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“clare house little gem in swanage”
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Clare House
Ranked #4 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
east mids
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16 reviews
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“clare house little gem in swanage”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

stayed for two nights 16th& 17th sept we had a great welcome from our hosts
room was very good usual things tea making etc but had the important extras fridge bath robes and slippers which made all the differance
large full english breakfast was great plus cererals juices etc this sets you up for the day
free on street parking never a issue always close to clare house
the location you could not be nearer to the centre of town
if it's your first time in swanage try and book clare house it's sets the standard for good b&b in the area
we have stayed in many b&b's in swanage and would not hesitate to stay clare house again

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 21 September 2013
Hello Lairdy, Thank you for the lovely review, I certainly hope you will come and stay with us at Clare House the next time you are in Swanage.
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Our first visit to Swanage and we were met my Alan who was very friendly and showed us to our room. A lovely room with a massive bed, drink making facilities and a handy silent fridge. Parking on the very steep road but not an issue. Clare house is less than a minutes walk from the town but was lovely and peaceful and so handy for eating out in the evening. Breakfast was great with a massive selection of goodies. I fancied crossiants but they didn't have any in, then Alan arrived 5 minutes later having sent someone to get some from the local bakery, nothing was too much trouble. A lovely anniversary weekend away.

Room Tip: Room 3 was a generous size, a massive bed and 2 comfy chairs. Good storage and a lovely en-suite sho...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Hi Suzanne, thank you for your review. I am so glad you had a lovely time with us during your anniversary weekend. Please come back and see us again soon.
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Sandown, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We have just returned from our 2nd Swanage Folk Festival and once again stayed at this superb B&B.

Last year we had somewhat of a dramatic introduction to Dianne's excellent hospitality. Following an overnight problem in the next room which caused an overflow to the room below the electricity had been turned off, much to my horror as I desperately needed a shower to style my hair before our Morris Dancing spots. Enter Dianne!! She took me through to her private bathroom (also without electricity but which did not affect her shower) where she had lit an array of night lights all around - quite beautiful, the best shower experience ever!!

Everything about Clare House is exemplary:- the quality of the furnishings, tea/coffee facilities complete with fridge for the milk, toiletries, towelling bath robe & slippers and the A* breakfast which certainly sets you up for the day. We have put our names down for next year and will look forward to returning to what now feels almost like a home from home - wonderful!

Room Tip: We had the same room on the top (2nd) floor each visit overlooking the street which doesn't have...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Judith C
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Hi Judith, thank for the lovely review. I am so glad we did not have a repeat of last year. I never want to experience a weekend like that again. Look forward to seeing you next year for Folk Festival in Swanage.
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Although we only stayed one night we were very impressed. Dianne and Alan were very friendly and helpful (and Alan kindly carried my bag up to the room). Great location only a minute walk from the main street in Swanage. We parked up the (steep) road a couple of minutes away from Clare House.

The breakfast was lovely, room was spotless, noiseless fridge, lovely hot and powerful shower and most of all the bed was extremely comfy (I suffer from a bad back and quite often have problems when away from home but not on this occasion).

My only problem was that we were only staying for one night. Would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone.

Room Tip: Room 5 had a very comfy bed
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MegW
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Hi Meg, thank you for the review, you did make me laugh not wanting to get up out of the "comfy" bed. That is what we are about good beds and a good breakfast. Please come back and see us soon.
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West sussex
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This was our second stay at Clare House and once again Dianne and Alan were perfect hosts. Very comfortable room with lots of extras like dressing gowns and slippers and good quality toiletries. Breakfasts absolutely wonderful with lots of choices and piping hot. We will definitely return.

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Thank Laxi2013
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Hi Lexi, thank you for your lovely review, I do hope we will see you both again soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at the Clare House, Dianne and Alan are always very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, the rooms are always very clean and comfortable, as for the food outstanding.We look forward to going again.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
HI Patrica, anyone would think you are a just a little bit biased, but I love it. It was a pleasure to have you visit us again, and I hope you will come back and stay with us at Clare House the next time you come to Swanage.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Just stayed at Clare House for 3 nights and it was wonderful. Very clean place and the attention to detail was first class, elegant crockery and furnishings were tasteful. Breakfast was a super experience, we had something different each morning and it was all lovely, well done Diane.
Alan made us welcome from the start and was very helpful in suggesting eating places and things to do. What a nice couple, we do hope to return in the future

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Hi Margaret, thank you for your very kind words. It was a delight to have you stay and I do hope you will come back to Clare House soon.
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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 #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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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