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“excellent hotel”
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Clare House
Ranked #4 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“excellent hotel”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

we have just come back from having an excellent stay at clare house for a week cant wait to go back again next year.food and room superb.thankyou again see u soon.alandso we have stayed at this hotel 4 times now.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi Debbie, you and Darryl, I think you guys would take the prize for the most visits to Clare House, we are delighted when you visit. Please keep coming!!!!!
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Have just returned from a week at Clare house and it is absolutely fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts, the attention to detail, the service, you would not get better in any top class hotel. The place is clean and smells fresh, bed was so comfy. The breakfasts are legendary, so much choice. The service from all makes you feel very special. Well done to the whole team. Will return. The rooms are light bright and airy. Beautiful building with a lot of history which owners are only to happy to tell you about. They really go that extra mile and make you feel at home and welcome

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2, saw room 1 . Beautiful
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Beverley S
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi Beverley, thank you so much for the lovely review, it was very kind of you to take the time and effort, You and your hubby were delightful guests and I do hope we will see you again. Please ask you friends (the ones who did not have a good time where they stayed), to come and stay with us next year.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I don't usually bother writing reviews however having read a recent negative post I felt the need to set the record straight. The property is exceptionally well maintained and located in a very convenient central position. There is a Long stay car park a couple of minutes walk away however there is able on-street parking if you are lucky enough to find a space. The hosts were exceptionally attentive and happy to help in any way they could. The room was spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need. The breakfast was one of the highlights. Everything was cooked to perfection with a selection that will satisfy everyone's tastes. If you plan to stay in Swanage then this is the first place you should book. Enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank Wonderballs
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi Wonderballs, thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review you and your family are very welcome in Clare House and I do hope will will see you all again.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Purbeck is one of my favourite places to walk and Clare House is one of my favourite B&Bs. The rooms are all different but they are all beautifully appointed and as comfortable as you could wish. Excellent breakfast! Alan and Dianne are really welcoming and helpful. I shall certainly be back.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Gill F
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi Gill thank you so much for the review, you were a delightful guest and I do hope we will see you again soon.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The first guest house we've been to in years and can't imagine they come much better. The room was well aired, clean and impressively presented - the attention to detail was excellent (soundless fridge with water a first). Great walks close by and the town centre a few minutes walk. Street parking up the hill but fine. Alan and Dianne understandably houseproud with a sense of fun. Would visit again and recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank speedyderf
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We are delighted you were so happy with your quick stopover with us. Thank you for taking the time to review Clare House and I do hope you will come back and see us again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed for a night and wished we could have stayed longer. The attention to detail was superb, everything was considered from digital clock to bath robes. The local touches in the room such as lovely pictures of Swanage added to the ambience, we really couldn't fault anything! The bed(and pillows!) were so comfortable, breakfast was brilliant, you can have anything from a very extensive menu(good tip, wear trousers with an elasticated waistband!). Dianne and Alan were great hosts, very welcoming and we are already talking about our return to Clare House, Thank you for making our stay so pleasant, Sylvie and Gez,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank sylvie b
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Hi Slyvie, thank you very much for writing a lovely review for Clare House, you and Gez were lovely guests and were a delight to have stay with us. I do hope you will come back and see us soon.
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed here for three nights and it really is everything you want and need from a guest house. Bedrooms have been modernised and are spotless!! Location is prefect for exploring the town. Breakfast was superb with a great choice but feel the dining room and reception area could do with an modernising but maybe this is next on the list after the bedrooms!!

Dianne and the team literally cannot do enough for your stay - just perfect!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Bridget R
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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi Bridget, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for Clare House. Our dining room and reception area was re-decorated at the beginning of the year, but unfortunately the traditional style we have chosen to match a 140 year old building, we appreciate may not be to your taste. I do hope we will see you both again 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 #4 of 49 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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Clare House Hotel Swanage
Clare House Swanage, Isle Of Purbeck

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