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Metro Hotel

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 76%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 281 reviews

Very friendly hotel at the heart of the town

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At a glance

Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

Originally built in 1875 as a private residence for businessman and builder George Burt, (known as ‘The King of Swanage’), this family-run hotel has plenty of history, 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 in Louisa Lodge, which is just a short stroll through the wonderful Victorian gardens. An Impressive range of eateries can be found just a short stroll from the hotel. Generous parking is provided, and the hotel is just a few minutes from the seafront and town centre.


  • En-suite rooms: 38

Opening times

  • Closed: 23–29 December


  • Outdoor parking spaces: 57


  • Children welcome


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 52
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 36
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 25


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

A351 to Swanage via Wareham, right into Shore Road, into Institute Road, right into High Street.

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