- Very Good
- 34 guest reviews
"Superbly located in the centre of Swanage and an imposing place to stay. Parking was plentiful and easy to find, and guests have an easy wal..."
"Great value for a last minute getaway. The views are beautiful from all areas and staff were very friendly. The only one bad thing was the t..."
"Really nice hotel lovely friendly staff only negative is would like to have been in hotel not the lodge and wasn't given a choice..."
"Beautiful old convent converted into a hotel retaining many of the original features. Gorgeous rooms full of character with high ceilings gi..."
"My wife and I went to Swanage for the recent blues festival, and the Purbrook was our last option of a hotel with available rooms. I must sa..."
About the hotel
"An Oasis of Relaxation and Enjoyment" Originally built in 1875 as a private residence for George Burt, this family run hotel for the last 18 years has history at every turn, including wonderful mosaic floors, original servant's bells and ornate ceilings. Bedrooms are varied in style, but all offer the expected comforts with rooms located both within the main house and Louisa Lodge, the latter being a short stroll through the wonderful Victorian gardens. Impressive cuisine is well worth sampling, served within the grandeur of the former chapel.
Generous parking provision provided and just a short walk from the seafront and town centre. The 38 bedrooms are divided between the main house, constructed in 1875, and the newly-built Louisa Lodge (completed in 2003). All of the bedrooms are en suite,Tea/Coffee making facilities, LED HD Flat Screen TV, Iphone Docking Station, Iron and Iron Board, Direct Dial Telephone, Free Broadband WiFi Connection and some have sea or garden views. The hotel has a large car park and is only 300 yards from the sea front and the clean, sandy beaches. Full a la Carte Restaurant and Lunch served 12:00 am to 2. 00pm. Please note if your Room is booked in the Louisa Lodge you will need to check in at the Main Hotel reception. Please leave your luggage in the car.
Showing Thursday 26 November 2015 to Friday 27 November 2015Change Search
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Wedding Licence , Ground floor bedrooms
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , In-room Broadband , In-room Modem Hook up , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
- Restaurant , Bar
- In room entertainment
- TV , Radio
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Trouser press in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Limited Hours Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Concierge , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
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- Pets are not allowed
85% would recommend it to a friend
Not bad, but not brilliant either
Superbly located in the centre of Swanage and an imposing place to stay.
Parking was plentiful and easy to find, and guests have an easy walk to the beach, the Swanage Railway station and all the local shops.
Staff were by turns very helpful and at best indifferent; on arrival the receptionist couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Sadly the younger staff serving breakfast and manning the bar couldn't have been more indifferent if they tried. We've all had bad days at work, but I didn't see some of the waiting staff crack a smile to any of the guests. The room itself was large, comfortable and initially felt well worth the money paid. Sadly the noise from an extractor fan mounted outside one of the windows put paid to a decent night's sleep - Swanage is very quiet at night so the noise was very noticeable. The smell of cigarette smoke making it's way through the windows in the morning turned out to be from staff having a smoke break. Breakfast was a rather lacklustre affair. The Purbeck House Hotel isn't alone in producing a rather low-key version of the Full English, but I can report that the fried bread was excellent (it's something I adore, and it's a holiday treat so finding somewhere that gets it right is a pleasure!). It's a pity that the bacon and sausages aren't the product of a local butcher: such things would add hugely to the quality and impression of the meal and thus the hotel. We brought both comments regarding the room to the attention of staff who assured us that it would be looked into; their attitude was professional and concerned. Next time I stay here (and I will be back), I will request a room in the newer Lodge accommodation to the rear of the main hotel.
Great price in a great location
Great value for a last minute getaway.
The views are beautiful from all areas and staff were very friendly. The only one bad thing was the towels in the hotel room had small holes in.