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A Great Escape Guest House

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6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I could not have asked for more! Sue was the best host I could have hoped for, friendly and kind. Sue went out of her way to help, picking me up from the railway station, and even gave me a tour of all the sites of Swanage! :) I would and will go back without a doubt! Thank you very... More 

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

Dear Brooksey741 Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay. You know where we are when you make a return visit!! Best wishes Sue x More 

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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We had such a good time a couple of years ago that we decided to visit the Great Escape again for our short break to Swanage. Our room was large and very well equipped with a bath and large king sized bed. We loved the silent fridge with water and fresh milk. The room was comfortable and very clean. Breakfasts... More 

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Dillon J, Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so glad you had a good second visit. It was truly flattering to know that I was missed - it is rare for me to be absent from the guest house. I hope to see you when you visit Swanage again - you know that you will always be... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A warm welcome awaits - Sue and her staff are always smiling and willing to help. Very friendly and chatty ! Rooms are very comfortable and clean, everything you need in there..and more. Breakfasts are filling ! Location is good for walking into Swanage for the attractions and cliff walks. Highly recommend Sue's home from home. Thanks for your hospitality... More 

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear G T, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We always appreciate the time guests take to leave feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you had a good time at A Great Escape and Swanage, and hope you will visit again sometime. Best wishes, Sue and Max xx More 

Winchester
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A truly excellent experience from start to finish- I cant recommend this fabulous little guest house Highly enough! The standard of welcome,cleaniliness,attention to detail and comfort was exceptional. The breakfast was of a high quality and quantity and again the attention to detail was fabulous. Thank you to the excellent staff and to the owners for offering such an excellent... More 

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Philippa Y, What a fab review - thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I'm thrilled if we have changed your perception of the traditional B&B. Times have changed and I hope you will find all guest houses have updated and come into the 21st century. Another time I hope. Best wishes, Sue and Max More 

Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Having stayed at many B&B's Sue has produced the best, so many little touches that make this place, and sue, special. from the greeting ,the individual cooked breakfast to the immaculate rooms even a birthday gift for my wife . I cannot fault any aspect of our weekend stay. The central location is ideal for the great resort of Swanage.

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear John H, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at A Great Escape and we hope to welcome you again some time in the future. Best wishes Sue More 

Berkshire
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We recently stayed with Sue for the Folk Festival Weekend, another wonderful stay! Sue is the hostess with the mostess! Rooms are immaculate and her attention to detail is superb. A fridge with cooled water and goodies, plenty of tea and coffee and the breakfast is amazing!!! Been staying with Sue for the last 6 years and wouldn't go anywhere... More 

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Rugie, What can I say?! Thank you so much for leaving your super-duper review of A Great Escape and for the lovely things you said about your stay in Swanage. You know how much I look forward to your group's visit every September for the annual Swanage Folk Festival. The house is filled with laughter, hairy men and jingling... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Sue welcomed us when we arrived and could not have been more friendly. The room was great and had everything you could want, including a balcony. The Full English breakfast was definitely 'Full' and keeps you going until tea time! It is situated in a quiet residential road and is only a 10 minute walk to Swanage beach, shops and... More 

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roxymusic020261, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Dear MarkandDebbie6969 Thank you so much for your fab review. It was a real pleasure having you to stay and I'm so glad you liked the location. Also glad you enjoyed Swanage. Another time I hope. Best wishes Sue and Max xx More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Can I just start by saying the rooms were lovely and Sue gave us a friendly welcome but we committed a faux par of great magnitude. We unfortunately forgot to leave out our breakfast request form! We were embarrassingly ticked off in front of the other guests about it and given a withering comment from Sue of " we'll see... More 

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

Dear SueL, Thank you for your feedback which we always take seriously. I am so sorry you, your partner and his Mother had to wait 30 minutes for your full Dorset breakfasts of sausages, bacon, black pudding, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans when you unfortunately forgot to give us your breakfast forms. We had to cook your breakfasts... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great B&B. Owner (Sue) very welcoming. Room (family) was very comfortable and had everything and more that you could need. All to high standard of cleanliness and décor good. Good position - easy walk to beach, shops and transport. Breakfast excellent. Would come again.

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

Dear purbeck2 Thanlk you for your review and the lovely things you said in it. We are so pleased you had a good time and hope you visit us again in the future. Best wishes Sue and Max More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What can we say that others haven't already said? A great find. We loved our room (5) - spotlessly clean, everything you could want for (and NO snotty notices that you usually get like "Please be home by 9.30pm"!) but the best thing was Sue - a lovely lady running the show. Wonderful home cooked breakfasts (which will keep you... More 

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

Dear Latnahc, Thanks very much for your review - it was lovely of you to take the time to write it. I'm so glad you picked up on the fact that we try to have as few rules and notices as possible. Can't bear them myself and that is why we have, for example, Colin the crab to put outside... More 

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