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“Overlooking the sea in Swanage”
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Island View's spectacular seafront location.
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Island View's spectacular seafront location.
A calm evening's vista. Living room through the porthole.
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27 reviews
Island View's spectacular seafront location.
A calm evening's vista.
Living room through the porthole.
The newly fitted kitchen interior.
Watch the boats from your own personal seat.
Curl up on this settee and see the world go by below you.
Kitchen/Dining area.
Kitchen area.
Double bedroom.
Watch the sunrise from your double bed.
The Attic bedroom.
The Attic bedroom/spiral staircase.
Island View's sunny hallway.
View across the bay to Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks.
View from Attic window along Swanage beach to Ballard Down.
Swanage Stone Pier and Quayside.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Trail9458...
1 review
“Overlooking the sea in Swanage”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

A terrific flat on the sea front in this lovely coastal town. It has a parking space outside the front door and we didn't use the car once during our stay - all shops, restaurants etc are within walking distance.
We stayed on the second floor which meant we got the best views over the sea, which is only 10m in front of the building at high tide.
Ann was very welcoming, and even brought us some towels when we forgot ours.
Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2017
So pleased you enjoyed your stay in my flat "above the sea"....I look forward to welcoming you back before too long!
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Global693...
1 review
“Happy Days”
Reviewed June 21, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Ideally situated for all your needs, no driving everything to hand, weather it's the shops, restaurants, pubs, chip shop, train and bus stations, beach on the doorstep, boat trips, kayak, deckchairs all in walking distance. Best think of all listening to the sea when laying in bed at night time.

Happy days

Steve & family

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2017
Delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay in Swanage so much and were able to relax and explore easily from the flat; hope to be able to welcome you back before too long.
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mrscleans...
Dunmow
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Very Enjoyable Stay”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We found the place very easy and collection of the key was straight forward, when we entered the property it was very clean and well equipped with most things you would need. sunning views out of most the windows so even on a gloomy day it was nice.
the sound of the Sea to wake up and going to sleep too was very relaxing.

the only thing that was lacking was internet connection

will certainly book again.

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Liked best: Locations and Views
Liked least: amount of stairs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2016
Thank you for your kind words and I'm v.glad Island View delivered a great holiday base for you. Swanage has a good number of wifi hotspots, so while it is good to "stay in touch", I do have many returning guests like to have a real break from everyday life!
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pipmunch
leicester
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful - Again!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is our second visit to this beautiful apartment, and it was every bit as perfect as the first time we came.
The location is one of the best in Swanage, and the apartment has everything needed for an amazing stay.
The weather was beautiful all week, which made for an even better stay!
Thank you so much for contributing to a fantastic holiday, making fabulous memories in beautiful Swanage.
See you next year!!

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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
I am delighted that Island View and I have contributed in some small way to making your summer break a success :) Looking forward to seeing you again in 2017.
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Megalev
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent location, lives up to its name”
Reviewed October 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Brilliant, girlfriend booked this for my birthday without me knowing, just directed me on the way there (from Gloucester). Really good homely place, actually did some relaxing which never happens. Ann couldn't have been any more helpful with booking and during the stay, even put some balloons up for me (it was my birthday).

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Liked best: The view, location was perfect
Liked least: Showers a bit old school, nothing to worry about though
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 13, 2015
Absolutely delighted that the "surprise birthday break" worked so well - look forward to seeing you both in Swanage again soon :-)
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Carol R
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed May 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Wonderfully located, comfortable apartment with stunning views. I would thoroughly recommend Island View.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 31, 2015
Delighted you all enjoyed your week in Swanage - look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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pipmunch
leicester
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect location, great apartment, lovely landlady, beautiful Swanage. BRILLIANT!!!!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had a fabulous holiday here. The flat was perfect. The location was brilliant, couldn't have been any better. The place was fully equipped and we wanted for nothing. The beautiful view only added to our brilliant stay. The booking, key collection/drop off was smooth friendly and hassle free. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay on beautiful Swanage!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2014
Thank you for your glowing review of Island View and I'm so pleased that your stay in Swanage gave you all a great holiday. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future.
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