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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely weekend here. Great breakfasts, fruit salad, cereal, cooked breakfast with veggie options,toast. Clean modern rooms with everything you might need, tea/coffee, hairdryer, wine glasses. Little treat in the evening after having been out for the night. Quite location and comfortable beds.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give this property more than five stars I would! The location was ideal, quiet but very close to the town centre - less than 5 mins' walk to Co-Op, train station, bus station and shops, less than 10 mins to the sea front and many restaurants, cafes, etc. Sue is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, and she brings... 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 to stay and I'm so glad you felt at home with us Here's to your next visit to A Great Escape!! More

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the welcome we received from Sue, enhanced by the homely aroma of freshly baking bread to the quality of the rooms left us feeling more than happy with our choice of the many Swanage B&Bs. Very good service in an immaculately kept house. The breakfast was superb and was clearly made with excellent quality local produce and a selection... More

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this delightful B&B. Comfortable beds, spotlessly clean and everything you need including fridge with water and fresh milk. Breakfast was to die for (omelettes were particularly delicious) and delivered with a smile by Ruth. The owner Sue, is a ray of sunshine and very knowledgeable of the local area, with lots of handy tips... 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 your super review of A Great Escape. I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you again. More

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

Sue is very attentive, friendly and welcoming. We were a wedding party of 9 and booked 4 of her rooms. Nothing was too much trouble, and Sue did everything to make sure that we had breakfast on the Saturday morning at convenient times in order to meet our various schedules. The rooms were very well decorated, clean and every little... 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. It was pleasure looking after you all and I'm so glad the weekend went well for you. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our year is to spend time at A Great Escape in Swanage. Sue expects us to treat her house as a home and provides hospitality far exceeding any we have ever experienced anywhere else; we now look upon her as a dear friend. Every detail, from décor and furnishing to the breakfast menu has been... More

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

Hello willnan, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fab review. We always look forward to having you to stay during the Jazz Festival and I'm so pleased the weather was super. Here's to next year!! More

London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying with Sue at the Great Escape for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago and Sue is marvellous. Really welcoming, so helpful and her home is spotless, that's how it feels, like her home and she treats you as a friend as well as an honoured guest. I can't recommend this lovely little... 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 looking after you and I'm so glad you enjoyed Swanage and A Great Escape. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. We loved having you to stay and look forward to your next visit. More

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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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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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