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Dorset Hotel

3.0 of 5 31 Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm afraid it's a bit of a bleak affair at the Dorset Hotel. I felt misled by previous reviews that rated this hotel so highly -- one of the highest on the island, in fact -- because what I experienced was a hotel that has seen better days. The proprietor is a very nice and cheerful man, but unfortunately the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Having stayed here one night whilst visiting family on the island I could not believe my eyes. Many people may criticise this given the price range of this place but here is where I beg to differ. If I'm paying £60+ to spend a night somewhere there are some basics I expect. Cleanliness, friendliness of staff and carpet that covers... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are disappointed that you were unhappy with the accommodation provided. Form many of the reviews on tripadvisor we are generally praised for our cleanliness. The mattress that you show has a mattress protector, a memory foam topper and 2 sheets and a quilt cover why you found the necessity to take it all off... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed at the Dorset Hotel whilst attending an interview. I had a relaxing time as the staff were very friendly and helpful - I felt at home. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The cooked breakfast was one of the best I ever had! I would definitely stay there again, especially as the cost was so reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed at The Dorset on a leisure break and I can't fault the hotel in any way shape or form. Rooms are of a good size for a single occupant, very good firm and yet surprisingly soft bed and with breakfast included, terrific value for money! If I ever make the trip back to the IoW. I know where I'm... More 

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Selsey, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I spent 3 nights here, along with 5 other members of our pub quiz team, at the end of September 2014. For the price, I wasn't expecting much, and was really surprised at how nice the Dorset was. The staff were friendly, chatty and knowledgeable about the area. My twin ensuite room was functional and clean. My bed was comfortable,... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you found the accommodation to your liking and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The staff are all extremely friendly and accommodating. If budget is your main objective you probably cant go wrong. The pros are that it has a vintage charm which might put you off if you are used to travellodge or other corporate set ups. The cons were that we found the place a bit smelly which might be addressed with... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here in September just for one night when visiting relatives in Ryde. Our room was small but clean and the bed was very comfortable. The room had a decent TV and hospitality tray (including chocolates)! The décor was slightly jaded and could do with a bit of TLC but was certainly good value for money and we had... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Isle of Wight is not a very budget friendly place overall. The Dorset Hotel actually came up as the second least expensive hotel / B&B on the island, but we still paid nearly 70 pound a night. Our expectations weren't very high so when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the friendly and easy going welcome. The look... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lovely Victorian style hotel based 5 min walk to bars and restaurants. Just over 4/5 minutes walk down to lovely sandy beach and lawn bowls club open to public. Rooms kept well clean by the staff. Beds are comfortable with TV available in each room. Brilliant breakfast with plenty of choices including salmon or kippers for a small additional charge.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for the 2nd time as the hotel is very good value for money. The rooms are comfy and is what you expect. The breakfast is really good and there is a great selection of either cold or hot. The staff are very friendly and helpful and was a pleasure talking to them. We would like to visit... More 

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Address: 31 Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorset Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Dorset Hotel Ryde, Isle Of Wight

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