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“Definately the best B & B in England”
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Clare House
Ranked #4 of 50 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

If there was 6 star grading Clare House would get it. Everything was perfect from 1st arriving. Diane so friendly and welcoming, the room was impecable and the. breakfast to die for. All the staff were so friendly especially Karen and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly reccomend it to all we know Thank you

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Goodness Jean, people will think you are Clare House's PR Agent, what a review! Thank you so much, you and Clive were the most delightful guests and we hope you will come back and see us again sometime in the future.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Diane was very nice and made our visit very pleasant at Clare house.
Lovely breakfast, exceptionally clean throughout, Great location.
all the staff were very friendly and made us feel really welcome.
highly recommended.
hopefully re-visit

Room Tip: The Top rooms are quite high and there are quite a few stairs to climb.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Hi Sandra, thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again sometime in the future.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Thanks Dianne and Alan, for another very special break at Clare House.There is nothing to fault. The rooms are spotlessly clean and well appointed. The choice at breakfast is very comprehensive and everything freshly cooked by Dianne.
The dining room is beautifully furnished. White Company toiletries are provided.Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit teas are provided in the rooms. Everything is quality.
Swanage is a lovely area for holidays , with lovely walks and an excellent beach for families too.
Look forward to our next stay. Many thanks.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary R
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you Mary and Mike, for taking the time to write this lovely review. As regular guests of Clare House it means so much to us that 1. you keep coming back and 2. you take the time to write another lovely review. We look forward to seeing you both next yerar

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

On arrival at Clare House, our first impression was very favourable. The lobby and dining room were very tastefully decorated which made us keen to see if our room would meet the same standard.

It did not disappoint. Our charming host, Dianne showed us to our room and gave us an introduction to Clare House, which was more informative than any I have received anywhere in the world.

The room itself was wonderfully decorated and furnished, with a lovely big comfy bed and a huge bathroom fitted to a very high spec.

Breakfast was delicious, with a great choice of fruits, yogurts, granola and a variety of cooked options. I went for the eggs Florentine (eggs Benedict with spinach for those like me who didn't already know), which was presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked.

Whilst there we booked again for Carnival week in August and we can't wait to get back to Clare House and the magnificent county of Dorset, which we have fallen head over heels in love with.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dave A
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

WOW! Dave, thank you so much for the lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Clare House and look forward to seeing you both in Carnival Week.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

3 night stay with my mum and 3 year old at Clare House. We're planning to book again for next year straight away. Very convenient location, lovely room, super, super breakfast and Diana is the perfect host. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Hi Siobhan, thank you for the lovely review, you and your family were a delight to have stay with us here at Clare House. Please say Hello to your Mum for me. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

booked at the last moment .lovely stay right in the heart of Swanage .had a lovely chat with the owner who travels ot out of season ..room was small but very adequate .breakfast was well cooked & hot .well recommended

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Hi thank you for taking the time to write a review for Clare House, I do hope we will see you both again soon, although I suspect you will be off soon to lands far away. Do come back and tell us where you have been.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend in Swanage for our wedding anniversary at the end of May, and our stay at Clare House really made the weekend extra special. A warm welcome from Diane who showed us to our lovely,clean room. An en-suite with White Company products,bath robes and slippers-wow! Breakfast totally lived up to its reputation and was amazing! Nothing was too much trouble for Alan and the pancakes were delicious (I would personally recommend!). We will definitely be returning,most likely with the children. Thanks again for having us!

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Hi Sloone, I am so glad you both had a lovely time at Clare House, it makes it all worthwhile for us to hear you had such a lovely time. I do hope you will come back and see us again soon, with or without the children.

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Additional Information about 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 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range: £83 - £108 (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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Clare House Swanage, Isle Of Purbeck

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