0.6 miles from Swanage centre
9.3 Superb
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  • "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."
    Wilda Guest score: 10/10
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240 yards from Swanage centre
8.2 Very Good
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  • "Excellent - exceptional breakfast, comfortable beds and immaculate rooms. Walls were a bit thin and there was some noise but still really cosy relaxing stay. Happily stay at Louisa Lodge if ever staying in or even close to Swanage or Poole area in the near future."
    Paul morton Guest score: 9/10
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0.8 miles from Swanage centre
7.8 Good
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Great Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi Indoor Pool Fitness Room
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  • "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."
    Diane James Guest score: 10/10
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0.9 miles from Swanage centre
8.5 Very Good
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  • "Brilliant time here despite the weather. Breakfast was divine, full English cooked perfectly with lots of it, yummy. Our room was spacious and very comfy with lots of extras that made a nice touch. We will undoubtedly return in the summer for an extended stay. Free WiFi with a good signal. Recommended."
    Barry Gibson Guest score: 10/10
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0.6 miles from Swanage centre
8.3 Very Good
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  • "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."
    Jon&Val Evans Guest score: 10/10
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270 yards from Swanage centre
9.1 Superb
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  • "The building and views were stunning. The communal areas were very comfortable and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean and although containing bunk beds, very comfortable. Probably not for those requiring luxury but full marks from us and superb value for money. Worth considering if on a budget visiting Swanage, most other places seemed to be much more expensive. Good breakfasts, good banter, great rates!"
    Kelvin Guest score: 10/10
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3.4 miles from Swanage centre
8.2 Very Good
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English Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi Pets Welcome Outdoor Pool Tennis Hot Tub
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  • "Second stay at Knoll House and it won’t be our last, staff were lovely and we got to take our dog too! The room was pleasant with everything we could possibly need for a great stay! Loved the breakfast and all the food, and the location is fantastic, walking distance to the town and the beach. We would love to return!"
    Deborah Guest score: 10/10
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0.4 miles from Swanage centre
9.4 Superb
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Hot Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi
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  • "Adorable b&b in the lovely town of Swanage, and walking distance to the centre of town and seafront. Our room was charming, spotless and comfortable. Breakfasts were perfect, cooked to order and catered for my vegetarian diet. We would love to return again, 10 out of 10."
    Gary Guest score: 9/10
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150 yards from Swanage centre
9.0 Fabulous
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Great Breakfast Parking* Free WiFi
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  • "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."
    CarlNBeth Guest score: 10/10
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410 yards from Swanage centre
9.7 Exceptional
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0.6 miles from Swanage centre
9.6 Exceptional
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Cooked Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi
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  • "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!"
    Jame Guest score: 10/10
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0.6 miles from Swanage centre
9.1 Superb
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Free Parking Free WiFi
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  • "Always stay here when working in Swanage, it's consistently good with inviting rooms, outstanding breakfast, free WIFI, parking and excellent service! "
    Lorna Guest score: 9/10
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160 yards from Swanage centre
9.6 Exceptional
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70 yards from Swanage centre
7.0 Pleasant
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English Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi Pets Welcome Pool Table
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  • "Enjoyable weekend at The White Swan with my husband and our dog. We had a lovely room with everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Gorgeous cooked breakfast that was plentiful and well presented. We highly recommend to anyone wanting to take in some fabulous walks in the area."
    Dinah Guest score: 9/10
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0.8 miles from Swanage centre
9.3 Superb
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Great Breakfast Free Parking Free WiFi Pets Welcome Disabled Rooms Fitness Room Sea View
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  • "Naomi and William were fantastic hosts at Bella Vista, 15 minutes walk to the town of Swanage and the beach moments away. Our room was beautiful, well equipped and welcoming with a glorious sea view. Delicious breakfast cooked to order and plentiful. Don’t stay anywhere else in the area!"
    Martha Guest score: 10/10
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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.

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