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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
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Swanage after travelling down from Oxford for one night with my fiancée. After hearing how amazing this place was, it definitely wasn't a disappointment when we arrived! Sue greeted us like an old friend and couldn't have been any more bubbly and helpful if she tried! Showed us to our room which was absolutely spotless and really homely. Breakfast... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to have a small trip around Dorset and chose Great Escape Guest house for the night. I've never been more surprised. It was the best stay I have had in years. Sue cares about her guest beyond belief and leaves a "best friend" vibe. After the first few minutes of meeting and showing us around... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at a Great Escape Guest house last week for two nights. Sue ,the owner could not have been more accommodating. she made us very welcome .We had to move bedrooms on the second night but we knew this when booking.Our bedroom on the top floor had a super king bed for the first night but it was booked... More 

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

Hi Susan O, Thank you for your fab review - you star!! We are happy to give guests two room breaks (as opposed to two centre holidays!) if it means they can have the nights away that they want. We understand that some guests have only a small window in which to have their holiday due to work/family commitments. The... More 

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in a few B & B's in Swanage, and this has definitely been our favourite. Upon our arrival, we were given a warm welcome by our fabulous host Sue, and were introduced to her little treat of the day, that guests could retrieve from a little box. She has stamped her positive, fun personality throughout the house,... More 

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

Hello Carole A, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review - I remember you saying you would as we said our farewells at the end of your stay. As a frequent visitor to your favourite seaside town, I am chuffed to bits and feel honoured that you would consider returning to A Great Escape. I'm so... More 

Coventry
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my now wife have stayed at 'A Great Escape' several times in the last few years and we absolutely love it, hence staying for a mini-moon straight after our wedding. As always, from the moment we arrived we were very well looked after by Sue. We arrived exhausted after a whirlwind few days of wedding celebrations, and 'A... More 

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

Dear Hitz and Poppy Thank you so much for your latest review. I was chuffed to bits when your Mum, Poppy, called me to say that she and your Dad wanted to surprise you and Hitz with a stay at A Great Escape. To have guests coming back because they enjoyed A Great Escape and Swanage is always our aim,... More 

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

The great escape is fantastic, sue is great and very friendly, the rooms are very nicely done and very clean, breakfast was great a great section of food more than you can eat, and nothing is too much trouble. Chocolates in the surprise drawers are great , will be going back next time in Swanage. LOVED IT and max..... Julie... More 

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

Dear Julie Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for A Great Escape. It was a real pleasure meeting you both and having you to stay, and I'm so pleased you loved Swanage. Also glad you liked Max - he sends his love!! Sue x More 

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Sue the owner of the guest house. She showed us to our room which was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She cooked an amazing breakfast to order from an extensive menu, which was delicious. We shall certainly be going back.

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

Dear Janet Thank you for your lovely review. We try our utmost to make guests feel welcome at A Great Escape, and when we greet you as old friends, it is because we realise how important it is to make you feel comfortable after a long journey into the unknown!! Swanage is, in my opinion, the best town to visit... More 

Bristol, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late and rather shaken after a road traffic incident about half an hour's journey away from Sue's. She saw that we were 'in a bit of a state' and was SO kind! She had the perfect caring attitude and after a bit of 'spoiling' from her, we felt much better and were able to put it behind us.... More 

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

Dear Only2FlyingPigs Thank you very much for your detailed review. I'm so glad the bottle of Prosecco and nibbles achieved their goal after your unfortunate experience, and enabled you to put the past to bed. We loved looking after you and I'm especially glad you enjoyed the Black Swan as it is our nearest hostelry and frequented by A Great... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sue the hotelier was amazing. Extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was brilliant with a great selection and a cooked breakfast to order. Room was very neat and tidy and beautifully appointed. Definitely recommend this guesthouse

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

Dear debbie e Thank you so much for your review. We loved having you to stay, as we do with all of our guests. I'm so glad you liked your room. My assistants and I work hard to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible by providing everything we can possibly think of to enhance that experience. Our... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our arrival there was no car parking spaces in the road & we had to park a couple of streets away (however the following day we managed to get a space outside the front door & other guests we chatted to managed parking in the road both days). We were given a warm welcome by the proprietor Sue who... More 

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

Hello Nigel D, thank you for your lovely review. I have to admit, I did open it with some trepidation, based on the title. TripAdvisor is the 'Sword of Damocles' for all guest house and B&B owners throughout the world, as a review can make or break a business, especially if they are a new business. The chest of drawers... More 

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