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Glenlee Guest House

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6 Cauldon Avenue, Swanage BH19 1PQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
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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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Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
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Separate living room
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Nicola Harris wrote a review Dec 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom3 contributions
Glenlee is the best guest house I have ever stayed in. Bob and Tom are lovely, lovely guys. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The whole of the guest house is spotlessly clean, the beds are really comfortable and the food second to none.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: We have stayed in most of the rooms now and all are lovely
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Steady on!! Thank you so much, and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay here before we had to close again, hopefully not for too long. See you next time.
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Pauline S wrote a review Dec 2020
Farnham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Glenlee is very well situated, comfortable and well run. The owners could not have done more for us. We had a lovely room and the breakfast was especially delicious. It is within easy walking distance of the beach and the town centre. We chose it for a second visit because the room was so comfortable, with plenty of space and comfortable beds. We had the superior double. ( room 1) which has a very useful seating area, whether you want to enjoy the view, watch tv or just read or relax with a cup of tea. They were also very careful to maintain good hygiene and distancing during this covid pandemic.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Room 1 is our favourite. It has the space to relax after a long walk.
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2020
Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted you were comfortable in Room 1 and liked the seating area. All best wishes - hope to see you again soon!
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b0barchitect wrote a review Dec 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom2 contributions
Glenlee is a comfortable and well appointed Guest House. Tom and Bob could not do enough for us. The food was great, breakfast is a treat. You will be a short walk from the town centre and the beach. In these troubled times Bob and Tom have arranged everything to be as safe as possible. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2020
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here including the meals. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you next time.
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JennyP1212 wrote a review Nov 2020
Broadstone, United Kingdom18 contributions23 helpful votes
We had to wait seven Months to visit due to current conditions, however it was very well worth the wait. Attention to detail in these difficult times were second to none, necessary provision made in all areas from dining to room requirements, even the television controls were covered! Many thanks to Bob who always has a smile and keen to help, to Tom who cooked such delicious fare and all the other staff who help to make this a lovely stay. Would not hesitate to recommend and wish all at the Glenlee the very best and hope to see you again soon !
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: View details of rooms as they vary. Good to choose your preference!
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 22 Nov 2020
Glad to hear your persistance paid off and you weren't disappointed. Very many thanks for your kind comments. See you next time.
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Keith H wrote a review Nov 2020
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My wife & I have stayed at Glenlee on a number of occasions and found this gem 3 years ago. Our most recent vist was from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020.It is absolutely superbly run by Bob & Tom and nothing is lacking. An added advantage is that the evening meals are wonderfully cooked with variable menus and there are amazing choices for breakfast every day. Add to this the wonderful resort of Swanage and you have a perfect combination for a wonderfully relaxing time. We are going to be back at our earliest opportunity. Keith & Marilyn Haynes.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bob F, Owner at Glenlee Guest House
Responded 7 Nov 2020
Very many thanks, delighted you enjoyed the food and had a relaxing stay. See you again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetIsle of PurbeckSwanage
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenlee Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Glenlee Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Pursenalities (0.5 miles), Swanage Pier (0.7 miles), and Swanage Bay View (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, a separate living room, and a walk-in shower.
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, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenlee Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Java Independent Coffee House, The 1859 Pier Cafe & Bistro, and Bliss Food Co..
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).