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Grand Hotel Swanage
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Swindon
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“Grand Hotel”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

The Grand Hotel is in a great location with a superb view of Swanage Bay and has easy access to the beach. The food offer in the evening has improved considerably. Rooms are comfortable and it is well worth asking for a sea view. The staff are friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Our family celebrated a Diamond Wedding for 20 people, which included four childern under 6. The event was well coordinated with good communication via email in the few months leading up to the day. (thanks to Lindsay).

A Sunday Lunch menu (including a childrens option) was issued in advance to allow guests to choose and for preparation of the kitchen. The menu was a guide and any other requirements could be considered. For 20+ people, a 10% discount was offered, which worked out around £15 per head plus drinks. Geat value.

The venue was great with our one long table overlooking the beautiful Swanage Bay. The staff were very attentive and efficient and looked after our group throughout the time we were there.

The food was also of good standard, fresh and of generous portions.

Overall, we had an excellent day and our thanks to all of the staff that served us. I would recommend this venue for this and other types of occaisions and would certainly consider returning again.

Room Tip: Get a sea view
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here with a group of friends for one night over a perfect June weekend. The hotel is perhaps a little tired and in need of refurbishment but this didn't spoil our stay. Our room was clean, well-decorated and the beds very comfortable. We didn't have a sea view as this was extra and unnecessary for our short stay but I imagine the views from the rooms with a sea-view are stunning and worth the additional cost. The rooms looking out to the back still have a pleasant view of hills however. Breakfast was good and the staff were friendly and efficient, even providing us with a special request - cucumber sandwiches and a cream tea in the garden. I think the hotel is perhaps over-priced but worth it for the location and the excellent beach just below the hotel.

Room Tip: Try the first and second floors for a room with a sea view. Ask for a room that has been refurbishe...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Having bought a lunch deal from Travel Zoo, we headed there on a rather wet and miserable day which was a shame because the the Conservatory we ate in would have been wonderful on a sunny day with it's beautiful views of Swanage Bay. However our conversation was drowned out by a very very heavy deluge of water, probably from an overflow beating down non-stop onto the corrugated roof above us. We could choose from very basic spring set menu, with only 3 choices on each course. The food was some of the worst I've had in a long time. If you wanted potatoes with the main fish course it was extra, and then it was frozen chips!! All the food we had was very small portions, and of poor quality. From the other reviews it seems the food in the main restaurant for the residents is a good deal better. I know it was a meal deal but it wasn't even worth the money we paid. However the waitress was brilliant, so friendly and professional. The building is very tired and tatty, with peeling paint everywhere. This is a shame because it has the best location in Swanage. If this offer was to get people to return....it didn't work, quite the opposite.

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London
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

I had a great time at this hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful and the location is brilliant, a very short stroll to the lovely beach and great views! The weather wasn't great but I guess that is to be expected. My room had everything I needed and was very clean. Would recommend this for a good value night or two away...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Wonderful location perched up on the hill looking straight out over the bay. I booked a sea view room which in my opinion is a must, no need to draw the curtains! The room was a good size, clean and comfortable and although the bathroom was basic everything worked. We ate dinner in the hotel which was good and reasonable value as was breakfast. The service was professional and friendly.

Room Tip: We were in 203 2nd floor and only the weather was disappointing!
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Checked out several places for our relatives and friends to stay during our wake celebration. This was the very best. Great manager who listened and gave us very good group rates as well as provide fabulous catering and open bar arrangements for the actual wake too. Stunning sea views.

Room Tip: All the rooms allocated to our friends and relatives were wonderful. Just book and enjoy.
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Property: Grand Hotel Swanage
Address: Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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