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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 56 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014
Nick1953 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a two night break at Clare House having chosen it solely on the basis on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Could it really be that good? Yes, it could! Dianne gave us a lovely welcome and her team looked after us beautifully. The top floor room was impeccable for cleanliness and quality. We had a standard room... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fantastic bed & breakfast guest house! you will not find a more friendly or spotless place in swanage. Diana is very understanding & tries very hard to cater for all your needs, nothing is to much trouble for her or her girls. This was our third stay at clare house. Every year nine of us visit for the blues festival... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, thank you so much, you and your friends are a delight which we look forward to now ,every year. it is like having friends to stay for the weekend. Friends that pay!!!! How lucky are we. More 

east mids
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We always get a warm welcome from Alan/ Dianne /Karen rooms always immaculate great central location in the town close to the pier restaurants pubs etc short walk to the steam railway easy to understand menus which allow you to book your breakfast at a time to suit. would always be our first choice in Swanage.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Lairdy, thank you for giving Clare House another review, it is always a delight to see you and your friends at Blues Weekend. Roll on next year. More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

This was a very late booking for us and I booked based on the reviews on here. I was not disappointed. The welcome we received was lovely, we were shown to our rooms and everything was explained to us. I loved that we could book or breakfast time, and food, the night before - thus Nant we knew what we... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Fiona thank you for giving Clare House such a lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we will see you all again sometime. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful B&B in Swanage. We were able to walk into town and then out to the pier. Our hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. When they knew we were interested in doing some walks out to Old Harrys Rocks they leant us lots of books and other reading material about other walks in this area as... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi you lovely Aussies, it was a delight having you stay with us and I do hope if you are ever down our way again you will come and see us. More 

England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were recommended this place by another 5* B&B which was full, so although we'd read the reviews and seen the website, you're never quite sure until you get there. Well, the welcome was great, the room was lovely and the location perfect. We wanted somewhere central when visiting for the Blues Festival - we'd stayed at places which were... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, thank you for the review, I am afraid we have tried a bigger bed in that room but the shape of the room won't allow a bigger bed. That is why the room is a standard room and the price reflects this. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The B&B was initially booked for the previous week-end but circumstances made us change our dates and reduce our stay from 3 nights to just 1. We were so pleased we were able to make it even for 1 night as it proved to be a little gem. We were given a very warm reception and shown to our very... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi thank you for staying with us at Clare House, I know it was a bit touch and go!!! I hope you enjoyed your time with us, and will come back sometime in the future. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We recently stayed for 2 nights at Clare house. We received a Overly warm welcome and felt very at home on arrival. The room was beautiful, warm, clean with a very very comfortable bed. The room has everything you need including tea and coffee and a mini fridge with milk and water. We were given a menu to hand in... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, thank you for writing a lovely review, I am so glad you stayed with us, and I do hope we will see you both again soon. More 

Havant
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is our fourth stay. Lovely clean rooms and perfect start to the day with breakfast, lots of choice and nicely presented. Diane is so welcoming. Great location to, just minutes from town centre and beach.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Pat, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I do so hope we are as good now as we were the first time you stayed. Hope to see you both soon. More 

Loughborough
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed for a few nights in early September,it was our third visit and it ticks every box for us.Very clean rooms,a great breakfast very friendly Hosts.The position of Clare House is spot on ! a two minute walk to the centre of Swanage with a choice of restaurants , we had a cracking stay and look forward to seeing... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Steve, I am so glad we ticked all the boxes for you, we do try hard, I do hope will will see you both again sometime. 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*
Number of rooms: 6
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