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The Casterbridge

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49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Casterbridge for two nights. The owners and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Our room was a little tired but very clean with our towels changed daily. Shower was rather feeble but that was probably due to being on the top floor. Ate in the restaurant which was excellent and breakfast was also very good. Would... More 

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Melvin C, General Manager at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your coments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with and hope to see you agian in the near future KInd regards The Casterbridge More 

Salford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Casterbridge in January 2016 whilst on business in Dorchester. It was absolute perfection! I stayed in a beautifully furnished ensuite room, with an extremely comfortable 4 poster bed! I had a lovely hot bath in the evening and a fabulously invigorating shower the following morning. There was a good selection for breakfast, fresh fruit, cereal and... More 

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Melvin C, Manager at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Hi Toby here. Thank you for your lovely review. It was nice to meet you on arrival. Sorry I missed you at checkout but being a cat I needed my fifteen hours sleep so I wasn't up! I I'm glad that the humans I own looked after you properly, but I do have to keep an eye on them! All... More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for only one night at this very charming hotel. The room was lovely with a 4 poster bed which was very comfortable . Lovely ensuite with bath and shower, free toiletries , tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer etc. breakfast was excellent . On Friday and sat nights they have a restaurant led by a previous master chef winner. I... More 

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Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you Chrissie for your delightful review. It gives us the oomph to see us through the winter. Hope you return at your leisure. More 

Liphook, Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have just returned from a family celebration at The Casterbridge in Dorchester and can highly recommend it. The welcome is warm, and Monica and Mervin provide excellent hospitality. The rooms were lovely, and extremely clean. The drawing room was very comfortable and provided a good base for our party of 9 to enjoy a catch up and cup of... More 

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Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you Millie for your fabulous endorsement. It was a joy to welcome you and your family to The Casterbridge. More 

Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stayed here in order to visit 'Mat Follas at The Casterbridge' as a treat for my husbands birthday. It was very welcoming, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. Would stay again if we were in the area.

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Melvin C, General Manager at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

thank your for your review . Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope your husband had a lovely birthday. hope to see you again kind regards kate More 

Silves, Portugal
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90 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My mother and I stayed here for a couple of nights recently. The wee Irish lady who greeted us was charming and once we'd settled ourselves in made us a very welcome cup of tea with some biscuits in the sweet little lounge downstairs. She was a really nice person and recommended various dining options close by - both of... More 

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Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are at the moment doing refurbishment to the front rooms glad you a great stay hope to see you soon. More 

Jersey, UK
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199 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Spent one night here recently. Nice Georgian town house of High East Street in centre of Dorchester, with parking either on street ( short term only, but free overnight) or in two nearby car parks. Nice friendly greeting and help with bags to top floor room. Room a bit small, as was bed., but we booked late and understood it... More 

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Thank jerseyman1
Melvin C, General Manager at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

thank you for your recent review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you both again. If you would like a larger room your welcome to contact us direct and discus this for you. kind regards kate More 

Vancouver, BC
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stayed here last-minute in early September on the recommendation of a friend who had visited several years earlier. Utterly charming and elegant property right on the High Street in Dorchester, with many good shops and restos (and car parks!) within walking distance. Our room was large, very elegantly appointed and quiet, and the bathroom was a treat--a huge soaker tub,... More 

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Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We had a Canadian here a few years ago who broke her leg out walking and had to remain here for a couple of weeks! She quickly made friends and enjoyed herself as best she could. Happy to go home all the same. More 

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163 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Casterbidge is an excellent little B&B and our biggest concern (parking) turned out to be unfounded. There is pay and display parking right out the front door from 8am to 6pm so you can pull up at night park for free and then pop in some coins at breakfast. The owner also has three parking lots a short distance... More 

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Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We would easily have popped in some more shower gel had we known. Your daughter is a credit to you. Hope you return someday. More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We found the Casterbridge hotel very good and the breakfast tasty.All the crew were very friendly and helpful..Parking a bit of a problem unless you want to pay for on road parking (only three spaces) overall a fine run hotell

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Thank Trevor T
Melvin C, Owner at The Casterbridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Parking is free overnight throughout Dorchester, We hope you visit again. More 

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