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Brisbane ,
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great accommodation for the following reasons; wonderful bed ( we had room 1 on the ground floor ) great location very close to town, free parking ( in the street ), good size room ( we could have 2 open suitcases on the floor ) and lovely balcony, good wi fi and great brekkie. Sue ( the owner... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review of A Great Escape. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your feedback on the wall tiles: this has now been resolved. You are most welcome anytime you are visiting the UK and we hope to see you again in Swanage. Best wishes,... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two night stay at A Great Escape !! free on street parking, 10 mins from sea front/ town centre, Sue couldn't have been more helpful, and very friendly, lovely clean room very comfortable, with a bonus fridge. Excellent large breakfast. We will definitely be back !!

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Thank Karen O
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your super review. We loved having you to stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Sue More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm welcome by landlady Sue who was able to accommodate me as she had a cancellation. Free street parking, a 5-10 minute walk from the beach, and very close to the station The room was absolutely spotless, and well decorated, and contained a comfortable bed, kettle and fridge in which there was some fresh milk, and a large bottle... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for leaving your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I hope we see you again sometime. Best wishes, Sue More 

Warminster
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the best B & B we have stayed in. We had the warmest of welcomes from Sue. The bedroom and all the communal areas were spotless. The breakfast was delicious and you could taste that it was made with quality produce. Sue was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. We would never now stay anywhere else... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, I am so pleased you had a good Birthday weekend in Swanage. Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you again to A Great Escape. Best wishes, Sue More 

Coventry
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have stayed with Sue before at her superb guest house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. Nothing is too much trouble and she always makes you feel very welcome. When ever we stay in Swanage again we will stop here there's no where better.

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Thank ebbyCoventry
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, It was super seeing you again. Thanks very much for your lovely review and please remember: you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! Best wishes, Sue More 

Rayne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Everything about our stay was excellent. The location is within walking distance of Swanage seafront. Our room was wonderful with so many unexpected extras to add to the comfort of our stay, e.g. fridge & toiletries. The breakfast choice was amazing including all the items that our family likes but aren't always on offer at standard B&Bs. The owner, Sue,... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we hope to see you again. Best wishes, Sue More 

Oxford
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I booked a two night stay for us based on reviews and I'm pleased to say that we were not let down. On arrival we were greeted by Sue, who immediately made us very welcome. The room was lovely and clean, as well as well appointed. The massive Super king bed provided plenty of sleeping space, but that did come... More 

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Thank Robert C
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you would like to return and we look forward to looking after you again. Best wishes, Sue More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

What a lovely bed and breakfast, stayed for two nights booking last minute and was lucky to find one room left. Its very nice and clean Sue was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is superb. I would recommend a stay here and will book again

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Thank Paul R
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for the recommendations and for your review. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! Best wishes, Sue More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Arrived to the warmest of welcomes. The host is so nice. Shown to our room which is spotless and everything has been thought of. Free on the road parking and 5 mins walk to the sea front. Local pubs and the high st close by. The breakfast was excellent. Would highly recommend and would definately return for a second visit.

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Thank Asa B
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your fab review. It was pleasure looking after you and we look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Sue More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

As many of the other reviews have stated - what sets this one apart from many is the friendliness of the owner Sue and the other staff working there. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Swanage beach, railway station and town centre. The room was spotless and full of personal touches. WiFi was free and fully functional. The... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you had a good time in Swanage and with us. You will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! Best wishes, Sue More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage, Dorset is a 19th century townhouse offering relaxing accommodation in a central location. We are conveniently placed for all of the sights of Swanage. It's only a 10 minute walk from the house to the award winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway is 5 minutes away. A Great Escape offers a high level of accommodation with en-suite facilities, flat screen televisions with FreeView, silent fridges, safes, hair driers, and refreshment-making facilities. We also include a varied breakfast menu including a full English breakfast using locally sourced produce, or alternatively omelettes, waffles or smoked salmon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Great Escape Guest House

Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $112 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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