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Reviewed September 21, 2014

I once turned up in Swanage without having booked a place to stay, and ended up traipsing around the streets for ages looking for somewhere to stay. This time, I decided to book a few days ahead, and be sure of a bed for the night. I told the proprietor, Lyn, that I would be arriving late. She told me...

1Thank Still-On-Tour
Reviewed September 12, 2014

Once again a lovely stay at the Limes. Great breakfast which you can eat in the conservatory if you have a dog. Our room with sea view was spacious & comfortable & also spotlessly clean. A very friendly & welcoming hotel & would definitely recommend.

1Thank balisala
Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights last week in August. Super B&B. Excellent breakfasts, really nice bedroom and comfy bed. Short stroll to town centre restaurants and heritage rail station. Lyn is really friendly and welcoming.

1Thank keithc299
Romsey, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a lovely few days at The Limes. Rooms spacious, well provided, comfortable beds, excellent views. Nice residents' lounge and bar. Breakfast good, and plenty of it. Décor very well kept throughout (oh how we hate tatty hotels!).

1Thank Charlie C
Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a find! My 40th birthday was made extra special with our mini break at The Limes......wine & chocs when we arrived, lovely room with a sea view, rendition of happy birthday & a candle in my scrambled egg on toast on the morning of my birthday! Loved everything about this place......comfy bed, fabulous breakfast, super soft towels, fantastic shower,...

1Thank thedoidges
Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just had 3 enjoyable days at The Limes with our dog. Both Lyn and Declan were very welcoming and made us all feel right at home. Great idea to have a separate area for folks with dogs to eat breakfast away from the other guests. Breakfast was excellent and so was the cosy bar! Thank you for looking after us.

Thank grbh
Steyning, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent B&B - othe wners very welcoming, our room was to a high standard and very clean. Breakfast was super - enough to keep you going all day. Excellent public facilities. Would recommend and stay again in the future.

1Thank John F
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from a very enjoyable bank holiday weekend in Swanage staying at the limes. Very well run establishment. Excellent breakfast served early to fit in with our diving. We had a room overlooking the garden. Not huge but adequate with en suite again adequate. Very clean throughout. We would return.

1Thank Janice F
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just back from a lovely long weekend in Swanage, with the family. This was our second stay at The Limes and won't be our last. The Limes is an excellent place to stay, conveniently located a small stride from the beach and town. The owners run a tight ship and that is reflected in the cleanliness of the rooms and...

1Thank WarrenL787
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fantastically run place. The owners work hard to go the extra mile for their guests. We felt really at home here. Although it is a well kitted out place to bring dogs, the place doesn't smell at all doggy and the rooms are spotless. Loved all the little details... tea and biscuits, fresh milk available all day, little easter eggs...

1Thank LondonKazza
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Limes is a friendly, informal twelve-bedroom guesthouse a few minutes walk (up a fairly steep hill) from the beach, town and coastal walks. All rooms (except a couple of singles) are en-suite and some have sea views. There is a cosy licensed bar and a private car park. We welcome families, groups and pets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Limes

Address: 48 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $115 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limes 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Limes Swanage, Dorset
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Best thing is to talk to the owners about what you want and what is available and they will do their best to accommodate you.”
  • Sea view from room 5
  • Truman very happy to sleep at the end of our bed
 of 5 bubbles PennyQ27, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 is spacious”
 of 5 bubbles AnnL943, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Not 12 & 15”
 of 5 bubbles jessejames17, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lower floor if you are less agile!”
 of 5 bubbles JohnL813, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view is a good 'un”
 of 5 bubbles janesQ2052JT, Apr 22, 2016 | Read review
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