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Clare House
Ranked #3 of 50 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2008

It was great to arrive at Clare House after a long day driving.
It's a lovely Guest house with a cozy atmosphere and a lovely English style. Great location just few steps away from restaurants and the sea. Very nice and clean room, wonderful breakfast with homemade bread. Excellent service and a wonderful host: Dianne! What else can I say: you just have to go there!
Raffaella and Marina Colombo (Brussels)

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Reviewed 21 July 2008

Have stayed for the past 3 years at what is probably the best B & B in Swanage. Spotless, and well appointed rooms, friendly staff and a friendly and very helpful couple who run the place. We go to Swanage every year for a music festival and since staying here we always re-book a year in advance. The breakfasts are excellent with a considerable choice of items on the menu.The proprietors even arranged for additional front door and room keys to be cut for us as we were attending different events & arriving back at different times. If you are going to visit this most beautiful part of the Jurassic coast you could not do better than stay at Clare House

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Reviewed 20 July 2008

We only stayed one night but were made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable.
Perfectly located house within easy walk of all the local ameneties. As previously a nunnery then the nuns would not recognise the place, but would have loved to stay , as we did.
Although the weather was diabolical whilst we were in Swanage Clare House felt very homely, which does help when you are getting away from home for however how long.
Would thoroughly recommend.
The Jones', Wiltshire. UK

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarajean56
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Reviewed 14 July 2008

We were given a very warm welcome by Dianne and the staff. The rooms are very clean and the beds really comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent.
The only problem was with parking but the location was so good and close to all the amenities, its worth a bit of a walk to park the car if you are able bodied.
We would recommend Clare House to anyone wanting great rooms and friendly service in Swanage close to the town centre and sea front.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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Thank Ermingard
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Reviewed 12 July 2008

I booked our stay at Clare House on-line as I liked the description of smart rooms and delicious breakfasts,ideally situated in the heart of Swanage.On arrival I was amazed at how beautiful it was,lovely furnishings and decor.Our room was so comfortable and in particular the bed,about the comfiest I've slept in! The breakfasts certainly didnt disappoint with a varied choice pre-ordered the night before.My husband loved the freshly made pancakes,croissants and bread;there was a large selection of fruits and cereals and the vegetarian breakfast was perfect with the best of products as was the traditonal english breakfast. Dianne who owns and runs Clare house is extremely friendly and happy to help make the stay there as memorable as possible.Although we live in the north of Scotland we took advantage of flybes special deals and flew to Southampton which made travelling quick and easy.We found Swanage and Dorset absolutely delightful,beautiful countryside and spectacular coastline with lots of walks and a real feeling of "being away from it all".And a real bonus of being much warmer than Scotland! Cant wait to go back!!

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Reviewed 11 July 2008

Superb location in Swanage, 2minutes to the waterfront and restaurants.

Very comfortable room and friendly service :-)

I would certainly stay here again :-D

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Thank PeteinBelgium
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Reviewed 10 July 2008

this is a real gem of a b&b with clean rooms, a very friendly scottish hostess and delicious breakfasts. the food was 10/10 with fresh blueberries and strawberries to sprinkle on your cereal, followed by smoked salmon+scrambled egg if you didn't want the full english. slightly disappointing coffee however i'm really nitpicking as i wouldn't hesitate to stay there and drink it again - or one of the varied selection of herbal teas. we managed to park our car almost opposite but didnt use it for the 3 days we were there as clare house is really close to town and beach.

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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 #3 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range: £85 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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