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Grand Hotel Swanage

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

The staff at the hotel went out of their way to be helpful throughout our stay and we were made to feel very welcome. Service was always efficient, smiling and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

My daughter and I spent 3 days here just before Xmas 2014, and a friend and I in April 2015, I love this hotel, nothing is too much trouble from any staff member, the rooms each time were perfect, the food first class, and the staff really friendly, I can't wait to come again, and what a perfect location. Indoor...

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife and I stayed for four nights at this amazing hotel. The rooms were large and clean with outstanding views over the bay. The bar meals were very good value and the restaurant was first class again with amazing views and the evening meals were excellent. Breakfast again was first class . I can't say anything negative about this...

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Thank Keith B
Swanage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Lovely afternoon tea, looking out over Swanage Bay. Very good value and lovely quality food. Good range of sandwiches and cakes and scones were delicous. Bone china crockery would of made the experience exceptional.

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Thank 851gill
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Having met a couple on the sea front the day before who said it's an experience to have coffee at the Grand Hotel, we decided to do just that. We'd never heard about this hotel before. Lovely service and stunning views over the bay to the town. We had a look at the Grand's dinner menu and next time we're...

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1Thank Monica W
Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment. We have a wonderful selection of coffees from around the world and I am pleased that you were able to sample one of these. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to us.

Reviewed 9 May 2015

We stayed at the grand for one night only, but I wish it had been longer. The hotel was super, we had a sea view room which was worth every penny. The view across the bay was absolutely amazing! Our room was spacious and comfortable, the food was good and the staff were friendly and cheerful. Not a bad word...

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1Thank Jenny1011
Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Great review, thank you.. We never tier of our wonderful location and very much look forward to welcoming you back again with us.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015

The hotel is in such a stunning position and makes the most of it. The staff are all friendly and more then welcome to help at any time. The hotel is clean and well kept, we had a room with a sea view and couldn't of been happier. Cant wait to go again.

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3Thank Nicki N Mark L
Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Great review, thank you.. We never tier of our wonderful location and very much look forward to welcoming you back again with us.

Old Basing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Have nothing negative to say about this hotel at all. It is a lovely old building and people should appreciate this. We had an amazing sea view. The staff were lovely. The food was very nice. Used the spa and enjoyed that. Everything about the stay was great and we would visit again. Had a great time.

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for an excellent review and as valued guests we look forward to your return visit to us. I will pass your comments onto the team.

Devizes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Very enjoyable stay. Food was excellent and staff were superb and could not do enough for you. As previously mentioned by reviewers, the room was a little tired and could do with a refit. That said, it was spotlessly clean.

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2Thank Jane W
Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Great review, thank you - I will pass your comments onto the team and we look forward to welcoming you back.

London, England
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We stayed here for our third time May 2015. The hotel is grand but now dated. It is very comfortable although the bathroom needs updating. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast choice is very good with food cooked to order. The view is great over Swanage bay. There are steps down to the beach. There is also...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review which has been seen by the team. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again with us soon.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Cabin
The Cabin
Cuisines: British, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Swanage

Address: Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $154 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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