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“Great apartment ... great location!”

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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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BarnesFam...
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great apartment ... great location!”
Reviewed 6 August 2018 for a stay in July 2018

The 'Old Steps' is a fantastic home from home right in the heart of Swanage. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage children and they loved having a double bedroom each with TV and wi-fi.
The kitchen is well-eqipped and the lounge/dining area bright and airy with 2 large sash windows.
Only minutes away from the shops, the beach, the harbour and the train station - it is a perfect spot for a perfect holiday.
Sarah & Jim were great hosts and met us to show us around - and the wine was much appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful week!

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Management Response
10 Aug 2018
Thank you so much. We appreciate your very positive review and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests and will be very welcome to come back.
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hollers20...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay ...home from home”
Reviewed 9 July 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We had a fantastic week at Old Steps and would highly recommend it. Sarah was there to meet us with a very warm welcome. The apartment really was beautiful inside with everything we could possibly need as a family of 4, with comfortable beds, Guide books and games to keep us amused. The apartment looks out to the sea and is really a perfect spot to explore Swanage itself and is also well within walking distance of the steam railway to Corfe and Durlston Park. A great holiday in a truly lovely part of the UK.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2018
Such lovely words. You were perfect guests and welcome back any time.
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2018
Thanks, Andy, for your great review. We would love to have you back again.
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janetearl...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“What more could you want!”
Reviewed 23 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Old Steps is a beautiful flat in a very convenient location. The flat is superbly decorated, spotlessly clean and has everything you could wish for in a first class holiday rental.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2018
Thank you Janet for taking the trouble to give us a positive review and thank you and your party for being such super guests
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georgina8...
Hove, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Well equipped and well located”
Reviewed 2 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

An excellent apartment that is bright and clean. The 3 bedrooms are all doubles, and the living room/kitchen is light and airy. Jim and Sarah did all they could to make sure our stay went well. Great location if you are walking the southwest coast path, or if you want to be in the centre of Swanage.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brismihol...
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“First class base for a walking holiday”
Reviewed 30 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Located above a art gallery/shop "Old Steps" exceeded our expectations. Perfectly situated near to shops restaurants the seafront and easy access to the SWCP it is a spacious flat with three good sized bedrooms and a light and airy open plan kitchen and lounge. It was immaculately clean and all furnishings new. Kitchen was well stocked. The owners were exceedingly helpful in the booking process and check in.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 May 2018
Thank you for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure to have such appreciative guests. Glad you enjoyed the coastal walks.
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Kathy388k
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic spacious apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 7 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

We stayed as a family of five. Three children aged 9, 5 and 4 along with my partner and I.

The apartment was light and spacious as well being very nicely decorated. I usually book two hotel rooms when we travel but the Old Steps was a far better alternative!

The apartment was extremely clean and the beds were very very comfortable. We all slept very well.

There are two large bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom and a double bedroom on the first floor with another bathroom. The kitchen area was well equipped and Sarah and Jim had thought of all the possible utensils you could possibly use.

My children weren’t well so we cooked a fair bit in the apartment for the children and I didn’t miss a thing from the kitchen!!

We had takeaways when the children were asleep and there are several pubs and restaurants within a stones throw away! Italian, Indian, fish and chips.
It’s a ten minute stroll to the beach area in Swanage but we drove to studland which was three miles away where there is a beautiful four mile stretch of beach. We also took the steam train to Corfe Castle which my boys loved. It’s such a pretty little village to wander through. The beaches are unspoilt and scenic. The tank museum is also a thirty min drive away, perfect for the day it rained!

Finally, Sarah and Jim were the most hospitalable hosts. They were so welcoming and left us a bottle of wine, cookies and some creme eggs. I’d ordered a Sainsbury’s delivery and Sarah even offered to help me unpack it in case I got stuck in traffic. They stayed and welcomed us into the apartment and could not have done more to explain things and to show us around.

I would highly recommend staying wth Sarah and Jim at Old Steps!

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Management Response
7 Apr 2018
Thank you so much Kathy for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are delighted to have had such fantastic guests who left Old Steps in an immaculate state. Thank you
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