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“5 Stars for property, location and Swanage”
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Bedroom 1
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Swisster
England
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“5 Stars for property, location and Swanage”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our first time self catering and we were not disappointed. The property is in a great location (5 minute walk to the town center) and located on the coast path.

It was clean and spacious and had superb views from the sun terrace. It was well equipped and had really comfortable Sofa’s and beds to crash into. Great as well that both bed rooms were en suite and while there were only 3 of us it could have easily have easily coped with 6.

Loved Swanage. The town had a great feel and it was nice to see all the families sat on the quay side trying their hand at crabbing.

Would recommend the walk from The Haven to Studland (via Old Harry Rocks). We did a slow walk (3hrs) with a 4 year old and ended up at the wonderful Bankes Arms where we were met with great views, good food and even better real ale (not the 4 year old!)

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Liked best: The views & location....plus it was very comfortable.
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Samantha...
Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spacious apartment, FANTASTIC location!”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We booked a last minute break at The Haven and was impressed with how flexible and helpful the owner was to deal with.

We have two young boys and they absolutely loved the apartment, especially the bunk beds! Great to have bathrooms in each bedroom, and the open plan kitchen / living area made it a joy to cook breakfast (although we ate lunch and dinner in the town).

Although the weather didn't allow us to take full advantage of all facilities, the apartment also boasts a large terrace area - perfect for summer BBQs.

You have the most incredible views from the apartment - right across to Harry's Rocks - and is just a 10 minute stroll into town.

As a family, I'm sure we'll visit again and would have no hesitation in suggesting it to friends.

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Liked best: The location and space
Liked least: The bedding was a little musty
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Linda S
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely house with stunning views in quiet and convenient location”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Lovely house, excellent location. Only 5 minutes walk into Swanage but peaceful at the development and right on the coast path. Communication with the owner was prompt and extremely helpful. Topsy/turvy living gave amazing views of Swanage Bay and Old Harry Rocks from the living room, kitchen and terrace. Enjoyed the fireworks from the Bournemouth Air Show 2 nights of our stay! Property well equipped including waste disposal (a rarity). Secure parking another bonus. Particularly liked the access through the sea gate right onto the coast path and a bathroom for each bedroom. If I was going to improve anything I would upgrade the television to embrace the digital era, buy a bread knife and a new set of tumblers as the glasses have obviously become depleted over time. Otherwise perfect.

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Liked best: Position of the property at the best end of the bay and direct access to coast path
Liked least: Toilet seat lids did not stay lifted up!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Julia D
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My husband and I have just returned from the most wonderful long weekend at the Haven. We had a fantastic time with friends and the house was everything we could have wished for with stunning sea views across to Old Harry. We felt immediately at home in the house and the rooms were very comfortable. The house was an easy five minute walk into Swanage where we spent a lovely afternoon shopping and relaxing on the beach. We had a fantastic walk across the beach and over the cliffs past Old Harry rocks before stopping for a well earnt lunch at the wonderful Banks Arms pub in Studland. We can't wait to stay at the Haven again next year and would thoroughly recommend it to both families and friends looking for a holiday in Swanage.

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Liked best: The views!
Liked least: We were very content with everything in the house
Travelling group: Friends
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hookyhols
banbury
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The location is great, within easy walking distance of town but in quiet location with excellent views in every direction. Accomodation is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. We have stayed in many different places in Swanage over the past 20 years and would rate this as the best.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: cooker behind kitchen door
Travelling group: Extended Family
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