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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After I booked this b&b I saw negative reviews and nearly cancelled. I am very pleased that I didn't. I would recommend this b&b, the staff very helpful and friendly , the room was clean and there was plenty of choice for breakfast. This is a 3* b&b not a hotel so don't expect something that it isn't and you... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the room was clean and tidy apart from the bed creaking it was fine.Alot of beds creak so this was not a problem.All the staff were very friendly and did all they could for us while we were there.Nothing was a problem for them and the breakfast was lovely and a varied selection.

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Stjordal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel for it's price only. I paid some 40 pounds for one night including breakfast and naturally, my expectations were not too high. I was positively surprised. The standard of this small and charming hotel is good throughout; my room was spacious for one (I may have gotten a double and not a single); it is clean... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1) First of all it is not clear from the website that Reception is CLOSED before 2pm. This is unlike other hotels and B&Bs - one could arrive a little early and either leave the luggage or check-in before the 'scheduled' check-in time. 2) Small window in the room could not be opened on a warm night. It was by... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your one night stay in July. As you have detailed your comments in pointers I have responded in pointers. 1. It is very clear on the booking.com website who you booked through that our check in time is from 2.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. and this is also featured... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely approach to building. Greeted by friendly staff. Given the key to our room which was quite small. Bathroom was also small with the wash hand basin was in the bedroom. I noticed a dark liquid around the pipework of the toilet and we decided that a change of room was required. We reported this to the receptionist who phoned... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent stay. There are a number of points which you fail to mention in your review following your comments to the receptionist in the evening. I think i should point out to readers that you booked a budget room with compact bathroom (small) without breakfast at a cost... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second stay at The Dorset. A brief family trip for the weekend. Needing just a place to sleep and shower we new the Dorset would be ideal. This time put in the Garden Room, a little self contained annex, perfectly sized for the three of us. Although not up to your super deluxe standards it is clean,... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we were pleased to welcome your family back to the Dorset Hotel for the second time. I am pleased you found our accommodation satisfactory to your requirements. You are 100% correct in pointing out that we are not luxury and this is demonstrated in the budget prices that we charge. I hope to welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights, it is clean, staff friendly and in a quiet location. The location is great for walking to the beach, restaurants, bus and railway station which is great as we were able to leave the car in the hotel car park all weekend. If you want to explore the island we suggest buying a 48 hour bus... More 

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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your comments and are pleased you found our accommodation clean and in a quiet location. We hope to welcome you back on some future date. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights 6/7 July 2016. Staff very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms and Hotel very clean. Great choices at breakfast ...... you can order what you want :o) Plently of parking spaces, a bonus :o) Just far enough off the Esplanade to avoid the noise so a peaceful nights sleep but within easy... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel last week. The room was a little on the small side, particularly the shower, but it was clean and perfectly adequate for our short stay. Breakfast was included and was very good. The hotel is ideally located being just a short stroll away from the sea front and the centre of Ryde.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night, had a good view of the sea with Portsmouth in the distance. Good free parking facility, and good choice of breakfast ( quick to get it to ). Shower head adjustment wasn't great had my girlfriend hold it above my head to wash :) friendly staff and friendly resident cat..

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michael b, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and comments contained within, I am pleased we were able to accommodate your early check in without prior notification. The car park at the rear of the hotel is a good asset providing secure FREE off road car parking. I apologise for the shower riser which failed during your stay and confirm that this has... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dorset House was built in 1842 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has been operating as a bed and breakfast for many years. We are not of modern design and have 23 rooms varying in size. Centrally located in the historic town of Ryde, we are close to many restaurants and cafes. The house has a large private car park at the rear and offers a garden with seating area to take in the peace and quiet that the Isle of Wight offers. Free wi-fi is available in the public area and we operate a licensed bar. Inclusive ferry packages are available to suit the cost of your trip. We have many special offers throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorset Hotel

Address: 31 Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Price Range: $64 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorset Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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