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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 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
DanWally Worthing, United Kingdom
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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This as now become our home when travelling to Swanage. The rooms are huge and very comfortable and the welcome we received both times was fantastic. It was very nice that when we returned Alan recognised us straight away and Dianne, with whom I had been speaking with on the phone, came out to introduce herself. It was just a... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were unusual in that we stayed at Clare House for 2 weeks - two of the most relaxed, comfortable, enjoyable weeks in all our 30 yrs of traveling. The location is perfect and Dianne and Alan are consummate hosts - helpful, warm and friendly and strike the perfect balance between being available and yet creating an ambiance of privacy........... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Sue, thank you for the kind words. Home from home, that is exactly what we strive for at Clare House, we want you to feel as comfortable and you would be in your own home. It was an absolute pleasure to look after you and your lovely husband. I hope you enjoyed the Lake District as much as you... More

Horsham, W. Sussex UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Husband made our 2nd anniversary perfect with Clare House, with handmade chocolates waiting for me when we arrived, then the next day was 'our' day, he arranged with the Landlady to have champagne delivered <3 so romantic!!! Everything was perfect! All the small touches, fruit and herbal teas even hot chocolate and biscuits in the room. The house itself... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Tricia, thank you for reviewing Clare House, your husband was very specific in what he wanted for you, and from our point of view a delight for us to delight you!!! I do hope you will come back and see us again. More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this first class B&B for long weekend. Attractive comfortable room with really nice touches not normally found in Bed and Breakfasts such as individual dressing gowns, range of tea and coffee making , toiletries by White Stuff, and especially the safe in the room for valuables. Lovely view from our room on third floor. The breakfast was one... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Adrian, thank you so much for taking the time to give Clare House, such a lovely review, I do hope we will see you both again, next time you are in Swanage, More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely guest house in beautiful Swanage. Lovely, helpful hosts, great breakfasts, really comfortable rooms and excellently located. I can't recommend more highly and would love to return. A trip on the steam train to Corfe castle was the highlight for us, but Swanage itself is lovely just to hang out in.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Anna for taking the time to review Clare House, it was our pleasure to look after you. We do hope you will come back and see us soon. More

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this very nice guest house in July 2013 visiting from Sweden and our children still refer to this stay when we discuss nice places we have visited. We received a very warm welcome and very comfortable accommodation. The service was extra ordinary and we received one of the best English breakfasts we have ever had. We will... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Martin, you and your family were a delight to have stay with us. Thank you so much for the lovely review. When we are tired and nearing the end of the season, it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job, your review gave us all well needed lift of spirits. I do hope you will... More

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B is well positioned in the centre of town, and we managed to park just up the hill which was great. Our room was comfy with nice touches including dressing gowns, slippers, lovely toiletries and a silent mini-fridge. Diane and Alan have this place running like clockwork, and were very helpful with giving us a bus timetable when asked.... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Carole, thank you for taking the time to give Clare House a nearly perfect review. We can only apologise once again for the problem with the bathroom. Unfortunately on the odd occasion like most B&B's, hotels and in fact homes we sometimes have an unforeseen problem in our bathrooms. Thankfully we were able to resolve the problem immediately by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in Swanage at Clare House. Everything was perfect. Our family room was first class, beautifully decorated and even had a fridge, which we found very helpful,Dianne and Alan were wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were fantastic, they both deserve their breakfast award. We would highly recommend this b&b

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Sue thank you so much for taking the time to give Clare House a review, lovely review. I do hope to see you both again soon. More

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

Stayed from Fri 8 Aug until Sun 10 Aug 2014. I was looking for a romantic weekend away in Swanage - a place that means a lot to my (now) Fiancee and me - in order to propose to her. So the details of the whole weekend were pretty important to me to say the least. After much research I... More

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Matt, I don't know who was more nervous that weekend, you making the proposal or me for trying to set the atmosphere with flowers, champagne chocs etc. I am so glad your lovely lady said "Yes" and the diamond ring was absolutely gorgeous. We look forward to seeing you both in the future for anniversaries etc. More

Surbiton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very pleasant stay with very hospitable hosts.Top breakfasts too! Very hand for the town centre - walking distance.Easy walk to the beach,pubs, restauarants and the Swanage railway. Highly recommended

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Mark it was a delight to have you stay with us I do hope you will come back and see us at Clare House soon. 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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