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“Another superb experience at the Swanage Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Swanage Haven

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The Swanage Haven
Ranked #1 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
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“Another superb experience at the Swanage Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit to the Swanage Haven and again we were not disappointed. The rooms are of a high standard and the breakfast is simply fantastic. There is also the option of Dianne's home cooked evening menu and a bar/waiter service by David which we really enjoyed. Due to Dianne & David's personal touch we find this B&B a very relaxing and comfortable place to enjoy Swanage and surrounding area.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Manager at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Always great to see repeat guests, we love welcoming you, look forward to seeing you again
Dianne & David Cole
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Everything has been said before... it's a great place to stay. We especially enjoyed the range of breakfasts. We had the added benefit of recent great weather, but we would return at any time of the year!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Aww Thank you , we loved meeting you and hope to see you again !
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

A two-night stay at the FANTASTIC Swanage Haven. An oasis of calm and relaxation. Just what we needed! The room was very well appointed. Little touches like the bespoke sea horse chocolates and the robes and slippers hit the spot. Even without taking up the offer of the spa services, we felt proper pampered.

The breakfasts deserve a paragraph of their own. A-flipping-mazing... The downside is that such copious amounts of high quality full English meant less space for very much else throughout the day while pottering around Swanage.

Full credit to David and Dianne. A top notch haven; we will be coming back...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you for your fab review, we try hard to meet the expectations of being a 5* rated establishment, when guests appreciate the hard work it vindicates all the work we put in. We hope to welcome you again x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

During our stay we enjoyed; a fantastic breakfast where I am a fussy bunny but David and Diane accommodated my needs very well, without a fuss but with a smile. Fell asleep thanks to an amazing relaxation massage then enjoyed a dinner to which I perceive as restaurant standard! Great tasting and presented beautifully.
The room we stayed in was the compact double but still spacious enough for the two of us and we are no skinny Minnies! Both David and Diane are very friendly and chatty.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
What a complete pleasure to meet you, we both look forward to that threatened return lol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Great experience. Hot tub gorgeous. Breakfast very tasty and lots of choice. Clean, quiet rooms.the circular window in our bathroom could do with a blind as it looks out on to the building next doors balconys!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank jazzlar45
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thanks for your review it is always much appreciated, the circle window in your bathroom you mentioned is original to this Edwardian house, and has opaque glass in, the foot wide circle.... So a little confused by your comment ..surely closing the window if privacy seemed to be an issue would have cured the issue ... But we take inboard your comments. Hope to see you again . Dianne & David Cole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Great food, Great drink, Great rooms, Great hot tub, Great location, Great owners......the list is endless. The Swanage Haven has it all. When reading reviews, I am always sceptical on who is writing them, as there are never any negatives. This place honestly has no negatives whatsoever! We started on a Friday afternoon where we greeted with a warm welcome from Dianne. We were shown to our standard double room, which tops any hotel/B&B room I have ever stayed in. It was spacious, spotless and although a stones throw from the beach, very quiet. We had dinner that Friday evening at The Swanage Haven, and were served drinks and food by Dave all night (I would recommend the Corfe Ale that was on draft). The steak was reasonably priced and without doubt the best cooked, well presented steak and chips I have ever had, so much so, I had it again the next night even though there was ample choice of other dishes that I could have chosen and enjoyed. Jess had the prawn curry, which looked amazing and it was equally as delicious. You could tell everything in this place is homemade and cooked with 100% care. The breakfasts were brilliant, I had the full English twice, whereas Jess had the full English on the first day and the next day had pancakes, bacon and maple syrup, which were made to special order as it wasn't on the menu and delicious (as she was quiet throughout the whole of it). Although The Swanage Haven is the first 5* establishment we have stayed in, it has certainly raised all expectations for anywhere else I choose to stay in the future (in other cities and towns obviously!) When we return to swanage, I already have the booking form saved as favourite on my computer! Thank You, Dianne and Dave - you made us feel welcome and really made our break the most relaxing and enjoyable as it could possibly have been.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, General Manager at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Come back! Soon .... Dianne & David Cole x
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was our 4th visit to The Haven, and once again David & Dianne were the perfect hosts. Room as always immaculately clean, and well presented and lacked nothing, nice and toasty too. As usual food was to a very high standard and extremely tasty. This trip we took our friends who thoroughly enjoyed the surroundings and the warm welcome they received from David & Dianne, and we all enjoyed the hot tub especially after a long day walking. Thank you David & Dianne for a lovely relaxing weekend away, came home feeling completely relaxed, just what the Doctor ordered. Heres to the next visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Hope you come again , was great to meet you. Dianne & David Cole
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Property: The Swanage Haven
Address: 3 Victoria Road, Swanage BH19 1LY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Swanage Haven 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swanage Haven is situated just 300 yards from the glorious sandy beach, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of The Isle of Purbeck. The rooms are generously proportioned & sumptuously decorated . The breakfasts are generous, the towels are fluffy and the linen crispy and delicious. Dianne & David Cole welcome you to The Swanage Haven in the heart of Swanage, an ideal base for exploring the beautiful county of Dorset. ... more   less 
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