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Rivendell Guest House

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to Rivendell Guest House and Studio Appartments, all en suite, full English breakfast supplied for B&B only, guest lounge with open fire. Our relaxed and friendly Family run guest house is perfectly situated on a level position only 5 minutes from the beach, shops and Swanage Steam Railway. We are also within easy reach of the outstanding Isle of Purbeck and Dorset coast where you will find superb diving, walking, cycling, climbing and bird watching opportunities. Over looking the beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Your hosts Lyn and Kevin offer a friendly and relaxed stay at Rivendell and we are on hand to offer practical help and advice to ensure you enjoy your time in Swanage. The Studios at Rivendell offer the Guest the freedom and comfort of self catering, the are rooms fitted out with kitchenettes, fridge , microwave, oven grill combined. All towels and bedding provided rooms are en suit. Offering outstanding comfort and value for money.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
82Good for walkers
Grade: 82 out of 100
39Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
20Attractionswithin 0.5 km
58Room tips
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Lovely house with a very warm welcome from Lyn and Kevin. Our room was of a high quality and breakfast was excellent. Great location to explore the town and cliff walks. No designated parking but we had no problem on the street nearby.
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A lovely old house with many original features and high ceilings. The hosts, Lyn & Kevin, are warm and friendly, helpful people. Room was comfortable with just right heating, en suite spacious shower with quick hot water, tea/coffee facility with TV & internet. Easy on street
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Lovely studio room at the top of the house - newly done - perfect - lovely decor comfortable bed and excellent small kitchen facilities - microwave fridge toaster etc . Very nice bathroom with good shower over bath . Very helpful hosts too with good recommends especially the
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Great all round! Lovely hosts..comfy bed..cosy room..Yummy breakfast, great selection mmm Definitely one to return to. No parking, being November it wasn't a problem but i'm sure it and would be in season
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We returned home last Wednesday following another wonderful holiday in Swanage, staying, as we always do, at the Rivendell with Lyn and Kevin. We are always made to feel so completely welcome and can relax from the moment we arrive, which means that we can get the most from our
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Room 4 super king room
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Studio 6
Through the churchyard opposite to a great village pub in the narrow back streets.
1st floor front room facing church
Double room with king sized bed
Which room has the biggest shower please?
are small dogs permitted
Hi , sorry no we do not take dogs unless guide dogs or disability aid dogs .
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"Front of house views across church yard, back of house for railway enthusiasts but quiet anyway."
"Our room at the back was nice and quiet"
"The studio rooms are much larger and are self catering"
"Wasn’t able to give a rating as the click to rate didn’t work"
"Bedrooms are a very good standard. Lovely firm beds. Great facilities."
US$94 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIsle of PurbeckSwanage
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