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49 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HU, United Kingdom – Show map
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Food & Drink
Bar, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Packed lunches, Luggage storage, Fax/photocopying, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout, Designated smoking area
14:00 - 21:30 hours
10:30 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Overlooking Borough Gardens in central Dorchester, Lantern House offers elegant rooms and a range of breakfast options.
Score from 62 reviews Exceptional
The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Dorchester. It has free Wi-Fi and an á la carte restaurant.
Score from 294 reviews Very good
A well-known local landmark in the centre of Dorchester, The Best Western Kings Arms has excellent rooms with en suite bathrooms.
Score from 115 reviews Very good
Situated in the Brewery Square development, in the heart of the historic market town of Dorchester, this family-friendly Premier Inn Dorchester offers a bar and restaurant.
Score from 246 reviews Fabulous
Shower it wes a joke a trickle of Luke warm water in a very very cold bathroom
This is a good B&B destination. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the room was comfortable, and the hostelry is within walking distance of most places of interest in Dorchester. Parking is restricted, but we were lucky to get a space on all 3 days. Other parking may involve a bit of a walk. Breakfast first rate.
Well appointed guest house with excellent decor. Comfortable bed and good size en suite. Very pleasant and accommodating staff. Good choice of breakfast menu. Good choice of drinks on bedroom tray
Need to book 1st floor if unfit or elderly as difficult to carry suitcases to top. Could be difficult for parking nearby.
The bedroom was lovely. Four poster bed and so comfortable. Brekfast lovely. The dinner smelt good that night but we were off to a concert to couldn't book for that evening.
The shower control didn't work so we had constant hot water so couldn't use the shower. This is a shame and probably only just happened as the rest of our stay was lovely.
The staff were friendly, the room was comfortable, breakfast was good. Great for female solo travellers
Good location and very welcoming atmosphere Great breakfast Thanks
Well managed by considerate people. Good breakfast. Comfortable room. Excellent restaurant Friday and Saturday. Good value for money.
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
Building could use a bit of a spruce up. Paint was peeling on the window frames. On the plus side everything was spotlessly clean.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good hearty breakfast and good choice available.
Road a bit noisy but slept ok. There are rooms away from the road and I would book one of those if you are used to no traffic noise. Parking availability limited to 3 spaces on a first come first served basis.
Helpful staff and good breakfast. Comfortable bed.
Windows wouldn't open in the room
I asked for a particular type of bed and a quiet room and it was provided exactly as requested. Very friendly and helpful staff.
That I was not staying longer!
The staff were very friendly and helpful
The location is a grotty street surrounded by grotty buildings. The photo suggests a much nicer area, but the Casterbridge itself is very attractive, but you can't see what it is adjacent too. In our room (9) it is not possible to open the window, so there is no ventilation at all. Parking overnight has to be be in a back street long stay car park 100 yards away.
A warm welcome and very helpful looking after our bikes. Breakfast was good quality and plentiful.
The bed divinely comfortable.Breakfast great with a large selection. Loved the mini milk bottles and marmalade in mini kilner jars.good location.Very helpful .
Public areas very comfortable and an excellent breakfast.
My room -number 2- was above the kitchen area - loud noise as if I was in the kitchen from 5 p.m through to 12.40 the following morning. Could not sleep for loud voices and pans banging etc. On complaining the next morning I was told that only happened at weekend when they served dinner! Also that any noise stopped at 11 p.m -Not so. They are apparently going to convert that area of bedrooms into a flat which suggests to me they are all too aware of the problem. In the meantime, if booking, make sure you are not in the rear corridor of rooms.
Availability of parking nearby
Greater availability of evening meals would have been helpful although because of local restaurants not a problem
My review is excellent because that is how my stay was no elaborate waffling needed. Book here with confidence and enjoy the lovely breakfast!
There was nothing to report.
Great traditional ambience, good food, comfortable stay.
Room and ensuite a little cramped but comfortable. Second twisty staircase may be trying for some.
Four poster bed was v comfortable - room well furnished and cosy. We were well cared for by all the staff.v good breakfast.
clean and friendly with staff very willing to help
The staff were extremely helpful and informative could not fault them particularly the young lady at breakfast unfortunately did not get her name but she was lovely. Would recommend to anybody and we will certainly visit again.
The only thing was the shower was not very powerful but this was a very minor point
Good central location, VERY helpful staff, satisfying and filling breakfast, well maintained communal areas and rooms. The building is delightful and quirky, the staff work hard to give a good stay for their guests and I found them very helpful in trying to resolve any queries or problems. Although I found some niggles, I was very happy to stay there, felt the price was in line with the facilities and service provided and would not hesitate to stay there again.
There is a fair amount of road noise, which is acceptable because of the location. There is no lift and the rooms are a bit of a warren but that is also part of the charm of an historic building. The shower was no great shakes, but that was solved by using the 3/4 size bath tub. I found the bed soft for me but that is down to personal preference. I was lucky enouigh to have a back bedroom that helped to minimise the traffic noise (for reference Room 1, that is a single en-suite room).
the owner was extremely helpful and directed us to an excellent local italian restaurant for dinner, which we thoroughly enjoyed. she had also told us where the other restaurants in the area were, but we prefer to support local businesses and not the chains. the room was lovely and clean and felt light and airy. the location was very good and the room was nice and quiet the conservatory for breakfast is a lovely room, with a good choice of breakfast. the girl who served breakfast was very friendly and smiley, which is always good to see. would definitely go back
no phone reception at all in the room, let alone wi-fi. for breakfast my daughter and i both asked for white toast but were given wholemeal. when we asked for croissants they were heated up in the microwave. i prefer mine cold so would have preferred that i had been asked if i wanted it heated up.
The staff were friendly. Excellent choice of goods for breakfast.
Monica, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming and extremely helpful in sorting out travel arrangements and in giving good recommendations for local restaurants. The Casterbridge is a beautiful, characterful building and very comfortable. The breakfast was superb.
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