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The Swanage Haven
Ranked #1 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Don't just take our word for it....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

....previous reviews have summed it up very well: superb accommodation, excellent food (not only breakfast (locally sourced as well as home made bread, marmalade etc) but we stayed in for two nights of the three because of the choice and quality of dinner) and very welcoming hosts. Our three nights were our first visit to Swanage - we'll be back...and back to The Swanage Haven. Thank you Dianne and David...see you again soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
We are glad you had such a great experience with us, your comments are heart warming.
We look forward to seeing you again
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Hosts excellent, food choice superb and accommodation lovely. All in all a perfect break away from home. An excellent evening spent chatting with the hosts and guests in the bar area, could not think of a better way to spend a relaxing few days away.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Was a real pleasure to meet you both, thanks for you comments so kind x
Dianne & David Cole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed at Swanage Haven for 3 nights recently, the hosts David and Dianne are superb. Breakfasts were delicious, with a huge choice, including home made bread and preserves. My husband was presented with a birthday cake and a song from David, a lovely touch we thought. Our room No.8. was first class with beautiful views over the countryside and lovely bathroom including slippers and robes. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Was great to make your special day memorable ! Glad you had a great experience
Dianne & David Cole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed for 3 nights over the May bank holiday and it was heaven. We were in room 8 a superior double room and it was perfect, nothing short of a top class 5* hotel. The bathroom was huge with a lovely walk in shower. The bed was so comfy it was a struggle to get up in the morning. I can quite honestly say that it is the best B&B my partner Lloyd and I have ever stayed in and we have stayed in quite a few over the years. Breakfast was wonderful, a huge choice of hot dishes and lovely fresh fruit every day, not to mention the freshly home baked bread (yum)! You won't need to eat lunch, we couldn't manage anything until dinner! We also had an evening meal here and was lovely. Dianne is an excellent cook. Perfect location just a short stroll into Swanage. Our hosts David & Dianne were lovely, so welcoming. we can't wait to return.
I only have one complaint about the Swanage Haven, we didn't want to leave!!!!

Room Tip: The superior double room 8 has a lovely view and is very spacious.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thanks for the Lovely comments , we try to go that bit further in our experience of Swanage, glad you like our evening bar & food too. Dianne & David Cole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed at the Swanage Haven over the May bank holiday and enjoyed the wonderful personal service from the owners who are very welcoming and helpful. On arrival everything is explained clearly whist being shown to the room which is a good size and well maintained. The room has everything one would expect from a top class hotel. The room is a good size with comfy bed and well equipped bathroom. Decor is excellent with a grand view over to Ballard Downs. The nice little touches include tea making facilities, dressing gowns and slippers, bottle of fresh water and a little chocolate treat. Breakfasts are fresh and varied. Well done David and Denise, we will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dianne C, Owner at The Swanage Haven, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Was great to meet you , glad you had a great time and hope,to see you again in the future.
Dianne & David Cole
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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
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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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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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