What a lovely grand old lady the Grand is. We've literally just arrived home after two days there.
We were celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary so we wanted it to be a bit special. It certainly lived up to our expectations. She is of an older time & wonderfully nostalgic of that Victorian age with sweeping stairs, spacious lounge, glorious sun terrace & crisp white linen tables in the restaurant. Our room was clean & an adequate size for the two of us. Even though the shower had seen better days, the water pressure & temperature was perfect. All of the meals we had there were of a high standard, that includes our evening meal & our breakfasts. The Hotel commands amazing views across the bay & has steps (I think I counted 60) leading down to the beach. Not for the faint hearted or the elderly coming back up!!! Overall we loved the old time grandeur that cannot be captured in the more modern hotels & the politeness & attentiveness of the staff were exemplary. We will return for another visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel, Swanage is a classic Victorian seaside hotel that nestles in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck and dates back to 1898. It commands spectacular views across Swanage Bay and Peveril Point and many of the bedrooms and public areas take advantage of these delightful views. On summer days the garden is the perfect place to soak up the sun, whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of wine or dining Al Fresco. Stroll along our private sandy beach,which can be accessed directly from the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Swanage Isle Of Purbeck