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Clare House

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
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Ranked #2 of 54 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderballs London, United Kingdom
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't usually bother writing reviews however having read a recent negative post I felt the need to set the record straight. The property is exceptionally well maintained and located in a very convenient central position. There is a Long stay car park a couple of minutes walk away however there is able on-street parking if you are lucky enough... More

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

Purbeck is one of my favourite places to walk and Clare House is one of my favourite B&Bs. The rooms are all different but they are all beautifully appointed and as comfortable as you could wish. Excellent breakfast! Alan and Dianne are really welcoming and helpful. I shall certainly be back.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first guest house we've been to in years and can't imagine they come much better. The room was well aired, clean and impressively presented - the attention to detail was excellent (soundless fridge with water a first). Great walks close by and the town centre a few minutes walk. Street parking up the hill but fine. Alan and Dianne... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

We are delighted you were so happy with your quick stopover with us. Thank you for taking the time to review Clare House and I do hope you will come back and see us again. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a night and wished we could have stayed longer. The attention to detail was superb, everything was considered from digital clock to bath robes. The local touches in the room such as lovely pictures of Swanage added to the ambience, we really couldn't fault anything! The bed(and pillows!) were so comfortable, breakfast was brilliant, you can have... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Slyvie, thank you very much for writing a lovely review for Clare House, you and Gez were lovely guests and were a delight to have stay with us. I do hope you will come back and see us soon. More

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights and it really is everything you want and need from a guest house. Bedrooms have been modernised and are spotless!! Location is prefect for exploring the town. Breakfast was superb with a great choice but feel the dining room and reception area could do with an modernising but maybe this is next on the list... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Bridget, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for Clare House. Our dining room and reception area was re-decorated at the beginning of the year, but unfortunately the traditional style we have chosen to match a 140 year old building, we appreciate may not be to your taste. I do hope we will see you... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful b and b located in the centre of Swanage. The rooms are of a high standard, very comfortable bed and my Nan even got fresh milk for her coffee. The breakfast was superb, a massive choice and beautifully cooked full English. Everything was clean and the attention to detail was lovely and everything that you would need and... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for writing a lovely review for Clare House. Your Nan was an absolute delight. I do hope you can all come back and see us again, sometime in the future. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely warm welcome, a charming room with character. A super breakfast, full English and salmon and scrambled eggs cooked very well. Diane and Alan providing great service throughout our stay. A perfect seaside B and B experience.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Rob, thank you so much for taking the time to write about Clare House, I am glad you had a lovely time with us and I do hope we will see you both again. More

hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights at this lovely B & B. Made to feel very welcome on arrival. Room extremely comfortable and clean. Central location just minutes from beach and local shops, restuarants etc. The breakfast room is equal to any first class hotel and breakfasts were superb with such a choice - all credit to Dianne and her assistants.... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Ursula, thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you had a lovely time with us at Clare House and Swanage. I look forward to your next visit. More

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

We really enjoyed the stay here fantastic accommodation great atmosphere and made very welcome. . The breakfast well too much especially after eating the homemade bread Thank you We will be returning in the autumn Paul & Mandy

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Paul & Mandy, thank you so much for your review, that is what we strive to be - your home from home. No rules, no regulations. We want you to be comfortable and get the best service we can give to help you relax and enjoy your time in Swanage, See you both in the Autumn. More

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

As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcomed by Diane. The room was excellent and all our needs where catered for. Breakfast was brilliant with plenty of options to choose from, and made ready for your arrival at the table. Very easy walk to town from this location as well.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Ashley TWO breakfasts!! Thank you so much for writing a lovely review for Clare House, I do hope we will see you and your lovely lady again. More

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Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
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Clare House Swanage, Dorset

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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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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