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A Great Escape Guest House

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6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
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A Great Escape Guest House
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Ranked #1 of 56 Swanage B&B and Inns
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Annie R Oxted, United Kingdom
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Oxted, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly fabulous Great Escape! Sue is the most hospitable, friendly, funny and caring guest house owner we have met. She has an attention to detail beyond expectations. The location is excellent and quiet with parking. The property is beautifully presented. Inside the rooms are so clean and comfortable with fantastic facilities. The breakfast delicious and suits all tastes and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Great Escape for 3 nights a couple of weeks ago when we vacationed in England. My wife is Italian although we now live in the US she is rather wary of English B&Bs based on some prior experiences but that is not the case with the Great Escape as it is more like... More 

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

Stayed with my sister for 3 nights over May Bank Hol. It was fully booked so my mum who made a last minute decision to join us stayed at another establishment down the road. Sue at A Great Escape made my mum very welcome offering for her to have breakfast with us. Sue is a lovely host, nothing is too... More 

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello ladies, thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to wrote it. I was so sorry that your Mother was unable to stay as well - next time I hope!! Best wishes Sue x More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed 2 nights. Picked this b&b purely because the name appealed to us. spotlessly clean and in the room everything had been thought of. owner was so welcoming. Excellent breakfast Look out for the treats in your individual boxes at the bottom of the stairs!!

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your super review - much appreciated. The surprise chest of drawers has gone down particularly well and far beyond my expectations. A HUGE thank you to South Lodge in Horsham for providing me with the idea. Please remember: you will always be welcome at A Great Escape. Best wishes Sue More 

Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We cannot speak highly enough about our long weekend at A Great Escape in Swanage. Sue used to train people how to use computers, she could start up a business teaching how to run a B&B. She really is the most lovely genuine person who cares hugely about her guests and also has a great sense of humour. She greets... More 

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Neil and Teresa, thank you very much for leaving such a fab review... with the longest review title yet!!! It was an absolute pleasure looking after you both and I'm so glad you liked the fruit basket I made for you (with the invaluable help of my friend, Sally Gutteridge) - this was my very first attempt!! We are... More 

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

Sadly only stayed only one night at this lovely bed and breakfast but would thoroughly recommend it. Sue is a wonderful, welcoming hostess, the room was immaculate with lots of little extras and the breakfast truly set us up for the whole day. We would definitely go back.

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Katie, thanks so much for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. Such a shame that it was only one night, but glad you enjoyed your Great Escape experience. Any time - you know where we are!! Best wishes, Sue More 

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

Was welcomed by Sue the owner and she was absolutely fabulous. The BnB was absolutely spotless. By the looks of the place very recently refurbished. Room was very big which was nice and had en-suite bathroom again all recently refurbished. The brekfast was great too, Sue goes out of her way to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable. Definitely... More 

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your super review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Room 3 (the Burgundy Room). Colin the crab can be placed outside of the room when guests don't want to be disturbed, and is a great alternative to a "Do Not Disturb" sign. The idea was given to me at South Lodge, Horsham when... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely welcome for our return visit this year! Thanks Sue for the new bed (ok, not just for our visit, but very comfortable!)! Lovely clean room, great breakfasts (lots of choice!), and even sunshine! Hope to be back again next year, many thanks Ivan and Hannah!

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Ivan and Hannah, thank you so much for your lovely review. I was thrilled when you returned this year, and I'm so glad you liked the new bed in Room 1 (the Balcony Room). Weren't we lucky with the weather during your stay?! Hope to see you again next year. Best wishes, Sue More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stay for 2 days. Amazing hostess, spotlessly clean, couldn't do enough for us. Even catered for diabetic food.Rooms were absolutely lovely, and would definitely go back. Very highly recommended. Ian and Pippa, Essex.

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Ian and Pippa, thank you for your fab review. We are happy to cater for diabetics, and like gluten-free and vegetarians for example, we are also happy to provide anything that a guest asks for. So, thank you for pointing out that diabetic jam would be nice, and I was so pleased that you enjoyed the choice of two.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for three nights just after Easter, having chosen A Great Escape because of the TripAdvisor reviews and the fact it offers rooms with super-kingsize beds. We were not disappointed! Sue is an absolutely fantastic hostess: she's friendly, welcoming and an excellent breakfast cook! She's added lots of nice little touches that make this much more... More 

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A_Great_Escape, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your super review. All of my guests are initially strangers but I like making friends, so it is easy to regard them as such after introductions. I'm so glad you liked Room 3 which has the advantage of being made up as a Super King, twin, family or triple bedded room. Please come back to A... More 

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