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Grand Hotel Swanage

Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an old building, which has a lot of character. We had a room on the third floor with a sea view. The room was clean and comfortable. The food in the restaurant and conservatory was very good, however at breakfast time, it was not a coordinated service. There was only one person taking the orders which slowed things... More 

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Dorchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly I must say that I am not a serial moaner, in fact I have written almost two hundered reviews on this site and this is only the third time I have given a "terrible" rating. I have written two previous glowing "excellent" reviews for here one being so good that I received a response from the management saying "what... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we have just returned from a 5 night break at The Grand hotel and I have to say we enjoyed very much. The room we had 103 had a superb sea view and also had it's own little balcony, the room was a nice size and was cleaned every day to a high standard. The hotel has a plunge pool... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights here for a mini honeymoon in July. A beautiful location over looking the sea! The staff were all lovely and very friendly. Our room was comfortable, clean, had everything we needed and overlooked the sea. Breakfast was very nice and all the staff were there making sure we had everything we would like. We had one... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night to attend a family event nearby. All the staff we met were friendly and welcoming. The room was spacious and the bathroom good quality but a bit dated and in need of renovating. However the view from the room (207) was wonderful. Breakfast was in a pleasant airy dining room and was quickly and efficiently... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lack of staff mean you can not order bar stacks ( including a sandwich) without having preordered the night before, you can not use the pool and gym before 9 am and you can not check out before 7am. The breakfast is painful as too few staff means the service is slow and poor although the restaurant is empty! ALL... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for afternoon tea on a Friday afternoon. On arrival we were shown into the conservatory to a reserved table. We were immediately taken by the amazing view over Swanage Bay on a lovely sunny afternoon. The service was prompt and efficient. We were impressed by the attentiveness of the staff, politely greeting us on arrival and throughout the... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just celebrated our son’s wedding at The Grand Hotel last week I can highly recommend the Grand Hotel as a wedding venue. We were lucky with the lovely sunny weather and the setting with the garden overlooking the sea was outstanding – a view hard to beat. Lindsay the general manager at the hotel was exceptional in her planning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a generic, bland hotel, this may not be for you. If however, you like a hotel with character, charm, individuality and a fantastic view, the Grand Hotel will fit the bill. Some of the other, negative reviews are unfair in our opinion. This hotel is an old building with the quirks that come with such... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea in the conservatory on a wet afternoon. The service was very good and the views were amazing even with the rain clouds. We were advised there would be a small wait as it was prepared to order

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