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Swan House

1 Hill Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3HU
5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

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Swan House


The travel and interior design press love Swan House. This 15th Century boutique bed and breakfast has enjoyed unprecedented, glowing national and international editorial for its, five star service and style.

Each of our four ensuite bedrooms are individually designed, with comfort and luxury in mind. Coast Magazine declared us "The quintessential bed & breakfast in all of England... a blueprint for all the rest". Twice a Tourism South East, Beautiful South Gold Award winner, 2009 & 2014, we also hold a coveted  VisitEngland Silver Award for Excellence, 2015.

We are situated in one of the most peaceful and picturesque parts of Hastings Old Town with antique shops, restaurants, fishing quarter and beach just three minutes walk away.

Enjoy a gourmet breakfast menu in our spacious guest lounge, with a wealth of exposed beams, oak panelling and a large inglenook fireplace. In the finer weather, dine in our charming patio garden.

Proprietors: Brendan McDonagh and Lionel Copley.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Artisan Room£130.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Church Room£140.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Garden Room£120.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Renaissance Suite£150.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*The Renaissance Suite (two adjoining rooms) is suitable for friends & families starting from £50 per child, per night. We accommodate children 5 years and upwards, in the Suite only and by prior arrangement.

Please note that we have a minimum two night stay at weekends. If we are able to offer a Saturday night only stay, there is an additional £10 charge per room.

Single occupancy rates: Church and Renaissance £110, Artisan and Garden £99.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Elizabeth442020
    Highlight - courtyard garden
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th August 2020
    Stayed two nights in this gem of a hotel located in Hastings Old Town. Weather very hot so we particularly enjoyed the beautiful garden where delicious breakfast is served. Brendan is a great host... Read full review
  • Marky1965Brum
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Perfect B&B
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th August 2020
    With holiday plans in tatters we managed to get a short break at Swan House. Rooms are really comfortable, the breakfasts are amazing and overall you just feel very at home and nothing is too much... Read full review
  • dadrules
    The Only Place to Stay in Hastings
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th September 2020
    A charming, cosy, comfortable place to stay in Hastings. Quiet and beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, stylish and welcoming. It felt like we were the only guests there, when it was actually... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Go along the Seafront to the Old Town. Turn left into the High Street, then left into Swan Terrace and we are first on the left in Hill Street.



  • Serve breakfast
  • Special diets catered for

Establishment Features

  • Beach/Coast 5 min walking distance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Real log/coal fires

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • No smoking

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour Television all rooms
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms

Opening Times

Open 2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


  • 2018 YouTube video


  • 5 Visit England Stars
5 Visit England Stars


  • Visit England Awards -Annual Gold Annual Gold 2019
  • Visit England Awards -Rose Rose 2019
  • Visit England Awards -Breakfast Breakfast 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Gold 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Good Hotel Guide 2020 - Editors Choice B&Bs Good Hotel Guide 2020 - Editors Choice B&Bs 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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