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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I stayed at this hotel with my family and 2 dogs over easter weekend and had a lovely experience. The staff were very friendly, allowing the dogs to come into the reception/lounge area and they also catered to our every need. There is a table tennis table in the games area that closes at around 8 each night (earlier on...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and very much look forward to your return visit to us.

Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Had a 2 night stay here at the end of March, we have visited Swanage may times but the first time we had stayed here. You could not ask for a better location over looking the bay, stunning views and I am sure this is why their prices are what they are. We were on the 3rd floor and the...

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband and I have been visiting Swanage for many years with our children and now it's our time! We have just arrived home to Northamptonshire following an excellent Easter break at the Grand hotel and we wanted to share our lovely break with other Swanage lovers. This was the second time we have visited the grand for a long...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

The you for your excellent comments which I will certainly pass onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The Grand Hotel was obviously very grand in its heyday. Now it's tired and needs an uplift but it still retains the Victorian atmosphere and it would be a shame to change this quirkiness. It is excellently located for probably the most stunning views in Swanage over the bay which you get in the dining area. The beach is easily...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is important to us. Our rooms do vary slightly in shape and size due to the nature of the building. We have put in place a refurbishment program over the next 18 months. We do hope that on your return visit you will be able to see some of these changes.

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We are currently on our 2nd day of a wowcher deal, we have enjoyed this break at this very welcoming hotel, yes it's a little outdated but for the cost it's a great deal.. its warm, clean, staff are very polite and helpful..breakfast is gorgeous. We tried the restaurant last night, a little expensive, advise people to eat from the...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We have just implemented some changes to our Breakfast menu which has been received very well, with our Honey which is now supplied from our local Bee Keeper... We look forward to your return visit to us.

Reviewed 31 March 2015

Had a woucher for the Grand and was very pleased with our stay clean well appointed room really good breakfast and friendly pleasant staff only issue was with the parking which wasnt good at all . Older style hotel but none the worse for that and we will be coming again

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Excellent review, thank you from the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again with us.

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The hotel may have been grand in the 20's but no longer I'm afraid - rather tired. The staff seemed uninterested and aloof. We stayed on a deal and had 1 evening meal included which was really not good and not value for money. We had a meal in the town on the 2nd night (The Mowlem) which was far...

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am concerned to hear your comments which we take very seriously. I would like the opportunity to speak with you and wondered if you could contact me directly..

Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2015

My husband and I are frequent visitors to the grand hotel, taking advantage of the super winter breaks they advertise. The food is excellent and all staff are very friendly and enjoy a good laugh with you but most of all will do everything they possibly can to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We hope to go more often.

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Excellent review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again with us soon.

southampton
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Likeable old hotel with friendly staff and good food . The rooms and decor are distinctly Spartan against modern trendy examples, the beds not made for six footers, but the view and atmosphere is spot on .

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Lindsay B, General Manager at Grand Hotel Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we certainly have magnificent views and I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us, we look forward to your return visit to us.

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Positive points include very friendly and helpful staff who did their best to make you feel welcome. The dining room staff were very helpful and keen to oblige. We had booked a sea view room and it is worth paying that bit extra for the excellent views across the bay. And the room itself was a fair size, at least...

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Thank you for your comments which are valuable to us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay again with us and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Cabin
The Cabin
Cuisines: British, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Swanage

Address: Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: €101 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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