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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
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£95 (GBP)
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Simon E Bath, United Kingdom
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night following a friends wedding. The staff when I arrived were friendly, very helpful and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful as is the rest of the hotel. Breakfast is fantastic and again the staff are really attentive, polite and welcoming. A really lovely stay - thank you

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Glad you had a great time at the wedding and with us, Many thanks. More 

Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a relaxing three night stay in this charming, wisteria-clad hotel ideally situated in Dorchester. The owners were warm & welcoming - and a mine of useful local information, including restaurants. Breakfast was a treat and our room boasted a luxurious four-poster bed which, sadly, we were not allowed to take home! If you want quiet,... More 

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windlesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this lovely hotel as a group of 8; we were made to feel very welcome by all of the staff The hotel has a spacious feel to the communal areas + is decorated in a traditional style. Our rooms were all very comfortable + clean although our room on the second floor was quite small compared to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed in this lovely little hotel in central Dorchester as we were visiting family in the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was well located in the high street, but the rooms were very quiet at night. Breakfasts were good and cooked to order. The building the hotel is quite old, and has an interesting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have stayed at the Casterbridge 3 times in 3 different rooms over the past 3 years. I normally book a single, last time I had a twin and it was so much nicer. The single rooms are fine but quite small. The twin/ double was at the top of the house with views on to the street. Although it... More 

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We rarely frequent Bed and Breakfast establishments because my husband finds them too restrictive, but even he was impressed with The Casterbridge. Our bedrooms were quiet, clean and spacious. Both our room and my sister's room had comfortable beds and soft chairs to sit in, a really nice surprise. Although The Casterbridge is on a busy main road, our rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Parking is an issue and is located 5 minutes walk away. Well signed and costs about £4 per day, but runs out at 8am the following morning so requires a further trip to the car park before breakfast. Warm Irish welcome and we were shown to a small room dominated by a four poster bed! Unwilling to open windows as... More 

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Cranford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a lovely guest house on the main street of Dorchester. We had a great welcome from the staff and a delicious breakfast the next morning. The room was delightful. We will certainly return again.

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