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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   48 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AE, England
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The Limes
Ranked #12 of 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just back from a lovely long weekend in Swanage, with the family. This was our second stay at The Limes and won't be our last. The Limes is an excellent place to stay, conveniently located a small stride from the beach and town. The owners run a tight ship and that is reflected in the cleanliness of the rooms and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastically run place. The owners work hard to go the extra mile for their guests. We felt really at home here. Although it is a well kitted out place to bring dogs, the place doesn't smell at all doggy and the rooms are spotless. Loved all the little details... tea and biscuits, fresh milk available all day, little easter eggs... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back after a fantastic week at the Limes with my family group of 15! We have been coming to Swanage for our family holiday for years and The Limes was the best yet.We loved the space downstairs for the children to play pool and the lovely little bar we met in every night before going out.The breakfast were... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Limes - great accommodation, excellent service, generous breakfast and a very warm welcome from our hosts. I have no hesitation in recommending The Limes to others.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Celia and I happened upon this place by accident and how lucky we were! My mother had just died so we decided to get away for a few days and when the B&B we had booked let us down, we managed to get a couple of nights at this dog friendly hotel in Swanage. Lyn was delightful; she... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stayed at the Limes hotel Swanage, on a coach trip with a school, they stayed at the youth hostel, from the 9 to the 11 July, it was one of the most friendly and well organised, as well as a very nice hotel I have stayed in for a long time, Lynn the proprietor has such a pleasant and... More

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Littleton, CO
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for several years in a row when our kids were younger. After A 5 year absence, we came back and were thrilled to find it as wonderful as years ago. The rooms are very clean. The breakfast was very yummy. The bar is fun to sit and chat with other residents and the owners. We love the... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Another nice B&B not far from the sea although it is down a steep hill. A car park round the back is safe for bikes. Ideal for visiting the Swanage Railway. Nice bar and lounge area. My room was a small double and the bathroom and shower were just across the corridor.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Limes a small dog friendly hotel. Yes believe it and the dog is allowed in the room with you. In the morning you can have breakfast in the conservatory with your doggy friend. They also give you a list of pubs, restaurants, in the area where you can take the dog. There is also a dog beach at the... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Have stayed at the Limes for on 3 separate occasions now and it has always been an excellent stay. Lyn and Declan are both lovely - friendly and welcoming, always happy to help and give advice about the local area. It's just a short walk to the town centre, the beach, plenty of shops, the pier and the steam train.... More

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Address: 48 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limes 4*
Also Known As:
The Limes Swanage, Dorset

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The Limes is a friendly, informal twelve-bedroom guesthouse a few minutes walk (up a fairly steep hill) from the beach, town and coastal walks. All rooms (except a couple of singles) are en-suite and some have sea views. There is a cosy licensed bar and a private car park. We welcome families, groups and pets. ... more   less 
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