Clare House

1 Park Road, Swanage, BH19 2AA, United Kingdom
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A great place to stay

by TripAdvisor Member CharteralleyCyril

This B and B has a perfect location,quiet yet close to Swanage High Street and harbour.It`s only a minute`s walk to the shops,bars and restaurants but in a quiet street however be prepared to be woken up by the dawn chorus of seagulls.You are by the sea after all!
Rooms are of a good size,spotlessly clean,good furnishings and a comfortable bed.We found loads of little extras in the room.In addition to the normal tea(6 varieties), coffee and chocolate`you have a sewing kit,books to read but I assume not to take,all the usual bathroom extras and our room had a mini fridge.We could not have asked for more.
Breakfast is of the very full English variety(far too much!)but very good.
The proprietors and staff are always on hand to help and give advice on such things as good local restaurants,by the way check-in took us all of a minute.
To sum up a very pleasant stay and this B and B is well above the average.
Charter Alley Cyril

Wished we stayed longer!

by TripAdvisor Member alisterbetts

Lovely b&b literally from the seafront. Easy to find on-street parking. Exceptionally comfortable room, disappointed in a way that we didn't have longer to sit and relax, but then we will return in the future.

Top quality breakfast too, the bacon was exceptional! (very important)

Friendly welcome and recomended.

Another great break at Clare House

by TripAdvisor Member GuernseyCatlover

We stayed at Clare House in 2006 and decided to return for a break in May 2008. Once again, it did not disappoint. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and our room was lovely. You can choose from an extensive menu for breakfast and the service is excellent. We really felt at home and will definitely go back again.

The guest house is on a steep hill, so not suitable for the elderly or those with mobility problems but, apart from that, the location is great. It's within easy reach of the town's attractions and there is a pub at the bottom of the hill that does nice food as well as a good Italian restaurant.

Although there is no on-site parking, we always found a space on the road, where parking is free.

All in all, a lovely location for a relaxing break.

Great B&B to stay

by TripAdvisor Member Kirkyberkshire

My husband and I have just returned from a two day break at Clare House in Swanage.

Lovely B&B, very clean,very nicely decorated, local to shops, restaurants and beach. The food was excellant as was the service. You couldn't fault Clare House.

We would definately stay there again.

Wonderful and Welcoming

by TripAdvisor Member TRIKKIBERKSHIRE

We had such a great time last year, that we took my mother and father in law with us this time, as well as two young children. The service was great, one afternoon was raining and so dvds were provided for my son to watch which was a great help. The rooms are as always spotless and wonderfully indivudual which all adds to a great stay.
This place is a must for you visit when in Swanage as I have know been twice and cant wait to go back next year.

Well Done Clare House

A great welcome

by TripAdvisor Member LillieLondon

This is a great place to stay, an interesting building right near the sea front. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and the breakfast was very good, especially the home made bread. The rooms were beautifully presented and very clean. I would thoroughly recommend Clare House to anybody unless they had a disability as it is on a steep hill and there are a lot of stairs in the property.

Excellent Guest House

by TripAdvisor Member OldRedEyes

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a short break or longer holiday in the area. We were part of a group on a wreck diving tour of the South coast and the owner, Dianne, was very helpful when we arrived. making sure we were happy with our rooms. The choice of breakfast was great, including smoked salmon! The rooms were spacious and beds comfortable ( get room 6 it you need two double beds!)
Ont he last day we left early for our last dive and DIanne made us a fantastic pack up- Thanks Dianne!

The only issue we had was not with the hotel but with the lack of parking on the street, but this applioed to all the hotels- so dont let it put you off
Highly recommended

This is an absolutely wonderful place

by TripAdvisor Member angewood

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay from the moment you arrive you feel part of the family. You can come and go as you like. You have a choice of breakfasts, including smoked salmon and eggs as well as many others, including a traditional breakfast. The rooms are always clean and beautifully decorated in calm soothing colours. The location is ideal for both town and easy access to the countryside. Overall, I can not recommend this accommodation more highly.

Great memories

by TripAdvisor Member Melania_8

Since the first minute of our staying at Clare House we felt like we are at home. Our room (and the whole house) was decorated nicely, it seemed that every detail was thought over very carefully. Relaxing atmosphere was supplemented with breakfast. The menu was various though i prefered to eat pancakes as they were really great. Clare House is situated right in the centre of Swanage, so it was very comfortable for us to go to the beach, shops and restaurants.

Simplly Delightful

by TripAdvisor Member NickPolly

I chose Clare House after reading other reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. I wanted to be sure that we would have a nice play to stay as we would be there on the day of my husbands 50th birthday. I was so glad I chose Clare House. It is a very special place to stay and a wonderful experience from the moment you enter through the front door,. You are greeted immediately by a lovely fresh floral aroma and the wonderful decor which manages to combine showroom looks with homeliness and comfort. We chose room 1 which has a unique triangular shape and a beautiful mantelpiece and fireplace. The breakfast was cooked to perfection with options to choose from such as smoked salmon and scrambled egg, pancakes or even a vegetarian full english. There is also freshly baked home made bread on offer. Delicious! We also loved the fact that it is very conveniently located for the town and seafront. Our only regret is that we only booked for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Thankyou Dianne for offering such a warm and hospitable welcome. We will definitely be back so please hold on to the Marmite! Best wishes Polly and Nick


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Address: 1 Park Road, Swanage, BH19 2AA, United Kingdom