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The Rookery

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Overview of The Rookery

The Rookery

3 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
3 Highcliffe Road, Swanage, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBournemouth Beach23 min drive
  • Popular LocationPoole Harbour24 min drive
  • Popular LocationBournemouth International Centre24 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)33 min drive

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About this area


The Rookery is located in Swanage. Bournemouth Beach and Dorset and East Devon Coast reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Oceanarium and Sandbanks Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Poole Stadium or Fitness First Stadium. With kayaking, snorkelling and waterskiing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Swanage Beach - 4 min walk
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 17 min walk
  • Bournemouth Beach - 23 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 24 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Swanage Station - 14 min walk
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 33 min drive


  • Sea Breeze - 10 min walk
  • Fortes Gelateria - 12 min walk
  • Chilled Red - 13 min walk
  • Java Independent Coffee House - 13 min walk
  • The Salt Pig - 13 min walk

About this property

The Rookery

Beach bed & breakfast with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, an outdoor tennis court and free breakfast are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi.
The Rookery offers 8 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 30 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 30 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 30 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 30 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 30 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a find!
Very welcoming and friendly hosts who were very keen to please. Tasteful decor with some interesting and appropriate paintings. Very homely atmosphere and within easy walking distance of the beach and town centre. A good place to return to.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a really nice stay at the Rookery, the staff were really kind and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and you could have as much as you like and was very filling. We had the family room on the top floor, which was two rooms with an a joining door, one twin room and one double, both spacious with their own tv and facilities. The only small downside to the room was the shower, as it was a telephone set on the bath and fit to the bathroom location in the eves unless you were only 4 foot tall you couldn’t get under it, however there was plenty of hot water and the bath didn’t take long to fill. The location was great, a 10 minute walk to the town centre and a two minute walk to the beach, and the best end of the beach as the closer you get to town the more stoned in the sand, all things considered a wonderful place, great hosts and a nice place to stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great B&B in Swanage
In a great spot on a quiet side street. Alan really welcoming and rained friendly and nothing was to much trouble. There is an onsite bar which we did not use but the prices were very reasonable. The room ( number 7) and onsuite looked newly done and to a high standard. Only one chair in the room but there was a dressing table stool. The bed was comfortable and the bedding great quality and pristine. Light does seep in around the door frame from the hall but this was not to much of a bother. We will definitely be returning in the future, highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect stay, friendly hosts. Definitely recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021