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Clare House
Ranked #5 of 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unusually good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed in Clare house whilst walking the South West Coast Path. It's unusually good on a number of accounts: well organised, well equipped bed rooms (dressing gowns, slipper, toiletries, TV & DVD player, range of teas etc.), and fantastic breakfasts (the best I've had for a long time). The decor is classic English and the house is busy, clean and professionally run. I was particularly impressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mark D
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Hi Mark, thank you for your lovely review. Unusually good, are we? We just assume we are doing our best the same as everyone else. I do hope you will come back and stay with us again.
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We can highly recommend Clare House.. We received a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble . It's a very comfortable place to stay. and the breakfast delicious with lots of choice. It's a very short walk to the centre of the town which has some excellent places to eat. .

  • Stayed September 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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Thank UPPERBUCKLEBURY
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to have you stay with us and we do hope you will come back to Clare House soon.
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sheffield
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Great service
sardonic, warm, enigmatic, welcoming, humerous, helpful, whimsical
Really clean. perfect presentation - really good feel to the place
interesting and interested hosts
crisp sheet
crisp service
crisp packet on the pavement outside
We would definately go back and probalby will

Room Tip: choose a good room tip 2: Don't breath in when bringing powdered cakes to your mouth
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank archie b
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Hi Archie, what an unusual review, I don't know what to say. Thank you for taking the trouble to review Clare House, and I do hope you will come and see us again.
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UK
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed for one night, having booked late,on the August holiday. The room was well organised with all the amenities you'd need. The fridge was very welcome and, even better was silent, unlike some.The bathroom was fine and was clean and well organised, if a little compact.
Breakfast ordering was done the night before with a great choice of things to have cooked and a help yourself buffet for the rest, including the fresh bread. After that we were ready for a tiring(!) day on the beach at Studland.
Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BarodaVisitor
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Thank you for your kind review. I do hope you will come back and stay with us again at Clare House sometime in the future.
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Ilminster, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

A lovely B & B with extremely helpful and polite staff, nothing was too much for them and they were very accommodating. The room itself was clean, comfortable and very well presented, the fridge was very handy especially as they provided fresh milk over the normal UHT which was definitely appreciated by my Gran! The breakfast was brilliant with a good selection cooked fresh when you arrived, the atmosphere in the dining room was warm and friendly between both fellow guests and staff and was a pleasant relaxing experience. Will definitely recommend to others and will no doubt be coming back in the not so distant future!

  • Stayed September 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kerri T
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Hi Kerri, thank you for your lovely review. You and your gorgeous gran were a delight to have stay with us at Clare House. What a sprightly lady considering her advancing years. I do hope we will see you both again in the near future.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Clare House is clean, tidy and well presented. I found Alan very helpful, his advice was good regarding where to eat and he made a booking on our behalf.
Breakfast was ample and well prepared. It was cooked fresh and to a time dictated the evening before.
The only issue was with the windows open, street noise at 2am from people leaving bars/clubs on a busy bank holiday weekend was enough to disturb sleep.
Overall, friendly with high standards.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon A
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Hi Simon, thank you for the kind review, I am sorry that your sleep was disturbed, Swanage is usually very quiet. But it is good to know that we are still very busy and the town lively on Bank Holiday Weekends unlike a lot of seaside towns where tourism is dying. Maybe next time come outside of holiday times when the peacefulness of Swanage would suit you better. I do hope we will see you both again.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

A friendly welcome awaits at this excellent p & p. The rooms are comfortable and fashionably presented. All very clean and kept to a high standard. The breakfast is comprehensive, taken in a spacious, well decorated room. Would have no hesitation in recommending Clare House - and we are very fussy!

Room Tip: We always ask for an upper room wherever we stay.
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  • Stayed August 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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Helpful?
Thank 174Eileen174
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Hi Eileen thank you for your kind words, I am so glad we lived up to your expectations, I do hope we will see you both at Clare House sometime in the future.
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Property: Clare House
Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home for you while you are away from home in a 5 Star Gold Award Guest House that also boasts a coveted VisitBritain Breakfast Award 3 years in a row. At Clare House we aim to provide you a home from home at the beautiful seaside resort of Swanage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We are less than 200 metres from the award winning beach and the 2012 pier of the year, with town centre restaurants and bars only a few minutes walk. We are also only a few minutes from newly refurbished Durlston Country Park and the stunning clifftop walks. For breakfast we prefer to use Homemade, locally-sourced or Fairtrade produce. ... more   less 
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