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“Great Guest House”
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Clare House
Ranked #4 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Guest House”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Perfect guest house for a weekend stay in Swanage. Helpful welcome, large room and bathroom, comfy bed and gorgeous breakfast. Location is amazing, seconds from the middle of town. Highly recommended, we'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sophy M
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hi SophyM, thank you for the lovely review, and thank you for booking again in August, we look forward to seeing you both again.
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My partner and I stayed at Clare House over the weekend, it was everything we were hoping it would be. Diane the owner is very friendly and no request was too much for her and the wonderful staff.
Lovely breakfasts and room/bed is very comfortable.
We will definitely be back again.

Owen and Sasha

Room Tip: Top floor with views of the bay
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank roe2002
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hi thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, you were lovely guests and I do hope you will come back and see us again.
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2014

What a find...this delightful b&b! Excellent location, warm and friendly welcome, comfortable room and extremely scrummy breakfast. Wish we could have stayed longer. We'll certainly make a return visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Julie K
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Scrummy breakfasts! thank you so much, you were a delight to have stay with us and I do hope you will come back to Clare House soon.
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Surrey, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. You could not find a more convenient location. Clare House is only a few minutes walk from the sea front. It is on a steep hill...but not too far up!! Plenty of parking in the road. The room we stayed in was ver clean, traditionally decorated. The breakfast was very generous with a great choice.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GillyFlower
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hi Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I do hope you will come back and stay at Clare House sometime in the future.
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We chose this hotel on recommendation from trip advisor and it stood up to its reputation. Diane and Alan were very chatty and knowledgable about the area. We can also say that the breakfast was fantastic, we had the full English breakfast and were nicely surprised by the quantity, quality and presentation! Nat was very happy with his, however my small stomach1did not match my big eyes ! I wish we had a longer stay as I would have liked to have tried the eggs benedict :)
We were very happy with our room, very clean and had everything we need including bathrobes and slippers.
Poor Diane was not feeling very well
Would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Charmaine h
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Hi Charmain, thank you for kindly submitting your lovely review of Clare House, you and Nat were a delight, Alan and I hope you will come back to see us sometime in the future.
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Absolutely great breakfast, loads of choice and perfectly cooked with top quality ingredients used. The hotel and room was in great condition and very clean. A great location, very close to the seafront and town centre made this a perfect stay. Loved it.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Scottybucks
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Hi Scott & Paul, thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so glad you both had a lovely time in Swanage. I look forward to your return in August.
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Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Clare House was recommended to us and it definitely met all our expectations. The room was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Swanage has been a favourite place of ours to visit and our stay at Clare House made it all the more enjoyable, Diane and Alan are lovely people who make you feel very welcome . Would highly recommend

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank bevieb61
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Hi Beverly, thank you so much for the lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Clare House, and I do hope we will see you both again sometime in the future.
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Additional Information about Clare House

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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Clare House Swanage, Isle Of Purbeck

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