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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 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a weekend in April - B&B lived up to expectations having read the previous reviews - very clean - great breakfast and well appointed room - we were lucky with the weather. I was able to park behind the Old Police Station opposite - did get followed in by the police (new variety) who told me I shouldn't... More 

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

Stayed at this B&B over the Easter weekend and can't praise it enough. We were made very welcome and were very impressed with the well equipped room, wonderful breakfast and brilliant location. Sue goes out of her way to make you feel at home.

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Wellington, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Great Escape Guest House. Sue was the perfect hostess. She made us feel very welcome. We had the Balcony room, which was a real bonus.The room was faultless. The breakfast was hearty and very tasty. Would recommend to all. Easy\short walk to town centre. Sue's knowledge of the area was valuable. Was truly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't recommend this guesthouse highly enough! Sue is an incredible host, so friendly and helpful. The rooms are immaculate, breakfast is delicious, you can come and go as you need to and the wifi is great! We came for a climbing week, it's a great location to get out to the crags and also easy to walk into town... More 

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

Hello, what a review - thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Thank you also for highlighting the climbing opportunities in Swanage, and I am so glad you enjoyed your adventures on our crags. You are welcome anytime and it was a pleasure having you to stay. More 

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

Have just returned from another fantastic stay at A Great Escape. Sue's enthusiasm and warm welcome never wanes. Everything in the whole place always looks so immaculate, and there are new curtains and carpet on the stairs. Breakfast is as good as any 5 star hotel, with fresh fruit salad, and smoked salmon on the menu. We would never stay... More 

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

Hello, it is always a delight having you to stay. Thank you for your super review and the lovely things you said. We have carried out a lot of refurbishment this year in order to make our guests feel comfortable and cared for. As always, we look forward to your next visit, xx More 

Lewes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 March 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 

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