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Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford
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100 reviews
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“An ideal break”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed here for three nights as a birthday present for my wife, and as a base for walking and sight-seeing. We stayed in a superior room in the main hotel which lived up to its name. A very large room with view over the town, the sea and coastline. The very large garden looked great, though weather stopped us from using it. Service was excellent, breakfast was good. The hotel was surprisingly quiet, thought there were plenty of guests. Three minor gripes. Wifi wasn't accessible in the room, the shower sometimes took a while to heat up, and the walk-in wardrobe wasn't lit. However, we would recommend the hotel, and will probably go back some time

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had a one night stay as a couple and it was very pleasent. The place itself has a charming and rustic feel. We are used to the non-charactartics of modern hotels so this made a nice change. Our room (no6) was quite small but we did book late and got the last room but still had a lovely view over the garden ,it even had a small balcony but it was clean and comfortable. The Car park is a very useful addition, if you ever tried to park in Swanage you will know how handy that is, they even let us park there on our day of departure as we were spending the day at Swanage. Breakfast was good ,cooked to order,

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Slough, UK
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

great location, lovely area, only one night but wish it was for longer! we stayed in the Louisa Lodge and it was perfect for our needs. The town itself is lovely and we had a great day and will definitely be staying again for a longer stay. Thoroughly recommend for all types of travellers.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Recently stayed here for the second time, and I shall certainly be coming back. Excellent service, reasonable rates and comfortable (and blissfully quiet) room all added up to a refreshing break. The hotel is well placed to explore Swanage; nice to be just a short walk from the shops and seafront.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

What a lovely welcome we got from the reception lady when we arrived. She was so honestly pleased to welcome us and make us feel at home. The hotel had a wonderful worn feel about it which made us feel very relaxed and at home it was lovely. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful as were the breakfast waiters and waitresses. The breakfast was freshly cooked to order and was delicious.

I loved the 'Olde Worlde' charm of the surroundings as I sipped coffee and brandy in the lounge during the evening.

I will certainly stay again when next in Swanage.

Ps The bedroom was very comfortable too.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Arundel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Have stayed here 5 years ago, and staff were still the same, very friendly and helpful. In Louisa Lodge this time with a large room and comfortable bed. Ate in restaurant and food very good. Were only 2 in restaurant the first night! Very convenient location for exploring Purbeck area.
Bits of Hotel rather dated like going back in time but in a nice way. Would go back again if we wanted to go to this area.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel last weekend, we stayed in a superb room on the top floor of the hotel (room 16) very spacious and clean with good views from one of the windows over swanage and the other window had views of there gardens, very clean hotel throughout and very friendly staff, we were also allowed to park the car in there car park before checking in to walk around the town which was very handy, we plan stay here again on our next visit!!!

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Additional Information about Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

Property: Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
Address: 91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Purbeck House Hotel, "An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment." Purbeck House Hotel is a family-run hotel steeped in over a century of history. Nestled in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage, close to shopping centre, Pub, Restaurant, this unique family-run hotel combines the atmosphere of a traditional country house with all the amenities of a modern hotel. Steeped in history, the 38 bedrooms are divided between the main house, constructed in 1875, and the newly-built Louisa Lodge (completed in 2003). All of the bedrooms are en suite, Tea/Coffee making facilities, LED HD Flat Screen TV, Iphone Docking Station, Iron and Iron Board, Direct Dial Telephone, Free Broadband WiFi Connection and some have sea or garden views. The hotel has a large car park and is only 300 yards from the sea front and the clean, sandy beaches.This Family howne this Hotel for the last 15 Years ... more   less 
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Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Swanage
Purbeck House Hotel And Louisa Lodge
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