Rivendell Guest House  -  4 Star Guest House

58 Kings Road West, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HR
Telephone: 01929 421383

Telephone: 01929 421383

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Rivendell Guest House 58 Kings Road West Swanage Dorset 01929 421383 479 4.9
A truly warm and friendly place
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful weekend break. Rivendell B&B is in a great location, the rooms were well decorated and very clean. The breakfast fantastic and the owners Kevin and Lin, made us feel at home.'

Review By - SARAH TAHA
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 24th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Comfortable, quiet room. Exceptional breakfast - great variety & quality. Well cooked & presented. Friendly & hospitable hosts. Convenient location'

Review By - BARBARA PIETRUSIEWICZ
Date - 23rd October, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Great B and B, centrally located run by a really nice couple, excellent breakfast! Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.'

Review By - ALAN Mcara
Date - 17th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely relaxing stay
5 stars 5

'Everything perfect. Very good breakfast. Room and bed comfortable. Roll on our return visit.'

Review By - Stuart Gosloin & Cathy Firebrace
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th October, 2016

Verified Customer

BLUES WEEKEND
5 stars 5

'Third year in a row I have stayed here and as always it was a great weekend and well looked after. Those breakfasts are amazing.'

Review By - Ken & Brenda Brown
Date - 10th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Very Friendly
5 stars 5

'Our stay at Rivendell Guest House was lovely, they were very accommodating and friendly. We had to swap rooms whilst staying due to late booking and availability but they made this transition super easy and were really helpful. I would definitely recommend to family and friends and would look to stay here in the future when visiting Dorset.'

Review By - Sarah Pellatt
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 5th October, 2016

Verified Customer

A lovely weekend away
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful weekend. Kevin and Lyn were great hosts. The best breakfasts we\'ve had EVER! The guest house is in a brilliant location with easy access to Swanage town centre.'

Review By - Karen Ver
Date - 3rd October, 2016

Verified Customer

One of the best b&bs I\'ve stayed in
5 stars 5

'Comfortable, spacious and clean, with welcoming hosts and an excellent home-cooked breakfast. Great location near the town centre and the steam railway.'

Review By - Ms. Susan Kay
Date - 21st September, 2016

Verified Customer

Festival weekend
5 stars 5

'The best breakfast of any Guest House I have ever stayed in. Comfortable rooms and friendly staff, plus a lovely atmosphere.'

Review By - Mrs. Jean Telford
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 13th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Perfect B & B
5 stars 5

'Our 4th stay at Rivendell and excellent as ever. Lynn & Kevin are the perfect hosts and always make us feel very welcome. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts are just amazing. Wouldn\'t stay anywhere else.'

Review By - Michelle And Kieth Sharp
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 9th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Rivendale guest house swanage
5 stars 5

'What a lovely greeting when we arrived felt very special lovely and clean good breakfast to set us up all day 10 minute walk to sandy beach steam railway 5 min walk all in all just brilliant hope to return'

Review By - Mr. Mrs Waddingham
Date - 8th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Railway Heaven
5 stars 5

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, plus the fab hospitality extended to us by Lynn & Kevin. Their B&B is a credit to them, from the beautifully presented rooms to what is quite possibly the best breakfast I have ever had. Just don\'t be greedy and order everything, because you won\'t finish it!! I have no hesitation in recommending \'Rivendell\', although I realise I may be doing myself out of a bed by doing so!'

Review By - SIMON JENKINS
Date - 5th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Beautiful B&B - Breakfast amazing!
5 stars 5

'My family and I chose to stay with Rivendell Guest House every year. I look forward to the very warm welcome, amazing home-made breakfast and the great tips of where to go, which are not in any guide books! Year after year, it gets better and better. Thank you so much Rivendell for making our stay so enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you again next year.'

Review By - CATHY COLNAGHI
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 5th September, 2016

Verified Customer

short end of summer trip
4 stars 4

'The room was large, and kept clean and tidy. The breakfast was similarly large and good quality, with a wide choice, and kept me going for most of the day. The staff were friendly and approachable. The attention to detail is clear. I arrived by bicycle, and was pleased that I could store it out of the elements and in a convenient place. Rivendell is conveniently located for Swanage and to cycle round the Isle of Purbeck. Despite being in a room overlooking the road, the traffic noise died down before I went to bed, so I wasn\'t disturbed by it. Only one problem - the Wi-Fi was a bit weak. Luckily, I took a Mi-Fi device for my gadgets.'

Review By - Mr. Jon Pennycook
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 3rd September, 2016

Verified Customer

Fantaxstic stay
5 stars 5

'My daughter and I enjoyed our three days at Rivendell Guesthouse so very much. We reiceived such a warm welcome, got all the information we needed and the most delicious breakfast, homemade, just fantastic and a doggy bag afterwards, which kept us going for the whole day. The rooms were clean and everything was most comfortable. We will certainly come again!'

Review By - MARGIT EICH
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Friendly. Excellent food choice at breakfast. Super room. All staff polite friendly and always make time to chat.'

Review By - KIM BYRNE
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Nothing but the best
5 stars 5

'Home from home, the best of everything'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 8th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent holiday
5 stars 5

'Delightful, clean, friendly guest house.beautiful rooms, such kind and helpful owners.and probably the best breakfast in Swanage. We\'ll be back.'

Review By - Kate & Phillip Higgens
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 7th August, 2016

Verified Customer

rivendell guest house
5 stars 5

'Hi kev and Lynn our stay with you was spot on breakfast class nice one😆'

Review By - KEVIN DIXON
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Best Breakfasts Ever
5 stars 5

'We have just enjoyed a warm and friendly stay at Rivendell, where the breakfasts were outstanding. Kevin\'s home made cakes and scones were to die for, a delicious extra! As a last minute booking we didn\'t know what to expect, but Kevin and Lynn made every effort to make us welcome and we will definitely return. David And Jill Webb'

Review By - DAVID WEBB
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Return Visit
5 stars 5

'We have stayed at the Rivendell many times, the last time being in 2013. The excellent standards have been maintained over many years and it is always a pleasure to stay. The rooms are always spotless and very comfortable and the breakfast always superb. I am sure we will return again and again. Our thanks to all for making our stay so enjoyable.'

Review By - Shirley Painter
Date - 30th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Review
4 stars 4

'Excellent b and b. Best breakfast ever and a beautifully clean and welcoming house.'

Review By - Julie And Richard Timm
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Highly recommended
5 stars 5

'We had the great pleasure to stay at the Rivendell over the weekend of 15-17th July. Our room was lovely, breakfast was superb and our welcome was warm yet unobtrusive. My partner left a couple of pieces of clothing which Lyn and Kevin mailed to us the day after our departure. Can\'t recommend the Rivendell highly enough.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Hamilton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Wonderful
5 stars 5

'As the song says, \"wherever you lay your head that\'s you home\". This is exactly how you feel at Rivendell, at home, from the superbly comfortable bed to a breakfast that is out of this world and keeps you full until the next morning. Welcoming hosts Lin and Kevin complete your time at Rivendell'

Review By - Mrs. Barbara Wilkins
Date - 27th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Always a pleasure
5 stars 5

'This was probably the 6th or 7th time of staying at the RIvendell Guest House. The proprietors Lynn and Kevin are the most pleasant people I have met in this type of business. Kevin makes the most delicious cakes and arrangement of breakfast and there is a very good variety of cooked breakfast also. Nothing is too much trouble and if you request something else they go out of their way to do it. The rooms are always very clean and comfortable and. Well equipped. On the whole a lovely place with lovely people.'

Review By - Diane Mitchell
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 23rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

2 night stay at the Rivendell July 2016
5 stars 5

'Eagerness to please & quality of food were both excellent - no real negatives here'

Review By - Mrs. Heather Weekes
Date - 22nd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Super B&B in Central Swanage
5 stars 5

'Lovely clean and large rooms, good shower. Breakfast was superb with plenty of choice for both veggies and meat eaters. Really enjoyed our 3 night break in Swanage. Easy to park on the road for free.'

Review By - Mrs. Julia Bather
Date - 19th July, 2016

Verified Customer

A Great Time In Rivendell
5 stars 5

'I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Rivendell from 12-14 July 2016. The room was very comfortable, and the breakfasts were delicious - home-made cakes and jams were the icing on the cake. Lyn and Kevin are the perfect friendly hosts. Looking forward to coming back sometime next year. All the best for the rest of 2016. :-)'

Review By - MR BRACEY
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 15th July, 2016

Verified Customer

12th to 14th July
5 stars 5

'Another great two-night stay and a chance to savor the home made breakfast goodies. I wish all B & Bs would go to so much trouble as Rivendell do!'

Review By - Celia Robertson
Date - 15th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Wonderful Week End And Jazz Included
4 stars 4

'We had a very enjoable week end at Rivendell, Wendy was pleased with her Birthday experience. Bothh Kevin and Lynn made us very welcome and the accommodation was first class.The breakfasts were super.'

Review By - Mr Ramon Scoggins
Date - 13th July, 2016

Verified Customer

w/e break
5 stars 5

'Usual very high standard of room and house, and great breakfast and very friendly hosts.'

Review By - RON MILLS
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent, as always.
5 stars 5

'We have just spent a very pleasant week at the Rivendell Guest House. This was our third visit and we plan to return next year. Lyn and Kevin are so welcoming and helpful and it is always a pleasure to stay with them and to look forward to their delicious breakfasts and freshly baked bread and pastries which make a perfect start to each day. Although the Rivendell is only minutes from the town centre shops and restaurants free parking, adjacent to the guest house, has never presented a problem. Jenny, Terry and John.'

Review By - JOHN GREGORY
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

First Class Stay
5 stars 5

'We had a fabulous couple of nights at Kevin and Lyn\'s B&B. My daughter has stayed a few times before so it came highly recommended. There is a good choice of fresh food for breakfast which sets you up for the day. The rooms are clean and well cared for, Kevin and Lyn are very hospitable, we will definitely be visiting again.'

Review By - Mrs. Antonia Forbes
Date - 29th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Fantastic as always
5 stars 5

'Kevin and Lyn played host to my parents, grandparents, brother and his fiancee this weekend. They had a fantastic time and were very impressed with the breakfast that i\'ve been raving about. The rooms were great as always and Lyn went the extra mile and decorated my parents breakfast table with confetti as we were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.'

Review By - Mrs. Amanda Simpson
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 28th June, 2016

Verified Customer

What do you require when you book a break?
5 stars 5

'Good clean accommodation, good food, a warm and friendly welcome, well at Rivendell you get all of this X 2. really excellent and nourishing breakfasts,accommodation good. Your hosts, Kevin and Lyn friendly and very approachable. Enjoyed.'

Review By - Mr. Christopher Cook
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st June, 2016

Verified Customer

Four nights at Rivendall
5 stars 5

'Thank you for the stay very nice room number 2,first class breakfast a great selection to start the day,make sure you sample the soda bread with breakfast,thank you again.'

Review By - Mr Donald and Lyn Shadwell
Date - 19th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Fantastic Stay!
5 stars 5

'As a group of 4 walkers, we stayed at Rivendell as a base for the South Coast Path. The owners were really friendly and attentive and the actual house is kept spotlessly clean with lots of nice little touches in the rooms and around the house. Breakfast was great with really well-cooked full english and obviously used quality ingredients. We\'d highly recommend this place.'

Review By - Mr. Richard Pountain
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th June, 2016

Verified Customer

First Class
5 stars 5

'Another comfortable and relaxing stay. A superb breakfast, even better than last time, if that were possible! Kevin, Lyn and their staff are always friendly, welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended!'

Review By - CHRIS PITT
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 15th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Brilliant B&B
5 stars 5

'We\'ve stayed with Lyn and Kevin a couple of times now. We\'ve used the family room and my father in law the single. Both are very clean and tidy and decorated to a high standard. The breakfast is one of the best I\'ve had anywhere. The sitting room available for use by all guests comes in handy for chilling my children out before bedtime. Lyn and Kevin are brilliant hosts and nothing seems like too much trouble (and they are accepting of my crazy children). Couldn\'t recommend Rivendell Guest House more highly!'

Review By - ANDREW OECKEN
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 10th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'We booked this as a very last minute stay to recharge by the sea. It was very reasonable and easy to book. The room was lovely and had a king size bed. Facilities in the room were good with a wide range of hot drinks on offer. It was only 3 mins walk to the beach. Breakfast was nice with lots on offer. Lots of parking available. Very nice owners and will definitely be returning there again!'

Review By - Mrs. Anna Taylor-Hopper
Date - 16th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Rivendell is Great
5 stars 5

'All you need from a relaxing, comfy guest house. Room spacious, bathroom lovely, breakfast amazing and hosts really helpful. You won\'t find a better B&B in Dorset.'

Review By - Mr. Timothy Abbott
Date - 14th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Eighth year in a row!
5 stars 5

'As ever a very comfortable room and first rate breakfast. Kevin and Lynn are great hosts. We have been staying there each May for eight years enjoying the town and the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala. Will be back in 2017!'

Review By - Mr. Jon Swan
Date - 9th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Great one night stay
5 stars 5

'Great one night stay (sadly) at this lovely b&b. Really nice comfortable room. Kev and Lin were very friendly hosts who made us feel welcome without being overpowering. Breakfast was sensational, they really made an effort with homemade bread, granola, scones and jam. Then the full dorset breakfast, make sure you have got a good appetite to take this on! The only down side was that we were only staying for one night.'

Review By - Tony And Cathy Redman
Date - 6th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Home from Home
5 stars 5

'Top notch, as usual. My little haven. An escape from the mad mad world. Thanks to Lynne and Kevin for keeping me sane! Extremely high standards and so friendly. Can\'t recomend it enough. I hope the sun starts shining.'

Review By - NEIL BATEMAN
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 5th May, 2016

Verified Customer

You must stay here
5 stars 5

'On our arrival we were greeted with Kevin the owner telling us about the strawberry jam he was making. All their preserves are homemade as well as a variety of other goodies like scones. The breakfasts are cooked to order and locally sourced. Top that with a warm welcome and stylish colour co ordinated rooms, you have a B&B you will want to return to time and time again. Lanie and simon'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Our third visit
5 stars 5

'Our third visit in the last 18 months. We love Swanage and Rivendell suits us perfectly. It is in the centre of Swanage very close to train & bus station & just a few minutes walk to shops & beach. The accommodatuon is excellent, breakfasts outstanding & Lyn & Kevin perfect hosts. We hope to visit again soon.'

Review By - Mrs Diana Taylor
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th March, 2016

Verified Customer

nice place
5 stars 5

'A very pleasurable experience'

Review By - John Keen
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th March, 2016

Verified Customer

A pleasant stay
4 stars 4

'We had a very pleasant stay at Rivendell, the owners were very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to check out a little later, as we were attending a funeral at midday. Breakfast was delicious, my son loved the pancakes! The only downside was the mattress on the bunk-bed, as the springs were uncomfortable, but the owners said they were looking to change the mattress shortly. We would definitely stay there again.'

Review By - Mrs. Katharine Bowdidge
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 22nd March, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent value for money accommodation
5 stars 5

'Lovely friendly environment. I was traveling with my two teenage girls - and the owners could not have been more welcoming. We were given great advice on places to eat - things to see - and travel information. I liked the location - as everything was within a few minutes walk. Including the sea!! Warm, well decorated, comfortable modern rooms with tea and coffee in the rooms. And really hot showers!! Really makes a difference as we were out walking during the day! I would defiantly stay again when I am next in the area.'

Review By - HELEN JOHNSON
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 22nd March, 2016

Verified Customer

Rivendell Review
5 stars 5

'Lovely guest house. My room was gorgeous. Breakfast kept me going all day! Lyn and Kevin are great hosts, nothing was too much trouble. I look forward to visiting again and would highly recommend Rivendell to any one thinking of staying in Swanage.'

Review By - LESLEY WILSON
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 11th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Excellent. Good location, plenty of street parking, charming hosts and nicely decorated rooms. The breakfasts were excellent;the homemade soda bread and lemon cake were a delight. We\'ll stay there again when we\'re in Swanage. A superior establishment.'

Review By - Keith Brill
Date - 29th February, 2016

Verified Customer

Terry
5 stars 5

'As usual, a warm friendly welcome with excellent breakfast (just try the home made flapjacks!) Highly recommended'

Review By - Terry Etherington & Carolyn
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 9th February, 2016

Verified Customer

Jan 7th
5 stars 5

'Lovely hosts. Comfy stay.'

Review By - ANNETTE WILLIAMS
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 10th January, 2016

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Stayed for one night in December, house is immaculate, and room well equipped and very comfortable. Lyn was very welcoming, and made me feel at home. A short walk to the town centre (5 minutes), perfect place for the weekend.'

Review By - Mr. David Dixon
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 16th December, 2015

Verified Customer

good location, friendly owners and clean rooms
5 stars 5

'The owners were kind and welcoming and the room was good too. There was also a nice lounge downstairs and WiFi available. I can\'t comment on the food though, as no breakfast was available due to it being the winter season.'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Lillis
Date - 8th December, 2015

Verified Customer

Lovely b&b
4 stars 4

'A warm welcome, a very comfortable stay and a delicious breakfast! Lovely b&b and would highly recommend'

Review By - CARLA WOOD
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 22nd November, 2015

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'We had a fantastic stay at Rivendell which was immaculately clean and very homely. The guest lounge is a great idea for a B&B, as is the availability of the dining room if we wished to bring back a takeaway. Great location by the bus stop, steam train and best pub in town - the Black Swan.'

Review By - Mr John Holdsworth
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st November, 2015

Verified Customer

Fine place
4 stars 4

'Just come back fine food fine host\'s fine place all round, great location too The Holman brothers.'

Review By - John Holman
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 30th October, 2015

Verified Customer

Simply the best
5 stars 5

'Rooms, location and breakfasts to die for. Thank you soooo much Kevin and Lyn for your outstanding hospitality. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. All the best, Liam and Barbara'

Review By - LIAM DEXTER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th October, 2015

Verified Customer

Swanage blues weekend stay
4 stars 4

'I would not hesitate to recommend Rivendell to all my friends! We had a wonderful stay it is a fabulous place, lovely friendly staff and a fantastic homemade breakfast ! Look forward to my next stay!'

Review By - Miss. Susan Holmes
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 6th October, 2015

Verified Customer

Comfortable and clean
5 stars 5

'I stayed at Rivendell for 3 nights over the Bank Holiday. Was lucky to get the single room to keep my costs down. Very comfortable and clean, good shower, handy for Swanage and Langton Maltravers. I managed to get local street parking every night without difficulty. Would recommend.'

Review By - TONY MAYS
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 1st September, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Lovely room, superb breakfast, great location.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Pattie
Date - 1st September, 2015

Verified Customer

A wonderful week at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'This B&B is outstanding. The breakfast selection is unbelievable and believe me it keeps you full until the next morning. The rooms are immaculate and so clean. We are most definately going again next year. Kevin & Lyn are the most welcoming hosts.'

Review By - Barbara Wilkins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th August, 2015

Verified Customer

GREAT PLACE
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay very friendly staff and guests. Fab breakfast really sets you up for the day, everything very clean, beach and shops a few minutes walk away. Cant wait to visit again. 5 star .'

Review By - Mrs Vicky Topsom
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 29th August, 2015

Verified Customer

Lovely warm welcome
5 stars 5

'We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at the Rivendell Guest House. We were made to feel very welcome, the room we had was lovely, the breakfast was incredibly tasty, one of the best I have ever experienced. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. It was our son\'s birthday whilst we were there and he had a specially decorated table for breakfast, such a lovely touch. We would love to come again.'

Review By - MRS LANGMAN
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th August, 2015

Verified Customer

GREAT B&B IN SWANAGE DORSET.
5 stars 5

'GREAT B&B. LYN & KEVIN GREAT HOSTS.LOVELY ROOM EXCELLENT FOOD ALL HOME MADE. STAYED A FEW TIMES NOW AND WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING AGAIN. THANKS TO LYN & KEVIN AND THE STAFF FOR MAKING OUR STAY VERY ENJOYABLE.'

Review By - Mr. jim littleproud
Date - 18th August, 2015

Verified Customer

Great Little Guest House
5 stars 5

'I stayed here with 3 friends on a long weekend diving trip, and would thoroughly recommend it. The owners Lyn and Kevin are extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The guest house is a traditional Victorian type building that has been sympathetically restored. The rooms and public areas were spotlessly clean, and equipped with all modern amenities. The breakfast was excellent, cooked fresh and very tasty. As we were leaving too early for breakfast on the second day Lyn made us all a packed lunch to take out, which was to the same high standards and very plentiful. Set in a quiet street just out of the town centre means it is quiet at night, but still only a few minutes walk right to the heart of the town, its beach and harbour. I would not hesitate to stay here again on my next visit to Swanage.'

Review By - MARK HOLBROOK
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th August, 2015

Verified Customer

Friendly Guest House
4 stars 4

'Owners very welcoming, lovely clean guest house. Superb breakfasts.'

Review By - Mr. Terence Fuller
Date - 11th August, 2015

Verified Customer

Just The Best
5 stars 5

'Trust me you will never find a better place in Swanage.'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 3rd August, 2015

Verified Customer

Just gets better
5 stars 5

'We stayed here two years ago after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor and weren\'t disappointed so naturally decided to base ourselves here again. Lynn and Kevin are excellent hosts who have really thought about the little (and not so little!) extras that can turn a good guest house into a top notch one. The property is tastefully decorated and retains a comfy, homely charm (I love the little touches like the plaques and curios)! The bedrooms that we have stayed in were comfortable and spotlessly clean, as were the en suites. I really appreciated the provision of essential toiletries (as I had forgotten my body lotion!) and my husband appreciated the generous sized bath towels! Once again, we really enjoyed the homemade goodies provide for breakfast (soda bread, granola, flapjacks, muffins, brownies- all to die for!) as well as a good range of cereals. The cooked breakfast is cooked to perfection and served piping hot-delicious- and filled us up until evening which was very disappointing as it left no room for indulging in Cream Teas etc!! The location is perfect for the town and seafront as well as a touring base and although car parking can be a problem, we always managed to park close by. We look forward to going back again.'

Review By - JANE COTTRELL
Date - 1st August, 2015

Verified Customer

Amazing experience
5 stars 5

'Lyn and Keven were extremely welcoming, helped me with my mum who is 83 when she had a turn..... were thoughtful with all guests knowing birthdays and anniversaries making us all feel very special. Will definitely go for another year, 4 in total next year,.'

Review By - JENNIFER DOWDEN
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 1st August, 2015

Verified Customer

Lovely Stay
4 stars 4

'My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Rivendell. The highlight was definitely the breakfast- really good quality produce, cooked superbly. The warm was large airy and comfortable, although I did find the bed a wee bit too much on the hard side.'

Review By - Mr. Simon Butler
Date - 30th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Cracking Little Gem
5 stars 5

'Both my wife and I wholeheartedly recommend this guest house to any one wishing to visit Swanage. Both Kevin and Lyn make you feel part of the extended family :). Our room was very clean, spacious and welcoming. The breakfast menu is superbly cooked, masses to choose from and very filling. Would we recommend this guest house to friends and family YES.'

Review By - Mr. Mark Ryalls
Date - 30th June, 2015

Verified Customer

awesome
5 stars 5

'Everything about this Guest House is top notch. From the cleanliness to the friendly atmosphere its a must stay for anyone. Love it there.'

Review By - Mr. ian messinger
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Superb
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely 1 night stay, breakfast was great. Room comfortable and spotless. Wouldnt hesitate to book again.'

Review By - CHARLOTTE KEDDLE
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th June, 2015

Verified Customer

A Wonderful place to stay
5 stars 5

'Had a wonderful time at Rivendell. The owners were welcoming, the room was immaculately clean and the breakfast was lush. The home baked breads, cakes and jams are simply scrummy.'

Review By - GARY BULLARD
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 22nd June, 2015

Verified Customer

Very friendly and welcoming
5 stars 5

'Great guest house, very accommodating Kevin and Lynn very sociable. Would very much recommend. Stayed there twice in the last month.'

Review By - JEAN TAYLOR
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 15th June, 2015

Verified Customer

A Lovely Weekend
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely weekend away for my husband\'s birthday staying in the family room. Rivendell is very comfortable and homely, the room was spotlessly clean, the hosts very friendly and accommodating, and the breakfast were amazing. Both of our girls left, asking if we could come back again and I\'m sure that we will.'

Review By - Mrs. Abigail Monk
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 15th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Brilliant again.
5 stars 5

'Really enjoyable stay again. Both Lyn and Kevin make me feel very welcome. Impeccable standards and superb breakfast. Can\'t fault it and hope to stay as many times as I can this summer.'

Review By - NEIL BATEMAN
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 11th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Rivendell guest house
5 stars 5

'Super room. Extremely clean . Lively toiletries in room. Fantastic breakfast great choice. Friendly owners. Definitely go back.'

Review By - KIM BYRNE
Date - 7th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Fabulous B&B
5 stars 5

'Booked last minute. Couldn\'t have been better. Run by an extremely friendly couple. The home-made breakfast is fantastic. Clean and very comfortable room. This B&B comes highly recommended - no faults. Enjoy your stay!'

Review By - Angila And Simon Draper
Date - 1st June, 2015

Verified Customer

lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Have just enjoyed a lovely stay at the Rivendell B and B. Had a warm welcome to our perfect room that was extremely comfortable, clean and included everything we needed -a gorgeous room. Breakfast was delicious, served with friendly service in the charming dining room. Lovely hosts and we shall return again'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah Turner
Date - 1st June, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent in all aspects
5 stars 5

'I really enjoyed my one night stay at the Rivendell. Lynn is an excellent host. The property is pretty and immaculate. The breakfast delicious. I am hoping to return for leisure next time.'

Review By - Ms. Ione Ojanguren
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 28th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Great location and fantastic B\'fast!
5 stars 5

'We had a great time over the late May bank holiday 2015. Our room was just perfect and we kept looking forward to the lovely home made breakfast. Keep up the great work!'

Review By - Ms. Emmanuela Micallef
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Amazing B&B
5 stars 5

'Very enjoyable stay, breakfast was amazing, will definitely be staying again.'

Review By - Michaela Flower
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Lovely place to stay
4 stars 4

'We had a lovely stay at Rivendell it was recommended by my parents who went earlier in the year. We felt very welcome Lyn and Kevin were lovely host,the room we stayed in was lovely and mordern.It was lovely surprise on the Saturday morning that our table was decorated with confetti and candles as it was our 7th Wedding Anniversary. The breakfast was gorgeous and presentation was perfect. Overall we had lovely stay just what we needed before baby number 2 arrived in the summer.'

Review By - SAMANTHA & PAUL BUTTERFIELD
Date - 18th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent stay
5 stars 5

'Had 3 night\'s recently in a twin room & it was a fantastic hotel. The staff couldn\'t do enough at breakfast. The breakfast\'s were utterly fantastic with everything you could possibly imagine on a full English breakfast & other options like smoked salmon on offer too. The scrambled eggs were simply the best I\'ve ever tasted, definitely NOT your pound shop eggs! I\'ve never been to a B & B where at breakfast there is home made (still warm) scones & bread on offer made that morning & all the jams & marmalade are home made too! I will definitely be returning if just for the breakfasts! 10 out of 10 from me for everything!'

Review By - JOHN/CAMERON
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Two night break at Rivendell Guest House
4 stars 4

'Relaxing break with very nice breakfasts.'

Review By - MARIAN STEEL
Date - 11th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Excellent B&B and a friendly owner who couldn\'t do any more for us. Well recommended and reasonably priced. Going to be booking again next year!'

Review By - Mrs. Louise Watson
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 11th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'We were very impressed with the high standard of comfort and cleanliness .Breakfast choice is good being well cooked and presented. Friendly owners who are happy to help if needed but do not intrude on your stay. We are happy to recommend Rivendell to anyone visiting Swanage .'

Review By - NICOLA WELCH
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd May, 2015

Verified Customer

The Best B&B you will stay in
5 stars 5

'We have just enjoyed another 3 nights at the Rivendell and you cannot fault it.We stayed in the beautifully furnished superior room and enjoyed the homemade breakfasts. Lanie and Simon'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Mr & Mrs & Miss
5 stars 5

'We have stayed at Rivendell for a number or years now, either full weeks, or days. Lynn and Kevin are the most pleasant couple you would wish to meet. They are very accomnodating and always ready to help with anything no matter how big or small. The Guest house itself if very well kept and has just been decorated to a lovely standard. The rooms are great and have everything you need. And Kevin - well what can I say breakfast in bed any day, and muffins to die for. Joking apart, have just had a great easter stay. Now back to the real world of cooking and cleaning. Thanks a lot Guys for yet another lovely stay.'

Review By - Diane Mitchell
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 7th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Our stay at \"Riverndell Guest House\"
5 stars 5

'This was our first time we stayed at \"Rivendell\" and we were made very welcome. The home cooked breakfast and the cakes, the room very clean and tidy and all the facilities were excellent. Our thanks to all for a wonderful stay.'

Review By - Mr. David Honeysett
Date - 6th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Well looked after
5 stars 5

'This was our first trip away with our 6 month old baby, and we couldn\'t have chosen a better place to stay. We were given use of a travel cot, monitor and baby bath, all of which made our stay that much easier. Would definitely return. Thank you so much!'

Review By - Mrs. Anna Pendrich
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Rivendell a gem that never disappoints.
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is a little gem that never disappoints. The rooms are comfortable, well appointed and tastefully decorated. The location perfect and the breakfast is exceptional, with a huge variety of choice, fresh and appetising! Above all the hosts make it a home from home for guests.'

Review By - DON STRONG
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 1st April, 2015

Verified Customer

wonderfull
5 stars 5

'Excellent guest house and still my favourite.'

Review By - MOYNA MILLER
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 20th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Another great stay for Steve, Isabelle, David and Moira
5 stars 5

'We have been staying at the Rivendell for many years now. As usual, our stay was excellent. With Lyn and Kevin being the perfect hosts. The breakfast is to die for!'

Review By - STEVE GROVES
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 16th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Quick Visit
5 stars 5

'Great welcome Super room, well fitted out Lovely quiet night after a long day on the road'

Review By - Mr Peter Haddon
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 13th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Pleasant stay
4 stars 4

'Although our room was small, it was nicely decorated and contained everything one could want. The shower room was new, very clean and stocked with fragrant smelling toiletries. Lyn and Kevin were a lovely couple and made us very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicious. Would highly recommend.'

Review By - MRS HUGGETT
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th February, 2015

Verified Customer

Brilliant establishment
5 stars 5

'We were greeted by a wonderful friendly host, stayed in a brilliant room with great facilities and very close to the swanage town area, definately would recommend anyone visiting to stay here'

Review By - JOSEPH RYALL
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st February, 2015

Verified Customer

Weekend attending A wedding reception
5 stars 5

'My wife and i were attending afriends weddin and chose the Rivendell as it was not far from the venue . The host was very friendly and helpfull the rooms were spotless and clean with everything that we could possibly hav needed . The kitchen was being refurbished so there were no Breakfast facilities , however the town is a 5 minute walk away and there are plenty of places which do Breakfast .We would definately stay here again .'

Review By - Mr. Shayne Myers
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th January, 2015

Verified Customer

a little gem
5 stars 5

'What a wonderful surprise this was, lovely facility, owners friendly, definitely a must to stay in if you visiting Swanage!!'

Review By - Wanda Bolton
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 5th January, 2015

Verified Customer

TERRY
5 stars 5

'AS USUAL AN EXCELLENT WELCOME, QUALITY FOOD AND COMFORTABLE ROOM. A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN SWANAGE'

Review By - Terry Etherington & Carolyn
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 7th December, 2014

Verified Customer

Our Home from Home
5 stars 5

'Excellent hosts. Warm, cosy, comfortable rooms where a restful night is guaranteed. Wonderful breakfasts with wide choice of extras including home made pastries. Every effort is made to cater for each and every individual guest.'

Review By - DON STRONG
Date - 2nd December, 2014

Verified Customer

Home from home ...
5 stars 5

'... although how I can claim such things when my cooking is not nearly as good as Kevin\'s, I don\'t know! We had a lovely stay again for the Swanage Blues weekend. Lyn and Kevin make us ever so welcome and we never want to leave! The room we have is very clean and comfortable and breakfast (which includes home made jams and marmalade, and what ever Kevin\'s bake of the day is) are legendary! See you next year lovely people!'

Review By - Annie & Steve Wheeler
Date - 23rd October, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We have been visiting Swanage for several years, but felt the need to try a new guest house this year. Naturally, we were a little apprehensive, but Rivendell Guest House exceeded all our expectations; it really is special and Lyn and Kevin made us feel very welcome. More than just a B&B there are some lovely architectural features in the house which is full of character, bright and homely. Most guest houses serve a good cooked breakfast, but Rivendell manage to turn the meal into a feast. There are generous helpings of whatever you fancy, plus home baked bread, scones and muffins, something we have not experienced before. Although Rivendell Guest House is conveniently situated close to the town centre restaurants and shops there is ample free parking close by. Unsurprisingly, most of the other guests were regulars and we shall certainly book again. Jenny, Terry and John.'

Review By - JOHN GREGORY
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Relaxing Weekend
5 stars 5

'As always well cared for by brilliant hosts. Spoilt from arrival to departure. Welcoming atmosphere, comfortable room, sumptuous breakfast, with loads of tempting home made extra goodies. An Anniversary breakfast table, complete with bouquet the icing on the cake!'

Review By - DON STRONG
Date - 13th October, 2014

Verified Customer

4 nights stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed for 4 nights and thought the guest house was very nice & comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. We will be recommending to friends & family. Very convenient location.'

Review By - Michael & Carol Turney
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Recent visit
5 stars 5

'This was our second visit to Rivendell which rather speaks for itself. The room was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, the breakfast out of this world and the owners and staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. The guest house is ideally situated for the town and beach. we would thoroughly recommend Rivendell.'

Review By - IAN WELLER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Recent visit
5 stars 5

'This was our second visit to Rivendell which rather speaks for itself. The room was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, the breakfast out of this world and the owners and staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. The guest house is ideally situated for the town and beach. we would thoroughly recommend Rivendell.'

Review By - IAN WELLER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Blues festival
5 stars 5

'We went to Swanage for the Blues festival in October and it was lovely our stay. Walking distance to the venues. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the super breakfast in the morning charged our batteries to some more Blues! Will be back soon ;) than you'

Review By - Mrs. Scheila Maliska
Date - 5th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Brilliant stay at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Just stayed 3 nights at Rivendell and as usual it could not have been better. Lynn and Kevin cannot do enough for us, and in particular Kevin\'s baking skills would win \'The Great British Bake Off\'. We shall certainly go again'

Review By - Mr. Roy Walker
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent all round!
5 stars 5

'Many thanks to the team for another excellent holiday.I highly recommend Rivendell with its clean & tidy rooms and brilliant breakfasts.'

Review By - PETER WOODHOUSE
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 2nd October, 2014

Verified Customer

Would definitely recommend it!
5 stars 5

'Having read so many glowing reviews of this place on trip advisor I was half expecting to be a little disappointed - not so! Wonderfully welcoming, excellent rooms and facilities and the fresh scones and muffins for breakfast were delicious. Everything you could hope for from and B and B and more - would definitely recommend.'

Review By - RUTH BUDGE
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Swanage
5 stars 5

'Very happy with this b&b. The room was nice and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone staying in swanage.'

Review By - SYNNOVE KERSHAW
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 28th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent place to stay
5 stars 5

'Great hosts, good location and great food. Would stay again'

Review By - MRS KING
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 28th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Magical
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is a truly magical place to stay. From the moment you walk through the door you are instantly captivated by its themed charm. The decor is based on magical fantasy, but still is tasteful. Our bedroom was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was superb being all home cooked and baked using locally sourced, organic produce. Even the jams and marmalade were home made and delicious. Our hosts were friendly, helpful but not over intrusive. Highly recommended for an exquisite stay.'

Review By - Mr. Peter Best
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
5 stars 5

'A very peaceful and comfortable stay. No complaints whatsoever. I will be back!'

Review By - NICOLA GREGORY
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 26th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful, as ever!
5 stars 5

'My partner David and I have recently returned from our annual week\'s holiday in Swanage, staying, as always, at the Rivendell Guest House. Lyn and Kevin at the Rivendell are just the perfect hosts. We are always made to feel so welcome and our holiday at the Rivendell is, literally, one of our favourite weeks during the entire year, because we know that we are assured of a totally relaxing and lovely break from the moment that we arrive. We can think of no higher compliment, and, at the risk of wishing our lives away, we are already counting down the weeks until NEXT autumn! Thank you again Lyn and Kevin.'

Review By - Mr. John Jackson
Date - 24th September, 2014

Verified Customer

the place to stay
5 stars 5

'Very comfortable brilliant breakfast, lovely welcome.'

Review By - ELLAINE BURGES
Date - 23rd September, 2014

Verified Customer

Simply the best
5 stars 5

'You will find it hard to find a B and B as good as the RIvendell in Swanage. The rooms are comfortable and plush, the breakfasts will fill you up and you are greeted with warmth. Situated near to the sea front, town and railway station it is ideal. Lanie and Simon'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Homely
5 stars 5

'Gorgeous guesthouse. Comfortable, clean and bang up to date. A home from home feel for me.'

Review By - Mrs Nikki Towner
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 14th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'This was our second visit and once again we experienced excellent and friendly service and fantastic home cooked breakfasts! Would definitely recommend Rivendell to couples wanting an out-of season peaceful stay in Swanage.'

Review By - Mrs. Celia Robertson
Date - 12th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Satisfied Customers
5 stars 5

'We have stayed with Lynne and Kevin many times and we keep on returning because we believe that it is simply the best. We are greeted like family, treated in a very friendly and welcoming manner and fed like Kings! The breakfast is second to none and mere words cannot do it justice, suffice to say delicious food, home made fresh every day using quality ingredients. Highly recommend Rivendell to anyone.'

Review By - Yolande Biggs
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 10th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Simply the best
5 stars 5

'The rivendell in swanage is a real find. Fantastic hosts breakfast and accomadation.'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
4 stars 4

'This is the second time we've stayed at Rivendell and again we had a great stay. Very clean, comfortable and friendly :)'

Review By - CAROLINE AND PHILIP TAYLOR
Date - 6th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent!
5 stars 5

'This was our second stay with Kevin and Lyn, and we really appreciated the friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, the high standard of the rooms and the superb breakfasts. In addition, Swanage is a great place for a short break, especially with the Purbeck Chamber Music festival to enjoy!'

Review By - Dr. Niall Horn
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st September, 2014

Verified Customer

1st visit to Dorset
5 stars 5

'Sorry for delay but we thank you for a great visit - welcoming hosts - clean and comfortable room - splendid breakfast and great location. Will call again when in area. Many thanks Kathy & Stu'

Review By - Mr. Stuart Riley
Date - 1st September, 2014

Verified Customer

EXCELLENT
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay friendly and clean and a cracking breakfast'

Review By - Mrs Vicky Topsom
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 30th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Short stay for scuba dive in swanage
5 stars 5

'We were down for a short stay for diving over the bank holiday , the stay was a pleasure clean and quite . The location is ideal as is only few minutes walk to the sea front and back to your room again . Thank you for your hospitality see you soon.'

Review By - Mr Elio Santillo
Date - 29th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Great hosts!
5 stars 5

'We had a great stay for 3 nights with our family. Lyn & Kevin were brilliant and they really went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, from vegan breakfasts to an iron, nothing was too much trouble. Thanks again.'

Review By - BRIDGET ADAMS
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 28th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely guest house
5 stars 5

'We really enjoyed our 6 nights here. Very close to town and beach. The room was nice with lots of storage and bed very comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and included fresh fruit salad and cakes. We didn't use the car much but went on lovely walks around Swanage and used the buses and trains which are very close by. We hope to return and have also recommended Rivendell to friends and family.'

Review By - Mrs Diana Taylor
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th August, 2014

Verified Customer

A Great Night Sleep.
5 stars 5

'Very nice room, comfortable bed, and a fabulous power shower. Just right for the weary traveller!'

Review By - Miss Teena Brown
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 23rd August, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'The room was great, spacious with a beautiful bathroom. Great location, walking distance to the beach, stream train, restaurants etc. The breakfast was brilliant and the owners were lovely. Will definitely be coming again.'

Review By - SARAH BROWN
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st August, 2014

Verified Customer

Short stay
5 stars 5

'My daughter and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Rivendell lovely room comfy bed. Hearty breakfast, Kevin and Lyn made us very welcome - can't wait to return. Thoroughly recommend.'

Review By - MRS M L DRAKE
Date - 20th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Great stay at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Beautiful house in Swanage, very close to town centre, sea front, and transport links. A great place to stay, especially as we were completing our walk of the South West coast path. The breakfasts are exceptional, with lots of choice, and wonderful home baked bread and cakes! Home made muesli and granola ,with beautifully presented fresh fruit,also added to the quality breakfast. Our room was quite small, but adequate for our 4 night stay. The bathroom was beautifully tiled, and everything clean and fresh. We would definitely recommend the Rivendell B and B . Also very friendly and welcoming !'

Review By - Shelia Cosford
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'The room and food was great. The hosts are friendly, helpful people who want to make your stay the best it can be. Thank you.'

Review By - Mr. Philip Howard
Date - 19th August, 2014

Verified Customer

review
5 stars 5

'Excellent all round experience here. Exceptional food and service'

Review By - GAIL TAYLOR
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th August, 2014

Verified Customer

amazing!
5 stars 5

'Outstanding! The house is beautiful inside and out. Owners are extremely friendly and welcoming. The room had everything that you need plus more, excellent decoration, furniture and use of space. Definitely recommend and return'

Review By - Ms Sharon Priestley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th August, 2014

Verified Customer

First class!
5 stars 5

'Clean and comfortable rooms, brilliant breakfasts, but it's the host team that really make it excellent+.'

Review By - PETER WOODHOUSE
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 15th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Family reunion
5 stars 5

'Three nights with family and children's partners; made so very welcome and the food was to die for. I've stayed in places where mine host's welcome became enthusiastically intrusive; Kevin and Lyn got it absolutely spot on! Would recommend very highly indeed'

Review By - KEVIN HAIGHTON
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 6th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell revisited
5 stars 5

'Our second visit - we were well looked after and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you.'

Review By - Mrs Annetta Dodd
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Holiday in swanage
5 stars 5

'We had a very nice time and was treated very well. We will go again.'

Review By - Mrs Annetta Dodd
Date - 3rd August, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely ok then excellent
5 stars 5

'It started good with a very warm greeting at 9.30 on the Friday night and made very welcome. Could not believe the breakfast it was first class and had real coffee and as much as I wanted, fresh scones, brownies, fresh fruit and the best granola I have ever eaten. The staff and other guests really friendly and very close to the town.'

Review By - Mrs. Pamela Jefferies
Date - 2nd August, 2014

Verified Customer

Mr Mrs
4 stars 4

'Very nice welcome and excellent breakfast.'

Review By - JANE DAVIS
Date - 2nd August, 2014

Verified Customer

a welcome at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'this is the best B & B we have stayed in. catered for all needs and made the service very personal. Highly recommended!'

Review By - Mr. Gregory Webb
Date - 2nd August, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely place
5 stars 5

'Really welcoming B&B in a handy location. Tricky to park but worth it. Very sweet room and fast, friendly help service when we needed a bit of a bathroom service. We didn't have breakfast but it looked delicious.'

Review By - Miss. Elizabeth Denton
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st July, 2014

Verified Customer

holiday break
4 stars 4

'Good two day stay.Would highly recommend ,and a very good choice for breakfast. Owners very friendly, will return, many thanks Julie, jim.'

Review By - JULIE PARTRIDGE
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th July, 2014

Verified Customer

2 night stay
5 stars 5

'Very hospitable and accommodating couple that made our stay a pleasure. The rooms were extremely clean with all facilities to hand. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful. We would definitely stay again.'

Review By - James Honour
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 26th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful stay, breakfast was outstanding and we loved that they even provided a small plate and bowl for our baby. We would definitely come back.'

Review By - Trinidad Arcos
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 24th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent Stay
5 stars 5

'Last min booking and we couldn't have asked for more. Clean, comfortable, relaxing and the best breakfast. Nice people nothing is too much trouble,will stay again.'

Review By - CHRISTINA KYNASTON
Date - 23rd July, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay, very comfortable. Made to feel extremely welcome and given a delicious breakfast. Owners were very friendly and made a point of speaking to all the guests. We phoned to say that we would arrive quite late but that was no problem. The only downside is the lack of private parking but there were plenty on street places.'

Review By - BARBARA TURNER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st July, 2014

Verified Customer

'Rivendell Guest House'
5 stars 5

'Had a fantastic two night stay, rooms were spotless and the breakfast was brilliant especially the home made scones.'

Review By - PETER ATKINS
Date - 20th July, 2014

Verified Customer

long w/e stay
5 stars 5

'It was a pleasure to stay at the Rivendell once again. Food, room and the owners friendlyness is just perfect.'

Review By - RON MILLS
Date - 19th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Very good B & B
5 stars 5

'Room was very clean and comfortable and the owners friendly. We enjoyed our stay.'

Review By - CAROLINE TAYLOR
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Exactly what I wanted
5 stars 5

'We booked very late. I wanted to take my son to the beach to escape the heat of London. This place was excellent. Quiet, clean, central, thoroughly good value. My only gripe was the 4pm check in, but I suspect most B&Bs have a similar policy.'

Review By - PHILIP KENNEDY
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely, Friendly stay
5 stars 5

'Stayed here for two nights with my husband and 13 yr old daughter on a diving weekend in Swanage. Had a great friendly welcome. Very accommodating with regards to adapting room to cater to three of us. Room was comfortable, clean and lovely decorated. Breakfast was scrummy! Would highly recommend and will stay here again on next visit to area.'

Review By - MRS WOOLLEY
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 7th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Brilliant!
5 stars 5

'Absolutely great B&B, lovely hosts and an excellent breakfast. Will be staying again!'

Review By - ANDREW OECKEN
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 7th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent Again
5 stars 5

'Once again a very short but excelleny visit. Greeted like a friend and genuinly seemed pleased to see me again. Can't fault anything.'

Review By - Mr. Neil Bateman
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 6th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely
5 stars 5

'Convenient location. Beautiful room. Loved the wooden doors! All clean and well maintained. Our room was very spacious. The parking spaces opposite were full when we arrived but we found a spot around the corner. Overall a lovely stay.'

Review By - Nicola Arthur
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Home away from home
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation and very friendly staff. Helpful with local knowledge and amazing weather!'

Review By - CAMERAN ARMAGHANI
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell guest house
5 stars 5

'The second time we have stayed at Rivendell was as good as the first, a wonderful welcome, beautiful clean room with the most comfortable and extra large bed! What puts Rivendell head and shoulders above other B&Bs is the breakfast, the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs are gorgeous, freshly made breads and jam, fresh fruit salad and the service is great, looking forward to staying again next year :-)'

Review By - Ms. Sophie Kilpatrick
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Fab birthday stay
5 stars 5

'We have just come back from a fantastic stay at the Rivendell. Super breakfast and lovely clean room, the perfect weekend away.'

Review By - MICHELLE YOUNG
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Great time
5 stars 5

'Lovely guest house the rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped. The bathroom was of a high standard. A lovely birthday touch to greet me at breakfast, a candle in a ceramic slice of cake, a small bowl of chocolates and a scattering of shiny birthday shapes on the table. Sometimes the smallest of gestures can stick in your mind the most. Lovely friendly family especially the hyper! son. Would have been nice to have seen fresh flowers in place of some of the artificial ones. Would definitely stay there again.'

Review By - Mr. Nigel Blake
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekend Stay
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is in an excellent location being a few minutes walk from the town centre and beach. The room was spacious as it could have accommodated a family of 4, furnished to a high standard, and overlooked the front. Breakfast was plentiful and of the highest quality.'

Review By - Mrs. Mary Edbrooke
Date - 26th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell guest house
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay, very comfortable room and an excellent breakfast menu. Highly recommended and will visit again in the future'

Review By - Mr. Ross Bleasdale
Date - 21st June, 2014

Verified Customer

Swanage Guest House
5 stars 5

'Our rooms were clean, well decorated and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with many products home made e.g. muesli, scones, jams, marmalade. The location is good as in walking distance to all of Swanage amenities. Must say we were made very welcome and there was a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We will certainly make a return visit and recommend this guest house'

Review By - Mrs Jackie Walker
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 20th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Top Marks
5 stars 5

'An excellent guest house with quality facilities, fantastic food and hospitable hosts.'

Review By - Mr. Gareth Shorley
Date - 14th June, 2014

Verified Customer

June Break in Swanage
5 stars 5

'During our 3 day stay in Swanage we were very well looked after by Lyn and Kevin who were very friendly and helpful, giving us lots of advice on the best places to visit in the area. Breakfasts were first class with a wide choice and some home baking thrown in, which we were unable to eat for breakfast but took with us to eat later. Rooms are beautifully decorated. The guest house is just off the sea front and we could walk into Swanage in 5-10 minutes.'

Review By - Mrs. Nesta Goodrich
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th June, 2014

Verified Customer

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION
5 stars 5

'2 NIGHT STAY - ACCOMMODATION IS IMMACULATE AND ALL ASPECTS HAVE BEEN THOUGHT OF - OWNERS ARE FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE BUT NON INTRUSIVE - BEAUTIFUL HOUSE'

Review By - DAVID MACRAE
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd June, 2014

Verified Customer

Had a great stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed in a family room for 2 nights. We had a lovey time. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast was very good with a wide choice and home made cakes and preserves. The couple running the B&B were very friendly and welcoming. They were very relaxed and warm to the children. I would highly recommend the Rivendell.'

Review By - AMY CLARK
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 29th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Value and Location
5 stars 5

'The owners of this establishment bend over backwards to assist each guest's needs and enhance one's stay. They run an extremely clean Guest House and the breakfasts are peerless! Kevin bakes fresh Irish soda bread each morning in addition to amazing muffins that vary daily. They make all their own jams and marmalades and they also provide a great selection of fresh mixed fruits in addition to home-made muesli. ANd they offer 3 different hot breakfast items which is beyond anything I've seen anywhere else. All this is included in the price of the bed and breakfast. They are perfectly located, close to the bus terminal as well as the beach and many restaurants. They extend themselves to enhance each guest's questions about where to go and what to see. You cannot go wrong with this Guest House.'

Review By - FRANCES EPSEN
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 23rd May, 2014

Verified Customer

Rivendell, Swanage
4 stars 4

'Smart clean rooms with all necessary comforts. My only complaint is that in the top floor, attic, rooms the roof line meant that it was difficult to get in one side of the double bed, or stand in the shower. Plenty of room elsewhere and this would not be a problem on the lower floors. The breakfast is fantastic, whether you have the full (9 items beautifully cooked) or the continental (home made soda bread, scones and muffins, fruit salad, etc etc)'

Review By - DAVID SHILTON
Date - 23rd May, 2014

Verified Customer

EXCELLENT
5 stars 5

'My husband and I will definetly return and reccommend to family and friends. Lovely guest house , very clean and lots of homely touches which made you feel very at home. Kevin and Lyn lovely couple made you feel very welcome and Kevin's breakfast was great didn't need to eat all day was lovely and set me up for the day . Had room at back overlooking the station but was not affected at all , huge bed lovely room had all the comforts you need .Parked car outside on road no problem in front of Guest House .Overall EXCELLENT thankyou Kevin and Lyn and the very kind waitress'

Review By - Mrs Serena Carter
Date - 20th May, 2014

Verified Customer

B&B Swanage
5 stars 5

'The bast B&B in Swanage The best breakfast in Swanage The best room in Swanage'

Review By - Mr. Brent Lucas
Date - 19th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Another great stay at the Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay - our sixth year in a row. Comfortable and well equipped rooms and first class, home-cooked, breakfast. Lynn and Kevin are excllent hosts.'

Review By - Mr. Jon Swan
Date - 12th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful as ever
5 stars 5

'This was our third stay in the family room and, as always, we were very well looked-after during our stay. The breakfasts are excellent, the room comfortable and the hosts extremely welcoming. The kids always insist that we go back to the Rivendell each year, so I have no doubt we'll be returning in the future.'

Review By - Mr. Adam Newey
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 20th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Short stay in Swanage
5 stars 5

'Very well presented establishment within short walking distance of all amenities. Good facilities and food excellent. Free parking on road outside ( or adjacent streets ) be might be an issue during height of season though. Would stay again and recommend to others.'

Review By - Mr. Michael White
Date - 17th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Spot on
5 stars 5

'This is a refreshing B+B experience. Very clean, friendly but not obtrusive, outstanding breakfasts and a good location. If that doesn't keep you happy, you're probably not looking for a B+B. We would happily visit again and would like to thank the hard working owners once more for our wonderful stay.'

Review By - Mr. Maurice Leahy
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 15th April, 2014

Verified Customer

All you could want
5 stars 5

'Lovely clean room, comfortable bed, great choice of breakfast, good location. We will definitely return.'

Review By - Andrea Stepto
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th April, 2014

Verified Customer

5 star
5 stars 5

'very friendly and kind hosts the house itself is clean and quite everything is perfect we gonna visit back asap thank you for the good time'

Review By - Mr BOBI
Date - 13th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Superb weekend
5 stars 5

'Once again a marvellous stay.This was our third visit and as usual we were well looked after.My friend whose first stay it was, could not believe the breakfast.'

Review By - Mr. Allen Pollard
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 30th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Blues Festival
5 stars 5

'We have just returned from a great weekend at Swanage Blues Festival. Not only did we hear and see some brilliant music and musicians we also had fantastic sunshine and to top it all we stayed at Rivendell Guest house ,Perfect !!! what more could you want for a great weekend ,beautiful room, spotlessly clean , cheerful and extremely helpful hosts not to mention the lovely lady that helps with breakfast and room cleaning, and talking of breakfast well like we said perfect !!! thank you all for a lovely stay , we will definitely be back :)Denise & Andy'

Review By - Mr. Andrew Buckley
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th March, 2014

Verified Customer

nights stay
5 stars 5

'top marks all round, no faults, excellent, clean, friendly, very good breakfast'

Review By - Mr. David Chivers
Date - 26th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed for 3 nights. The room was lovely, breakfast fantastic, hospitality outstanding and friendly. Highly recommended'

Review By - Mr. Jim Mclaughlin
Date - 23rd February, 2014

Verified Customer

Break Away
5 stars 5

'A pleasant and comfortable stay - the house is beautiful and extremely welcoming family. The breakfast is outstanding and have never seen so much choice and quality in an independent venue. Soda Bread and chocolate muffins were freshly made and the granola and muesli homemade too. A delight and we will definitely come back and stay.'

Review By - CAROLINE GAME
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 22nd February, 2014

Verified Customer

wonderful stay
5 stars 5

'we couldn't of asked for a more friendly, warm and welcoming stay at the Rivendell...Lyn and Kevin were fantastic hosts, the breakfast was amazing, and the room very clean and beautifully furnished, it was valentines weekend, and tastefully decorated with hearts, and loveheart sweets left for us each morning., I am certainly going to book in the future, nothing was too much trouble, Lyn and Kevin are a lovely couple and should be very proud and certainly deserve there 5 star rating. thankyou so much for a great stay xx'

Review By - TINA LAYFIELD
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Absolutely perfect!
5 stars 5

'Our first stay at this lovely B&B, booked very last minute for New Years eve. Kevin and Lyn are the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble. As previous reviews, the breakfast set us up for the day with plenty of choice from the menu. The rooms are more than adequate, clean and comfortable, complete with a bright, clean en-suite. Five minutes walk from the steam train station and ten minutes stroll through the town to the seafront. Perfect.'

Review By - Maria Press
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Quality at a reasonable price
5 stars 5

'Clean, inviting, spacious and warm. Lovely hosts. Definitely would recommend to friends and family'

Review By - NICHOLA JOHNSON
Date - 5th January, 2014

Verified Customer

A most welcome place to stay
5 stars 5

'We were really impressed with the love and attention to detail- the lavish Christmas decorations, home made cake and granola for breakfast and courteous service. Thankyou for a great post Christmas break'

Review By - Hugh Dennis
Date - 31st December, 2013

Verified Customer

One Night Away
5 stars 5

'This was the second time we have stayed at Rivendell and the standard was consistently good again. Very comfy room (we opted for the Superior Double) and the breakfast is unbeatable - home made bread, scones, muesli and granola and a seriously stonking cooked breakfast. Always a cheery, personal welcome, too. Would highly recommend.'

Review By - Ian Alderson And Sue Monteath
Date - 18th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Good value
5 stars 5

'A very pleasant stay.Friendly andwarm welcome. Rooms were clean, warm and well appointed. Breakfast was excellent with a wide range to accommodate any appetite! Thoroughly recommend staying at Rivendell.'

Review By - SALLY CANTWELL
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Comfortable B&B
5 stars 5

'Stayed at Rivendell Guest House with close family and enjoyed our weekend. Kevin & Lynn very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast superb. Made to feel at home. Would recommend.'

Review By - Kevin & Bridget Baker
Date - 11th November, 2013

Verified Customer

lovely place to stay
5 stars 5

'nice friendly people nice rooms lovely breakfast not far from sea front lovely walks. Made to feel very welcome.'

Review By - MRS COOPER (Goodall)
Date - 9th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent B&B
5 stars 5

'No need to say much, it's simply excellent. Warm welcome, cosy rooms, spotless en-suite with great shower, lots of little touches to appreciate, and it's obvious why they won an AA breakfast award, lovely! Only a few minutes walk from the town centre, so good value for money too.'

Review By - MICHAEL GRANT
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 9th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We stayed for one night for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, the special touch of red hearts confetti on the bed and love hearts sweets was a very thoughtful. The breakfast was 1st class and the accommodation was great. Bed was a little hard and although we had a special room we thought it was a little pricey. All in all would come back again. Lyn and Kevin were extremely friendly.'

Review By - Teresa Faretta and Don
Date - 2nd November, 2013

Verified Customer

Thoroughly enjoyable!
5 stars 5

'The Rivendell team of family and assisting Rachel really put themselves out to make your stay all that you want of it. Breakfasts are excellent, rooms clean & comfortable plus local information & advice willingly available. Highly recommend!'

Review By - PETER WOODHOUSE
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 17th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely
5 stars 5

'Cosy b&b in swanage , Kevin and Lynn very nice and friendly Excellent value for money Rooms very clean and comfy , Would definitely stay again'

Review By - Kelly Gardner
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 15th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Brilliant!
5 stars 5

'In Summary I've never been so satisfied with my stay at any hotel or bed and breakfast. Hospitality was excellent, very welcoming and made us feel very at home. The room was great and the home made breakfast foods very nice. When I come back to Swanage I'll definitely be staying here again :) A******'

Review By - LAWRENCE FOX
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 14th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'The Rivendell Guest House was welcoming, friendly. The breakfast was excellent with home cooked bread and scones. Really outstanding The room was lovely and comfortable. I would definitely recommend the Rivendell'

Review By - CHRISTINA DIBDEN
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 13th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell
5 stars 5

'One of the best stays we've had - friendly, efficient and hospitable in a very convenient location. It's obvious that a tremendous amount of planning and effort has gone into the enterprise. The room was excellent, and the breakfast was superb! We'll definitely be back.'

Review By - Dr. Niall Horn
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Beautiful accommodation - people were really friendly, food was excellent, so welcoming, would definitly recommend!!'

Review By - KAREN BARRATT
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Swanage is still unspoiled
5 stars 5

'Close to bus station, shops and sea. We found street parking easily and were undisturbed by the essentially negligible traffic. Our twin room was on the 2nd floor, on the compact side, but very nicely equipped. Breakfasts excellent and a very pleasant atmosphere.'

Review By - JOSEPH BRADBEER
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivndell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay - fantastic breakfast with huge choice'

Review By - Mrs. Fiona Burgess
Date - 30th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Birthday treat for hubby
5 stars 5

'We were told of Rivendell by my son who had stayed there and raved on about the superior breakfast, he kept saying you must go....so I booked it up as a treat for my husbands birthday...the room was very nice, everything you would want, but it's the breakfast, so much to chose from...all homemade scones, soda bread, jams etc..and then a choice of cooked breakfast, if your hungry go for the full Dorset cooked breakfast but be aware it's very big, you can also have smoked salmon and scrambled eggs..I had that the second day...very good...very friendly staff, and owners are there to please you and give you full satisfaction of a good stay...would definitely go back..situated in a good place near town etc...result.!!'

Review By - VANDA MALONE
Date - 30th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Home Comfort
5 stars 5

'Not our first visit to Rivendell, it is inviting and draws us back. Warm and welcoming, comfortable and relaxing, truly remarkable breakfasts with enormous choice incorporating quality local produce. As close as you can get to home comfort away from home with the added benefit of being taken care of by great hosts.'

Review By - Mr. Donald Strong
Date - 29th September, 2013

Verified Customer

A lucky find
5 stars 5

'Swanage seems to be full of guesthouses but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. The beds are comfortable, the breakfasts are mind-blowing. Kevin and Lyn put their heart and soul into 'Rivendell' - they are friendly and thoughtful, the ideal hosts. You may find cheaper elsewhere, but this place is really good quality in every respect.'

Review By - Tim Kestin
Date - 23rd September, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Excellent standard of accommodation and nice friendly hosts.'

Review By - MRS ABEL
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Highly recommended
5 stars 5

'Well situated near enough to town center without noisy at night. Room was very nice, staff could not be more friendly and attentive. The stand out feature though has to be breakfast, home baked bread & scones or muffins fruit, coffee pot and as good a full English as you'll get anywhere with proper local bacon and sausage not your dollar a dozen rubbish. Hearty doesn't even begin to describe it.I wasn't hungry for the rest of the day.'

Review By - ROBIN THOMAS
Date - 15th September, 2013

Verified Customer

perfect stay
5 stars 5

'friendly welcome -comfortable clean room. easy parking.convenient location for beach visits,shops and restaurants. would highly recommend this guest house.'

Review By - RICHARD MCCROW
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 15th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely holiday
5 stars 5

'It was a pleasure to return to Rivendell with first class accomodation and super breakfasts.Lynn and Kevan made us very welcome and were always ready to advise on restaurants and places to visit .We hope to return soon.'

Review By - Jean Scholes
Date - 13th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Great
5 stars 5

'Lovely place to stay - very welcoming, and the breakfast is great!!'

Review By - DEENA JOULTY
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 12th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Pride
5 stars 5

'The hosts took pride in the presentation of their rooms and their excellent home made breakfast.'

Review By - Miss Michelle Summers
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 10th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell guest house Swanage
5 stars 5

'Beautiful house - very clean & tidy room along with comfotable beds! The breakfast selection was comparible to a 5 star hotel - and just as delicious - close to all amenities - highly recommended!'

Review By - Mrs Phillips
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th September, 2013

Verified Customer

A great place to stay
5 stars 5

'(Please note that our surname has no "s"). Our family of 9 had a long weekend at Rivendell - our fourth visit I think. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The full English breakfasts are wonderful and meant that we didn't have to buy much lunch - especially as Kevin has now added cakes to his breakfast menu! We enjoyed the Sky Sports in the lounge and having the space to meet as a family, and it's very convenient for town and the beach. Kevin and Lyn are wonderful hosts who give every guest a warm welcome. We will be back for another visit!'

Review By - TERESA VENABLES
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 5th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Our short stay at Rivendelll
5 stars 5

'Super hosts, lovely clean rooms,superb breakfast! Kevin bakes wonderful cakes! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend Rivendell Guest House to friends and family.'

Review By - Mrs Annetta Dodd
Date - 2nd September, 2013

Verified Customer

Very enjoyable stay
5 stars 5

'Me & my sister stayed at Rivendell for 2 nights and although on a "Room only" basis we rather wished we'd had breakfast there after all, it all looked delicious and fresh. The owners Lyn & Kevin are hugely welcoming and friendly, the room was modern, very clean and perfectly suitable for our requirements. I shall definitely be staying again with my partner in the future. The Guest house is well positioned in Swanage to reach the Steam Train station, Co-op, and Seafront is an easy level walk.'

Review By - Debbie Chapman
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 2nd September, 2013

Verified Customer

August
5 stars 5

'A brief stay but absolutely perfect. A very friendly welcome. Very high standards. Single room, perfectly adequate for my requirements. Spotlessly clean. Breakfast superb and extremly well cooked and presented. On departure I was made to feel I was VERY welcome again.'

Review By - NEIL BATEMAN
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect
5 stars 5

'We stayed at Rivendell Guest House for 3 nights in August. Our bedroom/bathroom were very comfortable and clean. We were made very welcome. We enjoyed our huge but very tasty breakfasts! Thank you for a perfect short break in Swanage.'

Review By - MRS MALLORY
Date - 29th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Home from Home
5 stars 5

'Have just stayed at the Rivendell (3rd year running). It is outstanding and you can be sure of a fantastic holiday. Kevin & Lyn are extremely welcoming and you immediately feel relaxed. The beds are so comfy, great power shower and amazing breakfasts - Kevin`s homemade soda bread, scones / cakes and preserves are a real treat. There is a great breakfast buffet inc freshly prepared fruit, fruit juices, cereals. Full english & veggie options as well as lighter options such as scrambled egg & smoked salmon on muffins or homemade scotch pancakes. The Rivendell is a 5 minute level walk to the Swanage Railway where you can travel by steam train to the picturesque villiage of Corfe Castle. Buses also start from Swanage Railway to Studland beaches, Bournemouth and Poole. Worth Matravers is a lovely small villiage with an amazing tea room which can be followed by a short walk to Winspit for spectacular views of the former quarry and cliffs. We are already planning a return visit to Kevin & Lyn's again next year and are confident that you will enjoy your stay at the Rivendell too.'

Review By - Mr. John Jackson
Date - 29th August, 2013

Verified Customer

a great B&B and great value
4 stars 4

'Stayed recently as a work stop over,i was impressed with the single room a had complete with a fantastic power shower that delivered hot water straight away and had plenty of power.the service tray had all the drinks i needed and a few biccies as well,just one little gripe was the position of the tv which if you tried to watch in bed lying down the picture becomes unviewable due to its position, overall a great little B&B that i wouldnt hesitate in using again'

Review By - MR W PALMER
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 25th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay, couple were lovely very friendly and welcoming, place was very tidy, rooms were lovely very clean and modern, breakfast was great lots to choose from, only one thing we found not a lot of time for breakfast but over all very pleased and will sure to come back again and defo recommend many thanks.'

Review By - KELLY BOWNS
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 25th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House: A place of tranquility, warm welcomes and amazing breakfasts!
5 stars 5

'Had a wonderful time on my 2.5day break in Swanage. Rivendell Guest House was a joy to stay at. Lovely people, lovely room, superbly close to Swanage bus stop (very convenient for getting about) and beach & superb breakfasts! Thoroughly recommended.'

Review By - GREGORY BAKER
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 23rd August, 2013

Verified Customer

Birthday treat
5 stars 5

'My daughter and her boyfriend stayed here as a treat for her 18th birthday. She said it's the best guest house that she has stayed in. The room was great and the food was good and Lyn and Kevin made it extra special by decorating their breakfast table with 18 confetti and celebration chocolates ( I think there was even a candle). Thank you for making their stay so enjoyable.'

Review By - Becky & matt Cooper
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Great B&B
5 stars 5

'A lovely family run B&B, made to feel very welcome. Great breakfast and lovely cakes! Ideal location for shops, beach and train station. Would stay again!'

Review By - ANITA REEVES
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 17th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We stayed one night at the Rivendell on 13th Aug 2013. We were delighted with the service provided from the time we walked in the front door. The room was large with a king sized bed. The breakfast choice was superb. A very welcoming & friendly family. We would recommend this to our friends & family.'

Review By - Mr Paul Lavis
Date - 16th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely B&B
5 stars 5

'We stayed two nights at the b&b. i was in the area doing a H4H challenge,Lyn and Kevin offered to make me lunch for my challenge which was a really nice thing to do for me. The room we stayed in was beautiful, really big bed, lovely decorations, en suite.The breakfast is wonderful. they offer cooked food,cereal,yoghurts,hot and cold drinks.You must try the homemade brownie. we will be staying here again.'

Review By - DARYL WOOD
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th August, 2013

Verified Customer

great stay...
5 stars 5

'at the Rivendell Guest House. We spent 4 days here in August 2013. Nice room, very friendy staff and owners and not to forget the outstanding breakfast every morning. Yum!!! We would definitly recommend staying here!!'

Review By - Alexandra Roberts
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 13th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Well done
5 stars 5

'Excellent establishment, very friendly and helful proprieters. I woudl certainly use Rivendell Guest House again if the opportunity presents itself'

Review By - JAMES PALMER
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 13th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'We cannot praise this guest house enough. It is home from home. I have been going for a few years now and the standard is always extremely high. Its a little piece of heaven. Highly recommendable'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Consistently good
5 stars 5

'This was not my first stay at Rivendell and it certainly won't be my last. If considering a stay in Swanage, Rivendell should be first on your list for accommodation. Scrupulously clean, well equipped rooms, very friendly and relaxed owners and excellent breakfasts. Local produce and many items are home made.'

Review By - Yolande Biggs
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th August, 2013

Verified Customer

A wonderful break.
5 stars 5

'This is our 4 th year staying at the rivendell bed and breakfast. We had a most welcoming and relaxing stay. Everything about rivendell is perfect. We look forward to returning next year.'

Review By - Jane Kelly
Date - 10th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Bed & Breakfast
4 stars 4

'Very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were nice and good facilities. Would like to have stayed longer but they were fully booked up. Off street parking was a little tricky.'

Review By - PAUL COOPER
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 6th August, 2013

Verified Customer

stay on 1/8/13
4 stars 4

'very comfortable, will definatley stay again'

Review By - BARBARA FEATHERSTONE
Date - 6th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Stay
5 stars 5

'Home from home, I feel part of the Family'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Date - 6th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Fabulous place!
5 stars 5

'This is our favourite ever place to stay by far. It is slways a real treat to stay here. Kevin and lyn are so welcoming. There are so many little extras that make this place do special. The breakfast needs a mention as everything about it is fantastic! A great place to stay in a great part of the world.'

Review By - EMMA O'BRIEN
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 5th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Short Break Long Memory
5 stars 5

'First class B and B. Friendly, clean and comfortable with nice touches. Great food. location, 5 minutes walk from town centre and bay. Would stay here again if in area, ideal for business or couples.'

Review By - Mr Terence Prosser
Date - 2nd August, 2013

Verified Customer

FIRST CLASS
5 stars 5

'Just had 4 fabulous nights stay at Rivendell. The room was first class, comfy bed, great shower, and the breakfast was fantastic especially Kevin's smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Most importantly Kevin and Lyn are TOP people making a great job of running the best guest house that we have ever stayed in - ever!! Keep up the good work and don't forget to get Findley into boxing it will channel all that energy. Ideal location near to station and 5 mins from town and the beach. Your place is special and we will be back 100% as we loved the area too. Thanks for the memories.'

Review By - PHILLIP JACKSON
Date - 31st July, 2013

Verified Customer

The Place to Stay
5 stars 5

'Visiting Family, made to feel really welcome, happy and considerate hosts.'

Review By - MRS SANDRA MCCRORY
Date - 30th July, 2013

Verified Customer

single vegi
5 stars 5

'i cannot fault my stay at rivendell guest house at all.friendly people comfortable room and the food is amazing.definatly will go back again!'

Review By - Ms. Laura-kate Zakery
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 28th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Holiday
4 stars 4

'Kevin and Lyne are the perfect hosts,the Rivendall is clean and tidy especially the bathrooms/shower rooms which are spotless The breakfast has to be a special mention amazing home cooked menue. This was my third year and hope to visit again'

Review By - HEDLEY SMITH
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 26th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Two night break
5 stars 5

'A very comfortable, friendly guest house with lots of thoughtful little 'extras' including home baking at breakfast. We really enjoyed staying at Rivendell and will undoubtedly go again for a short break.'

Review By - CELIA ROBERTSON
Date - 25th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely Stay
5 stars 5

'We had a fantastic stay here for one night in Room 2, which was beautiful. Hotel was clean and very homely, the staff were very friendly and helpful and we will definitely be staying here again.'

Review By - PIPPA NICHOLAS
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st July, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell
4 stars 4

'Excellent location close to the town centre and seafront. Very friendly owners who have clearly taken the time, trouble and expense to furnish the establishment in a pleasant manner. The only negative is the very low ceiling due to the sloping roof in the top floor room in which we stayed. This means that the shower is not usable in a standing position. Would therefore only stay there again if a room was available in one of the lower floors.'

Review By - DAVE LEWIS
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st July, 2013

Verified Customer

rivendell guest house
5 stars 5

'Lovely room, central location and fantastic couple running the guest house. We would recommend to everyone to stay there. Many thanks lindsey and carl'

Review By - LINDSEY BARKER
Date - 20th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely stay.
5 stars 5

'Very warm and welcoming guest house. Friendly owners and staff. Room was very spacious and very clean, bed enormous! Breakfast was plentiful, nicely cooked, and kept us going all day! The only 'con' was the struggle to find a parking space, but wouldn't stop us staying again.'

Review By - Mr. Russell Cripps
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2013

Verified Customer

rivendell
5 stars 5

'very clean and nicely furnished room and bathroom. excellent breakfast. very helpful and friendly couple run the b@b...'

Review By - RON MILLS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'wonderful - great organic food and home cooked scones, various breads etc for breakfast thats apart from the 5 options. very friendly family and spotlessly clean. No worry if you have forgotten anything, its all there! would thorough recommend Rivendell.'

Review By - LYNDA DORRAS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Spot on
5 stars 5

'My wife and I sadly only stayed for a single night but would gladly have stayed a lot longer, the room and general decor of the guest house was easily as good as you would expect to find in an upmarket big brand hotel, the breakfast was excellent and probably better quality than you would get in most big branded hotels.....would we go back in the future...definately!'

Review By - Mr. Roger Arterton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Wonderful!
5 stars 5

'Lovely room, fantastic breakfast, very welcoming. Will definitely be back!'

Review By - Mr. Brian Arnold
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Clean, tidy, good value
4 stars 4

'Twin room, nice size located on the top floor. Room faced the road, which was a little noisy at times, but nothing major. Room very clean as was the rest of the house. Friendly welcome. Only few minutes stroll from beach. Would recommend and would stay again.'

Review By - PETER CLARK
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 9th July, 2013

Verified Customer

B&B
5 stars 5

'Kevin and Lynn are great hosts.Their breakfasts are lovely and are more than enough to set anyone up for the day.Lovely en-suite room and we slept so well. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this B&B'

Review By - Mr. Roger Mead
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th July, 2013

Verified Customer

First Class !
5 stars 5

'The Rivendell Guest House in Swanage is a first class property situated just a short walk from the shops and sea front. Our room was spacious well furnished and well maintained. Breakfast was excellent and owners, Kevin and Lyn, were very helpful.'

Review By - Mr. Alexander Rigby
Date - 7th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell
4 stars 4

'Pleasant stay, comfortable beds, good home cooked breakfast. Helpful hosts. Enjoyed our short break.'

Review By - Dr Roberta Ramsammy
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic breakfast
4 stars 4

'quiet accomodation with award-winning breakfast with home-made bread and pastries, 5 minutes from the beach'

Review By - Mr. Jürg Glarner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'Once again not disappointed with the quality of the stay at this great guest house. Having a single room and not being hit with paying double is a real bonus. Great breakfast. Great hosts, I will be returning.'

Review By - Mr. Stuart Dalton
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'As regular guests once again we were not disappointed with our stay. Lovely clean rooms giving a great nights sleep. Followed by a fantastic breakfast freshly cooked with extras such as home baked bread and cake. As always our hosts Lyn and Kevin make you feel really welcome. Can't wait until our next visit.'

Review By - Miss. Mary Etheridge
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Really loved Rivendell
5 stars 5

'We (Mum,Dad,18yr old daughter) had a very enjoyable 3 night stay.Comfortable rooms,immaculate bathrooms.Breakfasts were a real delight - especially the pancakes!Have already recommended this venue to friends and hope to stay again soon.'

Review By - Helen Stock
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect Short Break
5 stars 5

'We chose Rivendell for the reports of its breakfast - we were not disappointed. Daily we sampled the delights of homemade soda bread, scones or fruitcake, along with fruits and fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, cereals [would love the granola recipe], toast, homemade marmalade and jams, and, of course, the wonderful cooked breakfast on offer in any combination or amount, plus scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and muffins, all cooked to order. The quality is excellent and you will not leave hungry. As for the room, we chose a smaller one with a shower which was very comfortable and well thought out, lacking nothing. We anticipated noise, being on a town road, but the room was at the back of the house and even with the window open all night it was silent, unlike at home where we have early morning calls from seagulls. We were a little concerned by the lack of on-site parking [which we can see might sometimes be difficult] but we arrived on Monday evening, parked nearby without difficulty, and left our car there until it was sadly time to leave on Thursday: the central location, walking, bus passes, the railway, and fine weather saw to that. A most relaxing break with excellent hosts; we are still singing Rivendell's praises.'

Review By - Mr. John Saul
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of June 2013 and cannot fault the place. The house is a gorgeous old house which has done its best to retain much of its period features whilst obviously provided an up to date B&B. The owners are lovely and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The breakfasts are outstanding with lots of homemade and locally produced foods. We will definitely stay again!!'

Review By - Mr. Steven Evans
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 30th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell
4 stars 4

'Friendly, spotlessly clean & very comfortable.'

Review By - Miss Maria Talboys
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 24th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Get ready for baby!!
5 stars 5

'Thank you so much for making our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your bed and breakfast accomandation is very good and everyone is very friendly. The room was very pleasant and clean and I must say a comfortable sleep. The food is amazing and the lady that helped us check out is very friendly and helpful and informed us about the facilities you could supply for when baby arrives which is great as we would love to stay again. The bed and breakfast is in a very good place and not far to go to places. We shall be returning in the future with are little one hopefully. I cannot really fault your stay. Take care and thank you again Clare and Bruce hope.'

Review By - CLARE HOPE
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Another great stay!
5 stars 5

'My third visit to Rivendell was a good as ever - great service, great hospitality and the best B&B breakfasts I have ever had. Thank you!'

Review By - Julia MUTLOW
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Great stay, lovely location and very friendly staff.'

Review By - Miss. Anne Crowhurst
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 15th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Riding Holiday
5 stars 5

'My daughter and I stayed at Rivendell as part of a Riding holiday in Studland - after the second hack in heavy rain we came back soaked - but thanks to Lynne and her tumble dryer we were able to go out for our beach ride that same evening. We enjoyed our stay at Rivendell (and the puppies).Kevin - the Blueberry Muffins are incredible. Thanks very much, Dave and Gemma - the Two Drowned Riding Rats from Essex.'

Review By - DAVID HOLLOWELL
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic long weekend
5 stars 5

'Brilliant, we really enjoyed our stay in a welcoming bed and breakfast! Really friendly welcoming hosts, made it such an enjoyable stay. Well presented room, with good decoration, great tea/ coffee making facilities, and toiletries. Loved the home made breakfast items, and cooked breakfast. Would love to stay again!'

Review By - PAUL CORFIELD
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th June, 2013

Verified Customer

rivendell guest house
4 stars 4

'My wife and I stayed at this guest house,for one night only our first visit. we found it very comfortable and clean, breakfast was excellent the owners were very polite and helpful. we recommend to anyone thinking of booking a stay.'

Review By - MR ADAMS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th June, 2013

Verified Customer

The Perfect B & B
5 stars 5

'Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Rivendell. Nice as a single traveller to have single room option. Very clean and plenty choice of teas + coffee and hot chocolate! Kevin and Lynn were very welcoming. Great service. Amazing breakfasts. Lovely fresh fruit salad and home cooked goodies. The scrambled egg and salmon was excellent. 5 days of glorious sun to enjoy all the wonderful scenery in the Swanage area. I recommend Rivendale for the perfect stay. Nice and centrally located with free road parking! All the best from very relaxed and refreshed guest. Jane :)'

Review By - Jane Prow
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 7th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Extremely comfortable, clean and spacious accommodation. Delicious breakfast. Made to feel very welcome. Would certainly stay here again.'

Review By - SARAH COLLINS
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 2nd June, 2013

Verified Customer

A lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Excellent b and b with an outstanding breakfast. Many thanks.'

Review By - ALLAN BARFOOT
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st June, 2013

Verified Customer

Magical start to a magical day!
5 stars 5

'I recently stayed at Rivendell the night before my wedding. I expected to be a bag of nerves and not to sleep a wink, but with a beautiful room, comfy bed and peaceful atmosphere I had a refreshing night's sleep followed by an excellent shower, scrumptious breakfast and all the attentions I could ever wish for to start my special day. I'd like to say a big thank you to Kevin and Lyn for all their efforts in making Rivendell such a welcoming and relaxing place to stay.'

Review By - RACHEL HUMPHREYS
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 30th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Bank holiday weekend
4 stars 4

'Excellent food and comfortable rooms. We came to dive in Swanage and appreciated Kevin's helpful hints from his vast knowledge and experience of diving. Also enjoyed walking over the headland to see Old Harry!'

Review By - Tricia Crockford And Stephen Brown
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Homely Heaven
5 stars 5

'This guest house is FANTASTIC. It was recommended to us and we have continued to recommend it. It has a lovely warm, welcoming feel and Lyn and Kevin go out of their way to make you feel welcome. All the food is home cooked (and amazing breakfast is all you can eat made to order so it doesnt go cold and you dont get left overs. Our room was big, moder, very clean and comfortable. The bathroom had an amazing power shower, there were plenty of tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV. A central location within walking distance to the beach, shops and railway station. We will without a doubt be back and cannot recommend this guest house enough. We wish Lyn, Kevin and family all the very best in the future.'

Review By - Mr. Sam Loines
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th May, 2013

Verified Customer

High class holiday accommodation
5 stars 5

'Extremely comfortable and welcoming. The breakfasts are excellent, with a wide choice of home made goodies.Very friendly atmosphere.'

Review By - ELIZABETH SIDEBOTTOM
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st May, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Service
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely (but too short) stay, in a spotlessly clean room, and with great and friendly service. would certainly recommend.'

Review By - AJ WILLIAMS
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent all round
5 stars 5

'Delicious food, friendly staff, easy online booking, clean and stylish rooms... what more could you ask for, other than a view of the sea?'

Review By - Ms. Franny Armstrong
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 16th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Welcome in Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Very nice B&B, beautifully decorated and with all needed facilities. Nice rooms. Lynn and Kevin makes you feel welcome and cared for. Great breakfast, be carefull for the extra pounds, but you loose them quickly when you walk around in the environment. Well located and in a beautiful region.'

Review By - Mr. Stephane Vandermeeren
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Fifth time!
5 stars 5

'Another excellent weekend courtesy of Kevin and Lynn. Very comfortable room and bed and again an excellent breakfast. We will back be back again next year. One of the very best B&B's we have stayed in. Thanks again.'

Review By - JOHN SWAN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th May, 2013

Verified Customer

great stay
5 stars 5

'fantastic guest house , great breakfast and vert attenive hosts'

Review By - Bob Schofield
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 13th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Great B&B. Absolutely lovely hosts.'

Review By - Mr. Roger Silveira
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 6th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Attributes
5 stars 5

'Best breakfast ever. Cosy room. lovely Hosts'

Review By - Bill Bennett
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd May, 2013

Verified Customer

excelente
5 stars 5

'Excelente situación. Trato muy amable y familiar. Muy cómodo y agradable.'

Review By - Mr Juan Carlos Madrid Saavedra
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent accomodmodation
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation, very friendly and first class food. All very clean and welcoming. Would not hesitate to recommend.'

Review By - Mr Yarwood-smith
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 29th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Cant wait to go back!
5 stars 5

'My husband and I came down for a weekend away and we couldnt have picked a nicer place to stay. Amazing service and breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend to anyone and will be returning.'

Review By - Mrs Samantha Alexander
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely one night stay at this Guest House a short walk from Swanage centre. We were upgraded to a better room and which was lovely and quiet at the back of the house. Lots of hot water, tea/coffee in the room and little extras like slippers and robe, hair dryer etc. Very tasty breakfast - try the scrambled egg and smoked salmon muffin - lovely. Also try the home made preserves and cake - delicious!'

Review By - Andrew Roden
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Fabulous place to stay. Friendly owners who would do anything for you. Perfect location, just a short walk into town, with plenty of pubs and restaurants.'

Review By - Sue Pratten
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 19th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Delightful
5 stars 5

'What a breath of fresh air - great hosts - lovely room with views over a beautiful church - very clean - free wi-fi, fantastic breakfast (especially the local free range eggs) would recommend to anyone wanting a mid week break. Will be returning soon.'

Review By - Mrs . Lorraine Webster
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Great value Great breakfast
5 stars 5

'Had to book at short notice to attend a funeral so spent no time on research, but i could not have chosen better. Single rooms are often neglected but this one was spotless and very well equipped. Comfortable bed and fantastic shower. Service was excellent but unobtrusive. To be woken by the smell of baking bread and muffins was a real bonus. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.'

Review By - Victoria Hamm
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 15th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We had an excellent stay at Rivendell Guest House and will certainly stay here again when we next visit Swanage. Our bedroom was very comfortable, the tv was equipped with dvd player and freeview and the breakfast was fantastic. Kevin's cooking is outstanding and both Kevin and Lyn are excellent hosts. The B & B has a great location close to Swanage town and parking wasn't a problem as there are side roads nearby. Overall we had a wonderfull stay, many thanks :)'

Review By - NATALI TEHRANI
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 9th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely stay at Rivenhall
5 stars 5

'Comfortable warm and spotless room. Lovely bathroom. Breakfast was delicious, especially the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs although I was spoiled for choice. There was great hospitality and a warm welcome.'

Review By - STEVEN MARTIN
Date - 6th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Highly recommendable
5 stars 5

'We were given a beautifully decorated room for our stay at Rivendell. It was very clean, and the bed was very comfortable, with clean, fresh linen. The breakfast which was served was also freshly prepared every day. We would highly recommend Rivendell as a guest house to stay in'

Review By - Mrs. Cheryl Van Niekerk
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Gueast House
5 stars 5

'Wonderful guest house and would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Breakfast is world class.'

Review By - SYLVIA BINDER
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 18th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Would deffinatly visit again
5 stars 5

'I dont tend to leave reviews for products or services I recieve, however, I was outstanded at the quality of the accomodation and the customer service that we were given I had to make it known to others that this is a great B&B. I will deffinatly be passing on reccomendations and will without a doubt visit again.'

Review By - Mr. Hozan Amin
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 12th February, 2013

Verified Customer

Rivendall Guest House
5 stars 5

'We received excellent service in spite of Lyn, the lady of the house, being taken ill. We were very well looked after by her husband Kevin who smiled throughout. We shall return.'

Review By - ALAN URWIN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th December, 2012

Verified Customer

Weekend stay
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely stay. The accommodation was very nice and comfortable. Breakfast was superb and offered vegetarian options. Kevin and Lyn were wonderful and friendly hosts. We would stay there again and recommend to friends.'

Review By - KATIE MARSTON
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd December, 2012

Verified Customer

Comfort & Caring
5 stars 5

'My husband and I spent four nights at Rivendell and we were made very welcome with suitable arrangements being made for our unusual time of arrival. Due to the incklement weather we did not venture out for an evening meal but were rewarded by a hot and beatifully prepared breakfast. (I do not usually eat a cooked breakfast but only yogurt and toast but circumstances made my changed choice a much needed boost to the cold weather. Also 'thank you' for the care during an unfortunate sickness - much beyond the call of hospitality!!'

Review By - MRS HAMER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th November, 2012

Verified Customer

review
5 stars 5

'Wonderful stay, fantastic hospitality. Pretty view of the church from the window (it does chime every hour!)'

Review By - Miss. Natalie Watson
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th November, 2012

Verified Customer

Gold Star
5 stars 5

'Fantastic, as always. I can highly recommend Rivendell. Home from Home.Lyn and Kevin have A unique way, and there standards will be hard to beat. Amazing breakfasts'

Review By - ELLAINE PHILIPS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th November, 2012

Verified Customer

We'll be back
4 stars 4

'A warm welcome, comfortable room with everything you could want including a corkscraw!!. Breakfast was fab Full English was Full on not for the faint hearted, We will be back and word will get out at home as to how good byou are'

Review By - Mr. Alan Keys
Date - 10th October, 2012

Verified Customer

The Rivendell
5 stars 5

'The Rivendell is an ideal place to stop in Swanage - handy for the town centre, and train station. Lynn and Kevin are wonderful hosts, and always make us feel very welcome - particulare mention should be made of Kevins baking skills'

Review By - ROY WALKER
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 28th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Best B & B ever
5 stars 5

'We are a walking group so needed feeding in the morning and somewhere comfortable to lay our weary bones after our excursions. There were 13 adults and from the outset we were all very impressed with the facilities, beds, rooms, and especially the breakfasts (to die for), with homemade bread, jam, marmalade, muffins, scones and the biggest Dorset breakfast platter we had ever seen. We will be back!!! Thank you Lin and Kevin'

Review By - Anne Gould
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 23rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell
4 stars 4

'Stayed at Rivendell once again. As always a good welcome - nothing is too much trouble. Clean room, good facilities and an excellent, locally sourced breakfast. Definately going again!'

Review By - Mr. Nigel Lacey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Short break.
5 stars 5

'Most enjoyable few days hosted by delightful friendly people. Very comfortable accommodation with amazIng breakfast menu.We hope to return soon.Jean& Frank Scholes.'

Review By - Jean Scholes
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Lovely rooms, food and hosts. Worth every penny.'

Review By - Yolande Biggs
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Amazing
5 stars 5

'As always a pleasure to stay here. Kevin and Lynn are wonderful people and the added confetti and chocs was lovely at breakfast. The room was beautiful and very spacious. Can't wait to return xxx'

Review By - RUTH HINSON
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Weekend stay
5 stars 5

'Once again a very enjoyable stay'

Review By - Mr. Graham Edwards
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th September, 2012

Verified Customer

perfect break
5 stars 5

'We stayed at Rivendell and had a superb visit. Originally we had booked one night but extended to two to make a real break of it. It was a lovely relaxing stay with excellent breakfast expertly cooked. We left with scones and soda bread as a parting gift!'

Review By - ANGELA ANDERSON
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Recommended!
5 stars 5

'This was our second year at Rivendell in l Aug/Sept and again it did not disappoint. A friendly welcome and service with a smile from everyone. The breakfast is outstanding -home made with everything freshly cooked to order and always sets us up for the days walking, no need for lunch! The very nice wine glasses and bottle opener in the room where a nice touch! Thank you.'

Review By - Elaine Moreton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Faultless
5 stars 5

'In a word- Faultless'

Review By - Mrs Janet Seddon
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 30th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Hospitality at Swanage
5 stars 5

'Lyn & Kevin gave us a warm welcome to Rivendale, thank you. Although we only stayed for one night, the facilities were excellent, room clean, hosts charming and breakfast choice and quality superb. Will return if they will have us. Jackie & Chris'

Review By - MR CHRIS VAUGHAN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th August, 2012

Verified Customer

friendly
4 stars 4

'We had a lovely time in a friendly guest house with a stunning breakfast and extremely clean rooms. The place is well situated and made our stay all the better.'

Review By - Karen Mulcahey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation provided to a high standard. Would stay again and recommend to others.'

Review By - RAY BOOKER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Short review
5 stars 5

'Very friendly host. Good choice of food for breakfast. Can't say much more, it was only one night.'

Review By - Mr. Markus Schilter
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 7th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'The B and B was lovely and the room and breakfast were perfect. The owners were really lovely people and Finlay was an extremely great host!!'

Review By - LOUISE BURKE
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 2nd August, 2012

Verified Customer

Wonderful Breakfast
5 stars 5

'We recently spent a couple of nights at the Rivendell Guest House and were very impressed with the lovely homemade soda bread, warm scones or muffins for breakfast together with the tasty array of fresh fruit and granola plus all the usual cereals. The cooked breakfast was mouthwatering too, with flavoursome local bacon and sausages, fresh perfectly poached eggs and beautifully seasoned baked cherry tomatoes. A great way to start the day.'

Review By - JULIA WEBB
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Short Break at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'We arrived to a very warm welcome. Our rooms were attractive and very comfortable. Breakfast was very nice and served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A real home from home. We would recommend without hesitation.'

Review By - Mrs. Tanya Stabler
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 28th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House review
5 stars 5

'We had a very comfortable stay with superb breakfasts which kept us going all day. Very friendly and hospitable.'

Review By - MR DAVID JERMAYN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Lovely place
4 stars 4

'We stayed for 1 night was a great experience lovely people very clean, couldn't fault it we'd stay again..'

Review By - STACEY PEAT
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd July, 2012

Verified Customer

great b&b
5 stars 5

'excellent B&B, great breakfast, comfy beds, room always very clean and helpful owners.'

Review By - RON MILLS
Date - 19th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House'
5 stars 5

'Great location in Swanage. Guest House was very friendly and 'homey'. Great rooms for the price paid, rooms all clean and comfortable.'

Review By - ANOOJAN NITHI
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th July, 2012

Verified Customer

lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely stay. Room was really clean. Breakfast was stunning and the owners were really kind and helpful to my family. Would defo go back and stay again'

Review By - DONNA OSBOURNE
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 13th July, 2012

Verified Customer

4 nights Long w/end
4 stars 4

'Kevin & Lynn were attentive and made us very welcome. Our Premier room was well appointed with excellent en-suite facilities. overlooking Swanage steam railway stn, from the rear. Breakfast was great with a wide choice and plenty to eat. We will book again'

Review By - KEN JULL
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Stay
5 stars 5

'Yet again I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful B&B. The best B&B in Swanage, always made to feel you are part of their family.'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 7th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Guest House
5 stars 5

'I Have been comming to Swanage for the past 7 years and can honestly say its the best guest house i have stayed in, the food was outstanding. Lyn And Kevin are a great couple and made us feel at home. Can't wait to come again'

Review By - Terry Doorne
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd July, 2012

Verified Customer

Thank you
5 stars 5

'Very satisfactory room. Excellent breakfast. Appreciated the provision of soya milk, homemade soda bread, muesli, muffins, chocolate brownies, fresh fruit and cook breakfast'

Review By - MRS TAYLOR
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 1st July, 2012

Verified Customer

Great B&B
5 stars 5

'This is a fantastic B&B! A very short walk to the pier and all the attractions that Swanage has to offer. The owners Lyn and Kevin are always very friendly and cannot do more for their guests. The breakfasts are a real treat with freshly baked bread and muffins. The rooms are always spotless and really nicely decorated. We will continue to stay here whenever we are visiting Swanage.'

Review By - Miss. Mary Etheridge
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 27th June, 2012

Verified Customer

A perfect stay
5 stars 5

'I cannot fault this guest house. Chosen because it was close to all amenities I did not regret my decision. The welcome was friendly, the room was extremely clean and comfortable with all you could need and the breakfast was out of this world. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone visiting Swanage young or old (or anywhere in between!).'

Review By - Mrs. Terry Mcleman
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th June, 2012

Verified Customer

First Class
5 stars 5

'Excellent all round, great hosts, great room, great breakfast, will be back !'

Review By - Mr. Mark Mitchell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Welcome break
5 stars 5

'After a long day of walking the friendliness, helpfulness and welcome were wonderful. The breakfast was in a class of its own - superb.'

Review By - ROBERT BERRY
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 25th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Amazing Stay!
5 stars 5

'This was the best B&B stay ever! Kevin was the loveliest host you may ever have! Very friendly and warm! The breakfast was delicious in every way possible! Thank you and will definitely be coming back!'

Review By - Miss. Nour Shiyyab
Date - 20th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Would recommend
5 stars 5

'Stayed at the Rivendell Guest House for 3 nights in June and found it to be a very nice b&b with comfortable rooms, lovely breakfasts and friendly, welcoming hosts. Would definitely stay again.'

Review By - Ms. Julia Day
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Recommended
5 stars 5

'Immaculately clean and only a few minutes' walk from the sea front, what really makes this B&B special are the superb home-produced breakfasts and the helpful and friendly hosts. A great place to stay in Swanage.'

Review By - Mr. Phillip Pennington
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Restful break
4 stars 4

'Thoroughly enjoyed the Rivendell. Pleasant & comfortable room (No 1), rear facing on to the steam railway line which you can hear with also the church bells (at the front).Non of this detracted from our stay. Excellent breakfast. Parking a slight issue. 10 min walk to beach. Very well looked after. Would definately go again.'

Review By - Trevor Richardson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We stayed for two nights and had a lovely time. The room was very comfortable, well equipped, pretty and clean. The breakfast was fantastic - the best we have ever had. We are both veggies and were very impressed with the veggie options. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Rivendell itself is a beautiful house and a minutes walk to central Swanage which was very convenient. We will definitely be staying here again.'

Review By - Ms. Jenniffer Lee
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd June, 2012

Verified Customer

Beautiful breakfast!
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is in a pretty part of Swanage, being opposite a lovely old church. I managed to park on-street, for free, too. I stayed in the little single bedroom, with ensuite shower room. It was a small room, just right for one person on a budget! Breakfast was delicious - the full Dorset sounded a bit much for me, so I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toasted muffins - very good. The fresh fruit salad, soda bread, cakes... someone's a very good cook in this establishment. No wonder it was full when I visited.'

Review By - Ms. Kate Taylor
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 21st May, 2012

Verified Customer

We'll be back
5 stars 5

'A very comfortable stay indeed - very welcoming hosts, and a truly excellent selection for breakfast. Would recommend unreservedly.'

Review By - Mr. Adam Newey
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 21st May, 2012

Verified Customer

A very pleasant stay
5 stars 5

'Very nice accommodation with friendly owners. Would definitely book here again. The breakfast was legendary!'

Review By - Mr. Andrew Hudson
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 17th May, 2012

Verified Customer

DONT dismiss the Tomotoes
5 stars 5

'If you are looking for a place to stay in Swanage and want a clean, Friendly and an all round smashing place to stay then the Rivendell meets all the above, at Only 2 minutes stroll from the town you walk into the impressive hallway knowing you are in a truly loved building, everything from the welcome to the decor is just how you would want it to be. There is never any pressure from the husband and wife team and they offer NO restrictions on your comings and goings. If we ever go back to Swanage and im sure we will my absoloute FIRST choice will now always be the Rivendell Guest house.. and by the way do "NOT" dismiss the roasted Tomoates at breakfast.. FANTASTIC'

Review By - Mr. Gavin Hunt
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 14th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Another great stay
5 stars 5

'Had a brilliant stay once again,thanks for the fantastic room/breakfast/service. Look forward to staying again,will certainly try and come back in November and then again next May!'

Review By - Alan Walker
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Rivendel-ightful
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the lovely Rivendell guest house on Fri 4th May, 2012. We stayed in the beautiful super king size room which was extremely comfortable and immaculate. It was just right for us. Breakfast was a particular highlight - home made pancakes were divine and something I've not yet found at other B&Bs. I was drawn to the name, and found the building just as pretty as I'd hoped. Owners were extremely friendly and accommodating also. Our stay was brief but couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you!'

Review By - Miss. Laura Southall
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Another Great Stay!
5 stars 5

'My regular bolt-hole from the Smoke! The breakfasts are amazing, the rooms are clean, comfortable and thoughtfully appointed and you just will not find more friendly & helpful hosts than the Egan family! Add to this that Rivendell is within easy distance of eateries, restaurants, shops, the beach and, of course, the steam trains! I look forward to returning ... …'

Review By - Peter Woodhouse
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 9th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Room was spotless, very comfortable and had everything you could need. Lyn and Kevin couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. Very highly recommended and will be the 1st place I call on future visits. Thanks guys :)'

Review By - JON WHITE
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 4th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Room was spotless, very comfortable and had everything you could need. Lyn and Kevin couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. Very highly recommended and will be the 1st place I call on future visits. Thanks guys :)'

Review By - JON WHITE
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 4th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Super Weekend in Swanage
5 stars 5

'We had a warm welcome from Lyn when we arrived. She showed us to our room and it was beautifully decorated and spacious. Everything that we could have wanted was provided for and we felt very comfortable. The bed was super and we slept well. Breakfast was absolutely fantastic! Lyn and Kevin saw to it that we had exactly what we wanted, vegetarian too, and it was delivered to us hot, well presented and quickly! Could not fault it! The weather wasn't brilliant to us so Saturday afternoon we holed up in our room and it was a home from home. Breakfast on the second day we stayed was again top notch and the service provided was impeccable. Overall we would most definitely stay here again in the future and we will be recommending Rivendell Guest House to anyone who will listen!'

Review By - Mrs. Steph Reenwood-pardoe
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st May, 2012

Verified Customer

Highly recommended
5 stars 5

'A perfect setting to explore all that Swanage has to offer. Kevin and Lyn are very welcoming, we stayed in a beautifully appointed bedroom with our two children in their bunks and enjoyed the superb breakfast with locally sourced food. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rivendell and look forward to returning.'

Review By - Martin Gibbins
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 17th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Long weekend
4 stars 4

'Proprietors welcoming and helpful. Bed comfortable, room clean and well presented. Good Dorset breakfast with plenty of options for all tastes. Family orientated. Would return in the future. Lovely sandy beaches, scenary with spectacular views in the area. Certainly a 4* rating. Thank you.'

Review By - Stanley Brockway
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Great B&B
5 stars 5

'We received a warm welcome into this well presented and exceptionally clean guest house. Breakfast was excellent, nice family atmosphere and the location was conventient for all attractions in Swanage. Highly recommended.'

Review By - Dr. Howard Goodall
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th April, 2012

Verified Customer

best guest house
5 stars 5

'Yet again another first class stay, no need to look any further than the rivendell for all your holiday needs'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 7th April, 2012

Verified Customer

best guest house
5 stars 5

'Yet again another first class stay, no need to look any further than the rivendell for all your holiday needs'

Review By - KEITH DIXON
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 7th April, 2012

Verified Customer

A great B&B
5 stars 5

'A great B&B situated, within a few minutes walk from the beach, town centre and bus & train station. The rooms have everything you'll need and are clean, tidy and comfortable. The atmosphere and welcoming is as friendly as you could wish for and the breakfast will keep you going 'til lunchtime. I'd fully recommend this place if you're planning a stay in Swanage.'

Review By - ANTHONY AVERILL
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Weekend Break
5 stars 5

'Myself and my Wife came to Swanage for a weekend break..the Rivendell is top class guest house and the host's are very friendly. Full English is out of this world. Going to stay longer next time..'

Review By - Mr. Philip Archer
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Weekend Break
5 stars 5

'Myself and my Wife came to Swanage for a weekend break..the Rivendell is top class guest house and the host's are very friendly. Full English is out of this world. Going to stay longer next time..'

Review By - Mr. Philip Archer
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent Service
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is in a great position only 10 minute walk to shops and pier. The owners made us feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble. The food was great and there was lots of it, cooked breakfast was massive, hot and fresh, there was also a large selection of healthy food. There were plenty of choice of teas & coffee in the rooms which is unusual as you usually only get a couple of tea bags and milk, so that was great. Really enjoyed the stay and would recommend to everyone. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.'

Review By - DEBRA PHILLIPS
Date - 25th March, 2012

Verified Customer

Our Weekend stay
5 stars 5

'This is a really cracking B&B - lovelly old victorian house, up to the minute contempory modern bedrooms, all clean as a new pin, and the breakfast was about the best I have had!'

Review By - Mr Martyn Stimpson
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 25th March, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent Service
5 stars 5

'Rivendell is in a great position only 10 minute walk to shops and pier. The owners made us feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble. The food was great and there was lots of it, cooked breakfast was massive, hot and fresh, there was also a large selection of healthy food. There were plenty of choice of teas & coffee in the rooms which is unusual as you usually only get a couple of tea bags and milk, so that was great. Really enjoyed the stay and would recommend to everyone. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.'

Review By - DEBRA PHILLIPS
Date - 25th March, 2012

Verified Customer

Feedback
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely night away at Rivendell. Everything was great, excellent customer service, extremely friendly and helpful. Very impressive breakfast, choice and selection with good quality ingredients. The room was lovely and very comfortable and clean. The only point would be the matresses on the bunks, but probably more noticeable because the lads are bigger now. Kevin was really friendly and approachable and did everything to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. It's been a long time since we stayed in a B&B and can definitely say we would now choose B&B over hotels in future as it was a much more personal and friendly service and we really felt like valued customers. Loved the dogs too and are really jealous of your lifestyle! Have a great time in Tenerife, hope you get to Gatwick okay. Many thanks, once again and we look forward to visiting again soon. Best wishes Lorraine, Richard, Cameron & Alex Innes'

Review By - Mrs Lorraine Innes
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Welcoming family run business, will definitely return
4 stars 4

'We stayed as a sort of 2nd wedding night as wanted to visit swanage. We found rivendell guest house a delight and had superb service and attention to detail. We found the room so cosy and comfortable that we didn't want to leave! We ate in a lovely little pub in swanage and had a nice look around the quaint shops. Breakfast was delicious and all needs catered for. A lovely atmosphere and stay, thank you, Mr & Mrs Williamson'

Review By - EMMA WILLIAMSON
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th January, 2012

Verified Customer

vicki and simon
5 stars 5

'We had a really nice stay, very friendly and genuine. Lovely food, thanks again.'

Review By - Vicki Smith
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th January, 2012

Verified Customer

Quick visit
5 stars 5

'A wonderful stay as always in another lovely room with a fab breakfast. Xx'

Review By - RUTH MARCUS
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 14th December, 2011

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'THANK YOU'

Wonderful!
5 stars 5

'This was our 3rd stay with Lyn, Kevin & Finlay and we can't praise it enough. The hospitality is excellent; the breakfasts wonderful with freshly baked cake, scones etc every morning; the room warm and comfortable (latest stay in December) and they really can't do enough for you. We'll be back!'

Review By - Mrs. Linda Marcus
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th December, 2011

Verified Customer

short break for Grandmother
5 stars 5

'Fantastic stay for 2 nights with my daughters and mum,it was her 70th Birthday treat.we loved the "delicious breakfasts"all home cooked and tasty.The rooms were clean and the owners pleasant and very friendly,would love to come again next year.'

Review By - Mrs Alison Armond
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 18th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Relaxed days
4 stars 4

'I stayed with a friend in Rivendell Guest House for 4 days and I can recommend it for all who like to have a gorgeous breakfast to be fit for the day. There was also a welcoming atmosphere so we had a grat time in Swanage. Dietlind from Germany'

Review By - Mrs Dietlind Gerold
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent Night's Sleep and Breakfast
4 stars 4

'Late arrival but still greeted by a very friendly host. Bed was super comfortable and room was well furnished. Excellent breakfast with the added touch of home made bread, muffins and preserves. Local ingredients were also used and it was well cooked and presented. Only downside was the lack of parking, otherwise would have received full marks. Would happily return if in the area again.'

Review By - PETER JONES
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th November, 2011

Verified Customer

our home from home with better breakfasts!
5 stars 5

'We regularly stay at Rivendell with Kevin and Lyn, and from our first visit we were delighted to have found them. Spotless rooms and en-suites, super breakfasts, excellent location with a short walk to good restaurants and good access to the coastal path for our long walks. Kevin and Lyn are by their nature both relaxed and welcoming - I (Deborah) have also been on my own with my children, who were particularly impressed by the scotch pancakes on the breakfast menu! We have never had a problem finding parking either and thats after at least 5 visits.'

Review By - PHILIP PORTEOUS
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 14th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Great B & B
5 stars 5

'Really enjoyed our overnight stay. Very friendly and helpful hosts and a great breakfast with home cooked bread.'

Review By - MARTINE MAJOR
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Great Place
5 stars 5

'Stayed for one night. Clean, comfortable, modern room, great shower. Amazing breakfast and really lovely, friendly hosts.'

Review By - Jude Ledbury
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Highly Recommend
5 stars 5

'Made very welcome, Very clean, fantastic selection at breakfast, 2 min's to beach. I would highly recommend.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Incles
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd November, 2011

Verified Customer

Highly Recommend
5 stars 5

'Made very welcome, Very clean, fantastic selection at breakfast, 2 min's to beach. I would highly recommend.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Incles
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd November, 2011

Verified Customer

Well, a young-ish couple...
5 stars 5

'We only stayed the one night but were made to feel very welcome. Kevin is a lovely friendly bloke who immediately puts you at your ease and cannot do enough to ensure your comfort. The bedroom was immaculately presented, the bed comfortable, the en-suite spotless. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and generously portioned. We will most definitely be back, only for longer this time.'

Review By - Mr. Richard West
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 17th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Recommended
5 stars 5

'We have just stayed at Rivendell Guest House for the first time. We stayed for 4 nights and were absolutely bowled over by the warm welcome, the fantastic hospitality, an extremely comfortable room with nice facilities, and easily the best breakfast that we have experienced at a guest house in the UK this year. We have no hesitation in recommending the Rivendell!'

Review By - JOHN JACKSON
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 17th October, 2011

Verified Customer

One Night Stay
5 stars 5

'Very warm and friendly reception and comfortable accomodation. Lyn and Kevin were very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay Thank you John M.'

Review By - JOHN MATHEWS
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Perfect
5 stars 5

'Such a wonderful stay in homely surroundings, waking up to an amazing breakfast. The hosts and accommodation were both perfect for a lovely stay in Swanage.'

Review By - TIM HALWARD
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

recent stay
5 stars 5

'as always,excellence personified,clean,comfy,wonderful hosts , great breakfast,'

Review By - PAUL RUDIN
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Amazing!!!
5 stars 5

'We had a really lovely stay. Everyone was so friendly and our room was amazing, far better than we expected. The breakfast was the best we have ever had! Can't wait to return!'

Review By - Mr. Russell Blevins
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

October sun
4 stars 4

'Amazing breakfast - thank you!'

Review By - JENNY MILLIGAN
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

You will not be disappointed
5 stars 5

'We were made to feel very welcome in Rivendell, greeted with enthusiasm and respect. The room was very comfortable with an excellent attention to those little things that make a difference. Breakfast was amazing, literally, so much excellent choice and quality - fantastic home baking, fresh local ingredients, all with a welcoming smile. Recommend Rivendell highly to anyone visiting Swanage - you will not be disappointed.'

Review By - Mrs. Cherry Hillier
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

b & b
4 stars 4

'Excellent friendly b & b'

Review By - Mr. Roger Lidlow
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

b & b
5 stars 5

'Excellent friendly b & b'

Review By - Mr. Roger Lidlow
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

b & b
5 stars 5

'Excellent friendly b & b'

Review By - Mr. Roger Lidlow
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Returnee
5 stars 5

'Another great welcome at this fantastic guest house! Amazing breakfasts, clean & comfortable rooms, and really friendly hosts – an ideal bolthole in a little bit of Old England.'

Review By - PETER WOODHOUSE
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 3rd October, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell comes strongly recommended
5 stars 5

'An excellent B&B.The room was smartly furnished with plenty of space and a very clean bathroom. The only very minor quibble was a cheesy whiff if one of the cupboards - maybe the previous guests had been out for a long walk and left their walking boots in there! Breakfast was lovely, with a wide range of options to choose from. We also found the owners to be very polite and helpful throughout our stay. There should be five of those little stars at the bottom of this page (my phone is playing up!). We would strongly recommend Rivendell to anyone staying in Swanage.'

Review By - CHRIS BUTLER
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 2nd October, 2011

Verified Customer

Super service!
5 stars 5

'I stayed for three nights and was amazed by the level of service. The breakfast far exceeded that of many five star hotels. The rooms were clean, fresh and spacious with plenty of hanging space. A major benefit was the facility to come and go as we pleased, and as Photographers going out before Dawn this is a big plus point.'

Review By - Ms. Lesley Gibbons
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Happy Holiday
4 stars 4

'Clean comfortable accomodation. Satisfying breakfasts and lovely hosts. Location couldn't be handier for town, seafront and local transport. Great five days spent at Rivendale. We will be back soon!!'

Review By - Mrs Dee Smith
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Staying at Rivendell
5 stars 5

'We had a very enjoyable stay - our room was comfortable and very pleasant with nice homely touches. It was difficult to decide what to have for Breakfast - there were so many choices! And the hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Thank you.'

Review By - ALEC COKES
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th September, 2011

Verified Customer

BEST b&b we stayed in!
5 stars 5

'We recently stayed at Rivendell for three nights, four days and it was fabulous! We stayed in Room 2, which was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. Lyn and Kevin were so hospitable, and Kevin bakes everything fresh in the morning, his blueberry muffins, pancakes and soda bread are delicious. As it was my birthday I even had a sparkler in my banger on my cooked Dorset breakfast, whats a lovely surprise!! Thank you for a lovely few days, we'll certainly be back!! Kerrie & Lee Wallace'

Review By - LEE WALLACE
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd September, 2011

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed two nights at Rivendell and it was lovely. The breakfasts were amazing and Kevin and Lyn were very accommodating and hospitable as we have a three month old baby.Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.'

Review By - Ruth Brown
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 21st September, 2011

Verified Customer

Home Comforts
5 stars 5

'This was our first short holiday in many years & we could not have chosen a more welcoming B&B. Lyn & Kevin are excellent cooks & breakfast was always a joy to start our day with (it included their fresh baked soda bread) & special butcher's wheat free sausages for my wife! We only wish we could dined here at night! The room was very comfortable with a large medium firm bed which gave us good nights sleeping. We will be recommending Rivendell to any-one wishing to visit Swanage & the many surrounding attractions. Graham Jarvis'

Review By - Mr Graham Jarvis
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'We had a great stay & where made very welcome & nothing was to much trouble with what ever we asked & we where made to feel very welcome. The accommodation & food where fantastic in are view.The star rating should be Five'

Review By - Mr. Peter Bound
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Stephen and Angeline
5 stars 5

'Visit 27 June to 1 July. Excellent accommodation, ideally placed and friendly staff. Superb breakfast. Hope to return sometime soon.'

Review By - STEVEN HENDERSON
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 17th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Folk festival weekend
5 stars 5

'Our third visit, and given a warm welcome yet again by Kevin, Lyn and the whole family! Comfortable room, relaxed atmosphere, and a truly wonderful breakfast. We will be back again!'

Review By - JANET TATEM
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Bed & Breakfast over 4 nights
4 stars 4

'Sensible breakfast time of 8.30/9.30am. Pleasant and unhurried and I'm glad to say without piped music or other distractions. Excellent food, well cooked, presented and served promptly. Much variety; fresh chopped fruits especially welcome. Plenty of thought and nice touches put into the accommodation.'

Review By - Mrs. Maureen Russell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Great welcome and equally good breakfast
5 stars 5

'We have stayed at Rivendell on several previous occasions; this was our second time in Room 2, a superior Double and well worth the additional charge. As usual Lyn and Kevin were wonderful hosts and the breakfast was up to the usual high standard. Our hosts are always good fun and take a genuine interest in their guests. We can thoroughly commend Lyn & Kevin and their lovely home at Rivendell to you. We'll be back again soon and maybe see you there too! Rob & Rosemary'

Review By - Mr. Rob Sproule
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Best in Swanage
5 stars 5

'We stayed as part of a group who were dancing at the Swanage Folk Festival. We all liked evrything about this Guest House - comfy bedrooms, good en suites, fantastic breakfasts, perfect hosts. We will stay here again.'

Review By - Ann Johnstone
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th September, 2011

Verified Customer

A great stay...
5 stars 5

'I stayed at Rivendell Guest House for one evening, after a friend's wedding in the local area. The room was very comfortable, clean & well presented. The breakfast was outstanding (in fact, I couldn't eat it all!) & Kevin was very friendly & hospitable.'

Review By - Mr. Leon Trayman
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 7th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Recommended B & B
5 stars 5

'Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at this B & B where the breakfast was very impressive. Would stay again if in the area.'

Review By - LESLEY FERNLEY
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Splendid break
5 stars 5

'An excellent B&B, very personable, highly innovative, going that extra mile to provide a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Excellent breakfast with home made bread and jams. Highly recommended.'

Review By - MATHEW GRUDGINGS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Room was beautiful. Owners very friendly. Breakfast very good. (Includes homemade muffins!) I would highly recommend it.'

Review By - LINDA WILLARD
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Brilliant
5 stars 5

'Fantastic Room - spotlessly clean, warm welcome & a breakfast which was out of this world.'

Review By - Judith Key
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 2nd September, 2011

Verified Customer

homely hosts, fantastic food, lovely location
5 stars 5

'We had a great 3 days. Everything we could have asked for from the hosts who were extremely welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious and we could see that a lot of hard work went into preparing and making their homemade and locally sourced food. The bedrooms were also very well presented with good facilities provided. We will definitely be recommending it to everyone.'

Review By - Miss. Francesca Buchanan
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Absolutely fabulous
5 stars 5

'We had a great stay here. Not only the most wonderful breakfast prepared with love and taste, but also nice rooms, helpful advice and all around refreshingly easy, highly recommended. Don't miss out on the fantastic surroundings and this stop-over on your holiday won't let you down.'

Review By - HENRIETTE KOLB
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 23rd August, 2011

Verified Customer

Happy Holidays
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay at Rivendell the room was very comfortable , the breakfasts,beautiful sausage,bacon eggs any way you like and this kept us going all through the day and had a very varied choice with Kevin adding choc-chip muffins,scones and other home baked goodies as extras just incase you didn't have your fill,very friendly couple and staff, all in all an excellent B&B.'

Review By - MANDY HEXTALL
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd August, 2011

Verified Customer

most enjoyable
5 stars 5

'No complaints what so ever. We often go to Swanage for a few days once or twice a year, and have yet to find any accomadation that would beat this for value. Rooms very well presented and a breakfast you would be hard to beat in a 4 star hotel. Can not fault it in any way, very enjoyable stay and you are made to feel very welcome. Would not hesitate to recommend or make a return vist. Thank you for your hospitality!'

Review By - Michael Beedle
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 22nd August, 2011

Verified Customer

A very warm welcome
5 stars 5

'We had a great time in Rivendell Guest House. The breakfast was excellent (delicious scones, muffins and brownies), the room was very comfortable and nice and Kevin and Lyn gave us a very warm welcome. The Guest House is situated near the sea and Swanage is a very nice place to explore Dorset. We had a fantastic holiday!'

Review By - Mrs. Sandra Plech
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st August, 2011

Verified Customer

Outstanding
5 stars 5

'The perfect b&b. Comfortable room, great breakfast and friendly hosts - you were made to feel like a guest in someone's home. They even went to the trouble of tracking me down when I left something behind.'

Review By - Mr. Alexander Garcev
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th August, 2011

Verified Customer

stay
5 stars 5

'very nice bb clean and tidy breakfast out of this world,friendly staff,would recommend,nice break'

Review By - WENDY SMITH
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th August, 2011

Verified Customer

relax & enjoy
4 stars 4

'Exactly what it said in the advert. Good size rooms, excellent breakfasts, friendly owners where nothing was too much trouble, a wealth of local knowledge & easy walking disatnce to all amenities in the town.'

Review By - Mr. Colin Maisey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Weekend in Swanage
5 stars 5

'Myself and my boyfriend had a lovely time staying at the Rivendell Guest House in Swanage recently. The owners could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful and the accomodation is of a very good standard. The breakfast is excellent too. Lots of lovely local produce and a good choice of menu at breakfast. Very much recommended!!'

Review By - Miss. Angela Jewell
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendale Guest House
5 stars 5

'Thanks for a welcome break, you were informative, super breakfast, extremely high standards of cleanliness and every thing was there that was needed and more, would highly recommend and would love to stay again when we have the time'

Review By - Mrs. Teresa Darch
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th August, 2011

Verified Customer

excellent accomodation and breakfast
5 stars 5

'we have already posted a review on Tripadvisor saying how impresssed we were with our stay. We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts which would put many 3 star hotels to shame! Keep up the excellent work, we'll be back!'

Review By - KEVIN SMOKCUM
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th August, 2011

Verified Customer

A great walking week
5 stars 5

'An extremely hospitable and enjoyable stay. Breakfasts were fabulous and any enquiry re travel was dealt with quickly and efficiently. Thank you both, and of course your little helper!'

Review By - JANE COGAN
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent!
5 stars 5

'We have just had an excellent long weekend at Rivendell. The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for their guests. Our room (2) was perfect - a very comfortable enormous bed, a very spacious room with lots of storage space and a fab bathroom with a great power shower. The breakfast choice, quality and service was superb! Just one tiny criticism and that was our first impressions were a little disappointing when we saw the stairs carpet to the the first floor, it could do with some attention. That said it is the ONLY criticism and the standard of everything else made up for it! All in all, a fab guest house and worth every penny!'

Review By - Jo Cropley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th August, 2011

Verified Customer

August 2011
4 stars 4

'Friendly guest house, excellent breakfast with comfortable, clean bedroom.'

Review By - CLIFFORD UNDERHAY
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th August, 2011

Verified Customer

August 2011
4 stars 4

'Friendly guest house, excellent breakfast with comfortable, clean bedroom.'

Review By - CLIFFORD UNDERHAY
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent stay again.
5 stars 5

'This was the fourth time I have stayed at the Rivendell Guest House and it is the fourth time that I have had a thoroughly excellent holiday. The house is in a great location being 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from the shops and night life. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there is an attention to detail quite often missing from large luxury hotels. Finally we come to the breakfast which is simply superb. The full English breakfast is cooked with unfaltering quality every day but there are plenty of other options if a fry up is not your thing. These are accompanied by home baked cakes and breads, fresh fruit and a selection of cereals to ensure you are completely set up for the day ahead. I can’t wait for next year!'

Review By - ANDY ORRISS
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 8th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent stay again.
5 stars 5

'This was the fourth time I have stayed at the Rivendell Guest House and it is the fourth time that I have had a thoroughly excellent holiday. The house is in a great location being 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from the shops and night life. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there is an attention to detail quite often missing from large luxury hotels. Finally we come to the breakfast which is simply superb. The full English breakfast is cooked with unfaltering quality every day but there are plenty of other options if a fry up is not your thing. These are accompanied by home baked cakes and breads, fresh fruit and a selection of cereals to ensure you are completely set up for the day ahead. I can’t wait for next year!'

Review By - ANDY ORRISS
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 8th August, 2011

Verified Customer

great food
5 stars 5

'great food and friendly people, kid friendly'

Review By - Mrs Vicky Topsom
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 8th August, 2011

Verified Customer

great food
5 stars 5

'great food and friendly people, kid friendly'

Review By - Mrs Vicky Topsom
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 8th August, 2011

Verified Customer

A lovely guest house
5 stars 5

'We had a thoroughly enjoyable two night stay at Rivendell, and would definiely stay again.'

Review By - Miss. Joanne Seviour
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st August, 2011

Verified Customer

July 2011
5 stars 5

'Lovely modern accommodation, everything very clean and comfortable. Really appreciated the added touches such as the "vanity towel" and the free availability of extra tea, coffee etc! Breakfast was excellent, excellent choices, delicious homemade food and preserves - would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to make it the first choice of somewhere to stay next visit. Many thanks.'

Review By - MARIE PALMER
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 1st August, 2011

Verified Customer

July 2011
5 stars 5

'Had great week The breakfasts are to die for! Kevin and Lyn are the perfect hosts'

Review By - Mr. David Morris
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st August, 2011

Verified Customer

Happy at Rivendell
4 stars 4

'Clean and comfortable room, quiet at night, delicious breakfast, kind and helpfull owners and staff, good organisation. We felt very welcome.'

Review By - STEFFAN LEFEVERE
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 30th July, 2011

Verified Customer

one night stay
5 stars 5

'Fantastic place , if you need a b+b in Swanage stay here , lovely'

Review By - Andy Jennings
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'Once again we have had an amazing time staying here. Rooms very clean, brilliant breakfast which starts your day with a great variety to choose from. And of course the very friendly and helpful proprieters/staff make your stay all the more enjoyable GR8 ;0)'

Review By - JULIE STARLING
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th July, 2011

Verified Customer

We had a great time
5 stars 5

'Wonderful en suite room with great shower, absolutely heavenly breakfasts, we enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you Lyn and Kevin!'

Review By - Mrs. Christina Norris
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Lovely weekend
5 stars 5

'Just home from a lovely weekend in Swanage. Wonderful welcome at Rivendell. Comfy bed and a faboulous breakfast! Thanks so much for making our stay so enjoyable. We will definitely be back. Lowri & Paul'

Review By - Ms. Lowri Mai Griffiths
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th July, 2011

Verified Customer

A great B & B
5 stars 5

'Another great weekend in Swanage staying at this great B & B. A different room this time but as with other rooms it was very clean and well decorated/looked after. The owners are lovely and even did a special breakfast table for my boyfriends 40th. Would recommend for a base to explore or diving as you can walk to the pier if it's alreday full. We will be back!'

Review By - Miss. Mary Etheridge
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 25th July, 2011

Verified Customer

PERFECTO
5 stars 5

'I CAME OVER FROM LANZAROTE FOR TWO WEEKS HOLIDAY AND WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO STAY! FIRST CLASS FOOD LOVLEY HOSTS WILL BE BACK AGAIN MAKES A NICE CHANGE TO HAVE EVERY THING JUST PERFECT.'

Review By - MICK OLLEY
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 21st July, 2011

Verified Customer

PERFECTO
5 stars 5

'I CAME OVER FROM LANZAROTE FOR TWO WEEKS HOLIDAY AND WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO STAY! FIRST CLASS FOOD LOVLEY HOSTS WILL BE BACK AGAIN MAKES A NICE CHANGE TO HAVE EVERY THING JUST PERFECT.'

Review By - MICK OLLEY
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 21st July, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent!
5 stars 5

'We travelled with our 2.5 yr old and his grandparents. The guest house was child friendly and very comfortable.'

Review By - Mr. Brian Sharma
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 20th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Great place!
5 stars 5

'Hi, We stayed one night in early July. Everything was perfect the rooms, the service, and the breakfast! We hope to return.'

Review By - Mr. Torvald Thedeen
Date - 18th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Quality B&B and excellent breakfast
5 stars 5

'As the title says, everything in this B&B was of the best quality, with great attention to detail. The breakfast was the best I have had in a long time. My husband enjoyed his full English, while I loved the fruit, and homemade granola, breads and muffins.'

Review By - Mrs. Christine Robinson
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent, thank you
5 stars 5

'We had a great stay here - excellent welcome and breakfasts with clean, bright, well appointed rooms in a great location close to central Swanage - a perfect break thank you'

Review By - Jenny Savidge
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'We would highly recommend Rivendell. The house is charming, the rooms well appointed and spotless. The food is plentiful and tasty, much of it being home made and organic. Lyn and Kevin are delightful hosts.'

Review By - RON MILLS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th July, 2011

Verified Customer

One over night stay
1 stars 1

'Thank you for a very pleasant stay we found the owners very polite and helpful and the breakfast was to die for. The room was very clean and comfortable, would always stay again. Thanks againg Mr & Mrs Edgar'

Review By - Mrs Edgar
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Fantastic Stay
5 stars 5

'My husband and I came accidentally came across Rivendell Guest House several years ago, when our usual guest house was full. Since then, when visiting Swanage we have been lucky enough to stay at Rivendell Guest House. As always the proprietors make us most welcome. Each room we have stayed in over the years has been clean and well appointed, and included apple supplies of tea and coffee and shower gel/shampoo/hand wash and a container with cotton wool/wool buds,shower cap and mini shoe shine for that extra touch. The Full English Breakfasts are brilliant. With so much choice it is difficult to decide what to have to eat and they also make home made fruit salad, museli, pancakes, muffins and jams which are excellent.'

Review By - Ellaine Fox
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Our first visit to Swanage
5 stars 5

'Excellent location to explore the surrounding local interests. Outstanding breakfast-so much choices. Friendly hospitality. Highly recommendable. Wish we could have stayed longer!'

Review By - Carol Ming
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Mature couple
5 stars 5

'Could not wish for better, excellent in all categories, hospitality, food, accommodation, would recommend to anyone.'

Review By - BRIAN JARRETT
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th July, 2011

Verified Customer

excellent guesthouse
5 stars 5

'the guesthouse is cosy and rooms were tidy breakfast was plentiful and tasted good. Home made bread and cakes were really good. Situation is good: busstation is near and there is a good shop near and city center is not far away. And staff is helpful , frendly and makes you feel wellcome.'

Review By - Mrs. Merja Turunen
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Short 3 night break
4 stars 4

'Pleasant, comfortable room. Fantastic breakfasts with homemade produce. Good location, short walk into town centre. Lovely owners, very helpful.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Turner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Had a very pleasant 2 night stay in this friendly and well run guest house. The room was clean and well furnished, and there was little noise from outside or within the house. Breakfast on both mornings was beautifully cooked and presented. I would recommend this guest house to friends.'

Review By - Mrs. Jennifer Black
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 7th July, 2011

Verified Customer

1st timers
4 stars 4

'Hosts very friendly and helpfull. Breakfasts fantastic. Rooms clean and comfortable. What more could you ask for? Oh, and only a short walk to the beach etc!'

Review By - WENDA PALMER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th July, 2011

Verified Customer

ID M8056000291
4 stars 4

'our only problem was that the towel heater did not work so the towels were still damp.'

Review By - PETER JACKSON
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Our bathroom towel heaters only run when the central heating is on , and as the weather was so hot the heating was off , hence no towel heater , it is something we are looking into , but as yet only two of our rooms have them anyway .'

excellent
5 stars 5

'Have stayed in lots of B and B. This is one of the best. Great value for money. Excellent breakfasts. we stayed in the luxury room bathrobe..slippers..very nice bath stuff. Very clean very comfortable. Great hosts. Yes will be back.'

Review By - WANDA BAKER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Exceptional
5 stars 5

'In Swanage there are a lot of very ordinary hotels and guesthouses, so when you're looking for something a little bit nicer you can really struggle! Rivendell, however, is lovely - It has a relaxed family feel and is beautifully decorated; everything seems relatively new and the decor is tasteful. Breakfast was surprisingly good and delivered to order in double-quick time. And served with a smile! We will definitely be back.'

Review By - Mr. Philip Beasley-harling
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Swanage
4 stars 4

'very pleasant stay,no complaints, would stay again,breakfast superb,owners very pleasant and eager to help,what more could you ask for,good location,easy parking. Ron and Wendy Scougal'

Review By - MR SCOUGAL
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd July, 2011

Verified Customer

Shorty break
5 stars 5

'We were made very welcome. The room was spotless and furnished to a very high standard. There was nothing to fault. Breakfast excellent. Will certainly come again'

Review By - Mr. Nigel Lacey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd July, 2011

Verified Customer

Activity Break
4 stars 4

'Rooms and facilities were of a very good. Breakfasts were of a very high standard with a wide choice. A very free and easy atmosphere led to an enjoyable stay.'

Review By - Mr. Bryan Jones
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Best b+b ever!
5 stars 5

'Great . Can not fault it .!'

Review By - STUART GREEN
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 28th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Lovely stay at Rivendell
4 stars 4

'We had a lovely stay. Great shower in family room, lovely breakfast and very accommodating with the children. Our two girls loved the bunk beds. There was no parking but it was very easy to park on the road outside. Would recommend it.'

Review By - Mrs. Wendy Hazley-Payne
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 27th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Simply the Best
5 stars 5

'Kevin and Lynne provide a warm and friendly welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is superb and the breakfasts are to die for. We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Rivendell to anyone!'

Review By - MARY SKINNER
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 22nd June, 2011

Verified Customer

A Foodie's Delight
5 stars 5

'This is a B and B we definitely will be recommending. The welcome was friendly, the rooms clean and modern with many interesting touches and the breakfasts were out of this world! The delicious range of homemade goodies, from bread to jam and blueberry muffins,made this the best we have ever had in a B and B. Fantastic value for money! The only downside was the difficulty in finding parking close by but there is nothing that can be done about this.'

Review By - Mrs Susan Campbell
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 21st June, 2011

Verified Customer

Great place
5 stars 5

'Having chosen Rivendell Guest House from the recomondation on line, they certainly lived upto expectation. The best accomadation we have ever stayed in. The breakfast amazing, choice great, our host most welcoming. Would recommend to any one who asks. will go again .'

Review By - Elizabeth Rivers
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 20th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Great place
5 stars 5

'We were really well looked after. This was our first week end away with our 3 months old baby, and Kevin & Lyn made things really easy and comfortable for us. The breakfast was one of the best breakfast I have ever eaten! A wonderful place to stay.'

Review By - Anna Driscoll
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 20th June, 2011

Verified Customer

One night stay
5 stars 5

'I cannot fault this lovely Bed and Breakfast establishment. Nothing in the room had been forgotten and the breakfast was very high quality.'

Review By - MARY MACMULLEN
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 17th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Excellent B/B
5 stars 5

'Stayed 1 night at Rivendell on our Dorset coast path walk. Found everything very enjoyable and of the highest quality. Recommend to anyone'

Review By - Judy Billinge
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 16th June, 2011

Verified Customer

May Half Term Stay 2011
5 stars 5

'My second stay in less than a year and again it excelled with comfort, hospitality, food, friendliness..the works! Thanks so much hope to see you again.'

Review By - Julie Le May
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 8th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Very clean and well equipped room. The breakfast was excellent with fresh fruit,cereals, yoghurts, muffins , tea fresh coffee and choice of cooked breakfast including eggs, sausage, beans, mushrooms, tomato, black pudding and white pudding, fried bread and toast. I would definitely recommend Rivendell to other people and would definitely come again. Liz Tattersall;'

Review By - LIZ TATTERSALL
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 6th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Fabulous B & B
5 stars 5

'I would highly recommend Rivendell Guest House to all. The rooms where very well decorated, spotless and surpassed expectation. Kevin and Lynn where great hosts. The service was prompt and personable. I am a great lover of good food so sometimes hard to please. The breakfast was outstanding they definately live upto and beyond there AA Breakfast Award. Fresh bread and muffins every day, fresh fruit and an amazing selection of hot breakfasts. Rivendell delivered on all levels we will definately be going back and recommending it to our friends. We also learnt whilst we where staying at Rivendell that Lynn was part of the Four in a Bed programme showing on channel 4 this week. Shes supporting her friend who also runs a B & B. I personally think if Lynn had entered she and hubby Kevin could have won hands down. Swange is such a beautiful part of the country. Definately worth a visit... or two x'

Review By - Samantha Brown
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Fantastic B&B
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful one night stay at Rivendell and would particularly like to praise Kevin's excellent breakfasts! the home-made muffins were to die for! would definitely recommend this welcoming, clean and comfortable B&B.'

Review By - Miss. Nicky Horter
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Fantastic place!
5 stars 5

'We had an amazing few days here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The welcome was warm and everyone was so friendly! We will definitely be back and will recommend Rivendell to everyone! Thank you!'

Review By - Mrs. Jacqueline Silameh
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Heal and Edmunds
5 stars 5

'Lovely guesthouse - very comfortable beds and rooms. Excellent breakfast. Very welcoming, thank you.'

Review By - Mrs Cheiron Heal
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st May, 2011

Verified Customer

Would definitely come back!
5 stars 5

'We had such a lovely time here! We were shocked at how close it was to the town centre as a lot of the other hotels/b&bs we looked at were shown as being more central but also sky high in price, yet we didn't see one of them on the various walks we went on! Kevin and lyn were very welcoming! Our room was lovely lots of nice little touches that made it all the better! Best breakfast we have ever had anywhere all home made to order, freshly baked muffins in the morning, expansive choice on the menu! Lovely people, lovely food, lovely room! Couldn't have wished for a better weekend and will definitely stay here again!'

Review By - Miss. Lauren Cairns
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 30th May, 2011

Verified Customer

WONDERFUL STAY
5 stars 5

'This was our second year at Rivendell. Yet again we were treated to the most delicious of breakfasts. Homemade marmelades, jams, soda bread, muffins, all so moreish! Lyn's attention to detail included luxurious "smellies" in the bathrooms and a knowledge of the best eateries in the area. Thank you again for your high standard at Rivendell. It's joy to stay with you'

Review By - CAROL BURTON
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'A wonderful stay. immaculately clean. Lovely breakfast with homemade bread and scones. Very welcoming owners. 5 mins to the beach and shops but far enough away to not have any noise. A great guest house'

Review By - ANN POTTER
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Returnee
5 stars 5

'My regular bolthole from London! The family are genuinely welcoming and helpful; the rooms are clean, comfortable & thoughtfully appointed; the generous breakfasts with their freshly prepared fruit, input of home-made content and selection of ingredients are the kind of meal you would never take the trouble to cook for yourself! … I like it here.'

Review By - PETER WOODHOUSE
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 24th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Good location
4 stars 4

'very good and well located.'

Review By - Mr. Nicholas Goodman
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd May, 2011

Verified Customer

Great overnighter
5 stars 5

'Welcoming, clean and comfortable, accomodated my early breakfast wishes, and all in all was just perfect.'

Review By - Ms. Debora Feld
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 19th May, 2011

Verified Customer

a romantic getaway
5 stars 5

'we had a lovely welcome at rivendell.the room was clean and tastefully decorated.the breakfast was amazing and the best we have ever had.our hosts were so friendly and welcoming we would definitely stay there again and highly recommend to our friends and family.five star gold,definitely.'

Review By - JEANNETTE SQUIRE
Date - 15th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Great Weekend
5 stars 5

'We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All facilities were excellent with easy access to Swanage Centre and the sea front. The breakfasts were 'out of this world' with so much choice. Really set you up for the day.'

Review By - Mr David Gray
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 12th May, 2011

Verified Customer

5* B & B
5 stars 5

'Excellent room, superb breakfast and attentive hosts. What more can I say!'

Review By - Mr. Keith May
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th May, 2011

Verified Customer

May stay (again)
5 stars 5

'Our third stay at the Rivendell in three years and, as ever, the experience was excellent. Kevin and Lyn are very welcoming hosts - the rooms are very well appointed and the breakfasts as good as any. Don't miss out on the home made bread, scones/muffins/rice cakes etc at breakfast. Food locally sourced and it makes a difference. we will be back again next year!! Jon and Sarah'

Review By - JOHN SWAN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Boys Walking weekend
4 stars 4

'A group of us stayed at Rivendell for 2 nights and were very well looked after.We were pleased with the flexible approach the owners showed and the breakfasts were served with a smile and there was plenty of it.Great position very close to station and town centre.'

Review By - GARY WILLIAMS
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 9th May, 2011

Verified Customer

My stay at the Rivendell
5 stars 5

'A fantastic place with just those added touches that make it a cut above the rest-home baked food-wonderful-Smoked Salmon available for breakfast along with a massive choice of dishes-greally great food as well.Extra supplies of tea/coffee/etc left out on the landing-just such a great idea for those that are in need!! Fantastic hosts-including your Son taking the orders for Breakfast today!!! Totally brilliant-If I need to stay in Swanage again, I know where I will be going!!'

Review By - Paul Winter
Date - 8th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Easter Stay at the Rivendell
5 stars 5

'The Rivendell guest house was clean, comfortable and the breakfasts were superb. The light airy bedroom with huge bed and ensuite facilities created a comfortable and relaxing haven. All the little extras had been well thought out, even a nail file was on hand when needed. The catering was excellent all very fresh local and homemade produce. Including indulgent pastries and cakes at breakfast. Lyn and Kevin were friendly and relaxed, the perfect hosts. We had a fabulous weekend and will highly recommend this Guest House to all our friends.'

Review By - Mr. Jonathan Large
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Holiday
4 stars 4

'A very niece stay with excellent food and accommodation. Suggest that double glazing might be usefull on windows of rooms facing the main road, just to eliminate traffic noise.'

Review By - ALAN PARFITT
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 20th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell, Swanage
5 stars 5

'Every aspect of our stay at Rivendell is excellent,and has always been,hence our many visits over the past few years.'

Review By - PAUL CASHMORE
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Tricia, Surrey
5 stars 5

'Lyn and Kevin are great hosts and always make me feel very welcome, as I usually visit as a single femail that is especially nice. The breakfasts are always great, and even if you are dieting there is always lovely fresh fruit salad and yogurts, however I usually to give in and love the smoked salmon and scambled eggs. Oh Kevin also makes granola, muffins, soda bread so I have given them a try, they are all delicious! Would thoroughly recommend The Rivendell to anyone you will enjoy your stay.'

Review By - PATRICIA DOWNES
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 10th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Our first stay at Rivendell
4 stars 4

'There were only two minor things that we can say stopped us giving the Rivendell that final star. One was that we found the bathroom fairly small, not alot of room to put things. The other was the pillows, and I am sure if we had asked Lynn maybe something could have been done, they were a bit flat. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay immensely evrything else was lovely the breakfast well what can we say beautiful! 1st class cooks Thankyou for asking us to complete this and thanks for everything. Alan'

Review By - Mr. Alan Bright
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Rivendell Guest House
5 stars 5

'Very welcoming, excellent breakfast, good quality food. Beautiful/interesting guest house with all the extras to make it homely, very quiet and peaceful'

Review By - Helen Elsted
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 7th March, 2011

Verified Customer

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