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“probably the best B+B i,ve ever stayed at, will definitely go back!”
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Town Hall Lodge
Ranked #13 of 49 Swanage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“probably the best B+B i,ve ever stayed at, will definitely go back!”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

Clive and Judie were fantastic hosts-the breakfast was delicious and cooked to order. The accommodation was spotless with lots of extra touches. The location was ideal-very handy for popping back to accommodate weather changes during the day ! Town Hall Lodge is well worth every penny and we would strongly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed at the Town Hall Lodge on the weekend of the 19/21st August.

this was our second stay here. We were made to feel very welcome, the room was beautifully clean and well presented. The location is brilliant as it is right in the middle of Swanage and easy to reach all the local pubs and restaurants.

Fabulous breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.

our first choice of Bed and Breakfast in Swanage

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

SItuated in the centre of Swanage, but in a quite area. The rooms had everything you needed including a very comfortable big bed. The breakfasts were superb and the owners very helpful.
The only problem was that you had to park your car some distance from the propert.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Lovely room, wonderful welcome and a really good breakfast. The only downsides were having to pay extra (£10) for the breakfast and the lack of a shaving point. However, we were offered tea and cake on arrival.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Judie-Clive, Owner at Town Hall Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2011
Our thanks to Paul for his review. We look forward to his return visit.
To clarify, we usual sell our rooms at a breakfast inclusive rate; but we also offer a (lower) room-only rate through one of our distributors - where Paul found us. Which you are buying is made clear on whichever site you book through, but if you want reassurance or to choose which to book please give us a call and we will take your booking personally.
Three of our ensuites have shaver points; the fourth does not, but a shaving adaptor is provided in the room. I guess we need to make it a bit more visible.
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Nice B&B and immaculate tea rooms in the heart of Swanage. Excellent accommodation and facilities. No parking but street parking on the High Street is safe enough...as long as you move your car before the trafiic wardens start patrolling the next morning!
Very central restaurants, bars and seafront in less than 5 minutes.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed July 12, 2011

Judie and clive have thought of everything to make you comfortable, great breakfast, .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Great food. Rooms modern and very clean. Great location right in the heart of the town 5 minutes from the beach. A couple of watch outs;
i) Pricey - particularly the bunk room which doesn't have a seperate bathroom. Toilet is in a cupboard!
ii) On check out we were informed we had been charged £25 for towel damage. I was then shown a towel with a small fray in it. This was news to us but worth checking your towels on arrival! Surely the steep prices cover some amount of wear and tear even if we had made this tiny hole?

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Judie-Clive, Owner at Town Hall Lodge, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
We thank this guest for their opinions and welcome the oportunity to address our policy on damages.
We hope that our guests will treat our home and the facilities provided to them with care and respect. We have been pleased that the overwhelming majority of our guests do, and it is clearly second nature to them. Accidents happen, we know this and absorb the resultant costs. However where damage is caused by deliberate act or wilful negligence we draw the line.

Our towels are checked every day for cleanliness and replaced if appropriate, we are therefore aware when a towel has been taken from a room; and should it reappear the following day with a finger size hole in it we are aware of that and who is responsible, if not exactly how the damage was done. A finger-sized hole renders a towel unacceptable for use by later guests and therefore in need of replacement. With these towels being only a few month old, fair wear and tear is not a plausible cause.
This was the first occasion when we have felt it appropriate to charge a guest for what we believe was wholly avoidable damage and we charged only the replacement cost, as backed up by documented current pricing information from our supplier.
Should the need arise we shall treat similar situations in a similar manner - but if you have taken the trouble to read this far we doubt you are the sort of person to whom to this is ever likely to apply.
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Additional Information about Town Hall Lodge

Property: Town Hall Lodge
Address: Town Hall Lodge Town Hall Lane, Swanage BH19 1EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Town Hall Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Town Hall Lodge B&B in Swanage provides high-quality accommodation and good food in calm civilized surroundings. Situated centrally, our accommodation in Swanage is only a couple of minutes walk from the beach, restaurants, bars, bus and train station - yet hidden away down a little lane looking out over a courtyard we are at a distance from the bustle of the High Street. We are now an adult-only establishment. ... more   less 
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