Guest house in Swanage, Dorset, offering bed and breakfast plus evening meals

REOPENING Following our winter closure we will reopen on May 1 until mid-October 2024.

EVENING MEALS Three-course or two-course meals, served in our dining room at 6.30pm daily except Wednesdays, can be ordered at the end of breakfast (or in advance for new arrivals). Our 2024 evening menus are here

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Glenlee epitomises the traditional seaside guest house, providing bed and breakfast (B&B) in Swanage with a friendly, personal touch. It offers hearty breakfasts, an evening snack meal, is licensed, has its own car park and all rooms are en suite with luxurious bedding, smart TVs, free Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries and bottled water.

The 1930s property is in a quiet location on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, opposite Beach Gardens with its putting greens, refreshments kiosk and tennis courts. The beach is a five-minute walk away and the town centre a ten-minute stroll along the prom.

Special Offers

SPRING BREAKS £14 off per room per night for 4-6 nights or £22 off prpn for 7-plus nights (excludes bank holidays) – check rates

SUMMER BREAKS £3 off prpn for 4-6 nights or £11 off prpn for 7-plus nights (excludes bank holidays & festivals) – check rates

AUTUMN BREAKS £14 off prpn for 4-6 nights or £22 off prpn for 7-plus nights (excludes bank holidays & festivals) – check rates

  • Evening snack meals (not Wednesdays)

  • Private parking

  • Licensed

  • All rooms en suite

  • Free Wi-Fi and smart TVs in rooms

  • 10-minute stroll to shops, cafes & pubs

  • Large guest lounge

  • Special diets are catered for

  • One bedroom on ground floor (Room 8)

  • Check-in from noon (earlier on request)

  • Packed lunches

  • Near sandy beach

  • Peaceful location opposite park

  • Children aged 3 and above are welcome

  • Iron and ironing board on request

  • Quality toiletries

  • English and German (Swiss) spoken

  • No dogs (sorry!)

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Relax... in Swanage


Our rooms are tastefully decorated to a high standard and are all en suite with Egyptian cotton bedding, fresh flowers, fast free Wi-Fi, high-def smart TV (offering catch-up services), hot drinks facilities, delicious biscuits, hairdryer, suitcase stand, DAB clock radio, high quality toiletries, fluffy white towels and flannels.
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Guest Lounge

Guest lounge

Glenlee's warm and comfortable lounge provides ample space to unwind with a book, browse the papers and magazines, chat over a drink or play games. And then there's the sun porch for total relaxation. Guests can buy snacks or extra bottles of water from the honesty shop.


Enjoy a delicious breakfast. Plenty of choice, from cereals to porridge, the full English or continental. Smoked salmon on scrambled egg? Sandwiches can be made to order to take out or eat in for lunch (please let us know in advance). Later, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cool beer before or with an evening snack meal (not on Wednesdays).
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Step through the sun porch from Glenlee's guest lounge and you'll find yourself out on the delightful south-facing patio, surrounded by various blooms and fragrant roses, where you can settle back on one of the loveseats with a refreshing cuppa or glass of wine and look out towards Beach Gardens.


Swanage has one of the cleanest, safest award-winning beaches on the South Coast just a five-minute walk from Glenlee. You can swim, go for a stroll along the pier or take a boat trip to Poole or to view the Jurassic Coast, the World Heritage Site that starts at Old Harry Rocks near Swanage and ends at Orcombe Point, Devon.
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Early morning yoga may or may not be your thing. However, Glenlee's pretty front garden, with its well-stocked flower beds and neat lawn, provide a immediate oasis of tranquillity where guests can be as energetic - or not - as they like. Or just watch the tennis in the park across the road.

Tripadvisor Reviews

Glenlee Guest House is proud to have again been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, based on the numerous positive reviews from past guests.

You can read the many great reviews we have received on Tripadvisor here.