- "Stayed in the Panel room at the Town Hall Lodge bed and breakfast. It was lovely clean and modern and had a proper sized comfortable bed with good linen. This was our 2nd visit and it was just as good as the 1st. Owners still excellent with fantastic meals being served again. Beware of the one-way system, so best come in from the coast side then it's just a few hundred yards up the High St. Once you've passed the Floribunda-tea-lounge take a right at the dry cleaners."
- "Perfectly located with handy free parking, this guest house made our short stay in Swanage one to remember. The room was delightful, quality linens and a comfy bed with breakfast just how we like it. Our hosts were charming and ever so helpful with it seems nothing too much trouble. Lovely and fully deserving of our 9/10!"
- "Lyn and Kevin were the perfect hosts at Rivendell, and the location is perfect, just moments from Swanage High Street, train station and beach. Our room was stylish and beautifully equipped. We loved the full Dorset breakfast, cooked to order with a wonderful array of homemade delights. Strongly recommend!"
- "Wonderful weekend at Railway Cottage B&B; Samantha and her family were lovely hosts. We had a great room that was clean and comfortable with all the mod cons. A delicious breakfast basket was delivered each morning to our room to eat at our leisure with pastries, yogurts, preserves, granola, cheese and cold meats, fresh fruit and juices. We would recommend to everyone wanting a relaxing getaway."
- "Brilliant location 5 minutes walk to Swanage train station and 5 minutes walk to the lovely beach. We had a great room with a super comfy bed and the shower was powerful, good toiletries and refreshments. Superb full English breakfast accompanied by cereal, toast, fruit and tasty coffee. Martin was a wonderful host!"
- "If you like old school charm and decor then the Main part of Purbeck House will suit you perfectly, if your after something a bit more modern then you can stay in Louisa Lodge. Whichever you choose the breakfast and service will be brilliant, warm and welcoming. We chose the latter on a B&B tariff. Great value stay with all the charm and modern comforts. Purbeck had a lovely old country house feel to it and if you like your pubs that way, then the Square & Compass in Worth Matravers less than 15 minutes away by car is perfect, with no sign of it being modernised."
- "Alan and Charlene were brilliant hosts at The Rookery, in the perfect location beside Swanage beach and a few minutes walk to the beach. The room was beautiful and had excellent facilities. Could not fault the breakfast it was incredible and so much choice. Durdle Door is just 30 minutes away. We cannot wait to come back!"
- "A lovely place to stay, within walking distance to Swanage beach and town. The owner and staff gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home. Great room that was spacious and well equipped. The breakfast was good with lots of options to suit all tastes. We certainly hope to return in the future."
- "Cant believe the rates in relation to the hotels' facilities. Our stay was way above expectation with our room sumptuous and the buffet breakfast to taste for every palate. We enjoyed our visit to Swanage and will return and recommend to friends & family - thanks to all the staff who were an asset to this charming hotel."
- "Ideally located close to the beach yet quiet and relaxing, professionally run by first class hosts. Bedrooms are immaculate and well equipped, the food at dinner and breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be returning and can recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing time in stylish B&B accommodation."
On England's southern coast lies the Dorset coastal resort of Swanage. Sitting on what is dubbed the 'Jurassic Coast', the town is popular with tourists and holidaymakers and has all the facilities expected of a resort. It is close to Dorset's other famous resorts such as Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. Anyone wanting to visit from Poole can save time and road mileage by taking the car ferry from Sandbanks which leads to Corfe Castle just a few miles further along.
Swanage has a certain quaint charm and is not as brash as many modern day holiday resorts. Its Victorian pier is particularly popular from where it is possible to look across to the Isle of Wight's 'Needles'. Boat trips are also available from the pier. Other attractions include the town's Beach Gardens and Heritage Centre. 'Heritage trails' are also available to allow visitors to see something of the old days gone by. Another way to see something of the area's delightful countryside is to take a run on the Swanage Railway.
The closest professional football club to Swanage is AFC Bournemouth, though non-league football is popular in the area. Being beside the sea it is not surprising that the town has its own diving and sailing clubs. The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club draws local and visiting golfers. Access to Swanage from Bournemouth is by using the renowned Swanage Ferry, a chain link ferry tha crosses the body of water that seperates the peninsula.
As would be expected, tourism makes a major contribution to the towns prosperity. The local Wealden Clay has led to brickworks being established on the town's outskirts. Dorset is a popular place for retirement and there are also nursing and residential homes in the area.
FAQ's about Swanage accommodation
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What B&B's in Swanage take group bookings?
There are several places in Swanage that accept group bookings, wedding parties & events.
How much is it for a B&B in Swanage tonight?
Our best value B&B deal tonight can be found at Louisa Lodge & Purbeck House Hotel from £48 * with 38 rooms and a guest review score of 8.3. * Subject to availability.
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