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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 #2 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We picked the guest house because of the great reviews but they didn't do it justice.It was spotless w/ modern decor. Short walk frm town. Breakfast was lovely & huge! Sue has put so much love into the guest house and all the extra lovely details, and is a fab hostess who will bend over backwards for you! Will def... More

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

We have just got back from a fantastic wknd in swanage our stay at this bed and breakfast was outstanding sue and her staff couldn't do enough for us and as for breakfast it was amazing so anyone heading down that way should book in with sue for a great time.

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

Hello Keith and Sue, thanks very much for your fab review. It was great having you to stay and hope to see you again in the future, x More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have found a better B&B in Swanage, we would be amazed. Sue welcomed us warmly, checked if we knew the area (yes), or did we need maps (no), told us the breakfast arrangements, and then took us immediately to our delightful room. We literally could not fault the en suite room, with its fridge, hair drier, luxurious bed,... More

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

Hello Fran, thank you for your super review. It was great having you both to stay and I'm so pleased you had a good time. Please remember that you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! x More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good stay with Sue, who is an excellent host. Bedrooms immaculately furnished. Pleasant breakfast room with a good choice. Well situated for walking to all amenities, including local Black Swan pub which is well worth a visit.

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

Hello, it was great having you both to stay and thank you for your review. We hope to look after you again sometime. More

Bexley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from another stay at 'A Great Escape' in Swanage for the 'blues weekend, and it's as good as ever. Sue, the owner is so welcoming and the breakfasts are to die for. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The location is ideal for walking to the town, the beach,the steam train or the Purbeck hills.

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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. I'm so glad you had a good time. We love having you both to stay and look forward to your next visit. More

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent 3 nights at "A Great Escape" for the Swanage Blues Weekend, having read the many excellent reviews. It far exceeded our expectations, and Sue is a wonderful hostess who has thought of everything. We felt immediately at home and especially loved the "Surprise Drawer" where we found a little treat at the end of each day. We are... 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. It was a pleasure having you both to stay and hope to see you again in Swanage in the future. More

South East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you are looking to stay in Swanage, don't hesitate to book this extremely well-run B & B. Sue is a very welcoming host and our room (No.1 on the ground flat with a small terrace outside) was spotlessly clean and well appointed. We were pleased to find fresh milk and filtered water in the small refrigerator in the room.... More

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

Hi Henry, thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Following my courtesy call to you, I am pleased that you were happy with my explanation that we do usually serve fresh fruit but being unhappy with the quality of the fruit available, I did not want to provide sub-standard produce. Many apologies... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Great welcome and we were looked after really well. Very well maintained and clean. Comfy room and great breakfast with lots of choice (toast needed to be darker but this is a personal thing and some like it not so dark). Marmite available!! (also a like/loath choice I know). Nice touch was a little present of sweets each day -... 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 feedback. I'm so glad you had a good time in Swanage and hope to see you again in the future. More

Birmingham, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had a lovely "escape" for 4 nights in this hotel staying in the red room which was very comfortable. Sue was an hospitable host and could advise on where to eat out, places to go (we were there to go walking). Breakfasts were delicious with home made bread. We were able to park in the street with no problems.... More

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

Hello, thanks very much for your lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed Swanage and the surrounding area. You will always be welcome, x More

Bexley
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have just spent two relaxing nights at this bed n breakfast. The room was very comfortable and clean. The welcome was friendly and warm and the amenities were excellent. The lady (Susan) who runs it was always extremely helpful and cooks a wonderful breakfast. I would definitely go back. John

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

Hello, thanks very much for your review. We love having visitors to stay and hope to see you again in the future, x More

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Additional Information about A Great Escape Guest House

Also Known As:
A Great Escape Guest House Swanage, Dorset
Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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