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Rivendell Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights at the Rivendell. Kevin and Lyn are warm and friendly hosts. The bedroom and en suite were spacious and well appointed and spotlessly clean. At breakfast time the service was excellent and the choices were exceptional with daily homemade bread, cakes and jams. The location is very close to town, beach and also the heritage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the lady of the house and shown up to our room in a cosy, homely setting. The room was fully equipped to our needs with a lovely grand oak door and exposed brick walls. The bed and breakfast was close to the town centre, merely a short walk. It proved ideal for our... More 

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

Thank you for your review . We always take on board any guest comments , however we are a little confused by the remarks about the mismatched furniture , we have no idea what you mean by this as the room has a matching set of solid pine wardrobe , draws and bedside tables , a pine chair and pine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners are extremely helpful and considerate. They offer a great service with charm and generosity. The rooms are clean, well appointed and comfortable. The breakfast is a broad and high-quality offering. We wont hesitate to book again for a seaside break in Swanage.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was large, and kept clean and tidy. The breakfast was similarly large and good quality, with a wide choice, and kept me going for most of the day. The staff were friendly and approachable. The attention to detail is clear. I arrived by bicycle, and was pleased that I could store it out of the elements and in... More 

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Thank Jon P
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first time to Dorset and a very warm and welcoming place to stay, the standard of the Rivendell is very high the husband and wife team are very welcoming.The bedroom we stayed in was well appointed,the bathroom was spacious and clean. The breakfast was very well presented with fresh bread every morning and a very good selection for the... More 

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Thank David R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We had a great stay at the rivendell.The rooms are spotless with plenty of bathroom accessories.The breakfast was delicious with a superb range on offer.Kevin and Lyn were very friendly and helpful without being too obtrusive and the lady that served breakfast was too.Overall this place was priceless.Thankyou Kevin and Lyn

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Rivendell for three nights and thought it was wonderful. We were warmly welcomed by the proprietor, who was very helpful during our stay. She providing ironing facilities as needed and gave us advice on local taxi companies, we felt well looked after. Even the housekeeper was friendly, asking us each morning about our day... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We have stayed at the Rivendell many times, the last being in 2013. The very high standards have been maintained, the room spotless and the breakfast superb. The homemade scones, bread and jams are just wonderful. We always get a warm welcome from Lyn and Kevin who have become friends over the years. I know we will return again and... More 

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Crayford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We had the great pleasure to stay at the Rivendell over the weekend of 15-17th July. Our room was lovely, breakfast was superb and our welcome was warm yet unobtrusive. My partner left a couple of pieces of clothing which Lyn and Kevin mailed to us the day after our departure. Can't recommend the Rivendell highly enough.

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Thank ianhamiltonqos
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The room was great, beautifully furnished and with everything we needed. And the breakfast is fantastic, with as much as possible being home made. I loved the muesli, granola & pancakes and the cooked breakfast was amazing. It's a great location, with a flat walk into town & nearby parking. Lyn and Kevin are very friendly & helpful. Couldn't have... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Rivendell Guest House in Swanage, Dorset, AA 4*Highly Commended and also have an AA breakfast award, with nine bedrooms, all en suite, full English breakfast, guest lounge with open fire. Our relaxed and friendly Family run guest house is perfectly situated on a level position only 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway. We are also within easy reach of the outstanding Isle of Purbeck and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Your hosts Lyn and Kevin offer a friendly and relaxed stay at Rivendell and we are on hand to offer practical help and advice to ensure you enjoy your time in Swanage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivendell Guest House

Address: 58 Kings Road West | Swanage, Dorset, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $91 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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