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The Casterbridge

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49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
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London
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A pleasant hotel, very centrally located (though Dorchester is hardly the metropolis); nice room, comfortable bed - but the price for a night, at £102, was very high. We could have had breakfast for an extra £9 each (with no choice between continental and full breakfasts), but there are lots of cafes nearby in the town so we didn't try... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly , lovely room. Excellent hosts. Best breakfast ever. Really enjoyable stay the hosts were friendly efficient and helpful. Only one concern the shower in our room needs updating. However overall excellent.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opening night of the casterbridge restaurant ,under a new chef.specialising in French style cuisine with his own twist to the menu.setting very pleasant we had pre drinks in the lounge which had a extensive wine list and a variety of liqueurs and beers. The menu had a good variety of choice. The food was wonderful very tasty. Best meal we... More 

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Cheltenham
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small comfortable hotel, very nicely appointed room with a comfortable bed and bath which is becoming rarer these days No restaurant for dinner, but breakfast was excellent, really good cereal/fruit/yogurt choice, excellent coffee and tasty kippers All staff really helpful This will be my bolt hole when staying in Dorchester

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel , as we were doing a Jurassic walk the morning after & also as Matt follas ( previous master chef winner) rents out the kitchens at the weekends We found the hotel & it's owners delightful. We had the last room which apparently had yet to be refurbished & yet it was fabulous! Great breakfast... More 

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

Dear Georgina thank you for your review glad you had a nice stay with us we hope you will return as for Matt he is no longer here we have a new chef and his food is very good look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Monica. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Although we only stayed one night I do wish it had been for longer and will certainly pay a return visit. Our room was beautifully decorated in Laura Ashley fabric and was well equipped, had very comfortable beds and was spotlessly clean and well maintained. It has a very calm, tranquil atmosphere with friendly, welcoming hosts and staff. Good choices... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We do hope for a calm relaxed atmosphere and we are very pleased that you will one day return, your comments are highly valued by us. Thanks again More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have used the Casterbridge before and the hosts never fail to deliver high standards all round.Welcoming and helpful with local tips and new decor in rooms look terrific.Dinner is to be offered on Friday and Saturday now Matt Follas has moved to his own place and I bet the quality will remain

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

Thank you Mike for your lovely review. We know you are well travelled and have been offered varying levels of accommodation along the way, so it is particularly gratifying to receive your comments. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Just home from a short break in Dorset. The Casterbridge is well located and spotlessly clean. Beautiful bed linen and towels, comfortable beds and good bath/shower facilities. The breakfasts are exceptionally good and freshly made for you, and served with a smile! The owners and staff could not have been more helpful and were so informative about places to see.... More 

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

Thank you for your five star review. We are so glad that your stay after such a long journey was a comfortable one. We hope to see you again some time. More 

exmouth
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43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We stayed for one night only and very pleasant it was too no complaints. Nice Room comfortable bed clean and quiet. We were met with a warm welcome free parking around the corner and a great breakfast staff were very friendly and attentive.Would recommend this space central and convenient worth a visit to the Blue Raddle great food no nonsense... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, shame it wasnt longer, hopefully to see you return agian in the near future! We also enjoy the Blue Raddle, lovely tradditional pub. kind regards The Casterbridge More 

Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stayed here for two nights, owners very friendly & helpful. Room very clean, bed was large & comfortable. Cooked breakfast very good. Parking was no problem for us. Would certainly stay here again if we are in the area,

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

Hello, thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully see you again in the near future if you come back to the area. kind regards The Casterbridge More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wsteria clad Georgian town house guest accommodation. Period public rooms and individually decorated rooms. Close to all town attractions and shops as well as restuarants. "Master Chef" winner offers dinner an Friday and Saturday evenings. Prices include Breakfast. We are now open for Afternoon Tea in our beautiful lounge! Perfect for a family or friends catch up! Buisness buffet lunches Select a platter buffet option from 4 up to 24 persons. available Monday to Friday lunch times Non-residents breakfast Try our fabulous Full English Breakfast. Fruit juice, cereals, fruit selection, Eggs bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, toast tea or coffee. Price per person. Bookings advised. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Casterbridge

Address: 49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $108 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Casterbridge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
The Casterbridge Hotel Dorchester
Casterbridge Hotel Dorchester
The Casterbridge Dorchester, Dorset
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