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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 October 24, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Bath, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a nice town house hotel, with pleasant communal sitting areas. The first thing that hit us on arrival though was the smell of stale food.Which nearly made us turn around... However, the decor is nice, very traditional. Our room was a traditional room with a 4 poster. Decor slightly tired but not bad. No bottles of water in... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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Address: 49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Casterbridge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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