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Originally built in 1881, Beggar’s Knap Guest House offers 4-star accommodations in the center 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 nonsmoking 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Beggar's Knap has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 21, 2011

Property Highlights

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

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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
  • Ocean/Sea 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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Amenities of Beggar's Knap
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Wake-up service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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

Check-in

2:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Check-out

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 5 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

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

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

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

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

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

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, 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 check. Personal or business checks 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 minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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 in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Beggar's Knap

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

  • Check-in at Beggar's Knap is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Beggar's Knap include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • The prices at Beggar's Knap may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Beggar's Knap is 2,800 feet from the center of Dorchester.

  • Beggar's Knap offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):