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Island View's spectacular seafront location.
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Island View's spectacular seafront location.
A calm evening's vista. Living room through the porthole.
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22 reviews
Island View's spectacular seafront location.
A calm evening's vista.
Living room through the porthole.
The newly fitted kitchen interior.
Watch the boats from your own personal seat.
Curl up on this settee and see the world go by below you.
Kitchen/Dining area.
Kitchen area.
Double bedroom.
Watch the sunrise from your double bed.
The Attic bedroom.
The Attic bedroom/spiral staircase.
Island View's sunny hallway.
View across the bay to Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks.
View from Attic window along Swanage beach to Ballard Down.
Swanage Stone Pier and Quayside.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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pipmunch
leicester
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect location, great apartment, lovely landlady, beautiful Swanage. BRILLIANT!!!!!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had a fabulous holiday here. The flat was perfect. The location was brilliant, couldn't have been any better. The place was fully equipped and we wanted for nothing. The beautiful view only added to our brilliant stay. The booking, key collection/drop off was smooth friendly and hassle free. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay on beautiful Swanage!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Aug 2014
Thank you for your glowing review of Island View and I'm so pleased that your stay in Swanage gave you all a great holiday. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future.
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Suzy7619
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location and comfortable accomodation”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was in the perfect spot for us, right on the seafront with a fabulous seaview, with the beach, shops, pubs and cafes on the doorstep. Fab having parking too, but didnt move the car once as all we wanted was in walking distance. The apartment itself was very cmfortable and clean with plenty of space for us and all the essentials. The landlady met us and was lovely and helpful as were the other people we met in the town. We would definately return.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Thank you for your kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Island View whilst attending your friend's special occasion. I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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Carol R
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can't wait to return!!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was such a good find. We have just returned from our second trip, and have already booked for next year.
A lovely central position, in a welcoming flat with beautiful views.

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Liked best: Location and view
Liked least: Nothing to include
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
10 Jun 2014
Thank you for all your wonderful comments - I'm delighted that Island View lived up to it's reputation second time round and look forward to welcoming you back again in 2015.
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tracey116...
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Fantastic weekend away. The apartment was just as it had looked on the website it could not have been equipped better, everything was there that we needed. We felt very at home, it was warm, hot shower, plenty of storage and fantastic views adn a well equipped kitchen. We will return again

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Loved it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 May 2014
Thank you for your kind comments and I am delighted that you enjoyed your special weekend break in Island View. I look forward to welcoming you back to Swanage in the future.
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Mia H
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best flat in Swanage spoiled by worst hoover in history?”
Reviewed 1 June 2013 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Brill flat; quirky, quiet, central, can't beat the price. All great until last 1/2 hour before leaving when I take out the hoover and it takes over an hour to clean what should have been a quick run-through, as we had no sand, mud or stains. The hoover was a museum-piece from the 1960's that almost let more dust out than sucked in! It was really hard and stressful and gave me a sad bad lasting impression, as I am only writing this 6 months later. We have rented various holiday lets in Swanage 8 times before and will love to come back to this flat, as soon as the hoover is replaced!

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Liked best: central
Liked least: museum piece hoover
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
5 Jun 2013
I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in Island View and must apologise for the "antique" hoover which marred your final hour in "the best flat in Swanage". The offending item was replaced early in 2013 with a modern, efficient and time-saving vaccuum cleaner :-)
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Helen S
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable winter break”
Reviewed 13 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Recently returned from a mid week break at the Island view and we must say that the stay definitely lived up to all of the reviews previously read.

Regarding winter breaks, thanks to Ann's preparation, the apartment was easily kept warm whilst cold winds and snow fell outside. When not reading or just relaxing in the apartment, the walk to Durston Castle along the coastal trail is Well worth the effort.

We can also recommend the local Fish and Chip restaurant (100 yards to the left) and the amazing value for money at the Sea Horse Cafe (50 yards to the right!) both with direct views over the bay.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Slightly limited car access (for large cars)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Feb 2013
I'm so very glad that Island View provided a warm and cosy base for your winter break and that Swanage's eateries came up trumps!
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Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The whole apartment
Liked least: Parking (very tight)
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Nov 2012
Thank you for your review - the comments speak for themselves but I believe the reward to be well worth the climb!
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