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Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
December1959 London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable stay here. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The room although a bit dated, much like the rest of the hotel, was huge and had sea views to three sides. However all was clean and working. The big secret of this hotel is the food in its own restaurant, it is fabulous!. I can't... More

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penzance
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were impressed by the beautiful grounds of the hotel, and the welcome on reception was professional and absolutely first class. The room was clean and comfortable, slightly over priced, but we had booked very late and bagged one of the last rooms available in the immediate area. The building is full of history, the staff are wonderful,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Louise lodge part, very clean and spacious very pleased. Booked the evening meal which was amazing, my husband had the pork belly which was the nicest meal he had ever eaten. The service was amazing the only downside was the somber atmosphere in the dinning room. The breakfast was good but the conservatory is quite tired... More

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Saturday night I came to this hotel for an evening meal. The dining area was an absolutely beautiful gothic room. The food and service was exceptional as was the wine. Speaking as a musician, my issue with this restaurant was the background music. I found it very sober and gloomy and it does dull the atmosphere a tad! However,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Charmingly decrepit hotel and grounds are really nice to wander round but there is nothing to make you want to. Dreadful bar, poor food, poor breakfast, pleasant but slightly directionless staff. Needs a management overhaul and getting a couple of decent chefs and bar to add value to the £200 / night rooms

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel which was once a convent is about 5 minutes from the beech and the town. The main building needs refurbishing although one might say that it has character. We stayed in Louisa Lodge which is a new building where the rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds. All the staff, from reception servicing the rooms, waiters etc were... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed in Louisa Lodge, the room was spacious and comfortable, staff were pleasant, breakfast tasty and plentiful. Will certainly consider staying again. The hotel is well situated for the town, beach and steam railway station.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed here with my daughter for one night and had evening meal in the restaurant which was not that nice and expensive for what it was. Was even served a dessert with half the ingredients missing. Although the waiter apologised I was not offered a refund or even a coffee !! Wouldn't stay again

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Firstly let me say that we didn't actually stay in the accommodation, but we used the services of this hotel. From what we experienced we can recommend the establishment and would consider staying if we returned. We ate in George Burt's Dining Room on a couple of occasions (I have written a separate review). The reception staff were really helpful... More

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Kent
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have stayed here (in Louisa Lodge) for a number of years now when coming to the Swanage Jazz Fesitval. The hotel is in a great location, has lovely grounds and parking is easy. The staff have always been very helpful and friendly but sadly this doesn't make up for the general tiredness of the hotel. But the main bugbear... More

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Additional Information about Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge 3*
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Purbeck Hotel Louisa
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