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The Casterbridge

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4.0 of 5
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49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
The Casterbridge
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was spacious and comfortable and the owners were very accommodating toward my allergy-ridden breakfast needs. Its location is convenient to pretty much everywhere. In the way of constructive criticism, a few things that can be improved are: 1) uneven wifi signal -- it was only close to my room door that I could get connection, which was a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a room for the night as we wanted to visit Mat Follas' restaurant (also recommended). Very warm and helpful welcome with lovely room, great breakfast as well. Only not giving 5 stars as no direct parking, although not a major problem, hotel has some spaces and there is a low cost car park just round the corner.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Casterbridge is a truly delightful small hotel. Rooms are very tastefully decorated and it is all very clean. The proprietors are wonderfully friendly and helpful and breakfast is lovely. Once you get the hang of where to park it is no problem. Would definitely go back there again and to try their evening meals on a Friday and Saturday.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant building. Comfortable room. Great deal of period furniture. Host V. accommodating - encouraged guests to bring in take-aways and use the dining room. Breakfasts good and delightfully served by 'young' Katie. Altogether a good stay!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Received the warmest of welcomes by the chef who turned out to be a "BBC master chef" winner, sadly didn't get to sample his food as were staying to attend a nearby wedding. The owners were equally delightful and more than helpful (even posting back at no expense to us our left items!). Rooms were spotless and charming, breakfast delicious... More 

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lancs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly owners and staff. A nice clean,comfortable room. And a tasty breakfast to boot. Everything you need from a hotel, without any fuss. Would definitely stop here again and wouldnt think twice about recommending it to others!

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spain
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Good welcome from friendly owners and staff. Good breakfast, but early out. Wifi not available in top floor rooms, which are accessed by very steep narrow steps and the rooms overlooking the main road are very noisy. Well equipped bedroom, just a good b & b.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My family and I stayed at the Casterbridge along with some friends, including the bride because we were attending a wedding at nearby Kingston Maurwood. Everyone was really helpful and accommodating. I follow a gluten free diet and they were good enough to supply me with gluten free bread etc. All the bedrooms were well presented and comfortable and we... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We considered ourselves lucky to have found this charming and comfortable hotel. Originally we booked up because we wanted to dine at Mat Follas's restaurant (which he runs on Friday and Saturday evening at the Casterbridge), and because the hotel had had some excellent reviews. It exceeded our expectations: the room was immaculate, generously-sized, and very comfortable. The service was... More 

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Wiltshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nothing spectacular but perfectly adequate and after all beggars can't be choosers if you only want to stay on a Saturday night. Lots of hotels wanted us to stay two nights or not at all! We received a nice welcome, the room was spacious and although was at the front on the road, wasn't too noisy even with the window... More 

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