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Glenlee Guest House

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Glenlee is a friendly 4-star Silver Award (VisitEngland) guest house where you can be sure of a warm welcome and a relaxed, peaceful stay. Evening meals are offered daily except Wednesdays. It's a short walk to Swanage's award-winning beach and town centre. Facilities include a private car park, free Wi-Fi, an alcohol licence and a large guest lounge in which to relax, chat, read, play games, browse tourist information, gaze across the pretty front garden to the park or enjoy a drink or sandwich. All rooms are en suite, tastefully decorated and have fresh flowers, high-def Freeview smart TVs (able to access catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer), DAB radios and hot drinks facilities with delicious biscuits. In warm weather guests enjoy relaxing with a drink in the loveseats on the south-facing patio. Books, magazines and newspapers are available and a personal daily paper can be ordered on request. English and German spoken.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German
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dennis332 wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions
An outstanding guest house, surely the best in Swanage. Comfortable accommodation, good food including evening meals and well located. The caring hosts do everything to make your holiday enjoyable. Excellent value for money. Dennis and Jean
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 7 Sept 2023
Thank you, we very much enjoyed seeing you both again. Your kind words are much appreciated.
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Laura B wrote a review Aug 2023
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My parents and I have been staying at Glenlee for over 30 years now. We love the homely feel and the warm welcome we always receive. The food is fabulous - there's such a wide selection for breakfast - and they also do excellent evening meals which are very welcome particularly when the British weather doesn't play ball. Nothing is too much trouble for Bob and Tom, whether it is special requests for meals, help carrying bags or questions about local attractions. I love my room (4) as I can look out of the window first thing in the morning to see the sunrise. It's a good size twin with a huge bathroom and lots of windows so it's always cool. My parents stay on the top floor (6 or penthouse!). It has a great view of the tennis courts and golf course and you can see the sea too! We honestly wouldn't stay anywhere else and every year when we leave (sadly!) we book our stay for the following year. Looking forward to August 2024 already.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 7 Sept 2023
Ah, that's really kind of you. We love seeing the three of you each year too! Thank you. Next August will surely race round again all too soon ... All best wishes.
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Jean B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Glenlee is a fantastic place to stay. It is in a great location within an easy walk of the beach, town centre, railway station and right opposite the tennis courts and putting green. Bob and Tom are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Food is excellent and the bedrooms are very comfortable and well appointed. Our family love to come here as often as we can.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 29 Aug 2023
It was lovely to see you both again and we're very pleased to hear you enjoyed yet another stay. Thank you!
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Paul T wrote a review Jul 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Glenlee is a great place to stay. Bob, Tom and the team certainly know how to look after you. Amazing breakfast choice and lovely evening meals. Really clean and comfortable with excellent decor. Close to all amenities. Can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 4 Aug 2023
Many thanks for your kind words. It was lovely to see you both again and we're delighted you enjoyed the food and other aspects of your stay at Glenlee. See you next time!
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Colin G wrote a review Jul 2023
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The Hosts Bob, and Tom cannot do enough for you to make your holiday one to remember. The meals, and service in a word, wonderful, and the rooms are spotless (we had room 8 on the ground floor). The "Greenlee" has it's own parking area, and it's a short walk to the town, and a beautiful beach. I can recommend the Greenlee Guest House, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 22 Jul 2023
Many thanks for your kind review, we're very happy you enjoyed your stay at Glenlee including the meals you had here. Best wishes.
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Justmesouth wrote a review Jun 2023
southern england32 contributions32 helpful votes
From the minute you arrive you feel relaxed and genuinely « on holiday ». I’m sure that’s why so many guests return time and time again. Swanage and Glenlee always work their magic and wrap you in a cocoon of well-being; from comfortable beds, delicious meals and healthy sea air to friendly encounters, relaxing strolls and the lulling sounds of bees and tennis played just across the road. I’m already looking forward to my next stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 1 Jul 2023
Thank you so much, we're thrilled you enjoyed another relaxing stay with us and that Swanage worked its usual spell!
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Jackie B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Just sooo relaxing & as a long term regular guest feel really tailored to my personal preferences.Wonderful setting close to sea with superb rooms & excellent catering not least dinner.Always a jigsaw on the go in lounge!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 28 Jun 2023
That's very kind, thank you. We're delighted you enjoy the meals at Glenlee and our location. See you next time!
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alanbroadhurst wrote a review May 2023
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom18 contributions
First stay of the 3 booked for this year - fabulous as ever Bob and Tom simply can't do enough to please their customers. Fantastic service, great food, lovely rooms, comfortable beds - all kept spotlessly clean. Great location, very nice outlook 5 mins from the sea. My wife fell and injured her arm 5 weeks before our stay and was still in a lot of pain. Bob asked how she slept as they had just put a new mattress on the bed, she said she found it a little hard, by the time we got back to the room a mattress topper had bee added. They really do over the top to make sure their guests are comfortable and leave as friends. When you have found the best then forget the rest
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Really nice location good outlook over Beach Gardens in a quiet road
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 18 May 2023
Thank you! We're looking forwad to welcoming you both back again for two more stays this year.
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SurreyWoodytwo wrote a review May 2023
Surrey15 contributions17 helpful votes
A warm welcome with a cuppa and cake to die for set the tone for our five night stay. Bob and Tom are natural, and very weĺl organised hosts for whom absolutely nothing is too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed the food which was beautifully cooked and presented with a great choice on the menu. Cleanliness and hygiene everywhere was excellent. Rooms are very well equipped, better than some 4 and 5 star hotels we have stayed in both in UK and abroad. Comfy beds and lovely pillows. Good shower and a lovely view of a beautiful park, of which there are many in Swanage. We genuinely couldn't fault anything. Thank you Bob and Tom. It was a real pleasure to have met you both.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 11 May 2023
Thank you so much, it was lovely to meet you both too and we're very pleased you enjoyed yur stay at Glenlee. See you next time.
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Explorer787241 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Bob, Tom and his staff remain as competent, thorough and pleasant as ever. We enjoyed the camaraderie at breakfast and dinner with the other guests. Our comfortable room had all the faciliies you need for a relaxing stay at an affordable rate. Meals were served without fuss but with the right level of attention, and were very tasty and home cooked. And Swanage never fails to provide the backdrop to our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 20 Oct 2022
That's great, thanks very much for your review, and we're delighted all was good for your stay with us again, including the food. Hope to see you again before too long.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenlee Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Glenlee Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Swanage Pier (0.7 miles), Pursenalities (0.5 miles), and Swanage Beachfront (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenlee Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Glenlee Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a separate living room.
What food & drink options are available at Glenlee Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenlee Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenlee Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Down The Beach, Java Independent Coffee House, and Love Cake etc.
Is Glenlee Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Swanage.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glenlee Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Glenlee Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jurassic Coast (1.0 miles), Fort Henry (2.1 miles), and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints (2.8 miles).