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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guest house is so welcoming. Sue never ceases to amaze me with her added extras. Food is so delicious, accommodation is so lovely and clean. Feels just like we're at home. Thank you Sue for another great stay.

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East Sussex
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in this B&B. Sue was a really friendly and helpful host. Lovely touches in the room such as a noiseless mini fridge with filtered water and a jug of fresh milk. Breakfasts were great and it was an easy walk into town. Would definitely recommend 'A Great Escape' to anyone visiting... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a great break staying at A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage. The room was lovely and spotlessly clean. Sue, the owner, was wonderful and always available if you needed her. The breakfast was individually cooked and delicious, there was no need for lunch. The guesthouse was about 5 mins from the centre of Swanage. The... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good Location well positioned for Swannage Town centre & sea front just a flat ten minute walk. A nice greeting from Sue when we arrived & she even carried my suitcase upstairs as at the time I was struggling with a dodgy Knee. Room bright clean & welcoming, quality bed & bed linen, tv, fridge with bottle of water &... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave your review of A Great Escape. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Sue More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Parking is on road and is first come first served, we had to park around the corner on the first day. That's my only criticism, everything else was above and beyond. From our greeting on arrival to a very thorough brief on the facilities, the owner clearly puts her customers comfort at the top of her priority. Our room was... More 

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Thank Chelt H
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you again to A Great Escape. Best wishes, Sue More 

Brisbane ,
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71 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was great accommodation for the following reasons; wonderful bed ( we had room 1 on the ground floor ) great location very close to town, free parking ( in the street ), good size room ( we could have 2 open suitcases on the floor ) and lovely balcony, good wi fi and great brekkie. Sue ( the owner... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review of A Great Escape. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your feedback on the wall tiles: this has now been resolved. You are most welcome anytime you are visiting the UK and we hope to see you again in Swanage. Best wishes,... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two night stay at A Great Escape !! free on street parking, 10 mins from sea front/ town centre, Sue couldn't have been more helpful, and very friendly, lovely clean room very comfortable, with a bonus fridge. Excellent large breakfast. We will definitely be back !!

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Thank Karen O
Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your super review. We loved having you to stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Sue More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very warm welcome by landlady Sue who was able to accommodate me as she had a cancellation. Free street parking, a 5-10 minute walk from the beach, and very close to the station The room was absolutely spotless, and well decorated, and contained a comfortable bed, kettle and fridge in which there was some fresh milk, and a large bottle... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for leaving your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I hope we see you again sometime. Best wishes, Sue More 

Warminster
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best B & B we have stayed in. We had the warmest of welcomes from Sue. The bedroom and all the communal areas were spotless. The breakfast was delicious and you could taste that it was made with quality produce. Sue was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. We would never now stay anywhere else... More 

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, I am so pleased you had a good Birthday weekend in Swanage. Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you again to A Great Escape. Best wishes, Sue More 

Coventry
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have stayed with Sue before at her superb guest house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. Nothing is too much trouble and she always makes you feel very welcome. When ever we stay in Swanage again we will stop here there's no where better.

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, It was super seeing you again. Thanks very much for your lovely review and please remember: you will always be welcome at A Great Escape!! Best wishes, Sue More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage, Dorset is a 19th century townhouse offering relaxing accommodation in a central location. We are conveniently placed for all of the sights of Swanage. It's only a 10 minute walk from the house to the award winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway is 5 minutes away. A Great Escape offers a high level of accommodation with en-suite facilities, flat screen televisions with FreeView, silent fridges, safes, hair driers, and refreshment-making facilities. We also include a varied breakfast menu including a full English breakfast using locally sourced produce, or alternatively omelettes, waffles or smoked salmon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Great Escape Guest House

Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $117 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Infirm would be better lower floor rooms”
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“Avoid the room at the top in hot weather otherwise all rooms are superb.”
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