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“Straightforward no nonsense place”

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Millbrook Guest House
Ranked #4 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worthing, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Straightforward no nonsense place”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We enjoyed a few days in Swanage, staying at this slightly old fashioned place. Mainly families and elderly people staying there. The room was clean, and comfortable, with tea and coffee provided, with a view onto the high street, and everything was working. It's close to the centre, but just outside the main drag, so was pretty quiet. The owners were business like and efficient. Bob was around to move cars from the car park so everyone could get in and out. The breakfast was hearty but i was a bit disappointed with instant coffee, the next day i had tea which was fine. There was nothing really wrong with the breakfast, a bit no thrills, but perfectly good for the price. The granddaughter was helping out at breakfast time who was really sweet. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We just enjoyed a three-night half term break with our 16 year old daughter, with the aim of visiting some geographical features of the Dorset coast to make up for her missing her A level Geography field trip.

We chose the Milbrook because of its central location, its reasonable price and because it looked well-maintained and cared-for from the website details.

The best thing about this B&B are that the owners clearly care about it and their guests, and everything works. Rooms spotlessly clean and cleaned daily, furniture new and paint fresh, Requisites refreshed. Clear notices. Free wifi etc.

The location is perfect - on the road out of town for a quick getaway, off-street parking and it's only a 5 minute walk to the town centre for restaurants, Swanage Railway etc. And it meant we could walk to Old Harry rocks without using the car.

Breakfast was great and freshly prepared with tasty muesli, lovely toast and Earl Grey tea on request. The only think which would improve matters would be "finest" rather than "value" sausages but hey that's personal taste and I am sure that Bob and Lynne will have worked out by now what goes down best!

Finally we left a pair of trousers by accident in the wardrobe and the owners were very helpful in finding them and getting them back to us.

All in all highly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 7 Durdle Door - on the main road but we never noticed the traffic. It had a doub...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

A spotlessly clean guest house, nice warm rooms, friendly people with an excellent breakfast.
The off road parking is a bonus. I’ve already recommended it to a work colleague.
I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We visit Swanage for the Blues Festivals which are held the first weekends of March and October.
This was our second time at the Millbrook and we were not disappointed.
The rooms are comfortable and quiet even though some face the fairly busy road to the front or the steam railway at the back.
We've had an en-suite room and a room without a bathroom and found both to be clean, comfortable, and well-equipped.
There are a couple of family rooms that sleep 4.
The breakfasts are lovely too - plenty of choice and all freshly prepared.
The house is located just up the road from the station and within a couple of hundred yards of the main shopping area and about 6 minutes from the beach.
A short walk up the hill opposite takes you past the picturesque millpond and church, and reaches the High Street with its many pubs, restaurants and more shops.
Free wi-fi and lots of books and leaflets about the area.
Absolutely vital in Swanage - there is private parking at the back!
Bit of an early check-out time 10.15 - 10.30 am but otherwise I cannot fault the place.

Room Tip: Book early especially for an en-suite room as this place gets lots of returning visitors
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thame, Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Enjoyed our stay at Millbrook Guest House: lovely rooms, warm, bright and airy, conveniently located being close to town but not in town (5 min walk) Great off street parking. Great cooked breakfast in the mornings that fueled us well the adventures of the day.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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westbury wiltshire
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very nice place to stay.
Warm welcome.
very good staff.lovely breakfast
Rooms so clean it was like home from home.
Thank you all for a nice one night stay.
We will be back
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Brenda and Brendon Hill
Westbury
Wiltshire


  • Stayed September 2013
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a very pleasant place,on Kings Road ,very close to all amenities and run by a lovely couple,Bob and Lynne,with considerable assistance from their son and daughter.All are very friendly and will do their best to make sure you have an enjoyable stay.We stayed in their top rated room which they called the Purbeck Suite-£75 per night,but reasonable value considering the room size, the bed size (6ft) and the general ambience.Draw space and cupboard space is a bit limited,but we did stay for a week so we normally find this as most B and Bs seem to cater for only a few nights stay. Two minor niggles-if you're in the Purbeck Suite or the twin room next door they face onto the relatively busy Kings Road ,and traffic including buses starts at 6 in the morning-you might like to specify a room at the back if you're light sleepers. Also, the coffee at breakfast was very weak and watery-however, to my amazement I heard one lady ask for more hot water in it!! Nevertheless, the tea was fine so it didn't spoil things and overall,it was a lovely week- thanks folks!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Millbrook Guest House
Address: 56 Kings Road West, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Millbrook Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millbrook guest house has been in our family for over 20 years and has all the amenities you require for a great stay here in the beautiful and historic seaside town of Swanage. We have the added benefit of our own off road car park and offer free high speed wi-fi throughout. All our rooms are recently decorated to a high standard and will offer you a very comfortable stay at competitive rates. As a family run bed and breakfast we take great pride in our cleanliness and service. From the laundry and cleaning to the decor, we treat our guest rooms as our own to ensure we maintain the highest of standards. ... more   less 
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