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The Pines Hotel


34 36, Burlington Road, Swanage, BH191LT

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The Pines Hotel enjoys an unrivalled position with a magnificent view over Swanage Bay on the South coast of Dorset near the historic village of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck. The Hotel enjoys an excellent AA Rating of 79%. Swanage is a gateway town to The Jurassic Coast , set in an area of great natural beauty and retains much of the charm of its Victorian heritage.

It is an ideal location for the discerning visitor at any time of the year. The surrounding area offers great variety, from the medieval history of Corfe Castle and its hinterland of Hardy’s "Wessex", to the major cosmopolitan resort of nearby Bournemouth. Many of our comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms have outstanding Sea Views. All have Private Ensuite Facilities, Flatscreen Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi, Direct Dial Telephone and Baby Listening via a Mobile Handset for your convenience. Our Seaview Lounges and Seaview Restaurant are on the level with easy access. The Head Chef is justly proud of his excellent reputation. His "raison d’être" is to delight guests with a variety of splendid menus. With his enthusiastic team he uses only the finest fresh produce and makes full use of local specialities. The Restaurant is personally supervised by an experienced Manager who ensures that you will receive the friendly, attentive service necessary to enjoy your meal – complimented by a wide choice of wines from the cellar.

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Showing Sunday 26 June 2016 to Monday 27 June 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception , 24 Hour Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Babysitting services , Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available , Pets Allowed
Parking (charges may apply)
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar
In room entertainment
TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Telephone In Each Room
Doctor on call , Porter , Ground floor bedrooms , Lift to all floors
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Conference Rooms , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces

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From 13:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
11/03/2012 to 11/03/2021 - Our Private steps to the Beach are currently out of use. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (8)

88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • P Cohen

  • November 2015

Customer care

When I arrived there was no reference from Laterooms about my booking but they made me feel very relaxed and offered to help me get a case out of my car.

They said that there was no problem and that they would sort things out. I had booked a single room but they gave me a room with a double and single bed. There was always a warm welcome on arrival and a happy face to wish you a good day as you left in the morning.

  • Terry C

  • April 2015

Not recommending..Extortionate price £174 per night, 1960's decor, Excellent Sea View,

We went on an Easter friday.

First impression, hotel reminds you of the older generation hotel where décor is floral wall papers, hotel rooms still use actual keys (instead of card key), takes you nostalgic back into 1960's or very old fashion bed and breakfast feel (except the building obviously very much larger in size). Receptionist greeted us in a professional manner, told us breakfast was between 8am - 9:30am (bit narrow time spread. I would expect longer period like 7am - 10am). Then she asked if I would stay for dinner at the restaurant -I said I weren't sure yet as I haven't seen the menu (and I wanted to go out to the beach and see what's outside ) but the receptionist said will call our room at 6pm to check. (apparently they call every room to check -ok something not I am used to )

Room - wow - excellent sea view. But that is about it, for £178 per night, you get the sea view , and sea view and sea view. The room has décor of 1960's including old skirting board with furniture to match, no air conditioning , no spare plugs for your latest mobile phone chargers (ok I am supposed to be on holidays but I still want to keep my phone on charge so my children can contact me should they need to). I had to unplug their television set and radio set so I get two spare plugs to charge phones for both my wife and I. Bath room is clean but no cleaner than a travelodge (travelodge probably has newer basin, toilet, bath sets), does come with nice toiletries. The shower however was miserable, I expected full power shower like in any half decent hotel, but this shower was dripping with water (ok I am exerggerating abit) instead and temperature fluctuates. The whole hotel including rooms has free Wi-Fi but very very weak..very slow. Sleeping - bed is nice and firm so can't really go wrong, so windows slightly opened (as I like some slight fresh breeze to come into room since there are no air conditioning), lights are off, and you close your eyes in bed, you then realised that there are 2 huge problems: the walls are so thin I can hear (slight) banging and clanging next door (I don't want to imagine what it is!) and the bath panels are so loose that it just makes another (different) clanging noise. So what was not noticeable at first because I was watching the TV suddenly became an orchestra by the time I turned off everything in the room. Sleeping wasn't really possible as I am a very light sleeper and wake easily on slight sound. So even though there was final peace next door but I couldn't stop the repetitive clanging noise in the bath panel in the ensuite. It was quite a long night. Breakfast - a serviced breakfast, with a nice long list of usual choices of breakfast from cereal, porridge to smoked salmon , haddock, eggs benedict and full breakfast. Service was great, we were offered tea/coffee and then toasts then cereal/ fruit salad before servcing our main breakfast . My wife had egg benedict which was nice (can't see how you can go wrong with that ) and then I had the full English breakfast - bacons were lovely none overdone, thick and juicy which is how I like it, however the hash brown was too dry and so was the one sausage (there was only one sausage!) - they were both obviously placed under the heater for too long. Overall if it was a B&B and cost less than £100 then I would give it a four star as the view on its own deserved 2 stars alone, however given this was meant to be a 3 star hotel and I paid £178 - I expect far more for it compare to other hotels I stayed for lesser price . So sorry I won't be returning - no way not for that price its extortionate !!!

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