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Grand Hotel Swanage

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Swanage
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I took a two night weekend break in July this year at the Grand. The idea of staying was driven by a discounted meal offer. Unfortunately the meal was not what it was built up to be, just plain and simple, and the hotel was not much different. The best part of the hotel is its location... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights for a local wedding, but unfortunately cannot recommend it based on our experience. On the bright side, if you are a fan of Agatha Christie, this hotel feels like something out of one of her novels. You could imagine Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple sitting next to you in the Conservatory. It very much... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Has the potential to be a good hotel - nice building/good location etc. BUT...rooms really hot, shower hot then cold then hot then cold (you get the idea), pigeons everywhere, wrong breakfast brought out both mornings we stayed, room v small, curtains see-through so awake at the crack of dawn, no lunch available on one day as they were catering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pool was fabulous I had it to myself every morning! Beautiful location, lovely gardens and easily accesible steps down to beach. Quite pricey but worth it. On the downside rooms very warm even with windows open all night .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, very clean room, comfortable bed, beautiful view of the sea, lovely garden to sit out in. Tasty, freshly cooked breakfast. So what are the buts? The shower was out of the ark (needed considerable time and patience to obtain a decent flow of water at a tolerable temperature) and the general décor is a bit run down.... More

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you like pigeons, they are all over the place really annoying trying to sleep with a dozen on your windowsill, very noisy. Asked to move no, fully booked. Having stayed in many places I have never had to ask for the mattress to be replaced as I had to in this hotel as... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights for a local wedding. Hotel very dated with tired decor but can be sympathetic about this given the costs of renovations. However at £130/night, our non-sea view accommodation was utterly substandard: thin curtains meant a dawn wake-up and the aged bathroom meant poor shower pressure with erratic temperatures. Breakfast was poor with no pastries remaining... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the bubbly receptionist. This is a very warm & cosy hotel with typical Victorian grandeur, hence the name. The downstairs has a lovely feel to it with a comfortable seated bar area and a conservatory with a beautiful view across the bay. The staff are very attentive and helpful. The... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for a birthday party and we were late but the chefs stayed, the service was very friendly and courteous and the food very good....all in all a lovely afternoon in lovely surroundings. Thanks you to all your staff for a memorable event!

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel although a little dated. Lots of older people staying there. Much nicer to eat in the bar/conservatory than restaurant. Great location although lots of steps down to beach if mobility is an issue. Great breakfast choice.

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Address: Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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