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A Great Escape Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Beckmandrea Lewes
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I showed up to A Great Escape with very high expectations after reading all of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor...we were not let down!! Sue is so sweet and thoughtful, and our room so was so clean and cozy. Just the weekend we were hoping for and more. Sue definitely knows what she's doing and I don't... 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 and I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend in Swanage. It was a pleasure having you both to stay and I hope we see you again. By the way, our Room 3 has a bath and shower - next time perhaps? Best wishes, Sue More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the great escape guest house has been lovely, sue is a fantastic host our room is fist class so is the breakfast, highly recommend it . We would definately stay here again.Swanage is such a great place to explore, we love walking, the scenery is here is amazing.

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

Hi Ron and Michelle, thank you for your lovely review and kind words. It is always a thrill to hear that guests enjoy their time in Swanage, which has much to offer. Hope to see you again and you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just returned from our second stay at The Great Escape and totally agree with all the great reviews. Sue doesn't just go the extra mile - she goes the extra marathon, and provides five star comfort & cleanliness plus a warm and friendly welcome. It really is like staying with friends, and The Great Escape will always be our first... More 

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

Hi Penny and Bob, thank you for your smashing review!! It is always a pleasure having you to stay and I'm so glad you had a great Blues Festival weekend. Looking forward to seeing you for the March 2016 Festival, xx More 

West Byfleet
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcome,Immaculate, impeccably appointed, homely ( except this is probably cleaner than your home) and relaxed. I doubt if you would get better service or breakfast at the Ritz.. So don't muck about just telephone Sue and book your stay...

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

Hello you!! Thanks a million for your fab review. That was a great Blues weekend, wasn't it? I hope your first stay at A Great Escape won't be your last. We would love to have you to stay again, when we can swap cooking tips!! More 

Denham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 5th time at The Great Escape. Sue is so welcoming and attentive, the breakfast is excellent and the rooms are outstanding. It is only a short walk into town and the beach with free parking near by. We cannot wait to return in October. Chris & Paul

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

Hi Chris, thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is always fab having you and Paul to stay. Room 4 awaits you in October - looking forward to seeing you again then!! xx More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this B&B in September as a couple and we had a lovely stay. Stayed in the family king size room and it was spotlessly clean, felt very homely! Breakfast was lovely, choosing the night before from a wide range of cooked breakfasts, pancakes/waffles and more, fruit salad was there to help yourself each morning. Parking wasn't an issue... More 

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

Hi Shannon, thank you for your super review - much appreciated. We loved having you to stay and you will always be welcome. More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only echo all the other excellent reviews. Sue couldn't do enough & the whole experience was very enjoyable. Very clean & comfortable & a Fantastic breakfast. If you need a B&B in Swanage then this should be your first port of call.

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

Hi Robin, thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. I'm so glad you felt welcome at A Great Escape, and that you enjoyed your time here. We would love to see to you again sometime and you will always be welcome. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 2 night stay at the great escape with my husband and family. We had a great time and were made very welcome by the owner Sue our rooms were lovely and comfortable and nothing was to much trouble. Breakfast was great with plenty of choices, the rooms very comfortable ,with tea coffee etc at night Sue gives... More 

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

Hi Sharon, thank you for your super review. It was great having you all to stay and I'm thrilled that you had a good time. Lots of luck with your new adventure, and please remember that you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned with friends to celebrate a birthday. Sue gave us a wonderfully warm welcome and our friends were very impressed by this wonderful B&B Sue goes the extra mile to make your stay memorable. The Band B is in a very quiet residential street and parking is not a problem. It's a short walk to the Black Swan pub,... 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 leave your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you again and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Swanage. You will always be welcome. More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Can only echo the majority of comments on this b&b. very clean , all mod cons together with lots of other nice little touches mean you want for nothing Sue is very informative and welcoming. Very nice breakfast and only a 5 minute walk to the sea front which has lots of pubs and places Would recommend the black swan... More 

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

Hello, what a super review - thank you so much. It was a pleasure looking after you both and hope to do so again in the future. More 

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