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Grand Hotel Swanage

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Swanage is a unique resort ,The Grand stands overlooking the bay with magnificent views. The actual hotel may be a little tired and needs a little T LC but everything about it is good. The food/relaxation in the summer house/staff are excellent/lifts to upper floors if you can't make the stairs/wi.fi at no extra cost/excellent gardens and easy access to...

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed at the grand for 3 nights last week taking advantage of their winter offers. As always the food, service was excellent and rooms very comfortable. My husband and I go back every year as we love staying there. Its always nice to see familiar faces each time we go back and they are always go the extra mile...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Arrived early but our room was ready for us. Fairly standard room but everything we would expect was there including kettle several tea's, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits. comfy bed with two pillows each. room was warm, large wardrobe. Good size television. Bathroom was clean and bright, fresh towels good selection of smellies. There is a very well equipped Gym also...

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Thank patrick r
Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had 3 nights at the Grand, the hotel is very tired and urgently needs some money spent on it. The bed was very, very uncomfortable, I did report this to the staff and was told that they were replacing some beds....... The shower was awful, kept going hot and cold. On the bright side the staff were lovely and...

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4Thank Shona R
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We visited the Grand Hotel Swanage for a long weekend last week to celebrate my parents 70th Wedding Anniversary. Our rooms both had the most fantastic sea view and view across the bay towards the town. The rooms were clean, warm and comfortable as was the rest of the hotel, which had a calm, and friendly atmosphere. All the staff...

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Thank Anne N
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Grand is situated in an elevated position, overlooking Swanage bay, on the eastern edge of the town. It is a 20 minute walk from the town centre, railway and bus station although there is a bus route/stop just 4 mins. from the hotel. Whilst the hotel could do with some modernisation, particularly in the bedrooms which were very clean,,...

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4Thank 121EFES
Farnborough, England
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Last Autumn, 2014, I began looking for a Hotel in the Purbecks to accommodate 48 members of our walking group in September 2015. I found the Grand Hotel on the internet and my husband and I decided to go to have a look at the hotel before making a decision. The hotel itself looked a little tired but the location...

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1Thank Andy_Explorer
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The grand is the only hotel of any Size in Swanage but is sorely in need of a refit. As with other reviews staff are good but the whole place is shabby and not in a chic way. In the conservatory there are broken window catches that have been like that for three years. Overall it needs a decent refit...

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1Thank BluetouchUK
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We booked a short stay with friends, we opted for sea view and evening meal, Having not stayed at this hotel before I had some concerns about food standard, I need not have worried, the food was excellent. at breakfast they cooked what ever we asked for and this was complimented by a good range of cold buffet. Dinner in...

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1Thank Duckman23
London
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I booked a double room at The Grand Hotel Swanage for my husband's birthday at the beginning of September. We had previously been to Swanage and loved it there plus I had made a dinner reservation at The Pig on the Beach as a surprise and wanted somewhere locally to stay. I had read the reviews about the hotel before...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $145 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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