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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Richard J London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of staying at A Great Escape Guest House at the end of May. I had to cancel a reservation here the previous year, but eventually got around to staying at this lovely little guest house. Sue, the owner met us at the door and couldn't have been more friendly, enthusiastic and accommodating. The rooms are decorated... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just got back from staying in Swanage for 4 nights at this wonderful B & B. We chose this one based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor and it definately lived up to the great praise it has received. We were met by Sue who is very friendly and helpful, after explaining a few things she showed us... More

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

Hello, WOW, what a review!! Thank you so much for taking time to write. We loved having you to stay and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a short stay after reading the reviews, looking at the guest house's web site and the Android app. Plenty of good information on which to base our selection, and we were absolutely right in making this the place to stay for our visit. Our expectations are always high (see our other reviews, including other experiences in the Swanage... More

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

Hello, thank you so much for your super review - much appreciated. We very much enjoyed looking after you and hope you return to Swanage again one day. More

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked at short notice, based on earlier reviews - we were not disappointed! Sue make us very welcome. Comfortable room on the top floor, en-suite compact but fine, fridge, milk and tea making facilities, comfy bed made for two good nights stay. Great breakfast with a varied menu. The full Dorset breakfast was enough not to want lunch! On street... More

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

Hello, your review is very much appreciated - thank you. We loved having you to stay and are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in Swanage. More

Salisbury, England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found room 3 spacious, spotless and comfortable with a large en suite. We slept well and enjoyed our stay. Breakfasts were excellent, with lots of choice. Sue makes you feel very welcome. There are no views but the (slightly dingy) street is quiet. The only drawback is perhaps the lack of a sitting room. A few minutes’ level walk... 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 a review for us. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Swanage and your stay at A Great Escape. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sue made us most welcome and our room very comfortable. We really appreciated the silent fridge with the fresh milk and the chilled water. The breakfast was superb with lots of choice and a delicious fresh fruit salad.

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

Hello, thanks very much for your lovely review. It was super having you to stay and hope you will return in the future. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner Sue does an great job of looking after her guests. She is helpful and provided great attention to detail, the rooms have silent fridges with chilled water and real milk plus glasses, bottle opener should you purchase drinks of your own. The guide book in the room contained good up to date information on local restaurants and sites... More

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

Hello, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for A Great Escape. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Swanage and hope you will visit again in the future. More

Collingwood, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sue's B&B for three nights in June and had a wonderful stay. Sue is very friendly, welcoming and a great source of local information. The room we had was well decorated and very comfortable, and the little treats each evening were always welcome. The best part though was the wonderful breakfast which we had each morning -... 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. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Swanage and A Great Escape. You are welcome anytime you next visit the UK. More

Southsea
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Loved how beautifully clean everywhere was. The breakfast was heavenly. Our room was comfortable with everything you need and more. Sue goes the extra mile and it can be seen in all areas. Would definitely recommend.

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Hello, thank you so much for your super review. It was great meeting you and having you to stay. More

Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Difficulty to fault this interesting bed & breakfast. Attention to detail is Sue's trade mark.....silent fridge in room with fresh milk and cold drinking water. Also available for own use. Plenty of glasses including a draw with wine glasses, cork screw and bottle opener. Tea towel, and kitchen towel roll. Luxury of a soft close toilet seat ! Face flannels... More

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was pleasure looking after you. More

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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*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage, Dorset is a 19th century townhouse offering relaxing accommodation in a central location. We are conveniently placed for all of the sights of Swanage. It's only a 10 minute walk from the house to the award winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway is 5 minutes away. A Great Escape offers a high level of accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions with FreeView, fridges, safes, hair driers, and refreshment-making facilities. We also include a full English breakfast using locally sourced produce. ... more   less 
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