, Sussex

Brendan McDonagh is ‘the most welcoming of hosts’ at this half-timbered Tudor B&B on a quiet cul-de-sac in the trendy Old Town. More

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Brendan McDonagh is ‘the most welcoming of hosts’ at this half-timbered Tudor B&B on a quiet cul-de-sac in the trendy Old Town. It is ‘a successful combination of stylish and homely, a warm, comfortable, well-cared-for historic house’, writes a trusted reader. Visitors step inside to find a beamed lounge/breakfast room with an inglenook fireplace and a courtyard garden to the rear. ‘An old staircase led to our luxury room overlooking a church,’ another reader relates. ‘Very comfortable bed with lovely, crisp linen, big, soft towels and dressing gowns.’ There is one ground-floor room off the lounge. Brendan’s partner, Lionel Copley (see previous entry, Old Rectory), has brought his designer’s eye to the interiors, creating ‘the most stylish of houses’ without being flashy; bedrooms are all ‘delightfully elegant and whimsical’. Breakfast, cooked by Brendan, brings real orange juice and ‘an amazing selection of locally sourced produce. The smoked salmon and the kippers were particularly delicious.’ Secure parking is a short walk away. (Diana Goodey, Dan Clarke, Eric Heller, Charley Holmes, and others)

Hotel details

Address

1 Hill Street
Hastings
Sussex
TN34 3HU
England

Telephone

01424 430014

Bedrooms

5. 1 on ground floor, 
2 adjoining.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/breakfast room, in-room TV, patio garden, secure allocated parking 10 mins’ walk away (permits supplied), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

background during breakfast.

Children

5 and upwards in Renaissance Suite, by prior arrangement.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £99–£110, double £120–£150. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends but check, £10 supplement for Sat night only, if available.

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