The hotel is a few minutes walk from Dorchester South train station and about a minute walk from the main pedestrian shopping precinct so could not be more conenient. The owner Mark was very friendly and helpful and I was given keys to the front door as well as my bedroom so I could come and go as I pleased. My room had a four poster bed and was decorated in an old fasioned but cosy way with an old fashioned wardrobe, a sofa, two chairs and a small table. The bed was very comfortable and there was the sofa perfectly placed for watching telly (flatscreen). The bathroom was pretty with a long bath but only a hand held shower attachment. I was there for only one night so that was fine but for a longer stay I might have found that difficult. Other items included tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and free wifi. I was on my own and felt very relaxed and comfortable in the room. I had a room at the front of the building and my only complaint was that the pub/inn across the road had a Saturday night disco (or whatever they are called these days). To be fair the pub must have been well insulated because the music was not particularly loud but the thumping bass was hard to ignore. I put the telly on and waited until the music stopped at 1am. This should not be a problem on other days of the week though. For breakfast they put out instant coffee and tea bags and thermoses filled with hot water. Also cereal, fruit and yoghurt left out so you could help yourself. The owner offered to cook English breakfast but I opted for toast which was brought on a toast rack - haven't seen one of those since I was a child. He made a second peice of toast for me but didn't bring any more butter. Breakfast was very average but perfectly adequate. Cards are not accepted so I paid by cheque. Overall this is an unusual and nice place to stay. The owner really tried to do everything he could to help and was very warm and friendly but sometimes you had to search him out as there was no reception desk.
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