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“Cosy hotel in a great location.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Priory Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Church Green, Wareham, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wareham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cosy hotel in a great location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Excellent food and wine with excellent service in the restaurant. Huge choice for breakfast with friendly service in the Garden Room. Would definitely return here - even if just to eat in the restaurant!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent, a very wet and windy, New Year here. Lovely room (room 7) and well appointed. marvellous tasting menu for New Year and lovely atmosphere. Were we the only ones there who had not been before? New Years day most people did not leave the hotel as the weather was appalling but the 2 lounges, burning fire and antiques made it a cosy place to be reading and resting all day. Excellent service. Lovely garden when not part of the River Frome! Recommended friends to go to stay or even just for a meal.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We dropped into this wonderful hotel by accident for a pot of tea and fell in love with it. There was a welcoming log fire in the lounge which we sat next to. The room was filled with many antiques to admire, the staff very friendly, our tea and homemade biscuits delicious . It was a very enjoyable visit and we will be returning in the summer to sit in the back garden by the river.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brixworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked Xmas lunch in June of this year even before the menu was available. 2013 was our first Xmas away from home and to come to The Priory was an absolute delight. The staff were so friendly, the Xmas atmosphere was first class. Our meal in the Abbots Cellar restaurant was beautiful to say the least. Worth every penny and 'a must' if you want to make that special day extra special.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Only a one night stay for us but a lovely secluded location next to the Church with wonderful grounds even in late Autumn. The place is full of character and charm. The staff were very friendly and helpful during our short stay. Dinner was excellent and in line with the Priory's reputation and breakfast was also excellent. Whether the waistline could take several nights at this level is another matter! It is expensive but worth it for a special treat

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This hotel is extremely good. The staff are welcoming and the rooms and gardens are lovely. Dining was a little disappointing in retrospect - our halibut was dry and obviously overcooked. Breakfast was disappointing, the bacon was extremely greasy and the sausages gristly. Other than that we would have been extremely happy with our stay if it wasn't for the price. £360.00 for a moderately sized hotel room and dinner is a lot. If you take away the cost of dinner for two at, let's say, £70.00 that still leaves £290.00. I'd have given this four stars if the total package had been less than £250.00.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Me and my Wife had our wedding reception at the Priory and what a wonderful experience it was! Nothing was too much trouble, The meal was of the highest quality and could not be faulted. The staff were very courteous and abliging could not fault a thing. Have booked a 1 night honeymoon in November! I am sure we will not be disappointed! Once again thank you for making our day so Magical!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Priory Hotel

Address: Church Green, Wareham, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wareham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Priory Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Priory Hotel Wareham
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