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Grand Hotel Swanage
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Salisbury
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31 reviews
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“Great Decision fro New Year”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Made a last minute decision to spend New Year's Eve and NY Day at the Grand. It was really great. Had planned to go of into town to bring in the New Year but ended up staying at the Hotel. Evening meal was fantastic and the mixed crowd were a lot of fun. Entertainment was great and service outstanding. Great job Lndsay and the team. Many thanks Glynne & Ann

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2012

We have often used the Grand to listen to the live music but this is the first time we have stayed there. Overall we were satisfied the only complaint, if you can call it a complaint, was the size of the cooked breakfast portions. Unable to comment on the rest of the food as we ate out in the evenings.

Cracking views from the room and the conservatory.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Room 309 was FANTASTIC, The Views Were FANTASTIC, The Food Was FANTASTIC, The Staff Were FANTASTIC, Everyone was so helpful, kind, happy made New Year 2011/12 one of the best we have ever had, Thanks to Lindsay and her staff, Even The weather Was Good
Maggie & Rob

Room Tip: Views from Room 309 were second to none
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

We found this Hotel delightful, beautiful views over Swanage Bay and Purbeck Hills, Well kept lovely gardens with steps leading down to the beach, The room was basic, but met all our needs, the beds were very comfortable. The staff pleasant and most helpful. The food was very good, we ate in the conservatory, which has the most amazing views. The breakfast was also excellent., with a good choice. We throughly enjoyed our short stay, It is a place of Old Victorian Charm, set in a lovely position.

Room Tip: A sea view would make all the difference to your stay, room 207 on the second floor was lovely.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Stayed here 3 times over the summers. We stayed in the Penthouse apartments that are joined to the hotel. We got to use all the hotel facilities. The apartment has one of the best views from a hotel that I have ever seen! The hotel facilities are average really, indoor pool is ok, but dated. The apartment was amazing though, not seen the hotel rooms but cant image they are amazing as the hotel is looking abit dated.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2011

A superb location with excellent sea views. This hotel is now a little out dated; but then the price reflects this. The rooms where a good size, with comfortable beds with excellent linen. The breakfasts where good quality with a good range to choose from. And the staff where friendly and helpful. The facilities are a little underwhelming, and the rooms décor was tired but clean. The hotel has updated its communal spaces, but need to turn to its rooms, the bathrooms are tiny. But on the whole, it was a nice enough place to stay, but not one to rave about.

Room Tip: Sea view is worth small upgrade and the second floor seemed to have better rooms than the third floo...
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

Special deal through laterooms.com gave us sea views for just £30 per head. A swim, hot tub and sauna after the days hard walking along the coast path, followed by an excellent meal represented good value. We even managed to check the next days weather using a netbook as the hotel included wifi access in the price. The staff were polite and helpful. I would highly recommend it!

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Property: Grand Hotel Swanage
Address: Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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