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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 #2 of 6 hotels in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Louisa Lodge at the Purbeck House Hotel several times before, so when we planned a long weekend break in Swanage with our Australian friends as part of their European holiday, we had no hesitation in booking 2 rooms in Louisa Lodge. We were in no doubt that they would be as impressed with the hotel as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Purbeck last week. Plus points: • Beautiful old house with an amazing history • Within walking distant of the town, shops, cafes, beach and restaurants • A path on the other side of the road opposite the front entrance that leads straight down to the Swanage Steam Railway • Picturesque gardens • Large... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A lovely old house in a great central location. Staff were very friendly and service was very good. The gardens are nice and the whole place is bigger than i expected. I was in room 15 (way at the top!). A smallish single, with a fantastic view of the sea. The only thing I could fault was the bed, it... More

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North Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The hotel was in a very good location with ample parking. I had a good nights sleep and a very good breakfast in the morning. I would return, however i feel improve the guest experience could be improved if you were upgraded where possible on arrival. I was put in a small single room, when the hotel was nearly empty.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed in Louisa Lodge, the room and service was more than adequate. Very well situated for Swanage centre, which is only a few minutes walk. The hotel is set in some very nice gardens, so plenty of room to wander or sit...depending on weather of course!! The breakfast was fine, usual cold buffet with a good selection of cooked food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Small comfortable room and bed, but ground floor location by the rear entrance is a disastrous location. Far too noisy, so terrible night's sleep. Avoid room 19 and hopefully you will enjoy this lovely place.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights toward the end of a vacation trip to England. We were in Louisa Lodge, on the 1st floor (English), with a small balcony with a view of the sea. Room was large, well appointed, and clean. Although there were certainly other people staying in this part of the hotel, we only heard some people talking when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

nice place to stay for the night, very impressive building but wouldn't recommend the evening meal here. the prawns in the prawn cocktail were tiny and tasteless and the sauce didn't have a good consistency or flavour. the lamb for main was overcooked- it wasn't pink at all and the veg that came with it tasted like they were from... More

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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 House Hotel & Louisa Swanage
Purbeck House Hotel And Louisa Lodge
Purbeck Hotel Louisa
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge Swanage, Dorset

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Welcome to the Purbeck House Hotel, "An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment." Purbeck House Hotel is a family-run hotel steeped in over a century of history. Nestled in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage, close to shopping centre, Pub, Restaurant, this unique family-run hotel combines the atmosphere of a traditional country house with all the amenities of a modern hotel. Steeped in history, the 38 bedrooms are divided between the main house, constructed in 1875, and the newly-built Louisa Lodge (completed in 2003). All of the bedrooms are en suite, Tea/Coffee making facilities, LED HD Flat Screen TV, Iphone Docking Station, Iron and Iron Board, Direct Dial Telephone, Free Broadband WiFi Connection and some have sea or garden views. The hotel has a large car park and is only 300 yards from the sea front and the clean, sandy beaches.This Family howne this Hotel for the last 15 Years ... more   less 
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