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The Castleton

1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
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The Castleton
Ranked #6 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very warm welcome, great rooms with excellent shower, and the most important thing a good full English breakfast . Great value for money. Will definitely be back at some time in the future. Just a short walk from swanage. Also try the crows nest pup oppisite for a good evening meal.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed one night. We were given room 2 which is lovely and has a great seating area looking out to sea. I am quite picky when it comes to cleanliness but The Castleton is SPOTLESS. Maggie and Julian are great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Julian kindly carried our bag to our room and showed us what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Castleton was first class, a home from home, the bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean, the bedroom very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and plentifull with the service again first class. Maggie, the hotel owner recommended the pub oppersite he hotel for evening meals, this was an excellent choice, really good. Parking coud be a problem. All in all 10... More

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Essex, UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lovely and friendly people. Very welcoming especially to families with children. Very nice clean room (no.8) and excellent breakfast. Great location, just about 200m from beach and 10mins walk to town centre. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Kent, UK
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Castleton maintains its exceptionally high standards year-in year-out, with spotlessly clean and well maintained rooms and superb cooked breakfasts that are both tasty and healthy. My husband and I stayed in Room 3 again (our favourite), which has a king-sized bed, seating area and a shower with strong water pressure. Thoughtfully, Julian (the helpful, friendly and engaging owner) had... More

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Manila, Philippines
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Agree with the positive comments of other reviewers. Affable hosts, comfortable beds, high standard of cleanliness, well functioning showers, excellent breakfast and wifi. A short walk to town and beach and the pub across the street has good food. A plus for those traveling alone is a single room at a reduced rate on the third floor. Great value for... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Julian and Maggie are incredibly welcoming to all their guests, including myself and my friends who are also regulars because of the exceptional quality of this B & B. The facilities are of a very high standard, the rooms spotlessly clean and little extras very welcome in a world full of mediocre accommodation. The breakfast menu is extensive with all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I stayed for two nights with my wife and 12 yo daughter in a family room (room 5) in June. This is a lovely B&B in a great location. The hosts were great and the breakfast was awesome. The room was a good size but really well laid out. Facilities were of a good standard.

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West Midlands
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Another great stay at The Castleton and thanks to Julian, Maggie and their team. Our third stay here and will return again in September. Lovely bright, clean rooms - stayed in Rooms 4 and 5, moved to accommodate us with an additional night's stay. As always a very good breakfast to set you up for the day. The best.

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A brilliant find....and I'm hard to please! Lovely setting 100 yards from a safe beach, exceptional rooms, very friendly owners who really want to make your stay as comfortable as you do. The breakfasts are first class in terms of choice, quality and cooking. Swanage is a lovey Dorse town and we think the Castleton is the best B &... More

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Also Known As:
The Castleton Swanage, Dorset
Address: 1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Charming & Luxurious 4 star gold award winning Victorian Guest House, full of character, on the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and located just 100 metres from Swanage's glorious sandy beach and a short level stroll along the seafront to the Town Centre with its many attractions. ... more   less 

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