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Top 10 Hotels in Swanage

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3 out of 5
Cluny, Cluny Crescent, Swanage, England
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Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Airy, spacious and sparkling clean this lovely Victorian Villa with views of the sea feels like a home from home."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

YHA Swanage - Hostel
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2.5 out of 5
8 Stafford Road, Swanage, England
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4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Very accommodating, clean and ideal location

"We had a lovely one night stay at the Gretenham B&B towards the end of August. The location is so idea, you are just up the road from the main town centre of Swanage. The owner John is so lovely and really accommodating. I was suffering from a horrible ear infection the weekend that I stayed and ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2018

Gretenham B&B
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4 out of 5
35 Kings Road West, Swanage, England
per night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.7/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)

"This B&B is in an excellent location, near local shops, pubs, restaurants and the beach. Our host Claire was very helpful and friendly and made us feel very much at home. The cooked breakfast was very nice and beds comfy in the family room we booked. I would highly recommend Robertsbrook Guest House ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Robertsbrook Guest House
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3 out of 5
87 King's Rd West, Swanage, England
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4.6/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)

"The room was basic perhaps we paid for a cheaper room? But sufficient for our present needs."…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Vernon Lodge
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3 out of 5
26 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, England
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Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"Room was very clean and Bed very comfortable. Hotel only five minuets walk from Beach and main town, great location."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Railway Cottage
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3 out of 5
Danesfort Hotel, 3 Highcliffe Road, Swanage, England
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4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Excellent - great location, great room, great food - and very friendly! Will definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

The Rookery
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3.5 out of 5
Bella Vista, 14 Burlington Road, Swanage, England
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great view and breakfast

"Lovely house. Amazing view from the back garden. Friendly hosts. Great breakfast including home made granola, avocado on toast and decent coffee. The only issue was a rather cold room at night and early morning."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Bella Vista
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3 out of 5
4 Taunton Road, Swanage, England
per night
Oct 2 - Oct 3
5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Excellent breakfast, beautiful house, very friendly and dog friendly but we didnt bring one!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Taunton House B&B
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3 out of 5
Burlington Road, Swanage, England
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.1/5Very Good! (33 reviews)

"All staff very pleasant and professional, breakfast was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Grand Hotel Swanage
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4 out of 5
Town Hall Lane, Swanage, England
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Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"The property was full of character and inviting. The people that run the guest house were friendly and welcoming, and very knowledgable of the area. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty and we would happily return at a later date. Tucked away and quiet despite being in the middle of town. Clean room ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2019

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Visiting Swanage

Travelers give high marks for the seaside in Swanage, which is also known for its gardens. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its golf courses. Top sights around the area include Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island, and Poole Harbour.

  • There are 38 hotels and other accommodations in Swanage
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Swanage

The city's cultural venues include Langton Matravers Museum and Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre. The seaside and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Swanage Beach, Isle of Purbeck, and Durlston Country Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt and Dancing Ledge.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 38 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Swanage. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Easter Cottage - Amenities at this 4-star bed & breakfast include free breakfast and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and central location.
  • Clare House - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this guesthouse. With a stay at this 5-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a library, along with in-room flat-screen TVs.
  • Arbour House Bed and Breakfast - Amenities at this 4-star bed & breakfast include free parking and in-room flat-screen TVs. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Top places to visit around the area include Corfe Castle, 3.5 mi/5.7 km from the city center, and Brownsea Island, which is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) away.

Getting Around Swanage

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Swanage Herston Halt Station, Swanage Station, or Wareham Harman's Cross Station. Swanage might not have very many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Swanage

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 52°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 38°F
  • From April to June, the average is 65°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 67°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 61°F as the daytime average and 40°F as the nighttime average
  • Swanage gets about 1.06 inches of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 66°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 39°F

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