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The Sydney Arms

11 Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 2NG, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Sydney Arms with my family for two nights for £100. Right from the start our stay was awful. The man behind the bar was rude and not approachable at all. At first I thought the bar area was clean and was clear that it had been recently refurbished, with this in mind we had hopes that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ignorant staff, rude and useless manager. Breakfast consisted of off milk and warm yoghurts. When I asked for an iron the manager informed me I should have got my wife to do it before I travelled as that's what he does. And to top it off the shower leaked and flooded the bar downstairs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never really wanted to write a bad review of someones business I have always considered it not the thing to do ,its someones income their pride and joy But my family and I have have just been subjected to what must be one of the worst Bed and breakfasts stays possable We had booked the Sydney Arms via... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awful hotel... I know it was only £60, but I still expect value for money. Issues; - hall lights don't work - so walk in pitch dark getting to room (Not safe) - electric sockets hanging off the wall - rubbish breakfast - mould in bathroom - tiny car park (plus I got blocked in) - entrance littered with rubbish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty, smelly, damp,awful, cold. Worst place Ive ever stayed in GB. Book somewhere else or you will be writing the same review as me and having the same unnexceptable experience. If I had not paid upfront and not arrived late in the evening I would have taken a look at the room and gone somewhere else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over all pleasant stay in comfortable, airy room, clean shower. Breakfast on tray outside room adequate. Felt a bit isolated as place seemed deserted at night. Very noisy road with people wandering the street noisily at night and into early hours. Stayed here on 27.6.15 and somehow got charged twice but managed to later get a refund. Useful place to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic night of Italian food & music, the food was lovely, we waited a while for our main, but we soaked up the atmosphere that was created, I will go again next time and take my friends & family, gets us in the mood for our Italian holiday next week!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Room was clean but shabby, shower was tatty and delivered warm water followed by cold. Free breakfast for two consisted of two packs of cereal, one yogurt,one croissant,two satsumas, two small brioche buns, two small pats of butter, one individual portion of marmalade, a pint of milk and two small cartons of apple juice. Bed was comfortable but creaked, and... More 

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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

before we arrived i receiIved a phone call to say they could not offer breakfast as it was under new management. When my partner and i met at the Sydney arms i asked if they did any meals to which they said no.this left the both of us trailing around dorchester looking for something to eat.They did get me instant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Not really average but not very good, I usually start good then put in the “however” but I will do this the other way round for a very good reason. The room was a little tired and could do with a re-decorate, I was at the end of the corridor and with the door shut I fell off the step,... More 

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