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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad thing to say about this wonderful hotel. We arrived late as traveled down after work which they were very accommodating about and made everything much less stressful for our stay in Swanage. Central location which is easy to walk into town or to the railway station. Very comfortable and enormous bed with everything you need provided in... More 

Thank Herumen I
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

We love visiting Swanage for diving and this is the best B&B to stay at! Always an extremely warm welcome from Lyn, Kevin and Finlay! They will always go the extra mile to make your stay perfect. The guest house is always spotless and the rooms are lovely. Nice clean bathrooms with decent showers, just what you need after diving.... More 

Thank Mary E
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Could not have been better placed for the Blues festival - only a short and pleasant stroll to the many venues. Very welcoming and natural hosts. Time for a chat but not invasive . The room is a little cramped but I think they have plans to extend it which will be good. Altogether a lovely atmosphere and look forward... More 

Thank goatandrat
2 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for a weekend starting with a warm welcome on check in and the room we stayed in was lovely(no.6)it's a quiet place and a short walk to the beach which is a massive advantage.We didn't have breakfast here as we're never up early enough,however I'm sure it would have been spot on as the... More 

Thank Kate A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Kevin and Lyn were very welcoming and friendly hosts. A lovely guest house serving the best breakfast EVER!! Kevin baked fresh cakes and scones too! Great location in easy walk to Swanage seaside and shops.

Thank karenver1
Ruislip, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I had two wonderful nights at Rivendell. Lyn and Kevin were extremely welcome, and the breakfasts were marvellous. It is really well situated for all amenities, and near the rail and bus station. I shall definitely be back!

Thank adbracey2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

The facilities, rooms, friendliness etc are all as praised by other reviewers. We liked the separate lounge where we were able to catch a football match on Sky; but best of all was the quality of the breakfasts; new home made ideas every day, a wide range of options and portions limited only by what you wanted. There is no... More 

Thank Archie443
1 review
Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2016

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.

Thank GrouchyKiwi
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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: $48 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles Mezza79, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Great views of the Parish Church from the front of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles adbracey2016, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in various rooms over the years and all are comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 321shirleyp, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“Book early”
 of 5 bubbles mikepsells, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor have sloping roofs so are quite cosy”
 of 5 bubbles ScottyD1967, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
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