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49 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HU – Show map
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Food & Drink
Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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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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Set in the rural Dorset village of Milton Abbas, The Hambro Arms features stylish, bright rooms with king-size beds. Guests can enjoy its 2 spacious bars and locally sourced food.
Score from 84 reviews Excellent
Originally built in 1881, Beggar’s Knap Guest House offers 4-star accommodation in the centre of historic Dorchester. It is just 3 miles from Hardy’s Cottage, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy.
Score from 171 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 80 reviews Wonderful
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 218 reviews Excellent
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
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
Comfortable beds Excellent breakfast Decor Location
Very limited parking
Position was good for Town Breakfast room pleasant
Room was too hot,no air conditioning No proper shower, just a poor hand shower which had no pressure Noisy front room, slept badly
Nice rooms and comfy siting rooms
Only 3 parking spaces, I got one but only because I arrived quite early.
Friendly Flexible Helpful Comfortable Clean Delicious, non-greasy, breakfast. Quick Check-out Excellent WIFI. The owners definitely went the extra mile and accommodated my husband despite me originally booking a single room. It was a great place to stay and we would return in a heart-beat.
Best breakfasts in Dorchester
- wonderful breakfast (Cheerful and helpful waitresses) - good attention to details in the bedroom - very good dinner with master chef winner Matt
- shower not powerful
Pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The owners and staff couldn't have been more obliging. They also gave us excellent recommendations for eating out. Good, individually cooked breakfasts. Rooms at back of hotel very quiet.
Very nice staff and hotel. lots of lovely antique furniture.
Our room was very hot. We had a fan going all night, but it really was too hot to sleep. No on site parking, but as it was the weekend we were ok until 8 am on Monday morning as Sunday was unlimited.
Excellent furnishings and decor,very friendly staff, good breakfast.
We had rooms on the front,and the road outside was very heavy with traffic all the time.As it was very hot, we had to have the windows open.
Good selection at breakfast; patio eating area; room overlooking garden; bath to soak in after walking; friendly staff. Close to a variety of restaurants for dinner.
Noise from kitchen below room; rationing of toast.
Very pleasant, spacious rooms. Very clean. Breakfast served in delightful conservatory area and excellent selection. Very nice small hotel and a good base for exploring the area. Most of the staff very friendly.
Parking a bit of a problem. Very limited and not on site. Male proprietor quite grumpy - latter day Basil Fawtly!
Much better than chain hotels. More personalised and comfortable, especially the sitting room. A perfect place to rest and read after a hard day's holidaying.
Nothing - it was all good
Central location for touring in Dorset,and Dorchester is a lovely historic town with lots to see and plenty of places to eat. The Casterbridge was a very comfortable place to stay,very friendly and helpful staff,lovely breakfasts and good location in the town.
On arrival some confusion concerning parking,but soon sorted out.
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