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The Pines Hotel
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

this is a nice place considering the size of the town which is tiny.these people run a well managed place and are very friendly.the breakfast was nice although the east european service that seems now to be standard in England did not immediately understand everything, but it happened to us in a 5 star hotel the day before,so...
the room was large tidy with a nice view.the bathrooms was a bit crammed but that is also often encountered.the works in-progress which will continue until christmas were not a spoiler as it was saturday.otherwise it might have been different.Friendly argentinian waitress in the bar who stayed in swanage after having been on an english course in the local harrow house school.life has its surprises

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view on the ground floor .you'll have a free garden with it.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank krokko
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We have just spent a peaceful weekend at the Pines hotel. Our sea-view room at £95pp was rather expensive, but everyything was in order and we shall return soon. The staff were very courteous, making every effort on our behalf. We understand that Bob, the Maitre d' has been with the hotel since 1977, so they must be doing something right! The management really does attend to detail
The food, particularly the fish, both at breakfast and dinner, was excellent and the portions are generous.
A delightful, genuine, seaside hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a sea-view room and hang the expense!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Despite of ongoing renovation works, this hotel seems to be popular due to its location (within 10 minutes walk from the beach in Swanage), with large & clean rooms and exceptionally good choice of evening meals but has aging bathroom equipment, awkward position of shower screen in tiny bathrooms, wobbly mattresses that makes it a bit overpriced at £140 per room per night (though the hotel offered a free accommodation and breakfast for our 6 years old child). It also offers a 3 course evening meal at £6+£18+£6=£30 (per adult) and £5+£5+£5=£15 (per child). The hotel’s breakfast included in the bedroom rate could be better.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank VS_UK
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The room was clean and bed was comfortable , the balcony and sea view stunning . I found the staff helpful and professional . I 'm not a breakfast person so can't comment . Would return and have recommended to friends.

Room Tip: Well if I tell you it will be booked next time I want it :)
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Frances B
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

We state last night for 1 night.... (Thankfully) we booked a sea view room when we first went in the room was clean and well decorated however it was tiny this was very disappointing as the hotel isn't cheap.... On the evening about 10pm we heard a terrible noise every 5 mins it sounded like a pump or something similar... The night porter was extremely helpful and came to listen we were then moved to room 14 which wasn't a sea view and was very dreary... We didn't get a good night sleep as the bed was uncomfortable.... As for the breakfast it was disgusting! I am quite frankly amazed at the good reviews for it... We ordered a full English.. The sausage wasn't browned at all doubtful it was even cooked... The bacon had literally been put in a microwave for a few seconds... And the toast was burnt... This coupled with a very rude receptionist who didn't give us the time of day I can totally confirm we will never EVER go there again....

  • Stayed: July 2013
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6  Thank Dondays
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