bed and breakfast swanage little gem


We receive many five star reviews, and you can read them all on TripAdvisor. Here is a selection of the latest.


“Wonderful break in Swanage” *****

Indeed a little Gem! We were early and called ahead to see if we could leave our stuff. There was no problem because the room was ready for us. We had a warm welcome from our hosts with refreshments provided. Our room was clean and very pretty. The bathroom was bigger than ours at home! Everything you could want for a short break was in the room…from tea and coffee facilities to shower gel. The little extras make all the difference. We chatted about places to go and things to do. The breakfasts were amazing and cooked to order. There were no tastes un-catered for and everything was presented beautifully in the small dining room. The accommodation wasn’t too far from the town and was a pleasant stroll. Thanks again for a lovely stay. We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
Andy J via TripAdvisor

“Delightful” *****

Little Gem is well described by its name. It is a B&B not a hotel. I had three nights in with a friend we got a lovely welcome on arrival, a really comfortable, spotlessly clean, room. Lots of choice for breakfast. Wilma and Laurie are delightful hosts. I would happily recommend Little Gem. Thank you for a lovely restful short break.

Room Tip: This B&B is far better than some hotels that I have used
  • Stayed June 2016, travelled with friends
Catherine S via TripAdvisor

“Excellent” *****

A genuinely fine, friendly and welcoming seaside guesthouse. Scrupulously clean, tidy and within easy access of the town centre and beaches. Very good breakfast provided with good choices. A nice patio area for a glass or two before settling out for the evening meal. Altogether highly recommended.

427 Peter via TripAdvisor

“Hidden Gem” *****

Certainly lives up to it’s name… Warm welcome, taken straight to our room which was very clean & well presented, tea & coffee facilities available. The bathroom was lovely & spacious with shower gel etc provided.
Filled out the breakfast menu the night before & could specify a time to. Breakfast was amazing. Laurie & Wilma were very warm, friendly hosts, very helpful. Thanks for a great time. Will see you soon, regards Kev & Deb

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
kevscamo via TripAdvisor

“Quality and location” *****

We stayed three nights at Little Gem. Great welcome and a large clean room. Enjoyed the short walks into town and the sea front. Close to some great eateries, with accurate advice from our excellent hosts. Breakfasts were also a credit to the B&B.

dh5299 via TripAdvisor

“a perfect little guest house” *****

the owners were extremely friendly from the moment they answered the door. it was clean , very well decorated, quiet and cosy. the bedrooms including en-suite bathroom were completed to a high standard and had a really homely feel – not a hotel atmosphere. great breakfast options! served by the owners with pride. they were proud to display their certificates of achievements. thoroughly recommend. 10 mins walk from sea front.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled with friends
cbracey2016 via TripAdvisor

“Pristine and welcoming” *****

I stayed here for three nights here on my own for a walking break and Little Gem was just what I needed. I felt safe and welcome with a pristine room and en suite and delicious breakfasts.
Real value for money and the hosts are lovely.
I had to change my initial booking at quite short notice and my hosts were very accommodating about this.
Whilst the house is in a residential road it is only a short walk from Swanage sea front and the neighbourhood is very quiet and away from the summer crowds.
Great hosts and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled solo
Fran N. via TripAdvisor