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2 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QS, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 164 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Beggar's Knap.
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 5 years are welcome.
All children or adults are charged GBP 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Please inform Beggar's Knap of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Based on 164 reviews
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This beautifully preserved building has been transformed into stylish, modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout.
Score from 439 reviews Excellent
Overlooking Borough Gardens in central Dorchester, Lantern House offers elegant rooms and a range of breakfast options.
Score from 75 reviews Exceptional
Set within beautiful gardens, Rylstone Bed and Breakfast offers an outdoor swimming pool. Located in Dorchester, the historic Regency house offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking.
Score from 5 reviews Wonderful
Dating back around 350 years, Yalbury Cottage is in the village of Lower Bockhampton, 2 miles from the historic town of Dorchester. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 91 reviews Wonderful
The extreme helpfulness of the manager who didn't seem to recognise the word 'No', as nothing was too much trouble. Very nicely placed in the middle of the town. Limited parking spaces but OK if you don't mind a squeeze.
Would have preferred shower to just a bath.
I loved this place and its authenticity. Definitely recommend it and I don't write reviews often.
Bit more parking room wud be nice but still we had no issues.
Super very understanding host and all the above, sadly had to cut our visit short due to family emergency.
The room was excellent, the 4 poster bed was very comfortable and the hotel was in the centre of Dorchester.
Everything. Excellent atmosphere. Lovely room. Beautifully decorated and thoughtfully arranged.
We would have liked a shower but totally understand that the layout and age of the property doesn't lend itself to doing this.
Mark, the owner's care for his guests is second to none. I loved staying here. Can thoroughly recommend the four poster room for fun and frolics and before anyone frowns, not everyone is away on business or a tourist.
Mark the owner was so friendly and warm. You feel like you're apart of the family. The four poster bedrooms are to die for. And Mark cooks up a wonderful fresh breakfast in the morning for you to enjoy in the amazingly opulent breakfast room. Simply the only place to stay in Dorchester!
Insufficient car parking on site
Beautiful room, lovely staff and location!
Location excellent , mark is friendly and enthusiastic Bed very comfortable Breakfast ( which is not included in price) was delicious
Tired and fussy but it's a historical building so to be expected - towels seen far better days and no standing shower - overall needs refurbishing
Stayed in the four poster room... which was large, spacious and comfortable. The room not only had the obvious four poster tester style bed but also a small table flanked by two sitting room chairs opposite a large comfy couch which allowed one to lounge without having to use the bed. The room also ample storage provided by an armoire and drawers etc. The host Mark is utterly charming and more importantly extremely helpful; a perfect host. The hotel is perfectly positioned for a trip to Dorchester or the surrounding area. People in previous reviews have pointed out that it is on main junction and it is but I actually had no issues with noise despite coming from a house where there is almost total silence at night. The bed is big and luxuriousy appointed and by the time I sank into the mountain of pillows, I slept like a log, it was wonderful. The price of the room was not unreasonable I thought, not in comparison to many others I have stayed at and I was quite happy with it. Overall: The room was lovely, the host was lovely and I had a wonderfully lovely overnight sojourn at The Beggars Knap and if the proof of the pudding is in the eating and I was asked if I would stay there again?... the answer would be and is yes... looking forward to next time!
I am not sure I disliked anything really; if pushed to give a totally unbiased viewpoint, I suppose I would have to say the bathroom has a very low level modern style bath which feels at odds with the antique style ambience of the main room, personally I would have liked to have seen a larger, more romantic perhaps, much deeper maybe victorian style bath and a couple of much, much bigger towels but that's aesthetics. The bathroom is utterly fine in reality, bath and fittings perfectly fit for purpose, there are the ubiquitous toiletries and really,this is me being totally pedantic. There really is nothing that warrants any negative comment.
Very much enjoyed staying here. Lovely B&B in a great location in Dorchester.
Mark was brilliant, great customer service, location, service, brilliant room, everything was perfect!!
Couldn't fault anything.
From the outset, Mark's communication was very good, we stayed for 1 night (28th Dec) and was very pleased with our choice.... The location, bedroom and atmosphere was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that although we were pleased that there was on-site parking for us, we will certainly be staying again next time we visit Dorchester
The house has been decorated in keeping with the era it was built making it a real place you can relax and smile. Our host is friendly and professional. This is total value for money. Other 'hotels' should follow suit!
Friendly owners Lovely Breakfast Free Wifi
Bath towels could do with being larger
Shower water pressure
Mark's welcome, the comfort of room and bathroom. The accessability to the town and all the amenities and shops,
The house is on a very noisy corner, opposite a pub and with the traffic and pub-goers coming out late we found it hard to get to sleep. We were on the front of tyhe house however.
location and hospitality
Really warm and friendly greeting from the owner Mark. Great location, nice breakfast.
Wonderful quirky comfortable place to stay in a perfect position to explore with impeccable service and fantastic breakfast
Room good size.
Room was very cold due to central heating not being set properly. Came on at 4am but was cold at 8am and in evening. Booking.com did not make it lt clear that breakfast want was not Included In the price so had to make other arrangements.
The excellent communications, my welcome, the size of my room, the warm atmosphere, and the delicious breakfast
Wi-Fi didn't connect in the evening but ok in the morning.
Four poster bed!. All fittings, furniture, fixings, look antique. If you want away from plastic perfect modern hotels, this is for you, it has an old feel to the place , but still has tv, wifi etc, abig old bath, a few creaks and groans among the nooks and crannys of a large old house! Loved it!
everything! loved the decoration of this beautiful home. seriously cant get enough of the furnishings. Mark was friendly and welcoming and he is definitely an artist! :D
only thing is that the driveway was tiny and hard to find in the dark.
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