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Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bournemouth, UK
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great 2 night stay. One staff member in particular took great care of us, Dragos. He seemed to be everywhere and nothing was too much trouble. In fact all the staff were very friendly and after chatting to the owner/manager it's clear he really loves this hotel. If you can, try to get room 16 n the main hotel. At...

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twickenham
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It was like going back in time entering this hotel, in a good way. The staff were very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was amazing, comfortable with good facilities. Dinner and breakfast was very nice and as it can be very difficult to get a table at that last minute at most restaurants in Swanage...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice Valentine's Day dinner. This hotel is a very relaxing antidote to busy city life. The staff are attentive and kind . The friendly cat that plays in the garden is really sweet-great asset for the hotel especially for cat lovers. Mark the gardener is still doing a fantastic job bringing the garden back to its Victorian splendor. The hotel...

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Booked a last minute getaway, 4/6 February, stayed in room 10 with the four poster bed, I wouldn't pay extra again for this room as it was right above the kitchen and we were awoken on Sunday morning about 7.30am by a very loud radio being played, we went down to reception and complained and the music stopped, the receptionist...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stunning old building with lots of history we stayed in premium double room which was huge and luxurious would thoroughly recommend it all the staff very friendly and helpful nothing to much trouble very convenient position for town and seafront as well

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Short notice booking, the room was comfortable, clean and warm and had all a traveller needs, tea, coffee, toiletries etc.The breakfast was well cooked and hot and cooked to order, something that is becoming less available these day,s. I opted for the Steak Night special as it was a Thursday night. The steak was cooked as I asked for it...

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Stayed at short notice last weekend for a much-needed break; and got an amazing deal by phoning the hotel. There is ample free parking. The main hotel is a very old house with a fascinating history and many architectural features to admire - if you like that sort of thing, you'll enjoy the surroundings a lot. We stayed in Louisa...

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1Thank Karen L
London
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed here for two nights. Our room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a miracle of compactness! The food was excellent and we ate in both nights. The grounds look as though they would be very pleasant in the summer, sadly it rained pretty solidly during the time we were there, which rather restricted our movements. A nice...

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1Thank tayjers
Lacock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights whilst on a weekend break doing some coastal walking. The hotel was comfortable, well maintained and the staff provided excellent service. Breakfast was first rate and served in the conservatory overlooking the well kept gardens. It's location ensured that we did not need the car all weekend within a 5 min walk of various pubs...

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My wife Sarah and I wanted a weekend away after a full-on month at work after Christmas. We chose well at this fantastic hotel. The room was lovely in the main house. Dinner from the 'bar menu' was as good as some restaurant food we have had. The freshly sourced sea bass, was perfectly cooked and flavoursome blackcurant cheesecake was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Purbeck House Hotel, "An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment." Purbeck House Hotel is a family-run hotel steeped in over a century of history. Nestled in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage, close to shopping centre, Pub, Restaurant, this unique family-run hotel combines the atmosphere of a traditional country house with all the amenities of a modern hotel. Steeped in history, the 38 bedrooms are divided between the main house, constructed in 1875, and the newly-built Louisa Lodge (completed in 2003). All of the bedrooms are en suite, Tea/Coffee making facilities, LED HD Flat Screen TV, Iphone Docking Station, Iron and Iron Board, Direct Dial Telephone, Free Broadband WiFi Connection and some have sea or garden views. The hotel has a large car park and is only 300 yards from the sea front and the clean, sandy beaches.This Family howne this Hotel for the last 15 Years ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: €128 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Purbeck House Hotel And Louisa Lodge
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Swanage
Purbeck Hotel Louisa
Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge Swanage, England
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“Do not have room 4 unless they have included new mattresses & pillows !”
  • Plenty of room. Slight sea view. Good view of garden.
WeeWendy, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“sea view rooms are great”
mariaarpino, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 16. Large double aspect room with stunning views out across Swanage Bay.”
DorzetRob, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 10 is above kitchen and is quite noisy early in morning”
sarahhL6315GA, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Read the reviews before choosing”
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