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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #7 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Steam Trains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Yet another enjoyable stay at The Rivendell.
Kevin and Lyn very welcolming as usural.
Stayed an extra couple of days this time.
Breakfasts can't be surpassed.with all the home cooked bread and muffins not forgetting the fresh fruit.
Have already booked for next year.

Room Tip: If you are interested in seeing steam trains chuffing by ask for a room at the back on the top floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights as we had a wedding in the area. We had to arrive late in the evening due to travelling from Worcestershire, but this was not a problem for the owners. We only had breakfast on one day due to other plans - but it was definitely worth the extra cost! Lovely room with everything we needed for a really comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend it to others looking for home from home and good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We travelled from Liverpool to swanage for a wedding. We were really impressed with Rivendell - room number 7 was clean and spacious with all the extras you'd need.

The breakfast is really amazing - especially the homemade granola, the full English, the smoked salmon with organic eggs and the homemade muffins (which we were given doggy bags to take home for our journey).

The owners were so nice and friendly, meaning there was a lovely vibe to the place.

We would highly recommend Rivendell and will definitely revisit if we're in the area again.

Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We had a lovely 2 night stay in the Rivendell, a beautiful house full of character. Lyn was very welcoming and helpful. Swanage is a lovely little place. We took the steam train to the enchanting villiage of Corfe and the castle, the inspiration for Enid Blighton's famous five books.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We spent 1 night at the Rivendell and with hindsight would have stayed longer, lovely clean comfy room, Lynn and Kevin were very hospitable and helpful, Breakfast was excellent would definitely go back again. We arrived early about 1.30 and they let us check in straight away. Hotel was well placed for getting to the beach and Town, Weather was lovely and kevin got a fan for our room straight away.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Another great stay with Lynn, Kevin and Master Finley - superb central location ideal for all local amenities, comfortable clean rooms and of course a fantastic breakfast - a real home from home.
We were sorry to leave but would be happy to return any time.

Room Tip: Our room (no,5) was located at the front overlooking a beautiful church, and although the building i...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Me & my sister were staying for 2 nights "Room Only", we booked this nearly a year ago as we knew Swanage is a very popular place at this time of year, Lyn & Kevin were immediately very helpful & friendly, they didn't mind at all that we chose "room only" option either. On the day of our arrival, we turned up about 1.30pm and realised that we should have let them know we wanted to use the room earlier than 4pm but we needn't have worried as Lyn immediately put us at ease, as the staff had only just completed preparing the guest rooms, so nice to be made welcome like that. The room was at the top of the house and although on the smallish side, everything was there for us to be quite comfortable. The shower-room was very modern, clean and neat. A couple of things that might be noted was that although the beds were comfortable, they did creak a bit, not sure why, and my bed had a metal bedstead headboard and didn't appear to be fixed properly so wobbled when you sat on bed (I needed to put a cushion between the mattress & bedhead, otherwise all very clean & tidy and plenty of wardrobe space and drawers for clothes. On our first morning we went downstairs and was warmly welcomed and we then realised we should have had their breakfasts as we could see that the breakfasts looked really fresh and very tempting too. We were then told, that should we change our minds for the second night, then, it wouldn't be a problem as long as we advised them before 10pm the night before. Unfortunately we were out late and weren't able to enjoy their breakfast but because we enjoyed ourselves so much we shall definitely be returning again, in the not too distant future. The Guest house is on a level walk quite close to the Railway station (but not at all created a disturbance)and really not far from Seafront either. It's not a busy road either so quite peaceful. Parking is on the street but we managed to park with no trouble whatsoever. All in all a very enjoyable stay although short & sweet.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Rivendell Guest House
Address: 58 Kings Road West | Swanage, Dorset, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Rivendell Guest House in Swanage, Dorset, AA 4*Highly Commended and also have an AA breakfast award, with nine bedrooms, all en suite, full English breakfast, guest lounge with open fire. Our relaxed and friendly Family run guest house is perfectly situated on a level position only 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway. We are also within easy reach of the outstanding Isle of Purbeck and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Your hosts Lyn and Kevin offer a friendly and relaxed stay at Rivendell and we are on hand to offer practical help and advice to ensure you enjoy your time in Swanage. ... more   less 
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