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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clare House is ideally situated for the bars and restaurants of swanage. My wife and I and another couple spent a long weekend here.and had a great time. The premises was clean, the breakfast was good and the service was prompt and friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare house as a great place to stay.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good central location but you need to be fit, parking on very steep hill + all rooms are up some quite steep stairs. Room was spotlessly clean with high quality bathroom and several nice touches- fridge with fresh milk available, sofa and bath robes. Breakfast had to be pre-ordered which is not an issue for us and there was an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, when I booked, I knew there was no parking. We needed up quite someway away, up the hill. Good exercise, anyway. Check in is between 4pm-8pm only, don't bother turning up earlier. Room was nice, although curtains don't block out the light - not that you'll get a lay in, as breakfast is between 8.30 and 9am. Owners seem... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback, but I am not really sure if you were happy or unhappy with your stay with us! But I am sorry if we did not live up to your expectations. I am sorry, also, if we misunderstood your breakfast order, If you had told me it would only have taken a minute to rectify.... More 

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

Thoroughly recommend, Alan and Dianne are perfect hosts, situated very close to the front but up a slightly quieter street away from the night life, spacious top floor room with all necessary facilities in a period house. Great breakfast. Free parking is possible quite near by. Will be back !

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Thank Robin C
Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Robin, that you for taking the time to give Clare House such a glowing review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I do hope we will see you both again sometime. More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We reviewed Clare House prior to our 3 day stay, saw very good reports. We can confirm our stay was absolutely superb. Clean and fresh room, excellent breakfast. Dianne and Alan put in a lot of effort to ensure our stay was, to repeat, absolutely superb.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi John thank you for the kind review, I do hope we will see you both again. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Having stayed here for a few days last year, we decided this time we would stay for a little longer. The hosts Alan and Dianne are 2 of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, they make you feel at home from the moment you check in to the moment you check out, always ready for a chat... More 

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Martin, you are so kind, thank you very much for the lovely review. Please come back again soon. More 

Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stayed two nights, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and well-appointed. Our hosts, Alan & Dianne were delightful -- and very helpful, suggesting places we could visit during our stay. Let me not forget to mention the EXCELLENT breakfast!

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi J&J Thank you for your kind words. Please come back and see us again. More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Second time we have stayed at Clare House. Once again Dianne and Alan very welcoming, accommodation very comfortable and breakfast excellent. We had to make a last minute alteration to our stay and Dianne could not be more helpful. Looking forward to next year's visit......thank you both.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Lynda, it was a delight to look after you both, once again. Look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time staying with Dianne and Alan and enjoyed our visit as much as the first. Accommodation was very clean and tidy. Clare House is situated in an idilic spot close to the town and coast. Breakfast is amazing from pancakes to full English and basically to anything that you like. Nothing too much trouble for Alan... More 

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Thank Paula C
Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Paula, thank you for staying with us again, and for your lovely review. I do hope we will see you both soon. More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We booked rather late, and were fortunate to get the last room at Clare House. We requested an early check in and Alan met us with a warm welcome. Our room was exactly as we had expected. It's a beautiful old building with all mod cons, tastefully fitted and furnished. Nothing was too much trouble at breakfast and breakfast was... More 

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Thank Christine G
Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Christine, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Clare House and Swanage and the whole of Dorset. Please come back soon. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A home for you while you are away from home in a 5 Star Gold Award Guest House that also boasts a coveted VisitBritain Breakfast Award 3 years in a row. At Clare House we aim to provide you a home from home at the beautiful seaside resort of Swanage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We are less than 200 metres from the award winning beach and the 2012 pier of the year, with town centre restaurants and bars only a few minutes walk. We are also only a few minutes from newly refurbished Durlston Country Park and the stunning clifftop walks. For breakfast we prefer to use Homemade, locally-sourced or Fairtrade produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clare House

Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $120 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Clare House Swanage, Dorset
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