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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #7 of 47 Swanage B&B and Inns
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Tenerife, Spain
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“Wonderful Bed& Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights . Could not fault anything. Lovely room nicely decorated nice little touches. Only down side was rain so missed out on doing some lovely walks .
Breakfast was amazing lovely fruit homemade cereals massive Dorest Breakfast . The owners were lovely nothing was to much trouble . Highly recommended

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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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StKatelijneWaver, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Very nice B&B, located in a beautiful environment with a lot of wonderfull coast path, beaches and coves to discover. Lynn and Kevin make you welcome and provide a great breakfast (think about the climbing you will have to do :-)). We enjoyed our stay there. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is such a beautiful B&B. Our room was immaculate - clean and very nicely furbished. The owner was very friendly and cooked us a beautiful and filling breakfast. I was very impressed and would definitely book it again, a real gem in Swanage!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've just returned home from a two night break in Swanage - for the excellent Diesel Gala and Beer Festival - and staying at the excellent Rivendell Guest House, a two minute walk from Swanage heritage railway. Not only is the location ideal, but it's also a quiet spot with easy parking. The guesthouse itself is spotlessly clean - Kevin and Lynn have unusually high standards - and the facilities, including a comfortable guest lounge, excellent. Our room, while a little on the small side (but who needs acres of space?), had an excellent ensuite bathroom and very comfortable beds. I slept well for the first time in weeks! The breakfast was superb: homemade sodabread and scones, fresh fruit, an excellent granola, a good vegetarian option - though my friend's full English looked amazing - and efficient with it. Kevin and Lynn are fine hosts: jovial, knowledgeable, flexible. In short, Rivendell offers excellent value and unusually high standards. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Warm and welcoming, spotlessly clean and comfortable, plus an excellent breakfast, make this one of the best B&Bs I've ever had the pleasure of staying at. With a central location close to the Swanage Railway and town centre I would heartily recommend a stay and would certainly make an effort to book again

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Such a fantastic B&B, was so nice to arrive there after a long walk.
The accommodation was perfect and the breakfast was delicious.
Lynn and Kevin are such fantastic hosts who really care about giving their guests the best experience possible.
A real gem! Would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

A very personal and friendly service moulded to our needs. Nothing was too much trouble and the cleanliness and general standards were better than many hotel chains I've stayed at. Easy to recommend and would definitely consider going again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rivendell Guest House

Property: Rivendell Guest House
Address: 58 Kings Road West | Swanage, Dorset, Swanage BH19 1HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Rivendell Guest House in Swanage, Dorset, AA 4*Highly Commended and also have an AA breakfast award, with nine bedrooms, all en suite, full English breakfast, guest lounge with open fire. Our relaxed and friendly Family run guest house is perfectly situated on a level position only 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway. We are also within easy reach of the outstanding Isle of Purbeck and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Your hosts Lyn and Kevin offer a friendly and relaxed stay at Rivendell and we are on hand to offer practical help and advice to ensure you enjoy your time in Swanage. ... more   less 
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