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Clare House

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1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
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Ranked #3 of 56 Swanage B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful house with fantastic hosts greeting us on arrival. The bedroom itself was very spacious and the bed was lovely and comfortable we both had a great nights sleep. The breakfast was delicious, especially the homemade bread baked that morning. I recommend this place to anyone wanting a superb stay in Swanage with a few meters walk from the... More 

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

Arrived at Clare House to a friendly greeting from the lovely Diane, room was a perfect size, very well stocked and the whole place spotless. Lovely touch with the gowns and slippers provided. The bed was extremely comfortable, and breakfast was so tasty (definately have the eggs benedict) and with so much choice - only wish I had tried Diane's... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Kerry, thank you for your kind words. You and your hubby were a delight for me and my staff to look after please, please come again. More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high hopes of Clare House as it was a 5* and the reviews were raving about the breakfast. Location was great and everything else was very much OK. On street parking wasn't ideal as we ended up parking quite a way UP the hill. Room was nice but seemed very cramped as soon as you put a holdall... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Helen, I am so very sorry we were a disappointment to you. The room you booked online is our smallest room, but it is a standard double, most of our rooms are larger the standard size (We only have 6). The house is over 100 years old and each room is a different size and shape, which make it... More 

Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful home! We wished we had longer at Clare House. The bedrooms and ensuites were spotless, with everything we needed provided, and they were BIG, which was important to us because we had so much luggage. The breakfast room was decorated and furnished beautifully, with lovely crockery and all the bits and pieces to make it all feel... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, and thank you so much for your little gifts. I will think of you when I look at the little koala. Good luck looking for more Enid Blyton memorabilia. More 

Somersham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay at Clare House comfy bed,great breakfast ,the little extras also make a difference ,personal Robes & slippers and mini fridge .Clare House is in a great location close to all the amenities. Dianne and all the staff are so helpful and friendly , highly recommend.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi David, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. hopefully we will see you again. More 

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

The room was really nice with great en-suite bathroom and lots of nice touches, including the rubber ducks in the bathroom, robes and slippers. The breakfast was very tasty and Diane was friendly and helpful and went out of her way to arrange a continental breakfast for us on the Sunday morning when we were leaving at the crack of... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank you for taking the time to give Clare House a review. Glad you enjoyed the croissants, and I hope you made it in good time for the 2nd Wedding of your weekend. Hopefully we will see you both sometime in the future. More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Swanage and first time staying at Clare House. On our final day we didn't want to leave (there is something about Swanage that just captures you!) so started planning our return visit which included Clare House as our place to stay......without hesitation. Our room (including bathroom) was immaculate. The bed was the most comfortable... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Audrey, thank you for taking the time to review Clare House and Swanage, you and your fab Finlay were a delight for Karen and I to look after. We look forward to seeing you both again in August. More 

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

Another very happy stay at Clare House. Can't praise Dianne and Alan highly enough. Clare House is spotlessly clean, the rooms are very comfortable with every need provided. So many choices are available at breakfast ,all beautifully cooked by Dianne. Karen is so helpful and hard working. Everyone is very friendly. Clare House is very close to the beach and... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi M&M as usual you were a delight for the staff and I to look after. Thank you for taking the time to write Clare House a review. Looking forward to seeing you both next year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from our seventh annual visit to Clare House, in Swanage. Had a great stay, as usual, with wonderful service from Dianne/Karen/Lyn. A great room with a first-class, comfortable, lovely, big bed and magnificent decor and furnishings. A spotless, well-appointed luxury bathroom, with all the amenities, plus thick, fluffy towels and terry robes and slippers. Great breakfast, which we... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Returners, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it is so appreciated. Jazz Weekend is a bit noisy but as you return year after year, it can't be that bad, and the Festival makes it such a fabulous weekend to visit Swanage. More 

Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always stay at Clare House in Swanage (about 15 years, mainly for the Jazz fest, a very lively weekend in Swanage). Very elegant furnishings, comfortable bedrooms, well appointed. Breakfast room light and airy. Excellent breakfasts with all tastes catered for. Diane and Allan and staff cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasurable one.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi J&J, as always an absolute delight to have you both stay with us for Jazz, looking, thank you for the kind review. We look forward to guests like you two. More 

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