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Town Hall Lodge

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Town Hall Lodge

Town Hall Lodge

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
Town Hall Lane, Swanage, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSwanage Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurlston Country Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSwanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt13 min walk
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)58 min drive

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About this area


Located in Swanage, Town Hall Lodge is near a train station and near the beach. Sandbanks Beach is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Swanage Beach and Bournemouth Beach. The Square and Oceanarium are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Swanage Beach - 4 min walk
  • Swanage Pier - 8 min walk
  • Durlston Country Park - 12 min walk
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 13 min walk
  • Great Globe - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Swanage Station - 3 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 60 min drive


  • Java Independent Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Chilled Red - 3 min walk
  • The Fish Plaice - 3 min walk
  • Beavers - 3 min walk
  • La Trattoria - 3 min walk

About this property

Town Hall Lodge

4-star, adults-only bed & breakfast, walk to Swanage Beach
Along with express check-in, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has express check-out and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, Egyptian cotton sheets and Smart TVs with Netflix. Electric kettles and showers are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Town Hall Lodge offers 4 forms of accommodation. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Smart televisions come with Netflix.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking within 164 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • Renovated entire property – January 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Netflix
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in fee: GBP 25
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 6 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside reception hours must contact the property in advance to make special arrangements.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: GBP 25

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Town Hall Lodge B&B
Town Hall Lodge B&B Swanage
Town Hall Swanage
Town Hall Lodge Swanage, Dorset
Town Hall Lodge Swanage
Town Hall Lodge
Town Hall Lodge Swanage
Town Hall Lodge Bed & breakfast
Town Hall Lodge Bed & breakfast Swanage

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A very disappointing place to stay - did not live up to the promised 4* quality (more like 2*) or comments other people left. 1) There are steep and narrow stairs as all the rooms are on the upper floor 2) Room 3 was small and cramped. Not big enough to open a normal suitcase on the floor area around the bed. It is multi level with a raised tiled area instead of a bathroom (yes there is NO bathroom). The toilet is up another step so 3 levels to deal with in this room - not very safe at night or nice. 3) The shower in the bedroom and the clear door opens into the bed area. 4) The toilet is tiny, sit on the loo and your head is in the sink. 4) The quality of room is basic. No table or desk - you have to use the window sill. Tiles on the floor are ugly, look grubby and are cracked. No hairdryer. A barely adequate sized TV. The only thing that was "nice" were the towels. The final thing that really made the stay unpleasant was the fact that the owner didn't provide any shower gel or shampoo. On calling to request some I was informed that "the government has instructed us to remove them due to corona virus" - total garbage. After some discussion it was admitted that cleaning the bottles was too much work and "IT IS ALL ABOUT COST". Wiping a bottle of shampoo takes seconds with santiser, they have to do that on all other surfaces like handles, taps, light switches anyway. It is a pathetic excuse like providing NO BREAKFAST -- very poor value and NOT RECOMMENDED
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in August for two nights once the heat wave had broken (days were highs of about 21') but the room itself remained very warm. We had the window open but it didn't cool down that much. Room itself was beautifully decorated and very pleasant. Comfortable bed and lovely bedding. Shower was decent (no toileteries due to covid). Unfortunately the tap water isn't drinking water but they left lots of carafes on the landing for you to take to your room so this wasn't a huge issue. Currently not offering breakfasts or the ability to leave your luggage due to covid. Overall we were pleased with our stay but it did feel a bit pricey, I suppose it was high season but .. If I wanted to be in Swanage would probably stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was full of character and inviting. The people that run the guest house were friendly and welcoming, and very knowledgable of the area. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty and we would happily return at a later date. Tucked away and quiet despite being in the middle of town. Clean room and comfy bed meant we had a lovely night's sleep too!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
brilliant accomodation, lovely central location and wonderful breakfasts
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All of it was very good. Staff were pleasant and so was the hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019