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Grand Hotel Swanage

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Swanage
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal location for special celebrations. Very attractive lounge and dining room with spectacular views overlooking well-kept gardens and the beautiful bay. The Manager was extremely helpful in planning the event and she, together with her staff, provided a first-rate service. The menu for the reception worked out very well and was much appreciated by guests. The location has the added... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions were that the hotel had seen better days and certainly our room 107, although very clean and tidy, could have done with a bit of updating and refurbishment. The furniture was old and marked and the chairs very worn. The bathroom was also very dated and the shower took an age to get the temperature right. However, these... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed recently in the Grand Hotel it was indeed grand with excellent views of the bay. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to stay in Swanage it's only a short walk to the beach great shops and restraunts and plenty of things to do

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was grand about 100 years ago. The views of the sea was spectacular, we found the staff unhelpful, when asked where we could park, we were told on the full car park, or in the street which had double yellow lines everywhere. We requested no duvets on the beds before booking the room, only a sheet and blanket,... More

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

Although this time our stay at The Grand was only for a short break, we really enjoyed the experience. Staff very friendly and efficient, especially Irene the Restaurant manager, who was an absolute Gem !!! (Diamond) The rooms were very clean and tidy, but we stayed in the middle of a mini heat wave and found the rooms very warm.... More

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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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