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A Great Escape Guest House

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6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
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  • Location
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Nottingham
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights end of June/early July 2015 and lucky enough to be here for the hottest day of the summer which was spent on Studland Beach. Cannot recommend this lovely B&B highly enough, best place we have ever stayed in this part of the world. Beautifully decorated room with everything you need. Excellent breakfast cooked to order... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The only thing wrong with our stay was that it was far too short! Great Escape is a very comfortable place to be, with well-equipped rooms, excellent breakfasts and, of course, Sue, with her fantastic attention to detail. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

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

Hello philip_bird5 Thank you for leaving a lovely review. Yes, it was short but hoprelly longer next time. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I look forward to your next visit. Best wishes Sue and Max xx More 

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

The weather for the week we stayed at the Guest House was not brilliant but the accommodation was superb. Sue (quite a character) made all guests feel very welcome and we could not have had a more pleasant stay. The standard of the room was excellent as was the generous offerings at the breakfast table. For us the location was... More 

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

Dear wmi-wn, Thank you for taking the time to write such a super review. Sorry about the weather but so glad you liked A Great Escape and Swanage. We have much to offer in town with our fab restaurants, pubs and the Snack Bar - cocktails to die for and modelled on an Ibiza beach bar. We hope to see... More 

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

A wonderful surprise awaits those who stay here, for it is run by Sue, a Fairy Godmother! She waved her magic wand to ensure everything was top-notch: the comprehensive Welcome Pack; the sparkly clean room and ensuite (Room No.2) with every comfort and unexpected ‘extras’; the generous and tasty breakfast, with a vast selection of juices, fresh fruit, yoghurt, and... More 

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

Dear Marilyn O, What a lovely review - thank you so much!! We always want guests to feel they are at home with us. So glad you enjoyed your time here in Swanage and A Great Escape. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Your Fairy Godmother!! xx More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to stay!, Sue the owner of the great escape is a very special lady, nothing is to much trouble, sue's house and rooms are spotlessly clean, the breakfast is fantastic everything is cooked to perfection, i wouldn't stay anywhere else, lovely lady!, wonderful place, home from home.

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Sue S, Manager at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Shaun, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you, Kerry, Caroline, Steve and Mum to stay last weekend. Thank you also for the pressies. I know Kerry went to a lot of time and effort to make them. I had to grab the box of Kleenex when I read the tag on the 'Little bag... More 

Surbiton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad we found Sue’s gorgeous B&B. It is in a quiet road, only 10 minutes’ walk from the seafront and town centre, and quite close to the steam railway. Loved hearing the steam trains (don’t worry, they don’t run at night!). We had room 5, one of two at the top of the house and it was... More 

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

Dear Greenlightsal, I can't thank you enough for your fabulous review. We loved having you and Steve to stay, and it was a joy to meet your smiling faces at breakfast each morning. Swanage is a fab place and we are very proud of it. Therefore, we are delighted when visitors enjoy their time here. Thank you also for talking... More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Swanage. Stayed 4 nights during our annual family and friends trip back to UK from our home in Cyprus. The welcome is warm and friendly, our room had a king size bed with everything you would expect from the previous reviews. Sue is a mine of information regarding where to eat and places to visit,she even fixed... More 

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

Dear PandJB Thank you for your super review. It was a real pleasure looking after you both, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Swanage and A Great Escape. Your room awaits anytime you wish to come back. I'm looking forward to your next visit already!! Best wishes Sue and Max xx More 

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

Me and my partner loved this B&B,Lovely warm welcome on arrival. Bed was very comfy and breakfast hit the spot after a late night out! Would definitely come back again in a heartbeat. In walking distance of pubs, resturants and the beach. Booked a room on the same day as arrival and was shocked to see how organised and quick... More 

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

Dear Mari, Thank you for your super review. Having a late minute cancellation, it was lovely to have the two of you book with us, and I'm so glad you liked A Great Escape and Swanage. A short but sweet visit, I hope you come back for a longer stay next time. You will always be welcome. Best wishes Sue... More 

London
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic stay, Sue is so welcoming and friendly, and does everything possible to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. She has thought of pretty much everything, loads of fantastic little touches you'd only expect from high end hotels, and more besides. Room: The room we had was very comfortable, a large super king sized bed, a very... More 

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

Dear Simon, Thank you so much for your fab detailed review. Thank you also for mentioning the facilities in the room. It is a hot time of year and we provide coolers and fans to help with the heat. I'm glad you liked our location. It is lovely to stay in town too but if you don't mind a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to stay. Friendly, welcoming and really high quality. Sue and her team make it a great holiday for everyone. Nothing is too much trouble and any special requests can be easily catered for.

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

Dear Alison, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of A Great Escape. It was an absolute pleasure looking after the two of you. Come back sometime - you will always be welcome here in Swanage. Best wishes Sue x More 

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