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A Great Escape Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
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Ranked #1 of 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stayed here for two nights as a couple, had a very warm welcome from Sue who is an excellent host and a lovely lady! Room and bathroom were both excellent, comfy beds, fridge with fresh milk and water in, all essentials provided to make tea and coffee too. Treat left for you each day too which is a very... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in the A Great Escape Guest House after changing our plans. We decided to stay in this lovely area instead and we were not disappointed! After reading the reviews before booking our trip I can only agree. Sue, who gave us a very warm welcome and her team, Ruth and Dylis... More

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Fordingbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome, spotless accommodation, and very efficiently run. Rooms have everything you could need. A short walk into town, but this does mean that it is in a quiet area. One of the best B&Bs we have stayed it. Strongly recommended.

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review - much appreciated. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely weekend here. Great breakfasts, fruit salad, cereal, cooked breakfast with veggie options,toast. Clean modern rooms with everything you might need, tea/coffee, hairdryer, wine glasses. Little treat in the evening after having been out for the night. Quite location and comfortable beds.

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

Hello, thank you for your lovely review and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. More

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give this property more than five stars I would! The location was ideal, quiet but very close to the town centre - less than 5 mins' walk to Co-Op, train station, bus station and shops, less than 10 mins to the sea front and many restaurants, cafes, etc. Sue is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, and she brings... 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. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I'm so glad you felt at home with us Here's to your next visit to A Great Escape!! More

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the welcome we received from Sue, enhanced by the homely aroma of freshly baking bread to the quality of the rooms left us feeling more than happy with our choice of the many Swanage B&Bs. Very good service in an immaculately kept house. The breakfast was superb and was clearly made with excellent quality local produce and a selection... 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 we are so glad you enjoyed your time at A Great Escape and in Swanage. It was a pleasure looking after you and hope to see you again. More

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this delightful B&B. Comfortable beds, spotlessly clean and everything you need including fridge with water and fresh milk. Breakfast was to die for (omelettes were particularly delicious) and delivered with a smile by Ruth. The owner Sue, is a ray of sunshine and very knowledgeable of the local area, with lots of handy tips... More

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your super review of A Great Escape. I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you again. More

Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sue is very attentive, friendly and welcoming. We were a wedding party of 9 and booked 4 of her rooms. Nothing was too much trouble, and Sue did everything to make sure that we had breakfast on the Saturday morning at convenient times in order to meet our various schedules. The rooms were very well decorated, clean and every little... More

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

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. It was pleasure looking after you all and I'm so glad the weekend went well for you. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the highlights of our year is to spend time at A Great Escape in Swanage. Sue expects us to treat her house as a home and provides hospitality far exceeding any we have ever experienced anywhere else; we now look upon her as a dear friend. Every detail, from décor and furnishing to the breakfast menu has been... More

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

Hello willnan, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fab review. We always look forward to having you to stay during the Jazz Festival and I'm so pleased the weather was super. Here's to next year!! More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying with Sue at the Great Escape for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago and Sue is marvellous. Really welcoming, so helpful and her home is spotless, that's how it feels, like her home and she treats you as a friend as well as an honoured guest. I can't recommend this lovely little... 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. It was a pleasure looking after you and I'm so glad you enjoyed Swanage and A Great Escape. More

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Additional Information about A Great Escape Guest House

Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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