We really liked this B and B. We booked a larger room with a king bed (room 3) and were really pleased we did. Friends also staying had a smaller room which they found challenging. After many double bed experiences, the luxury of a king bed and a larger bathroom was well worth the bit extra. Breakfast was good too.
Clare House is a 4 Star, Silver Award winning guest house and we aim to provide a home from home at the beautiful seaside …More
The hotel was comfortable and central, and while the en suite looked a little squashed at first glance (shower cubicle in bedroom, only toilet as separate area) it was more than adequate. Incredibly central and convenient. I wasn't on a beach holiday but this hotel is stone's throw away for anyone who is looking for that.
The full breakfasts looked very good. I had to leave early the following day so couldn't take full advantage, but the bacon sandwich whipped up for me (outside breakfast hours) was very tasty!
The only negative point relates to the check-in slot. The restrictive window of time (4-6pm) was a cause for concern on the day. The language of the confirmation e-mail was rather blunt and implied that late check-ins were very unwelcome, and after my travel plans went slightly awry this caused me unnecessary stress. The owners accommodated a later check-in but given the weight of traffic on all routes approaching Swanage I couldn't wholeheartedly recommend that anyone try to pop down for a weekend break here unless they could take the whole day for travel on Friday.
We chose the hotel as part of a Dorset Mini-Break. Converted in the 1930's from a Convent, the hotel retained many of its Victorian/Edwardian features: tiled floors, high ceilings, wide wooden doors and staircase. Combined bedroom, en suite and sitting area enormous by today's standards. Lovely view of the sea over the rooftops. Copious Breakfast.
Chris from London
The Purbeck House & Louisa Lodge nestle in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage. They combine the atmosphere of a …More
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