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The Casterbridge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 4 nights here and this is a great place from which to explore Dorset. A comfortable bed and pleasant bathroom although the shower could do with upgrading. The breakfast was excellent. An attractive lounge, and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. I highly recommend The Casterbridge.

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Casterbridge is directly on the High St just before you leave Dorchester. There is no car park, However there is a Long Stay car park 4 minutes away, which charges £4.00 per day 8am to 6pm Mon-Fri. There are two quaint reception rooms and a dining room with a conservatory extension, where breakfast is served. The room we were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights, the staff could not have been more welcoming. We had a lovely room with everything we could need. The breakfast was wonderful and cooked to order. The decor of the hotel is lovely and very homely. We would not hesitate to stay here again!

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Newbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife brought me here for my birthday for 2 nights and to eat in the restaurant. We had a great trip. Dorchester is a lovely town with lots to do... We parked in the hotel car park - 3 mins walk since the hotel is on the main road and parking is charged at the meter. The hotel is... More

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Beds
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

we were needed at short notice to attend to some business in Dorchester and needed somewhere with one single and one double, on phoning the local tourist information they informed me the The Casterbridge had vacancie. How lucky were we!. I must admit having visited Dorchester many times previously i had been unaware of this establishment and didn't know what... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were passing through Dorset on our recent trip to England and had reserved for one night at the Casterbridge. June 16, 2014. The owner was there when we arrived and showed us to our room and then disappeared immediately. That was unfortunate as we wanted to ask some questions about our plans for the following day. He said he... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Brought my wife here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Hotel is small, comfortable and feels like a home. We booked the 4-poster room which was really comfortable. Hotel and rooms were clean, well decorated, comfortable. Location of hotel is good at one end of the High Street. Parking is a minor issue but space is available a 2 minute walk... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've have stayed here on business when in the area and also had my family visit. It's the perfect place to stay for both occasions. A very warm welcome is awaiting, well appointed rooms and good nights seep. Then an excellent cooked breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough. If you... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Simply stunning location and ambiance. Furnishings and some superb pieces on exhibit made me ask the owner "is this a Boutique Hotel?" to which he replied he thought not as it had been a hotel more a great number of years before the term was invented". Well, we found a real GEM ! Our visit to Dorchester was a BIG... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nice B&B near the centre of Dorchester. Welcoming host. Decor was rather flowery, but the room was nice, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good, freshly cooked for you. Please be aware that if you book through a website that says there is on site parking, this is incorrect. There is a car park a short walk away though where... More

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Address: 49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Casterbridge 4*
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