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Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
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86 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful hotel with character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Booked this hotel as a last minute short break in March. What a a great find. ! Booked direct with the hotel and stayed in the newer part of the hotel called Louisa Lodge, in room 40. Fantastic huge room with view of the sea and coastline seen through a lovely floor to celing big square bay window. Hotel gardens were gorgeous and lots of interesting garden statues/ornaments dotted around. Hotel staff were really helpful and made our stay relaxing and comfortable. The breakfast was served in the large conservatory and the menu was great, something for everyone. Cooked breakfast which was lovely and the continental selection was well laid out and was self service. We would really recommend this hotel and will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were given a free upgrade to give us the best located room for is to be within baby monitor range of the bar. The room was huge and the service and food we had were excellent. As with many of these stunning old hotels the interior is a bit dated, but I have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was our third visit in 3 years and we hope to return next year. It is all we ask for, and probably more. The menu is excellent and devised by chef Maric. It is vary varied and the food is always delicious. Nothing is too much trouble. The head waiter is Damien and he too is excellent as are all the waiting staff.

Our room this time was in Louisa Lodge and was very comfortable, warm and well equipped as well as spacious and quiet.

I am particularly interested in the hotel's history and find the new coloured booklet very informative.

See you again next February.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somerset, UK
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102 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

An characterful old country house hotel in the centre of Swanage, with a large car park and attractive garden. Helpful staff, decent restaurant and bar, and a short walk from town centre cafes and shops (and the beach). I stayed in the modern annexe which is clean, comfortable and fairly roomy, if a bit functional. It's also very quiet as it's set back in the property's grounds. The only downside was that the bed was quite hard.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We recently stayed at the Louisa Lodge & Purbeck House Hotel for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is in a great location on the hill in Swanage and is close to the local pubs, restaurants and cafes whilst being very quiet. The gardens are lovely and I imagine a great place to relax in the summer.

Our room had all the modern conveniences needed and was simmply furnished. The family room was large and clean. The staff were also really friendly and attentive - and even helped send a shirt back to me after I left it there by mistake. A full cooked breakfast was also available every morning. A great base for our stay and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

My son and I visited Swanage and stayed at the Purbeck House, we were allocated to Louisa Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was modern and spacious with everything we needed, including TV, internet access, comfortable beds and selection of drinks. The hotel itself is a very grand old building and despite being a 3 star does seem deserving of more. The next morning we enjoyed a fairly leisurely breakfast before venturing out. Despite us only staying for one night we were able to leave the car in the hotel car park until we were ready to leave in late afternoon. Lovely hotel, very friendly service, couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was a lovely character hotel, the staff were friendly & accomodating. We spent two nights here during a stormy/rainy February weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Although we didnt experience the resteraunt during our stay - breakfast was nicely cooked and there was plenty of choice on offer!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

Property: Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
Address: 91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Purbeck House Hotel, "An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment." Purbeck House Hotel is a family-run hotel steeped in over a century of history. Nestled in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage, close to shopping centre, Pub, Restaurant, this unique family-run hotel combines the atmosphere of a traditional country house with all the amenities of a modern hotel. Steeped in history, the 38 bedrooms are divided between the main house, constructed in 1875, and the newly-built Louisa Lodge (completed in 2003). All of the bedrooms are en suite, Tea/Coffee making facilities, LED HD Flat Screen TV, Iphone Docking Station, Iron and Iron Board, Direct Dial Telephone, Free Broadband WiFi Connection and some have sea or garden views. The hotel has a large car park and is only 300 yards from the sea front and the clean, sandy beaches.This Family howne this Hotel for the last 15 Years ... more   less 
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Purbeck House Hotel And Louisa Lodge
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