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“Great Weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hotel Swanage

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Grand Hotel Swanage
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I organised a surprise 70th birthday party for my dad at this hotel with roughly 20 family guests attending. It's a really beautiful hotel. If you book a sea view room you will wake to an incredible view! The hotel manager did a great job of making sure everything ran smoothly for us throughout the weekend. Staff were really nice. Plenty of room to relax in the bar or the conservatory. We had a fantastic weekend.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a sea view - worth every penny!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Herts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel for only one night but we were pleasantly surprised with the value of our stay. The rate we paid was very good in comparison with some of the other locations in the area and it included breakfast. The bed was very comfortable and the room had all the facilities we needed. The hotel was located a pleasant stroll from the beach and all the amenities Swanage has to offer. We would certainly use this hotel again if ever we are in the area.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms surrounding the lift area as some noise can be heard when this is in operation
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Upgraded to a seaview - and it was spectacular. Friendly, spacious hotel with a great location for cliff top walks and near to some enjoyable golf courses. Good breakfasts.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orba, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

We had a lovely 3 day break last week. Great location, friendly attentive staff and excellent food. A perfect location for a break on the south coast at this time of year. Easy access to Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester. We will be back!

Room Tip: Sea view a must
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

After booking this hotel, I then read some of the reviews. Some not very flattering, so traveling from south wales I was a bit apprehensive. But on arriving, my mind was put at ease. The hotel was clean and tidy.the food was good and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. The location was ideal for a walk into the town. Also the location of swanage was great for visiting other local area's such as Old Harrys Rock, and duffle door, where the scenery was absolutely fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

our walking group stayed at The Grand in October and we were treated like royalty. Staff excellent, food excellent, rooms (well mine) smallish but very well appointed.
A small problem with the lift but nothing too bad.
Manager coul not have been more helpful.
Our 3 day stay was wonderful. Well done The Grand.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Dedham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

It was a very last minute booking. We planned to stay in Wareham but when we got there late afternoon we decided to move on. The room we had was a family room so was very big. Comfortable surroundings. Restaurant menu wasn't very exciting so we decided to opt for the bar menu and ate in the conservatory. Breakfast was plentiful. I opted for a selection of cheeses and ham and the portions were very very generous. The views across the bay were stunning. All in all a good spot to be in.

Stayed November 2013
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Swanage

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
Hotel Style:
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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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Swanage Isle Of Purbeck

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