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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Myself and my fiancee stayed here during the spring bank holiday on a walking weekend in Swanage. It was a charming experience and the owners couldn't be more helpful, providing us with some maps of the area and recommendations of their favourite places to eat in Swanage. The hearty breakfast was sublime - just what we needed after our long...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write your review of your charming experience here at the hermitage, we were happy to help for you to enjoy our amazing walks in the purbecks, also our varied restaurants.it would be lovely to see you both again to enjoy roger,s hearty breakfast

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I stayed here for the first time last weekend. I am rather baffled by the previous negative review. The House is decorated and furnished in an old fashioned way which we thought added to the charm of the place. Our room was very comfortable and clean as was the bathroom we used. The owners were very helpful...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you tony for taking the time to write your very kind review, it,s always good for roger and i to hear positive comments of how we run our buisness.we were pleased you both enjoyed the blues festival, and returned home with happy thoughts of the hermitage and swanage, hope to see you again.

London
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Hermitage last week. Sue and Roger were very friendly to us right from the start, the room was very comfortable and bright as the sun was shining in all day. Everywhere throughout was clean and well cared for. The breakfast was delicious and a generous portion. Sue was nice and chatty and very...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to send your lovely review, we hope now you,ve tried one of our sceinic walks it,s tempted you to come back to enjoy more.you also had the bonus of sunshine and the blues festival a good choice made by you. hope to see you again.

guildford
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We have stayed at many b and b's and this place must be one of the worst ever and we are not fussy! The whole house needs updating, it smells very musty and is grubby. In one shared bathroom the shower hardly worked so my partner reported this to the owner. There was no mirror in another shared bathroom, the...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

gosh liz where do i start to respond to your untrue review.when you arrived i showed you and your partner to your seaview bedroom, you seemed happy with the facilities we provide.at breakfast the next morning you pointed out the outdated fruit tea box, i did explain the contents were refreshed recently but i should have discarded the box,i apologised...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Had two lovely breaks here with Roger and Sue this summer - we have visited here twice a year for the last few years. Lovely house and a lovely welcome!!! Breakfast really good and Roger and Sue have a wealth of local knowledge!!! All of the rooms have lovely views either over the sea at the front or over the...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you jackie for your kind review of your two visits this year to the Hermitage.so pleased you both enjoyed your stays and were comfortable in every way. we look forward to your return next july.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

i am so glad that we stayed here the owners were lovely the rooms were clean and the views were fantastic from our rooms a very very comfortable stay and the breakfast was worth the trip from Anglesey alone I would stay here again thank you for making the weekend wonderful for us.

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you for lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your weekend.roger is feeling abit big headed after you saying it was worth the long journey just to sample his yummy breakfast.hope to see you again

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Great location just a 2 minute stroll down the hill into town. Lovely view of the beach from the B &Bs hilltop location. Very friendly owners sue & roger will make sure you're welcomed & settled and any queries answered with a smile. Great breakfast, good portions. The hotel itself to me had nice old fashioned charm, a real B...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write your pleasant review, it was our pleasure in making your stay with us enjoyable. hope to see you both again.

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Just returned from a family wedding in Swanage and stayed at the Hermitage it is a lovely little Bed and Breakfast.We where very warmly welcomed and shown to our rooms which where spacious and clean.Sue and Roger where very friendly and could not have been more helpful.The breakfast was excellent and plenty of it.This is a small family B&B which...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you carole for your lovely review,we were happy to make your family wedding weekend enjoyable.it was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you all again.

Reviewed 10 March 2015

Thank you to owners Susan and Roger for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Also, your great help and advice when I lost my wallet in the town helped me cope with what was a very stressful situation. Fabulous hospitality, lovely food and only a very short walk to the town centre. Lovely traditional style furnishings. Ideal :) :)

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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

We found this beautiful and cosy place to accommodate our 1 night in Swanage...... and what a lovely surprise. If you are looking for a traditional interior boosting with good karma then it's the right place. The owners were friendly,trying to accommodate all our needs.The electricity had a breakdown on our arrival but by the time we came back from...

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rogerpic, Owner at Hermitage House Bed & Breakfast,, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write a very pleasant review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and appreciated the homely hospitality we try very hard to acheive.we hope your first visit to swanage was a memorable one.

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Address: Bed & Breakfast 1 Manor Road, Swanage BH19 2BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Number of rooms: 7
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“The room that I was in on the upper floor had great views.”
 of 5 bubbles MILLCAT, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are comfortable, but we love the sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Z3971VXjohna, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“room 1 sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 981joannab, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 - seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Eppm, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Avoid room No 6 if you have young children.”
  • Top floor shared shower room.
 of 5 bubbles DerbyDave2014, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
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