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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #7 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sixth year in a row”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our sixth consecutive stay at the Rivendell - going down for the diesel gala and beer festival at Corfe. Very comfortable as usual and the breakfasts are always excellent. It;s the little touches that my wife likes particularly - well appointed rooms, friendly and helpful service (particularly for dinner venue advice!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had a lovely short break which was made so much nicer by our stay at this excellent and very friendly Hotel. Lyn &Kevin were so kind and nothing was too much trouble. They were on hand whenever you needed them and it was very much a home from home. Last but by no means least the breakfast was amazing, all home made and so much choice. We will certainly return and highly recommend it for whatever your needs, celebrations or just a breakaway.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

My girlfriend treated me to this 3 night stay at Swanage. I wanted to travel on the Steam Train to Corfe castle which worked out brilliantly. We had Room 2 so very quiet just as we like it. The Bed is huge and very comfortable. The second day we walked on the Coastal Path to 'Dancing Ledge' recommended by our Host kevin. Back to trhe point of this review: The Hosts Kevin and Lyn have got every thing 'Sussed' to perfection. Their friendliness is genuine and extremely helpful. You will receive a warm welcome and to top it all the 'Breakfast' is unbeatable. Homemade Bread and Scones, fantastic cooked breakfast with lots of choices. I am a critical reviewer and cannot find any fault with this stay. We parked on the road at the rear of the property where we could view the car at all times. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Brilliant stay again! This time for a suprise for my husbands birthday. Even though we stayed in january the service from Kevin and Lynn was outstanding and they catered for our every need. Always going the extra mile we even had a special birthday breakfast which was fantastic. We love coming to Swange and would highly recommend Rivendell to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed here for the Blues festival ,what a great weekend and what a great place to stay beautiful rooms ,spotlessly clean , wonderful hosts ,helpful and friendly and the staff too, all so helpful and happy. The breakfast has everything you could possibly want and more,all very well cooked and presented . We would definitely recommend the Rivendell Guest house and will return again. Thank you to all of you for making our weekend relaxed and comfortable, perfect place to stay :) Denise & Andy

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

We just came back from another great stay at Rivendell. Kevin, Lyn and Rachel make us so comfortable and welcome. It is a real home from home (except their breakfasts are much better than they are here)!

Thank you. We will be back again soon x

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Had a wonderful nights stay with Kevin and Lyn.
The room was excellent, clean and well maintained, all one could ask for.
Extra coffee, tea, biscuits etc available if needed.
There was use of a lounge and if we had stayed another few nights we would have used it.
As for the breakfast....excellent with a wide choice with some of the best home made scones and jams we have had.
Deffo recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rivendell Guest House

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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