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Clare House

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having booked into Clare House for the weekend l was a bit wary of what to expect, very good reviews on Tripadvisor but it's a seaside B&B!!! I was in Swanage for a photography course & Ray there to relax, perfect mix except for the rain. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortably and very welcome. The building is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night on a last-minute mini-holiday. Greeted by Dianne who showed us to our room and explained all we needed to know. Room was the 'small double' but was ample and had everything we needed. Very comfortable, clean and well presented. Fantastic breakfast options and was delicious. Served by the very attentive Alan. All in all a... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Clare House from 11th to 13th April 2014 and it was absolutely lovely. Spotlessly clean and we were greeted warmly by Alan who wasted no time in making us feel very welcome and advised us of places to go to eat in the evening and places of interest round and about. The food was fantastic and well... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alan and Diana made us most welcome. The house has an interesting history. We took advice about where to eat which turned out well. The rooms was comfortable and the breakfast first class. We just stayed the one night but managed a train to Corfe with a walk back via Old Harry, a walk from Langton Maltravers via Durlston to... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Swanage for one night and had the pleasure of staying at this lovely B&B. We had a gorgeous room in a stunning location. The Owners we brilliant. Very warm, helpful and welcoming. They were able to let us know which places were good to eat and also gave us a lot of information about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Recently booked at short notice a weekend in Swanage, a town I've not visited before, so was shooting in the dark accommodation wise. Definitely hit the target with Clare House. Beautiful building, inside and out, and fantastic welcome from Alan & Dianne, taking the trouble to learn our names etc and advise where possible. Our room - no. 4 I... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Steve thank you for your kind words, Alan and I much appreciate your review. I hope you received the CD's and we hope you will come and visit us again at Clare House the next time you are back in the UK. More

Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is the second time my husband & i have stopped at Clare House with Dianne, unfortunately we yet have to meet Alan. We go with friends & take over the guest house, for the blues festive in october. The Location is perfect for us, right in the middle of town, as most of us are 70 plus!! You always... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Jenny thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review You and your friends were, as always a delight to have stay with us at Clare House, and I look forward to seeing you all again next year at Blues in October 2014. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was my first visit to Swanage and was made to feel very welcome by Dianne and Alan. First class hospitality, immaculate clean fresh rooms and a wonderful hearty breakfast with a huge selection from fruit to home cooked breakfasts to a wide variety of teas, made this stay even more enjoyable. Good quality furnishings throughout. I loved the breakfast... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Paula, thank you for the lovely review, and thank you for choosing Clare House, for your first holiday as a woman travelling alone. We are glad we made you feel at home, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband sometime next year. More

Macclesfield, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed at Clare House with friends for the Swanage Blues Festival and our stay was absolutely fantastic. Location faultless, rooms spotless (thank you Gorgeous Karen), bed dreamily comfortable (guess a lot of money was invested on top of the range mattresses) and the sheets were crisp, a good weight, and smelt lovely. As for The Breakfasts....... All I can say... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Thank you Maureen for the fabulous review, I am so glad you enjoyed your first Blues Festival in Swanage, I look forward to seeing you and Roger next year for Blues. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Diane is a fabulous host and greeted us with a very warm welcome. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there's everything you need to enjoy your stay. The breakfasts are truely out of this world. It is really convenient for everything in the centre of town. We have stayed here a couple of times now and we'll defintiely be... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Jo, thank you for the lovely review and thank you for introducing your friends to Clare House. The Blues Festival was great and you were so lucky with the weather. Look forward to seeing you all next year. More

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Additional Information about Clare House

Also Known As:
Clare House Hotel Swanage
Clare House Hotel
Clare House Swanage, Dorset
Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home for you while you are away from home in a 5 Star Gold Award Guest House that also boasts a coveted VisitBritain Breakfast Award 3 years in a row. At Clare House we aim to provide you a home from home at the beautiful seaside resort of Swanage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We are less than 200 metres from the award winning beach and the 2012 pier of the year, with town centre restaurants and bars only a few minutes walk. We are also only a few minutes from newly refurbished Durlston Country Park and the stunning clifftop walks. For breakfast we prefer to use Homemade, locally-sourced or Fairtrade produce. ... more   less 
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