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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
  • 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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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Swanage and we couldn't have picked a nicer place to stay. We are a family of 4 with 2 boys aged 12 and 9 so finding accommodation can often be a challenge. The location is ideal with the high street and beach a 5 min walk away, and we were lucky enough to have... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in twin room 9 on the last floor. Unfortunately this was not ideal as we travelled as a couple, however we did book quite late and were lucky to find a space here! Nevertheless, the room was quite comfortable and furnished with taste, the en-suite shower hot and powerful, beds comfy. Lyn was very kind in providing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place, excellent location and fab owners... Had such a lovely stay.. Would not hesitate to go back or recommend ... Room spotless, bed comfy and plenty of tea and coffee on hand.. Only 2 min walk to High Street so perfectly situated.. (ps. Breakfast - AWESOME ).

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a 2 night stay at this highly rated property in Swanage. On first contacting the proprietors, I was impressed with the warm and pleasant voice on the other end of the phone. Lyn made me feel that my enquiry was welcome and important. On arrival we were shown into this lovely victorian (?) property full of architectural... More 

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Rivendell58, Owner at Rivendell Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you again soon , it was a pleasure to chat to you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lyn and Kevin have put a lot of thought, care and and many special touches to running the Rivendell Guest House. Centrally located in Swanage with free parking outside, it was a great location to explore the town and beach without ever using the car. You can also walk to the station to take the steam train to Corfe Castle... More 

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Rivendell. A lovely 1904 guesthouse situated in a great location a short walk from the centre of Swanage. Our stay was in a delightful room with a king size bed. The Rivendell has retained lots of its period features and has been decorated beautifully. Our room had an ensuite bathroom with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for my boyfriends birthday for 1 night. Really friendly, helpful people - they also did a lovely birthday candle, decorations at breakfast lovely touch. Very close to beach, town centre. Brilliant breakfast - my other half loves a full English and this was top rate. The American pancakes and proper buffet in addition were a huge amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both my wife and I wholeheartedly recommend this guest house to any one wishing to visit Swanage. Both Kevin and Lyn make you feel part of the extended family :). Our room was very clean, spacious and welcoming. The breakfast menu is superbly cooked, masses to choose from and very filling. Would we recommend this guest house to friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely accomodation and very friendly reception. Extremely helpful. We stayed for 2 nights with an 8 week old baby and nothing was too much trouble. Easy walking distance to the town and sea front. Would definately stay there again and will reccomend to friends and family.

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