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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 8 Hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny P Cranford, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Cranford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was made to feel very welcome apon arrival at the hotel, rooms were cleaned to a very high standard and was told times for breakfast etc. Couldn't fault this hotel, parking was in the other street but not a problem as it was only a 2min walk!! All around lovely.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely guest house on one of the main streets in the centre of Dorchester. Stayed here recently to enable us to enjoy eating at Mat Follas restaurant. We had a lovely room decorated in traditional style with a four poster bed. We were greeted by friendly staff who helped with whatever request we had. The bed was comfortable and rooms... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always the best feeling when you come away from somewhere content. Our stay was for 2 nights, one of the reasons being to have the Mat Follas dining experience (which I highly recommend). We had a few changes with our booking (3 rooms for 6 people) and all were accommodated with ease. The owners and staff gave us a... More 

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Jersey, Channel Islands GB
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My son was getting married on 18 October in Puddletown so we wanted a nice hotel nearby in the area's main town, Dorchester. My future daughter-in-law and my son checked out the available hotels and recommended The Casterbridge to us. They were right to do so. Consequently, friends and family also booked up here as well. We arrived by hire... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stayed here for a dinner bed and breakfast package. I've reviewed dinner separately. Friendly welcome on arrival and very helpful instructions to the parking (free after 6 and on Sundays). Gorgeous room! Incredibly comfy four poster bed, some beautiful furniture, nice little bathroom. We showered in the evening and the water was incredibly hot but was fine in the morning.... More 

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Todmorden Yorkshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

as a business traveller I visit many hotels from small to 5 starr and The casterbridge is one of my favorites.Owners always please to help.Spotless rooms and a breakfast the quality you will find hard to beat

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had trouble parking when we arrived. Parking is either on the High Street or in a local car park. The High St is pay per hour, free overnight but you would need to get out there at 8.00am to put a new ticket on. Local car park cheap but a way to carry your bags. The Hotel advertises free local... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Unfriendly greeting! Felt like we were unwelcome on arrival. Room was extremely small and the shower had little to no power. The morning was better as breakfast was cooked really well. Basically I would not stay here again. Massively over priced. For future guests we recommend to not arrive late as this was clearly an inconvenience and we were made... More 

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

Sorry you felt that way, but our reception is open one hundred and one hours per week. You arrived nearly three hours after our advertised time and it was ten past midnight but you had arrived in town many hours earlier. Perhaps you should have selected a property that has a night porter, or collect a key ealier so as... More 

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at this modest hotel for 5 nights last week, and highly recommend it. The Georgian building is beautiful and the decor matches it well. Our room was small but very pretty, the bed comfortable and the breakfasts first class. What really made it however was Monica, the proprietress's, genuinely warm welcome and local knowledge. On our arrival, she... More 

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Thank you for your review. Much appreciated. More 

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Address: 49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Casterbridge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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