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Rivendell Guest House

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58 Kings Rd West | Swanage, Dorset, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rivendell is a lovely B&B, well positioned for walking in the Purbeck Hills. Lyn and Kevin are warm, welcoming hosts and extremely accommodating. Their breakfasts are superb with some wonderful homemade touches (Irish soda bread, granola). Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 2 teenage kids and I enjoyed very much our 5 nights stay at Rivendell. Lyn and Kevin and all their staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcomed. Breakfast was fantastic, especially the scotch pancake and something we look forward to every morning. Very conveniently located near to shops, the beach and the train and... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the Rivendell to be very welcoming, the hosts were warm and friendly. The guest house itself was lovely, and the breakfast was fantastic. Lots of home made touches which made it very special. We would definitively recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you would expect from a guest house. Good size room a super shower. Nice touch with coffee making in your room. Breakfast was worth getting up for. From frush juice to good old english fry up. Made to feel welcome from arrival to depature. Would book again when in dorset. Only draw back was no off street parking but... More 

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

We had a lovely stay at the Rivendell. We had a long weekend and this was the first time that we'd been away with our 8 week old so wasn't quite sure how it was going to pan out. As it turns out, we had nothing to worry about as the hosts, Lyn and Kevin so accommodating to us and... More 

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

I stayed here with 3 friends on a long weekend diving trip, and would thoroughly recommend it. The owners Lyn and Kevin are extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The guest house is a traditional Victorian type building that has been sympathetically restored. The rooms and public areas were spotlessly clean, and equipped with all modern amenities.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to stay. My husband and I stayed for a week and honestly we cannot find anything to fault. upon arrival the weather was shocking pouring with rain; so we rang to ask if we could just leave our cases at the B&B until our rooms were ready as we had to pick up our remaining... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted a bed to crash in to avoid driving home after a days diving. While this was the only place with a free room it was brilliant! Made very welcome, the house is amazing, the room was very nice with awesome shower (though I'd lose the loop thing the shower hose goes through). Sat down in the lounge and watched... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must recommend the Rivendell guest house . Really great hosts, the house is beautiful, really lovely comfortable and spotlessly clean room. The full English breakfast really is amazing, black and white pudding totally delicious. Will definitely be coming back. Is in my opinion the best we have stayed in at swanage. Thankyou Kevin and Lyn. Michelle and Ron x

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in June on a last minute break. Rivendell is in a very good location, close to the station and less than 5 mins walk to the sea front. The double room on the first floor was very comfortable and really nicely decorated. The breakfasts were first class: there is a good range of cold food... More 

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