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Dorchester Sports Centre, UK

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Ok for a leisure centre

The swimming pools are good not to hot/cold good size, the centre is clean a tidy and the staff are... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2015
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Needs better maintenance

It could be such a great resource, but sadly there seems to be under investment in staffing... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
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  • Terrible18%
Aug 6, 2019
“Wow never again”
Apr 9, 2019
“Rude lifeguards”
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I decided I would take the kids to the local swimming centre...wish I didnt. A young blond girl came twirling out of a back room full of beans "hi my lovely how can I help you" umm I'm not old and definitely not your lovely....More

Date of experience: August 2019
6  Thank Tomtom569
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

We used the small pool as we took our little one swimming - great pool. Good temperature. Changing rooms were nice but baby changing cubicles could be a bit bigger. Front desk staff were helpful & friendly, especially Belinda, she was lovely. My only bad...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Awful if you want a one off session. They require an induction, most gyms do this for free right? They charge £25...to show you around the gym!!!save your money and drive 10 minutes down the road to a better gym with no rip off induction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gotpinkacidboots
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I cancelled my membership and direct debit for health reasons and, in accordance with the advice on the Centres website, I cancelled my direct debit. The centre failed to record my cancellation on their systems and their Direct Debit Processing Company (DFC) effectively charged me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim S
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Now I just want to point out before I start that the one circle (terrible) rating is literally for the class I just did (and sadly had done before, I did it again by accident, all will be revealed as I tell my story 😂)....More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Groovygem1
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I swim occasionally and find the facilities very clean and well maintained Shame about the chewing gum stuck in the corners of most of the changing cubicles - Why do people do this?? Good range of classes and good value

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John W
Reviewed September 12, 2015

The swimming pools are good not to hot/cold good size, the centre is clean a tidy and the staff are always helpful. I feel that there needs to be more stuff to do there as dorchesters only leisure centre they should be able to offer...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Barneyletsgo
Reviewed August 30, 2015

As a regular visitor/user of this facility i have few compliants about the facilities, the pool is always a pleasant temperature and the changing facilities, while basic are more than satisfactory for my needs. I have no problem whatsoever with mixed changing as there are...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed July 10, 2014

It could be such a great resource, but sadly there seems to be under investment in staffing; especially cleaning staff. I'm not sure how often the showers are properly cleaned. Yesterday, for example, one of the swimming pool showers had clumps of hair on the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Bertrand_Wooster
Reviewed June 22, 2014

becoming increasing modernised, this 'campus' shares new buildings, with old parts of the School, a new pool and three good open air pitches (synthetic grass). There's a wide range of published activities which generally run regularly. Staff seem to encourage rather than just 'lead' the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Dorsetshireboy
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