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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were made to feel extremely welcome in this B+B and thoroughly enjoyed our 3- night stay. Nothing was too much trouble. Plentiful drinks in the room and even wine glasses were supplied when the cleaner saw our bottle. A short walk from the pier and town centre, it is very central, a short walk up a steep hill. Parking...

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Susie, thank you so much for taking the time to give Clare House a lovely review. I do hope we will see you again sometime in the future.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Clare House for 2 nights with a friend. The room was clean, light and wonderfully furnished. Mirrors a'plenty and bins exactly where you need them. A fair sized fridge where we stored our Prosecco and Soya milk. A good range of teas and coffees (including decaf') with big china cups. All bathroom facilities efficient modern and classy....

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Betty Lou, thank you for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. it was lovely to have you and your friend to stay with us. I know you love Swanage so I hope to see you both sooner rather than later. Regards Dianne

Berkhamsted
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were made very welcome, lovely quirky dual aspect room, fascinating shape, a real sense of luxury. Helpful advice about where to eat. Good breakfast menu cooked to order. No parking but found free road parking nearby. Central location.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello Patricia, sorry you couldn't stay longer and sample the delights of sunny Swanage, I do hope we will see you both again in the future. Dianne

Ryde
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a great 2 nights at Clare House. Absolutely fantastic. Very friendly hosts, beautiful cooked breakfast. Room excellent and clean. Definitely stay there again if we return to swanage. Parking was tricky but didn't spoil our stay. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Liz, thank you for giving Clare House such a nice review. On street parking can be tricky if you are not used to it. There is a council car park just a block away and you can park there for just £1.00 overnight. I do hope we will see you both again sometime soon.

Reviewed 22 October 2016

My fiancé and I spent three nights here exploring Swanage and the local area and would thoroughly recommend it. The location is excellent (just a couple of minutes' walk from restaurants, pubs and the sea), the food was delicious and the service superb. For example, we happened to want to do some walking and we're immediately provided with maps of...

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a lovely review. I am so glad we were helpful in providing you with information that made your visit more pleasant. I do hope we will see you both soon.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Booked here through Booking .com for a spur of the moment night away,it wasn't the cheapest but we were swayed by the excellent reviews.We were greeted by the very friendly owner who obviously takes great pride in her establishment and has certainly added her personal touch to the decor ! Our room was on the top floor in the loft...

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of Clare House, I am so sorry you felt you had to pre order breakfast, this is not mandatory at all, I do hope I explained that to you, it just helps us get a nice fresh breakfast to you at the time you request, and you do...

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We chose Clare House based on the shining reviews that it receives here on TripAdvisor and my goodness are we glad we did! We stayed over the August Bank Holiday weekend travelling on the Friday and checking out on the Monday. The sun shone (well for most of the weekend anyway) and we had a marvellous time in Swanage and...

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

My goodness, thank you so much for your very full and complimentary review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we so enjoyed your company and I do hope you will come back and see us very soon.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the best weekend away in Swanage enjoying the delicious cooked breakfast from Diane and Alan to give us a great start to the day and walking along the coastal paths enjoying the wonderful scenery. Diane and Alan were a very welcoming couple who made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire stay- the double room with ensuite bathroom...

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Hi Jade, it was a delight to have you both stay with us, Fried Bread, what a treat I am so glad you enjoyed it. I am so glad you had a relaxing time, its reviews like this that make it all so worthwhile. thank you.

Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

if in Swanage try to book in here , Dianne & Alan are great hosts , we'll try for sure to stay here again , the breakfast arrangement are the best we have experienced in bed & breakfast accomodation ,

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

I am so glad we made your special birthday even better, we do strive hard to make our guests as comfortable and happy as we possibly can. Please come back and see us again soon.

leicester
Reviewed 17 October 2016

awesome guest house with a nice touch of class, Dianne and Alan are wonderful hosts and take pride every aspect of your stay . breakfast is one of the bests, the rooms are so clean and well decorated, bed good quality, Swanage town centre right outside the door, if your looking for that perfect stay then this is the place

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Clare_House, Owner at Clare House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give Clare House such a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, I do hope we will see you both soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A home for you while you are away from home in a 5 Star Gold Award Guest House that also boasts a coveted VisitBritain Breakfast Award 3 years in a row. At Clare House we aim to provide you a home from home at the beautiful seaside resort of Swanage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We are less than 200 metres from the award winning beach and the 2012 pier of the year, with town centre restaurants and bars only a few minutes walk. We are also only a few minutes from newly refurbished Durlston Country Park and the stunning clifftop walks. For breakfast we prefer to use Homemade, locally-sourced or Fairtrade produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clare House

Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $147 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clare House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Clare House Swanage, Dorset
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“All rooms I suspect are good. Very close to town centre. (just a minute or 2 on foot) Standard offered is luxury at budget-mid range price”
Mrs Browne, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“larger room on first floor ideal for older guests”
Melkshamkevmoore, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“not suitable if walking is an issue, rooms get hot if sun is out.”
347lawrences, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the road, higher rooms probably have sea views.”
Anionfan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 6 which was sunny and fairly large. I think any room would be quiet (and comfortable).”
E3805OKstever, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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