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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #9 of 50 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a lovely place to stay and what a great discovery! We stayed at this guest house for three nights and it was just perfect. Our hosts were so friendly and attentive, and the place is so very cosy - it's a real home away from home and we didn't want to leave.
Our room was traditional and stylish, the bed was huge and so comfortable! We both slept like logs, even with the church bells across the way. The bathroom was new and spotless and the shower was excellent. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate were supplied, along with things like wine glasses and nice big towels.
Breakfast was all home-made from local foods and was plentiful and delicious. My boyfriend particularly liked the home-made granola. We were also given scones and muffins to take with us for elevenses - what a lovely touch.
Also there is a very short walk into the town and to the beach. The perfect place for a Swanage holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Our first stay at this lovely B&B, booked very last minute for New Years eve. Kevin and Lyn are the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble. As previous reviews, the breakfast set us up for the day with plenty of choice from the menu. The rooms are more than adequate, clean and comfortable, complete with a bright, clean en-suite. Five minutes walk from the steam train station and ten minutes stroll through the town to the seafront. Perfect.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed recently for two nights over the NYE 2013-14 period. Could not have been more satisfied. Room was clean, comfortable and well furnished. Kevin and Lynn were very welcoming. Great location five minuets walk from the sea front. Breakfast was a real highlight, one of if not the best English breakfasts we have ever had! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank pooziewoo
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Great location - a short walk to town centre, super breakfast, homemade soda bread, scones, brownies, full Dorset breakfast, in fact it probably the best I have had anywhere. Rooms are very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Lincolnbob1
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Stayed for one night last week,unfortunately to attend a funeral in St.Mary's church across the road.Nice,clean,tidy room,Very good breakfast,you can set yourself up for the day with a wide choice from the menu.Kevin and Lyn are a really pleasant couple who offer a warm welcome and great service at a reasonable price.Well worth a visit.
Tom and Tina

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Very lucky to have found Rivendell Guest House! We arrived for my daughter's surprise 30th birthday and Kevin and Lynn were very helpful in keeping our secret and making all our family very welcome. This made us feel very much at home along with the superb breakfast available (Some homemade produce to boot!). Nothing was too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend Rivendell Guest House. Top marks!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank bakerbb
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Had the pleasure in staying at Rivendell for 3 nights for a friends wedding and couldn't have been happier, everything about the place is great, host, service, rooms, location, and very best of all the superb breakfast that awaits you every morning. Well done guys will defo be back x

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank orolady
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Additional Information about 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 #9 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range: £70 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivendell Guest House 3*
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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