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The Castleton

4.0 of 5 1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for an annual walking weekend get-together with old university friends. We were all delighted with the accommodation and welcome given to us. The breakfasts were great; the beds very comfortable. Additionally, the advice we received from our hosts about places to eat and how to get the best out of what turned out to be a... More

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feed back. It was lovely to meet you all and we're very pleased that our recommendations proved useful. Please don't worry about the mud, on your next visit though you may wish to leave all muddy boots in our porch where there is a bespoke shoe rack purposely built for our walking clients, and a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff at the bed and breakfast when you could see any. The room we had was very small and noisy being on the main road. The breakfast was ok but always cold even after asking for it to be hot, I sent it back to be warmed up but still only warm. On the whole I think expensive for... More

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy our town. It was a quiet time that you arrived. Maybe we could entice you back for our world famous carnival, blues, jazz, folk festivals. Being the entrance to the jurassic coastline (UNESCO World heritage site) you can also access, Corfe castle, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove or maybe studland bay near... More

Cookham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I have had the pleasure of staying at this lovely B&B. The previous owners made a huge impression but I have to say Melvyn and Rebecca have surpassed themselves in continuing the high standard. I wanted a last minute stay during half term with my 2 children. The hotel's own booking system was so clear... More

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review. It is a joy to know you and your children had such a good time on your holidays! Swanage is a great location for entertaining children and also for a break away from the stresses of the everyday...we are glad you returned home refreshed! We look forward to seeing you again next... More

Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel just a short walk from the main town centre. The room was warm and cosy and the breakfast was one of the best I've had with an excellent choice. Melvin and Rebecca are so friendly and welcoming! Swanage is a lovely town with fantastic walks. We had a lovely time!

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear read your wonderful review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Swanage is such a great place to relax and enjoy a break but also to explore; it sounds like you certainly got the most out of your holiday! We look forward to seeing you again, With kind regards Rebecca More

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, close to the beach and the town centre is about 20mins walk. . Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Recommended where to eat, what to do etc. room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Relaxed and welcoming. Recommended. Nice choice of breakfast foods and nothing too much trouble.

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

It was lovely to read your review and we are so glad that you both had a good weekend in Swanage. We work hard to ensure that our guests are well fed and rested during their stay and it is great for us to know you enjoyed our recommendations regarding eateries and activities. It was a pleasure meeting you both... More

maidenhead
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castleton is located at the far end of the beach, but only a short stroll from the town. The full English breakfast was very tasty. Excellent hospitality. On site car parking is limited, but out of season it is possible to park in nearby roads.

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for the Castleton. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Please note that for your next visit there is always free on street parking to be found on the adjacent roads and we are also just a stone's throw from Days... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend the Castleton . Melvyn and Becky went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. They advised on places to eat and even made the bookings for us. Breakfast was great, location was great in fact there is nothing we could fault. We will definately be returning

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

what a lovely review. thank you so much. One the the added benefits of providing recommendations for eateries and dinner reservations is that we are forced to visit these places ourselves and ensure that they are in line with a Castleton's guest expectations.! You were all a pleasure to meet & look after, looking forward to your next visit. With... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Swanage for a weekend of walking in early October and stayed there for 3 nights. Location is excellent - just a 10-minute walk from Swanage town centre along the sea front. En-suite room was nice and quiet, and bed very comfortable. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. Delicious full English breakfast. Would definitely stay there again if visiting... More

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you so much from all of The Castleton team for taking the team to write a view. We all work very hard to ensure that all of our guests have a super time whilst staying with us, It was lovely to meet you and we hope that you will return another time. With Kindest Regards Melvin & Rebecca More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We travelled to Dorset from Kent for a Wedding. We picked Swanage to stay as there were more options for accommodation, food and transport. The Castleton was a good choice. Welcoming, well presented with good facilities and friendly owners and staff. Would recommend and we would probably stay again if visiting Dorset in the future.

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback/review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the wedding. Hopefully we can welcome you here at The Castleton another time. The Isle of Purbeck is a lovely place for family holidays and there are many attractions here to tempt you back. With Kindest Regards Melvin & Rebecca More

East Hendred, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is an extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and well-situated B&B. Rebecca and Melvin were perfect hosts. Full English breakfast was excellent plus all the other breakfast items required for a perfect start to the day - including Marmite! We stayed for 4 nights, had 2 rooms - 5 & 10. Room 10 on the ground floor has good wheelchair access... More

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Melvin K, Owner at The Castleton, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful feed back. You were all an absolute pleasure to meet and i'm very pleased that Martin yet again added value to the service we provide here at The Castleton, he is a lovely chap that never fails to make everyone smile/laugh... We hope that we can welcome back here another time at The... More

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Address: 1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Castleton 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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