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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were looking for a BB central to Swanage and came across the Oxford House. The owner Robin took our provisional booking over the phone and was extremely helpful with our queries as to what the area was like etc. Upon arrival we were greeted by Robin who was very pleasant and welcoming and later we met his wife Janis...

Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights as a short get away to the seaside (Monday 20th June - Thursday 23rd June 2016). Welcome was warm and friendly and the room was ready sooner than we were expecting. Janis dealt with us mainly and was always happy to help with things to do. Breakfast was lovely and filling. I was 30 weeks...

Thank Katie H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Recently we stayed at Oxford House BB in Central Swanage for a short Family Holiday. Though we had enjoyed our stay in Swanage, we would not stay at this BB again. We found that the proprietors were Snobbish towards their guests & at Breakfast time never made an appearance to see if you had slept well or to check if...

Thank Steve M
JanisC749, Owner at The Oxford House, responded to this review

We're sorry you and your family were unhappy staying with us at Oxford House. The large bucket was actually put in our laundry room and not outside because of the rain, as the smell in the bedroom was horrendous. The rules and regulations I presume you're referring to was information about the wi fi, medical help, restaurants (menus), offer of...

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed here in June from Thursday until Sunday. We found the property very clean, the owners Robin and Janis very pleasant and obliging, especially with my wife's medication, so thank you Janice for that. The breakfast was spot on with cereal fruit juice, full English with a choice of something else if required. The property is in a great...

Thank kimmi3dog
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed last weekend, room was clean and tidy, with a sea view. We took a bottle of wine on our first night, the next day there was two crystal glasses waiting for us next to the coffee and tea...nice touch :) Staff really friendly, had full English every day..lovely! Really informative about where to go, spent...

1Thank Lou J
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Amazingly good value for money for Swanage B and B. Room was lovely everything we would need for a long sunny weekend in Sawnage. The room was bright and airy very clean and bathroom was lovely even had towel rail on to warm the towels. The finishing touches were very much appreciated for example having shared a bottle of Merlot...

2Thank vickyhall66
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Oxford House is perfectly situated ,just a short walk into the centre of town,room was ideal for the two of us ,very clean,comfy bed , shower a bit small but ok,upon arrival we asked for a recommended restaurant,straight away Janice was on the phone trying to get us a reservation in a highly rated restaurant ,unfortunately it was fully booked...

2Thank garywyatt24
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Good place to stop, room had a view of the Harbour over the roof tops. The shower was a little on the small size. Room clean, bed comfortable, WiFi a bit slow possibly because we were in the top most room. Full English breakfast served in the morning was excellent, nice crispy bacon. Plenty of coffee and tea. Cereals and...

Thank Joanne M
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We just spent the Easter bank holiday weekend at the oxford house. Our room was very clean with a lovely sea view. Nothing was to much for Robin and Janice and the tips for our walks were brilliant. We will see you again next time we are in Swanage.

Thank Silke O
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were provided with everything you could reasonably expect at a B & B. The room was small (as advertised) but had adequate storage and en suite shower/toilet. Full English breakfast was well cooked. The proprietors were friendly and hospitable. We bought a bottle of wine and the next day two wine glasses appeared when the room was cleaned ,...

Thank alanl726

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located Guest House for the beach, walks, shops and restaurants and there are sea views from bedrooms on the second floor. A full English breakfast is offered together with fruit, cereal and yoghurt. We also cater for special diets.Wi Fi is available throughout.The bedrooms have TV,tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Heating is individually controlled. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oxford House

Address: 5 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $42 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed at the top of the house which was very quiet and we had a small, but lovely view across the bay from our window.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want a shower let Janice know when booking”
 of 5 bubbles kimmi3dog, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the back of the hotel may be quieter at night!”
 of 5 bubbles JohnBoy582, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“if possible try to get room 6 this room has a great sea view .”
 of 5 bubbles 841johnf, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Top floor sea view... worth the climb on the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles Shahira, 7 Jan 2013 | Read review
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