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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we stay in Swanage we always stay at The Limes. Warm welcome, comfortable rooms and sensational breakfast great ingedients (sausages come from Newbury, because they're the best, and they are !!) perfectly cooked. Convenient for evening walk into town although there is a bit of a hill on the way back !

Thank JT410
Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were 3 adults, a toddler and 2 dogs and we selected The Limes because they accept dogs. We were pleasantly surprised by the standards maintained at this traditional bed & breakfast – no evidence of previous doggy visitors that we could see. It operates on a very practical level with ample room in the conservatory entrance for wet animals,...

Thank Penny Q
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We returned to The Limes again for 3 nights in October. As before, we found the guest house very clean and comfortable, and the hearty breakfasts delicious. We took our dog again, and she fitted in well. (There is a green area a couple of hundred metres further up the hill for late night toilet trips.) Would highly recommend.

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Limes offered a great base to check out the local area and slightly further afield. Lyn and Declan were great hosts and you feel welcomed from the moment you enter. In the heart of Swanage, The Limes is near everything from the beach to restaurants. We parked easily both out the front or the car park at the rear....

Thank Michelle H
Devon, UK
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed two nights here with our dog (pets welcome !). Very welcoming Landlady & well (but not luxurious) appointed rooms. Excellent bathroom, towels etc. Great breakfast. Would certainly recommend, especially for dog owners.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Nice guesthouse in Swanage, very dog-friendly. Clean and comfortable basic yet well-appointed rooms. A few really nice touches here and there. Very good breakfast; we could have been slightly less hurried for our orders but I'd sooner this than the opposite situation, and this by no means spoiled it. The breakfast itself was top-drawer. Nice little bar with good variety...

Thank Ryan L
Central Scotland
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Excellent guest house where your dog is also very welcome. Very comfortable, friendly folk, great breakfast, small bar, lounge. Note, lots of stairs. Car park is tiny, but on road, free parking possible, though may involve a bit of a trek on a steep hill.

Thank loiner2003
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights at The Limes, centrally located on a steep hill. The room was clean, well equipped & comfortable. We both likedthe owner's straight talking hospitality. The breakfasts were lovely and set us up for the day. The parking is a bit limited but the owner does her best to accommodate everyone. An excellent b&b & would happily...

Thank Chloe D
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lyn very kindly managed to fit us in at very short notice. The Limes is a lovely place to stay, extremely clean and welcoming. Rooms are very comfortable with great showers and the breakfast is fabulous (perfect poached eggs thanks) with an extensive selection of items. The owner is friendly and helpful. There is a comfortable sitting room with quite...

Thank LMIL36
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really enjoyed our stay there with our dog.... really dog friendly! Great setting, clean and tidy. Really friendly and a fantastic breakfast!! Library, pool room, bar, parking, conservatory - everything for a really comfortable and enjoyable stay! Thank you Lyn Toby & Donna

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Limes is a friendly, informal twelve-bedroom guesthouse a few minutes walk (up a fairly steep hill) from the beach, town and coastal walks. All rooms (except a couple of singles) are en-suite and some have sea views. There is a cosy licensed bar and a private car park. We welcome families, groups and pets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Limes

Address: 48 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $165 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limes 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Limes Swanage, Dorset
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“Rooms at the front are nice”
JT410, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best thing is to talk to the owners about what you want and what is available and they will do their best to accommodate you.”
  • Sea view from room 5
  • Truman very happy to sleep at the end of our bed
PennyQ27, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 is spacious”
AnnL943, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not 12 & 15”
jessejames17, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lower floor if you are less agile!”
JohnL813, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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