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The Limes
Ranked #10 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Everything you want”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We are staying for the last 14 years in the Limes and have never been disappointed. This year we
will stay for 2 nights over the new year with our daughter, son in law, granddaughter and their springer spaniel.
The proprietors, Lyn and Declan, are the perfect hosts and always make us very welcome, including the dog.
Declans breakfast is something to remember!!!
Over the years the two of them have become friends and, we look forward to seeing them again.

The most magic place IN SWANAGE! If not the south coast of England.

Room Tip: Try and get a room to the front and you have a fantastic view over Swanage Bay.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have just returned from a 2 night stay with Lyn and Declan at The Limes. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom. There was no evidence of doggie smells/stains/hair even though this is a well known 'dog friendly' establishment. Breakfast was delicious we were offered a traditional 'full english' or a variation of and I cannot praise the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast enough. There was also a good selection of fresh fruit and cereal on offer. There was a lounge area with some lovely large leather chairs with ample reading material available to borrow and a pool table if the weather let you down and a small but well stocked bar which was open in the evenings. Lyn and Declan were excellent hosts, being very attentive without being intrusive. I felt that we were staying with friends. If only they could do something about the steep hill up to The Limes from town it would be perfect!! We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We have just had an extremely pleasant stay at The Limes curtesy of Lyn and Declan. Made to feel very welcome, comfortable room, perfect breakfast and best of all......"They love dogs!!!!!!" Hurrah!!!!!Our only negative was that we did not stay longer......we will be back!

Stayed October 2013
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We booked in at the limes for a 4 day break in April, and as we have a small dog we were looking for a pet friendly B&B, we found our room at the front of the hotel very clean and spacious , and we had a good view down the road to the sea , breakfast was great and Lynn was very quick to cook and serve breakfast , it was lovely to stay this time of year as there wasn't many people about , and we could go on the beach with the dog and he loved it .i would recommend this B &B no problem.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our first visit to a hotel with our two dogs and we were really nervous but we we loved it! Our welcome was great and the room spotless - you would never know any dogs had ever been in the rooms. Lynne gave us and our boys a lovely welcome and the advice on where we could go with the dogs was very welcome. We would be very happy to recommend The Limes to anyone with or without dogs. Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Limes a few weeks ago and had a lovely time in Swanage. The room was large, comfortable and clean with a nice modern en-suite bathroom.

The service was friendly and welcoming and the breakfast was spot on!

I have to say that the WiFi signal was VERY poor and I really struggled to access the web properly and this was a bit of a disappointment. However, that might not bother you?! The only other minor grumble (cause it didn't bother me that much!) was that they were a bit disorganised at breakfast and although the breakfast itself was good, the service was a bit of a mess!

Price wise it was slightly steep at just under a ton for a double room (en suite) but that's the way it is in this country!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room - or a family room!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here during our walk along the Jurassic Coast. The whole place is well maintained and feels fresh and well run. Friendly reception, clean and well equipped rooms with good shower and an excellent breakfast. This was excellent value for money and was probably the best place we stayed at during our week long walk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Limes

Property: The Limes
Address: 48 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limes 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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The Limes Swanage, Dorset

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