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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   58 Kings Rd W, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #4 of 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful B&B, tidy, clean, lovely decor, nice en suite with great use of space. Very friendly and polite owners. Superb location with a 5 minute walk to the town and water and a short drive to neighbouring villages. Highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night - lovely property, great welcome from the owners. Convenient location, close to station and shops. The room was small (single) but had everything you need and more. Great shower and comfortable bed. Will certainly stay again. Thanks!

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

We stayed 1 night at the Rivendell but could have stayed more, we were moving on quickly to poole. The location could not have been bettter for the swanage railway for Corfe castle,ask for room at the back and you can here the whistles from the steam trains, well decorated rooms and communication from Kevin the propriotor was excellent. Very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming and helpful lovely place spotlessly clean and lots of little thoughtful touches in the room like a towel to use if your a spray tan addict and a great idea, a bottle opener! The breakfast was really top notch, couldn't fault it and so much choice the full breakfast was Huge my husband said its one of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A comfortable B&B near the centre of Swanage - handy for railway/bus stations with street parking available close by. The friendly owners maintain a high standard of cleanliness etc and cook a good breakfast to order - what's not to like ?

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I have just returned from 2 nights at Rivendell Guest House. We had a fantastic stay with Lyn and Kevin who were fab Hosts. Our room was clean and very comfortable with lots of tea, coffee and biscuits. The bathroom was small but very clean and a great shower. The beds were extremely comfortable with plenty of... More

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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The room was very clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. Kevin and Lyn were very friendly and welcoming and have gone the extra mile to make sure that their guests are happy. We'd certainly come back again without hesitation.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lyn and Kevin are always committed to providing the best possible service they can, This includes excellent homemade food with locally sourced ingredients and a clean, comfortable and welcoming environment in the beautiful town of Swanage! Excellent value for money too! What more can you ask for? We use their services regularly for business and pleasure and would highly recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stayed here for the Jazz Festival (3rd time). Warm welcome, great location and wonderful breakfast, as usual. We've already pencilled our names in for next year, as many seem to do. Recommended (if you can get in!).

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rivendell is a great place to stay. Its easy walking from the sea front and features nice, bright, recently modernized rooms. Kevin was a great host and saw to our needs. Breakfast was excellent - including many home made breads and jams. Rooms very nice with bright, simple decor and modern art. Parking is a little tricky, but we always... More

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Address: 58 Kings Rd W, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Guest House 4*
Also Known As:
Rivendell Guest House Swanage, Dorset

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Welcome to Rivendell Guest House in Swanage, Dorset, AA 4*Highly Commended and also have an AA breakfast award, with nine bedrooms, all en suite, full English breakfast, guest lounge with open fire. Our relaxed and friendly Family run guest house is perfectly situated on a level position only 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway. We are also within easy reach of the outstanding Isle of Purbeck and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Your hosts Lyn and Kevin offer a friendly and relaxed stay at Rivendell and we are on hand to offer practical help and advice to ensure you enjoy your time in Swanage. ... more   less 
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