Swan House

Tucked away in an Old Town cul-de-sac, a short stroll from the seafront, this early Tudor black-and-white house is run as a welcoming B&B. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 1 on ground floor, 2 adjoining.

Open

all year except 24-26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, patio garden, secure allocated parking a short walk away (permits supplied), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

5 and upwards in Renaissance Suite, by prior arrangement.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B single £90-£95, double £120-£150. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Tucked away in an Old Town cul-de-sac, a short stroll from the seafront, this early Tudor black-and-white house is run as a welcoming B&B. There’s no reception – guests step straight into an open-plan lounge/breakfast room, with beamed ceilings, blonde linen sofas, big open fire and an honesty bar that pretends it’s a bookcase. Owner Brendan McDonagh is ‘entirely likeable, soft-spoken, welcoming’ – he was ‘very solicitous to a lone woman guest, talking about where she might go and what she might like to see’. In the same way, he happily advises on places for dinner. Pleasing designer touches are the work of his partner, Lionel Copley, owner of the nearby, more flamboyant, Old Rectory, Hastings (see previous entry). A ground-floor bedroom looks on to a pretty patio garden, while, on the top floor, two adjoining rooms with a roof terrace comprise the Renaissance Suite. Church Room overlooks the tower of St Clement’s. All rooms have vintage furnishings, good bedlinen, beams, wonky floor. At a table laid with fresh flowers, breakfast, cooked by Brendan, includes local free-range eggs, kippers, smoked haddock, home-made ‘baked beans’, local strawberry and pomegranate jam.

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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.