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A Great Escape Guest House
Ranked #6 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We picked the guest house because of the great reviews but they didn't do it justice.It was spotless w/ modern decor. Short walk frm town. Breakfast was lovely & huge! Sue has put so much love into the guest house and all the extra lovely details, and is a fab hostess who will bend over backwards for you! Will def be staying again soon!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Hi Kym, thanks so much for your fab review. We are thrilled when guests say they would recommend us. I'm so glad you had a good time. See you again I hope!!
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

We have just got back from a fantastic wknd in swanage our stay at this bed and breakfast was outstanding sue and her staff couldn't do enough for us and as for breakfast it was amazing so anyone heading down that way should book in with sue for a great time.

Stayed March 2014
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Hello Keith and Sue, thanks very much for your fab review. It was great having you to stay and hope to see you again in the future, x
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

If you have found a better B&B in Swanage, we would be amazed. Sue welcomed us warmly, checked if we knew the area (yes), or did we need maps (no), told us the breakfast arrangements, and then took us immediately to our delightful room. We literally could not fault the en suite room, with its fridge, hair drier, luxurious bed, free toiletries, and clean modern decor. The breakfast menu was extensive. My husband simply had the gargantuan 'full Dorset' every morning - quality ingredients. I tried the home made waffles with maple syrup, and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The fresh fruit salad was delicious, and there was a range of yogurts, juices and jams, as well as a constant supply of tea and coffee, and home made bread or toast. The whole house is squeaky clean and modern. Everything about this place is quality, and to get a three nights for two deal was fantastic value. Thank you Sue!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Hello Fran, thank you for your super review. It was great having you both to stay and I'm so pleased you had a good time. Please remember that you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! x
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Good stay with Sue, who is an excellent host. Bedrooms immaculately furnished. Pleasant breakfast room with a good choice. Well situated for walking to all amenities, including local Black Swan pub which is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Hello, it was great having you both to stay and thank you for your review. We hope to look after you again sometime.
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Just returned from another stay at 'A Great Escape' in Swanage for the 'blues weekend, and it's as good as ever. Sue, the owner is so welcoming and the breakfasts are to die for. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The location is ideal for walking to the town, the beach,the steam train or the Purbeck hills.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Hello, thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good time. We love having you both to stay and look forward to your next visit.
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Woking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We spent 3 nights at "A Great Escape" for the Swanage Blues Weekend, having read the many excellent reviews. It far exceeded our expectations, and Sue is a wonderful hostess who has thought of everything. We felt immediately at home and especially loved the "Surprise Drawer" where we found a little treat at the end of each day. We are missing that already!
Everything is spotlessly clean and fresh, and breakfast is wonderful.
We would thoroughly recommend "A Great Escape" and will definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Hello, thank you for your super review. It was a pleasure having you both to stay and hope to see you again in Swanage in the future.
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South East England
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

If you are looking to stay in Swanage, don't hesitate to book this extremely well-run B & B.
Sue is a very welcoming host and our room (No.1 on the ground flat with a small terrace outside)
was spotlessly clean and well appointed. We were pleased to find fresh milk and filtered water in the small refrigerator in the room. There was a good choice for breakfast and the only possible shortcoming was a lack of fresh fruit - we should have asked for some! The location is about 1/2 a mile from the town centre but parking in the street was easy.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Hi Henry, thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Following my courtesy call to you, I am pleased that you were happy with my explanation that we do usually serve fresh fruit but being unhappy with the quality of the fruit available, I did not want to provide sub-standard produce. Many apologies for not explaining this previously but rest assured that it will be provided if you visit again.
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Property: A Great Escape Guest House
Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage, Dorset is a 19th century townhouse offering relaxing accommodation in a central location. We are conveniently placed for all of the sights of Swanage. It's only a 10 minute walk from the house to the award winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway is 5 minutes away. A Great Escape offers a high level of accommodation with en-suite facilities, flat screen televisions with FreeView, silent fridges, safes, hair driers, and refreshment-making facilities. We also include a varied breakfast menu including a full English breakfast using locally sourced produce, or alternatively omelettes, waffles or smoked salmon. ... more   less 
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