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The top 5 hotels in Bedford

Bedford has a rich heritage, and visitors come from all over the world to visit the home of John Bunyan, the author of The Pilgrim's Progress. With art galleries and museums, parks, sports and leisure and much more, whenever you find yourself in Bedford, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay with Voyage Privé

Our best hotels in Bedford

1. Barns Hotel 4*

Barns Hotel 4*
Rooms in this charming converted barn have been refurbished to feature modern comforts while retaining the character of the building. Located on the banks of the River Great Ouse, this hotel is set in the unspoilt countryside with numerous walking and cycling paths nearby. Boat trips on the river are available in the summer months. Handy for Bedford town centre, just 2 miles away, this also makes a base for visiting Woburn Abbey. Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

2. Champneys Henlow 4*

Champneys Henlow 4*
Set in 150 acres of parkland, this country escape is part of the UK's first health spa chain, Champneys. Pioneers of the concept of holistic wellbeing, they provide state of the art facilities and the newest treatments from around the world. Henlow was once a Cistercian monastery, but now this luxury spa complex is built around an opulent Georgian manor house. Facilities include the Thalassotherapy pool and over 80 luxury therapies from the traditional to the exotic. Pamper, detox, relax and escape.

3. Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor 4*

Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor 4*
With elegant and cosy interiors, this classic manor house hotel with its period features and roaring fires is welcoming from the moment you step inside. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside, the Croquet lawn and views across the terrace. Sample seasonal British menus in the award-winning restaurant, or take afternoon tea in the lounge. Close to Flitwick, this hotel is close by if you want to visit Bedford, Woburn Abbey, Bletchley Park or the unspoilt Bedfordshire countryside.

4. Chicheley Hall

Chicheley Hall
This Grade I listed mansion deep in Buckinghamshire offers a secluded location for those looking to get away from it all. Peace and quiet, well-appointed rooms, history and natural beauty are all on offer at this rural retreat. The ideal spot for a grown-up getaway, the elegance and comfort of the surroundings will soon have you forgetting all your cares. Tucked away but accessible, this hotel is around 20 minutes drive from Bedford city centre and around 10 minutes drive from Milton Keynes.

5. Villiers Hotel 4*

Villiers Hotel 4*
A little further afield in Buckingham, the charming and characterful 16th century Villiers Hotel is located in the heart of the historic market town of Buckingham. Close to Milton Keynes and the shopping centre at Bicester Village, this hotel is around 45 minutes by car from Bedford. Visit Dukes Restaurant & Bar, which has held its AA-rosette award for over 20 years, proving what a special place it is. Seasonal menus with locally sourced food are served accompanied by a selection of fine ales, wine and drinks. In summer, the inviting terrace encourages al fresco dining.

Services will you find in our hotels in Bedford

List of the most requested services and often available in these luxury hotels:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Luxury bathrooms
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa treatments
  • Cosy bars
  • Award-winning restaurants

Going on holiday in Bedford

Barns Hotel 4*
Bedford has several lovely parks, the Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, the Shuttleworth Collection featuring historic aircraft, the Norman fortifications of Bedford Castle and some beautiful surrounding countryside. The Bedford River Festival is held every two years and is the second largest outdoors festival in the UK.

Hotel offers at Bedford convenient for all kind of travel

Located within driving distance of London and many home counties locations, Bedford makes an ideal base for all kinds of holidays, whether you are with family, friends or a lone traveller.

The range of hotels we offer at Bedford

  • Historic hotels
  • Country house hotels
  • Spa hotels

Bedford: what should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • An umbrella
  • Evening attire
  • Charging cables
  • Waterproof clothes
  • History guidebooks and perhaps a copy of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress!

Your best hotel at Bedford: how to get there and make your booking

Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor 4*

How to get to Bedford

Bedford is around 50 miles and an hour and a half's drive from London. Regular trains are available from the capital and take between 30 minutes and just over an hour. Bedford is around an hour by train from Milton Keynes. Bedford's nearest major airport is London Luton.

How to book your hotel in Bedford

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Bedford

Bedford is full of surprises - history, countryside, art and culture. It is also a handy base for visiting nearby attractions like Woburn Abbey, Bletchley Park, Whipsnade Zoo and The RSPB Lodge at Sandy.

Bedford: a diverse town with a cosmopolitan culture

Unfairly underappreciated (or so said The Sunday Times in 2019), Bedford is a quaint riverside location with a history that dates back to the 9th century. Bordered by the best of Bedfordshire countryside, Bedford might just surprise you!

bedford hotel, customer reviews

Champneys Henlow (Bedford - United Kingdom)

Customers testify
Generosity of the room and the entire facility. General pool area very successful.
Reviewed on 2022-06-17 07:28:03 Domink C, travelled as a couple
Extreme kindness and reliability. Watch out for the little things, including for our dog. Very nice hotel, yet close to the main places, going on foot
Reviewed on 2015-12-11 07:52:48 Elena N, travelled as a couple
Friendliness of staff, proposed menu, table service perfect and friendly, so much attention to customers, quiet Lido
Reviewed on 2015-11-21 20:42:49 Emanuela A
Everything, from the environment, the reception, to the beauty and abundance of the common areas and not. EXCELLENT
Reviewed on 2015-12-12 12:55:28 De pietri C, travelled as a couple
the refinement of a nontrivial location. position strategica.ottimo check out late on Sundays. It allows you to make the most of even the hours pre-start relying on their room until 3am.
Reviewed on 2016-02-03 02:58:42 Francesca G, travelled with family
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