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Grand Hotel Swanage

Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU England
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#3 of 6 hotels in Swanage
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The Grand Hotel, Swanage is a classic Victorian seaside hotel that nestles in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck and dates back to 1898. It commands spectacular views across Swanage Bay and Peveril Point and many of the bedrooms and public areas take advantage of these delightful views. On summer days the garden is the perfect place to soak up the sun, whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of wine or dining Al Fresco. Stroll along our private sandy beach,which can be accessed directly from the garden.
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Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private beach
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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07HB wrote a review Dec 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a lovely weekend at The Grand Hotel. The staff were amazing; nothing was too much trouble. And it is always the staff who make a place. The hotel felt very covid-safe. I would recommend paying the extra for a sea view.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Terry W wrote a review Dec 2020
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Booked a 2 night weekend stay in early December to surprise gf and propose! The staff were fantastic - they are very friendly and helpful. They put on a special table to celebrate our engagement on the second night and adapted brilliantly to a local power cut by still providing most of the menu and a candlelit dinner. The hotel is lovely, very traditional. It is COVID secure and takes it seriously. If you love walking or hiking, the hotel is in a great location. We walked the coastal path to Old Harry Rocks from the hotel and the views are magnificent. Also, Durlston Country park and the lighthouse are a short walk away. Be careful if it's a windy day! Corfe Castle is a short bus ride or taxi ride away and definitely worth a look. I booked a room with an inland view and bathtub (much needed after all the walking!) but you can still make the most of the views from the breakfast and dining rooms. The lift makes a bit of noise, so you may want to avoid a room next to the lift. Otherwise, the room had all the essentials. Warm room, comfortable bed. No complaints really - excellent hotel and staff. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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steamyjim wrote a review Dec 2020
Emsworth, United Kingdom47 contributions36 helpful votes
We have rarely been made so welcome in a hotel, not just from the lovely General Manager, Lindsay, but from all the staff throughout. Even when we were plunged into darkness by a local power cut, their emergency lighting was immediate and effective. They even still managed somehow to serve us dinner which was delicious. We upgraded to a sea view room which was well worth it being right on the front watching the waves rolling in. One slight word of warning, the car park is very small and we could not get a space on the first night.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: AS mentioned, we thought the upgrade to a Sea View room was worth it
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Gillian E wrote a review Dec 2020
Beckenham, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a amazing stay at the Grand hotel. The staff were amazing. All so friendly and accommodating. Glorious sea view room. Very comfy. After a lovely sunny morning run had a delicious breakfast. All completely covid safe. Thanks. We will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Liz S wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked at last minute a single room with a sea view at the last minute to be able to see my parents before the second lockdown. As a single lady it can be a little daunting staying in a hotel on your own and this is the 4th place I've stayed in Swanage to see my parents and was the most pleasurable, at what is a difficult time. The staff and the manager I met went over and above to make me feel very welcome and the personal touch was really appreciated. The bed was bigger than a normal single and was very comfortable as I understand the top floor was recently refurbished. I loved the sea view from there and being able to walk down steps through the garden to the seafront and along the boardwalk and the views were stunning. We had a great meal at dinner together and it felt very safe for my shielding parents. It was really appreciated at a difficult time and the staff really seemed to make the effort, considering they knew they would be shutting down again the next day for another 4 weeks. I also used the swimming pool and jacuzzi and you could book a time slot and I was the only one there at the time.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Top floor was recently refurbished and has fabulous sea views, but you do have 3 flights of...
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetIsle of PurbeckSwanage
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Swanage
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Swanage?
Nearby attractions include Pursenalities (0.7 miles), Swanage Bay View (0.7 miles), and Lucy's Farm (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Swanage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Swanage?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Swanage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Swanage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Java Independent Coffee House, Bliss Food Co., and The Cabin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Swanage?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Grand Hotel Swanage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Swanage.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Swanage?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel Swanage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jurassic Coast (1.3 miles), Fort Henry (1.8 miles), and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints (3.0 miles).
Does Grand Hotel Swanage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Grand Hotel Swanage accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.