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Amberlea Guest House
Ranked #26 of 50 Swanage B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I can only speak for room No1. Very clean, Nice shower, Toilet area restricted right against door. Toilet did not flush properly which was reported but nothing changed.
Parking very restricted too many spaces in too small area.
Breakfast good.

Room Tip: Avoid room No1.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Booked quite late and not much available, so a bit suspicious at first! No worries at all really lovely b&b, room, breakfast, service all excellent. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it 100%.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We stayed for two nights in a double room on the ground floor in June 2013.

The guest house is in Victoria Avenue and I would say about 500 yds from the beach. A Roman Catholic church is also to be found across the road as is a huge Council car park which, on Tuesdays, holds a modestly sized market.

Our room was a little small but very clean and included a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, flat screen TV and en-suite comprising toilet, basin and shower cubicle.

Tea and coffee making facilities were also provided and replenished every day.

The breakfast was very good and cooked to order. It included various fruit juices, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit and hot food, such as bacon, sausages, eggs, and tomatoes, cooked to order by a very attentive but easy-going host.

Parking is also generous insofar as there are 2 parking places at the front of the property and a further 4 or 5 spaces at the rear.

We weren't supposed to check in before 5.00 pm but, again, the host was quite accommodating when we arrived early. Also the check-out, which should be done by 10.00 am, was another easy-going event.

Breakfast was between 8.15 am and 8.45 am. Residents could also order a 3-course dinner for that evening from a menu left in the dining room. The charge for that was £17 per head and included tea and coffee. From memory, there were about 5 choices for starters and mains plus a selection of desserts.

All in all, a very comfortable stay and would certainly recommend Amberlea Guest House for exploring Swanage and the Purbeck coast.

Room Tip: Be careful of the kettle in room 1. It had a habit of switching itself on when least expected!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We stayed for one night and I loved it here. Very friendly atmosphere, clean and comfortable rooms. Decent breakfast included in a price. Very helpful staff. We stayed for a wedding and needed to check in before the time specified on their website. There was no problem with that. I would definitely recommend that place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank evonka
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I stayed here towards the end of March 2013 and found the guesthouse to be clean and well run. The owners also own the next door guest house Amber Lodge guest house. I stayed in room 3 for two nights which was on the first floor. This room was maintained well and featured a flat screen tv with freeview, alarm clock, kettle, complimentary tea/coffee/milks etc replenished each day and ensuite bathroom facilities with a shower instead of a bath/shower free white towels and the usual complimentary shower gel, shampoo, soap etc. Free complimentary WiFi was welcome, password written on wall card. The breakfast was fine - moderate to good. The host took the cooked breakfast order and made sure you had enough to eat. I didn't try the evening meal but the dishes from the menu looked appealing. I thought they were a little pricey at £17 per person for a starter/main. You generally would go to a guest house to save money so a little at odds there I thought. My only moderate complaint was that the radiator wasn't warm enough - required bleeding or central heating power flush? Only noticed this as the weather was particularly cold in March 2013. I advised the owners of this on a separate review I made. Friendly owners; I would not hesitate to use this guesthouse again if I happened to be down there another time - recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed while working in Swanage £30 each for a twin room, had to be at work early so we called back later and collected sausage and bacon sandwiches Also orange juice. Good location very clean parking on the front so a good place to stay when on holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

The rooms are not huge but everything worked. Perfectly comfortable beds, good location close to the beach, off street parking, nice breakfast. Very reasonable price so I’d happily recommend Amberlea and would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Amberlea Guest House

Address: 36 Victoria Avenue, Swanage BH19 1AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range: £75 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amberlea Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amberlea is a first class family run guest house,which offers a warm friendly welcome,and a relaxing atmosphere. Ideally situated,only a 5 to 10 minute walk to the main beach and town ... more   less 
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