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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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Northampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A super Bed and Breakfast in a perfect location in which to explore the surrounding areas. Very reasonable rates, very clean and the breakfasts are fab! The hosts made my daughter and I feel extremely welcome.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to say a very big thank you to Becky & Melvin, owners of the Castleton Hotel. I paid for my son and his girlfriend to stay at the Castleton and they both had a fabulous time. I asked if it was possible for a bottle of Champagne to be left in their room which they did, with... More 

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

Thank you very much for the lovely wishes and feed back. It was a pleasure to look after them and we're very pleased that they had a lovely time. We look forward to meeting you in future. With Kindest Regards Melvin & Rebecca More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners made us feel very welcome from the beginning and showed us around the house and facilities on offer from the beginning, he also gave us his knowledge of the area and food for thought of places to eat. The room was very clean, comfortable and warm. I would recommend this B&B As its in a great location for... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was great to meet you and we are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and that we'll be seeing you later in the year. Have a look on our website for a list of events and festivals that are happening in swanage 2015. see you again soon.... Best wishes Melvin, Rebecca... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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 November 5, 2014

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 November 1, 2014

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 November 1, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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 October 27, 2014

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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Address: 1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
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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