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Little Gem Guest House

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4 Cecil Road | Dorset, Swanage BH19 1JJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Walsall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not an average 3 star B&B. Lawrie and Wilma are very welcoming and greeted us with the offer of tea. They cook an excellent breakfast with all of the extras you'd expect. Both have time to chat and make recommendations on things to see and do. We stayed for 4 nights in the family room, everywhere is very... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted warmly by Wilma and Lawrie, the cups of tea and biscuits made for us on arrival were especially welcome. Our room was fresh, bright, tastefully decorated and well maintained. The shower worked perfectly, the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was tasty, especially the poached eggs! The B&B is a short walk away from Swanage sea front and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely clean and comfortable room, good breakfast and wilma and laurie are lovely hosts and made myself and my wife very welcome. we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and they recommended a lovely italian restaurant.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wilma & Laurie are absolutely wonderful hosts, who go that extra mile for their customers to make life a little easier. We stayed in the twin room with ensuite, both were spotless, well decorated and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely, as a vegetarian I was well-catered for, as was my meat eating son! Location is perfect too, set in a very... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed at 'The Little Gem' guest house for two nights whilst celebrating my sisters wedding. Wilma and Lawrie were excellent hosts - very kind, welcoming and friendly and they made us feel right at home. The room was bright, airy, very comfortable and spotlessly clean and the bathroom was extremely well presented and clean too. Breakfast was served in... More 

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I came here to stay as a friend was getting married in Swanage, we told the hosts, Wilma and Laurie this and they very helpfully provisionally booked out the whole guesthouse for my friends so this enabled four couples to stay at once. They were extremely accommodating from check in times, organising taxis and breakfast was brilliant. The room we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Welcoming, comfortable and spotlessly clean! A lovely light large family room with en suite, perfect for us and our grandson. Wilma and Laurie wonderful hosts, warm and friendly. Everything we needed was provided, we can find no fault with this B and B. Great night's sleep, then a breakfast fit for a king. Meat only eater and veggie really well... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Little Gem is a lovely, comfortable, clean B&B. Our room had a good sized bathroom with shower and brand-new everything. The windows open to a lovely garden and the room had everything we could need. The best thing about the Little Gem is Wilma & Lawry, the hosts... they are lovely, welcoming folks that made us feel at home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The room was warm, welcoming and spotless clean! It feels like a home away from home. Wilma and Lawrie were friendly, welcoming and goes to the extra mile to make the guest feel comfortable at home. I really had an enjoyable stay with them and will definitely return again if I visit Swanage again

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Decided to take myself off for a few days to Swanage, having never been there before, and booked Little Gem Guest House from seeing it on the Dorset tourism page and reading positive reviews on here. I had a lovely stay - Wilma & Laurie were very warm and welcoming, taking the time to chat and giving me info about... More 

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