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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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Built in 1635, The Old Tea House provides bed and breakfast in one of Dorchester’s oldest houses. With free Wi-Fi, this Dorset guest house serves homemade food including a full cooked breakfast.
Score from 31 reviews Superb
A well-known local landmark in the centre of Dorchester, The Best Western Kings Arms has excellent rooms with en suite bathrooms.
Score from 131 reviews Very good
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 298 reviews Very good
Situated in Dorchester centre, Westwood House is a 20-minute drive from the scenic coast at Weymouth. Set in an historical 4-story building, the guest house offers free Wi-Fi and cooked breakfasts.
Score from 176 reviews Superb
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.
i liked the care they gave to me .. helping me with getting to the wedding i needed to get to.... and finding directions for me. delicious breakfasts too
it was all fine
Breakfast Quiet at night
Parking facilities 3 flight of stairs with the no lift On busy main Road
The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent.
The restaurant and bar are only open on a Friday and Saturday.
It had all I wanted for a two night stay, Clean; comfortable; friendly and helpful staff and a great breakfast
Breakfast, a very good choice and in pleasant conservatory. Friendly, efficient staff. Choice of bath (for our elderly companion in a quiet very pleasant single room at the rear of the hotel).
Noisy traffic (for front bedroom). A little inconvenient being unable to (legally) park outside hotel when arriving/ departing - but we managed.
Good location, quaint hotel, friendly owner.
Breakfast finishes at 9am on weekday. Shower temperature control didn't work, so shower too hot
Breakfast was excellent and the hotel is right in the centre of Dorchester.
Room wasn't really good value for money, it was comfortable enough but not exactly huge. The shower head would not stay in place so had to be used as a hand held spray.
The staff were welcoming and friendly and we felt as if we were staying in a private home. They were interested in what we wanted to see and do and offered suggestions for places to see and where to eat. Breakfast was varied and substantial. Our room was beautifully appointed, with furniture and knicknacks that added to the olde-worlde ambience. The hotel is located in the centre of the city and there is parking close by. We would definitely stay at The Casterbridge again.
Location, Lovely clean room Room was a good size Bed very comfortable Friendly helpful staff Great breakfast
Traffic noise Rather idiosyncratic window locks
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