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A Great Escape Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent guest house with all the usual facilities - and many, many more! Host Sue has thought of everything. We were only here for a short birthday break to visit Swanage and Corfe Castle - favourite places from my childhood holidays - there were no guest houses like this in the 1960s !! A lovely welcome and, we would definitely...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Come stay at The Great Escape and meet Sue!!! We enjoyed Sue's hospitality all Easter weekend. We were shown to room 1 where we had our own sweet little balcony. The room was spacious and light. The extra touches in the room like fresh milk & water in the fridge, safe, wine glasses and little yummy treats are so lovely....

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. It was a pleasure looking after you and I hope we see you again. All the best, Sue

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Sue is an excellent host. She is there ready to assist with your every need. We were in Swanage for my brother in laws birthday party at The swanage Railway. We stayed for 2 nights and there were all the special little touches which made it such a special weekend. The breakfast was excellent with Sue seeing to every detail...

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We loved having you to stay - what a fab weekend it was!! See you again? I do hope so and you will always be welcome at A Great Escape. Best wishes, Sue

Great Bedwyn
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our stay at 'A Great Escape House' was kindly booked by our brother-in-law for his 60th birthday weekend. What a find! We arrived to an exceptional welcome by owner Sue and things just got better. Our rooms were light and airy with comfy bed and lovely bedding. Fresh milk (a real bonus) and filtered water in bedroom fridge. Could not...

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your super review. It was a pleasure looking after you all and I'm thrilled that you had a good time in Swanage and with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Sue

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very clean with lots of special little touches like fresh milk and filtered water in the fridge. Nothing was too much trouble for Sue. Would definitely come back and have already recommended to friends. Thanks Sue from The Leckies

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We loved having you to stay and I am thrilled you had a good time in Swanage. See you again I hope. Best wishes, Sue

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Just returned from a fabulous weekend in Swanage. This b&b is really great. Everything has been thought of as well as little extra treats each day. Fridges in room. Nothing is too much trouble for the hostess, Sue. Lovely comfy beds, soft pillows and bedlinen. Location good for town and station but also quiet. One of our party had specific...

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for leaving your super review. It was a pleasure looking after you all and I hope we will see you again. Best wishes, Sue

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a weekend in Swanage staying at the Great Escape. Lovely guest house, spotlessly clean, great comfy bed with lovely bedding. Everything is done for your comfort, and they really think of everything - lots of tea and coffee, fresh milk and filtered water in your own silent fridge and even a sweet treat to enjoy with your...

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Sue S, Manager at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Sue

Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This guest house is so welcoming. Sue never ceases to amaze me with her added extras. Food is so delicious, accommodation is so lovely and clean. Feels just like we're at home. Thank you Sue for another great stay.

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Trudy C, Thank you so much for leaving your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to see you and I look forward to your next visit. All the best, Sue

East Sussex
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in this B&B. Sue was a really friendly and helpful host. Lovely touches in the room such as a noiseless mini fridge with filtered water and a jug of fresh milk. Breakfasts were great and it was an easy walk into town. Would definitely recommend 'A Great Escape' to anyone visiting...

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Sue S, Manager at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello lambtrippers, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and in Swanage. All the best, Sue

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a great break staying at A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage. The room was lovely and spotlessly clean. Sue, the owner, was wonderful and always available if you needed her. The breakfast was individually cooked and delicious, there was no need for lunch. The guesthouse was about 5 mins from the centre of Swanage. The...

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Sue S, Owner at A Great Escape Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Sarah M, Thank you very much for your lovely review of A Great Escape and Swanage. We hope you will pay us another visit in the future. All the best, Sue

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Great Escape Guest House in Swanage, Dorset is a 19th century townhouse offering relaxing accommodation in a central location. We are conveniently placed for all of the sights of Swanage. It's only a 10 minute walk from the house to the award winning Blue Flag beach, and the famous Swanage Steam Railway is 5 minutes away. A Great Escape offers a high level of accommodation with en-suite facilities, flat screen televisions with FreeView, silent fridges, safes, hair driers, and refreshment-making facilities. We also include a varied breakfast menu including a full English breakfast using locally sourced produce, or alternatively omelettes, waffles or smoked salmon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Great Escape Guest House

Address: 6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $143 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Great Escape Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room No.2 on the first floor at the back was perfect. Large and comfortable and very quiet.”
SueA537, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is lovely”
sandrao62, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Quiet location, short walk into town, very handy for train station.”
eddiethecat, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 2 which faced back of house but road quiet anyway. Perfectly afequate for couple”
DisgracefulTraveller, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Infirm would be better lower floor rooms”
KennethW829, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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