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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.

The rooms at Beggar’s Knap have carpeted floors, with flat-screen TVs and hospitality trays. Free Wi-Fi is available, and guests can make use of free private parking on site. The building is non-smoking throughout.

Brewery Square is a 1 minute walk away. Dorchester West and Dorchester South rail station are just a 5-minute walk from Beggar’s Knap. The shops and amenities of central Dorchester are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

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4 reasons to choose Beggar's Knap

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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

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About Beggar's Knap

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  • I am travelling down alone next week, as I am looking to buy a house in Weymouth. I have viewings booked for Mon & Tues. Just confirming that Is ok?

    Good afternoon, Under the current Government guidelines you are permitted to stay in a guest house/Hotel when viewing property. We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your enquiry. Kind regards, Beggar's Knap Dorchester


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    Asked about: Double Room with Four Poster Bed • Answered on 22 February 2021
  • Hello We are travelling to weymouth for holiday,we are have vaccine passport,we are nurses working for the nhs,can we still book a room

    Yes you can.


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    Answered on 16 June 2021
  • Is there parking

    Yes we have off road parking.


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    Asked about: Superior Double or Twin Room • Answered on 16 June 2021
  • Hi. I’m a nurse coming to work in A&E. would you be open for accommodation for a couple days for me? Thanks

    Good evening, Yes we are open to key workers such as yourself. Kind regards, Mark Beggar's Knap Dorchester


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    Answered on 30 December 2020
  • hi, we are tourists, could we book a room?

    Will depend on the dates you require.


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    Answered on 28 April 2021
  • Are breakfasts now included in the price?

    Breakfast is optional and charged separately. Due to ongoing conflicting views from recent guests regarding the way forward after the government easement of Covid-19 restrictions, Hendover Cafè 25 mtrs from us are offering our guests 25-30% discount.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Four Poster Bed • Answered on 31 August 2021
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Athelhampton House
    5.5 miles
  • Weymouth Marina
    7.1 miles
  • Weymouth Harbour
    7.1 miles
  • Sandsfoot Castle
    8.1 miles
  • Tank Museum
    8.6 miles
  • Portland Harbour
    8.9 miles
  • Monkey World
    9.7 miles
  • Portland Castle
    9.9 miles
  • Portland Museum
    11.8 miles
  • Rufus Castle
    11.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Brewery Square
    0.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Dorset County Hospital
    0.5 miles
  • Sea/ocean English Channel
    7 miles
Closest airports
  • Bournemouth Airport
    26.6 miles
  • Exeter International Airport
    42.7 miles
  • Bristol Airport
    48.2 miles
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Facilities of Beggar's Knap
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
Services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wake-up service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Beggar's Knap takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 22:30

Check-out

06:30 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 5 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

5+ years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 5 and older are allowed)

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that you are required to inform Beggar's Knap in advance of your expected arrival time. There is no 24-hour reception. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payments by can be made by electronic transfer, BACS, cash or cheque. Personal or business cheques are acceptable. Company bookings can be invoiced by prior arrangement.

Access to car park is via Great Western Road.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Beggar's Knap in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Beggar's Knap

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    • The prices at Beggar's Knap may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Beggar's Knap is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Beggar's Knap is 950 yards from the centre of Dorchester.

    • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Beggar's Knap (subject to availability):

      • Parking on site
      • Private parking
      • Parking
      • Free parking

    • Yes, Beggar's Knap is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Room options at Beggar's Knap include:

      • Double
      • Single