Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Chris from London

Hotel full of character

Posted Nov 22, 2013
Pros: Good position above the town but easy walking distance; space to relax both in the hotel and gardens.
Cons: Directions to and from the town and between hotel car park and reception, particularly after dark
Location: All the opportunities offered by a traditional pre-war seaside resort
We chose the hotel as part of a Dorset Mini-Break. Converted in the 1930's from a Convent, the hotel retained many of its Victorian/Edwardian features: tiled floors, high ceilings, wide wooden doors and staircase. Combined bedroom, en suite and sitting area enormous by today's standards. Lovely view of the sea over the rooftops. Copious Breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jane from Bicester

A pleasant stay in a good location

Posted Sep 2, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff, good location, quite nice rooms.
Cons: A little overpriced for what it is - rooms nice enough, but little better than a Travelodge or similar establishment - don't expect top quality.
Location: Central, with good views over Swanage bay, so a good location for exploring Swanage & surrounding area
Pleasant overnight stay in this hotel, the rooms were spacious, clean & tidy, breakfast reasonable. Didn't use the restaurant. Plenty of car parking, which was a bonus in this area.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Cap'n Jim from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

A traditional hotel with modern values

Posted May 19, 2013
Pros: A traditional hotel with a warm comfortable atmosphere.
Cons: The stair carpet. It would have been nice if there had been Earl Grey tea available, fortunately I had brought a supply.
Location: A small seaside town with a plethora of hostelries and eateries all within walking distance of the Purbeck House Hotel.
I remember staying in hotels like this as a child and I loved to explore. Where does this staircase go? what's round that corner? The Purbeck brought all that back to mind and I enjoyed it. I stayed on the top floor in a single room, which was comfortable, had been recently decorated and had a fine view over the bay. The stair carpet will need to be changed soon as it was looking a little thin in places but I am sure that the management are well aware. The other members of the group stayed in the lodge, a more modern building set in the grounds of the hotel. We found the staff were friendly and helpful. The receptionist easily handling the checking in of five slightly boisterous middle aged people on a short walking holiday, joining in with our banter whilst remaining professional. Thank you for making our stay a very pleasent one.
5 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by J and L from Lacock

Close to centre of town

Posted Apr 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
A lovely period hotel, with lots of charm, staff very friendly, appreciated the room upgrade, lovely room.