We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    138
    121
    55
    17
    20
See reviews for
54
185
29
18
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (96)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (351)
  • Mar-May only
    (79)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (112)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (94)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (66)
All months
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice hotel. I only stayed for the one night as was doing some diving the next day.I agree that the rooms are a bit dated but the breakfast was decent and the welcome was warm, which given the weather was doubly welcome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swanage, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Purbeck Hotel deserves the accolade of best place in Swanage when it comes to the wonderful building and gardens and also to the friendly staff. But I was very disappointed in the food (dinner), perhaps it was a mistake to eat in the restaurant and the bar meals are better. The menu needs a major overhaul. I endeavour to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for just one night whilst passing through and found everything to be fine.Yes,things are a little tired and dated but that just added to the charm of this grand old building,breakfast was good in the morning and the small bar served a nice pint so what's not to like!! Thanks for a pleasent stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Purbeck Hotel is an interesting Victorian Hotel, quirky and bult like a castle. Louisa Lodge is an annexe at the back in quite nice gardens. It is modern and like perhaps a premier inn. The path from the hotel to the lodge is lined with lavender bushes and the bees love them. The best part of the stay was breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the recent reviews for this place it doesn't seem to have made any changes since I stayed three years ago. I booked in for two nights and was put into the Louisa Lodge. The room was clean but very tired and shabby - in desperate need of a new lease of life. The bathroom was only just acceptable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
346 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I had been to Swanage and it seems a bit like a slightly upmarket seaside resort. This was supposed to be the "best" hotel in the area and I have to say I was not that impressed. The staff were very nice, but it felt all a little bit tired. My room (36 I think) was small and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a great week's stay at this hotel. Infact , we extended our stay for an extra day because we enjoyed it so much. The room was clean and serviced well. Breakfast has improved and tastes great and they even provided me with gluten free bread when I requested it. The hotel staff were all very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Purbeck House which is the older part of the hotel and has more character. It is easy to find in the centre of Swanage with lots of private parking in its pleasant grounds. Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful, both in reception and in the restaurants. The bedroom I stayed in was clean, comfortable and well appointed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Surrey,England
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were booked into the Louisa Lodge suite which is a modern building and quite nice. We had the misfortune of staying the weekend a wedding reception was being held at the hotel and so the doors in the Louisa Lodge were banging all night long. Also the car park was filling up fast so we decided... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 night in July, in a lovely large ground floor room in Louisa Lodge overlooking the garden. I initially booked this hotel because of the large private car park and had no expectations, however I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and tranquility of the surroundings, even though we were in the middle of Swanage.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

99 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (54)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (22)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
0:42
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (45)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Swanage
0.9 mi away
The Pines Hotel
The Pines Hotel
#2 of 6 in Swanage
4.0 of 5 stars 286 reviews
0.8 mi away
Grand Hotel Swanage
Grand Hotel Swanage
#3 of 6 in Swanage
3.5 of 5 stars 611 reviews
4.7 mi away
Mortons House Hotel
Mortons House Hotel
#1 of 2 in Corfe Castle
4.5 of 5 stars 671 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.4 mi away
Hotel du Vin Poole
Hotel du Vin Poole
#3 of 13 in Poole
4.5 of 5 stars 706 reviews
8.4 mi away
The Priory Hotel
The Priory Hotel
#1 of 3 in Wareham
4.5 of 5 stars 217 reviews
0.2 mi away
A Great Escape Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay