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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Wells, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The welcome was friendly and warm, but not intrusive or over the top. My room was a good sized twin room, well laid out and unfussily decorated. Both it and the en-suite shower room were absolutely spotless. The breakfast was excellent, with a wide choice of cereals. I will definitely use Little Gem again and have already recommended it to... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have just spent 3 nights at Little Gem and can honestly say that it lives up its name. Everything about my stay was just perfect and Wilma and Lawrie were excellent hosts. They were very welcoming, took time to sit and talk to me and ensured that everything I needed was catered for. The B and B is in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Family stay for a long weekend at the beginning of November. Rooms all clean and welcoming although Room 3 is on the small side albeit with a large bathroom. Owners very helpful and catered for our dietary needs. Certainly use again

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