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The Castleton

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Highcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1LW, England
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Ranked #8 of 48 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Hooglede, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a last minute trip to England, Swanage, in the Castleton Hotel. Very warm welcome, perfect host, 2 nights was really too short! The room on the top floor was rather small, small bed too but clean and fresh. The bathroom had a small shower. The breakfast was fantastic. Nothing was to much trouble for Rebecca. The evenings we... More

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Farnham, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must just say before reviewing the Castleton that I have spent many happy childhood holidays in "Swanage" and still visit as often as possible. There are draw backs to the area in as much as good accommodation is at a premium and although we love going back in time and nothing changes a large part of accommodation needs freshening... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I plus two small children (2 and 4) just had a very pleasant four nights at the Castleton. They are in a great location with the beach one side and the Crows Nest Inn on the other! Town is a leisurely 15 minute stroll along the beach front. Rebecca was the perfect host, breakfasts were splendid and... More

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

Thank you very much for the feed back and your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again here in sunny swanage. With kindest regards Melvin & Rebecca More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked online because phone went straight to voicemail each time I called! Arrived to find nowhere to park, the front door locked and no room available for us either! Not interested in IT problems/excuses! Thanks for the apology but we won't try to stay at the Castleton again!Wee

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

We are very upset that this has happened. Whilst it happened as a result of a new software system allowing a double booking via a channel partner that we were not informed of we understand the buck has to stop somewhere. We are also very sorry that you had to go through such upset at the beginning of your weekend.... More

Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from a very pleasant three nights in Swanage when we stayed at The Castleton. Melvin and Rebecca were extremely good hosts and nothing was too much trouble even though they were rushed off their feet at times. My husband has a bad leg and Melvin kindly made sure that we got a parking... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind and positive comments. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and we look forward to seeing you again here in sunny Swanage.. With kindest regards Melvin & Rebecca More

Luton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed a very enjoyable 3 night stay at The Castleton. Comfortable room, pleasant airy guest lounge and well appointed breakfast room. Nice touch with bottled water in room and a little fridge to keep it cool. Also a fan which came in handy as the days were hot. The hosts, Melvin and Rebecca have a great "can do" approach... More

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

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to be able to look after you again in future. The fridges are always well received during the warm weather along with our fans. With kindest regards Melvin & Rebecca More

Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at the Castleton several times over the years and always had top class service, we had some reservations when we heard that, this year iit had changed hands. No worries.. We found Rebecca and Melvin a delightful couple, very welcoming and prepared to go the extra mile to keep guests happy and content. The Castleton remains in good... More

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

Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feed back. This is exactly the feed back we have been working so hard to achieve. Maggie & Julian had set a very high standard. Rebecca and I see ourselves more as custodians rather than owners of The Castleton and are fully committed to re-investing the profits with a view... More

Devon
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very pleasant stay at this B & B in Swanage. The owners are very friendly and obliging. The room was comfortable and clean with all facilities. The mini fridge and complimentary bottled water was much appreciated, as was the fan as it was rather warm weather. It is these little things that make 'The Castleton' special. Our room... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments, we do try our best with the little touches and it's lovely to see that this is appreciated. We have also recently invested in a brand new cat 5 enabled computer network which will be installed next week to fix the occasional Wifi connectivity issues which are common in Victorian buildings. Our car park... More

Devizes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a last minute break in Swanage as I was recovering from major surgery. We found the Castleton to be a gem of a hotel in a jewel of a resort! We have stayed in Swanage before but this hotel far exceeded any of our previous stays. Charming Melvin and Rebecca could not do enough to make... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so pleased that you found The Castleton. Rebecca and I look forward to seeing you again in "Sunny Swanage"! We hope that you had a pleasant journey home. With kindest regards Melvin & Rebecca More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four, living in Singapore and returning to visit relations in the UK. We chose to stay at the Castleton as they promised a suitable family room for us and our two boys (7 and 4 years old). We are happy to note that the room (with separate sleeping areas for the boys and parents) did... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feed. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. You were all a pleasure to meet and look after. With kindest regards Melvin & Rebecca 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*
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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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