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“A Gem”
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The Oxford House
Ranked #36 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Mayfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights, very clean, very comfortable, our room had a view over Swanage bay, The breakfast was super, they even catered for fussy old me, my husband had the full works. Will definitely use Oxford House again

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

thanks to Oxford house for a great overnight stop. we'll be back,
Alison & Simon

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2011

I can highly recommend this B&B. It was probably one of the best B&Bs I stayed in in England.
The owner was very friendly, the room was absolutely spot-on. It had sea-view, was clean and cosy and very quiet at night.
The en-suite bathroom was also one of the cleanest and newest-looking I've seen in a B&B.
The B&Bs location was perfect for a walk to the town centre and the beach. It was no problem at all to park the car.
And all this for a very good price.

Thumbs up. I can highly recommended this place.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2010

We stayed at the Oxford House for one night at the end of October. I read reviews on Trip Advisor before we went and I wasn’t disappointed. We were greeted warmly by Robin who showed us to our room. The room was very clean, airy, modern and with a sea view. We had a very good night’s sleep due to a comfy bed and no noise! Nice hot shower in the morning too!
The Oxford House was very central and all the bars restaurants and shops were within walking distance.
Breakfast was probably the best I have had in a guest house, with a very helpful and friendly girl serving us. We had a lovely chat with Robin and his wife before we left and will definitely stay there again as we visit Swanage regularly.
Thoroughly recommend this place. Oxford House is one of the best and doesn’t have nearly enough praise on this website.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Clean presentable room. Comfy bed. Very friendly service. Close to beach and shops. Nice breakfast. Shower in our room was a little tempremental with temperature at times but would not put me off staying here again. Good value-stayed in other BnBs for more money that weren't as nice. Decor is dated but clean and well looked after.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2010

Stayed here for two nights on a short break and was very impressed.

Price was a little lower than the going rate for Swanage, and this gets you a B&B which is very well presented and perfectly comfortable. Well located for the town centre (only a few minutes walk from pubs/bars, the beach, and other attractions such as the theatre, pier, etc.

Free internet, nice breakfast, lovely owners and good service, so all in all, no complaints and a big well done!

I dont think rthe owners are particularly au fait with the internet and tripadvisor (perhaps the reason there fewer reviews on here than I expected?) but dont this lack of reviews put you off- I would recommend based on my stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Northamptonshire
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

We stayed at the Oxford House for 4 nights, and couldn't fault anything, a lovely hotel, central to Swanage and just minutes from the beach, quite a gem of a hotel

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: The Oxford House
Address: 5 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located Guest House for the beach, walks, shops and restaurants and there are sea views from bedrooms on the second floor. A full English breakfast is offered together with fruit, cereal and yoghurt. We also cater for special diets.Wi Fi is available throughout.The bedrooms have TV,tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Heating is individually controlled. ... more   less 
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