Overview of The Casterbridge

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
15 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Housekeeping



Popular LocationDinosaur Museum3 min walk
Popular LocationAthelhampton House and Gardens8 min drive
RestaurantTom Browns1 min walk
RestaurantGoldies1 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)48 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area


The Casterbridge is located in Dorchester. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Sandworld are also worth visiting.

Visit our Dorchester travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosaur Museum - 3 min walk
  • Athelhampton House and Gardens - 8 min drive
  • Maiden Castle - 10 min drive
  • Fantasy Island Fun Park - 20 min drive
  • Sea Life Park - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Dorchester South Station - 12 min walk
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 48 min drive


  • Tom Browns - 1 min walk
  • Goldies - 1 min walk
  • San Telmo - 2 min walk
  • China Express - 2 min walk
  • Empire Kebabs - 2 min walk

About this property

The Casterbridge

3.5-star guesthouse in Dorchester with free parking
Along with a meeting room, this smoke-free guesthouse has concierge services and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and ironing boards.
The Casterbridge offers 6 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.
Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Dorchester guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

English breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 9 per person

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage

Business services

1 meeting room




Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries


Digital channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Diners Club

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 9 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

The Casterbridge Guesthouse
The Casterbridge Dorchester
The Casterbridge Guesthouse Dorchester

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent hotel

The hotel was really special and the staff made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was superb and the room was lovely. The locals were very friendly and we enjoyed the pub next door. If we are ever in the area again, we will definitely be staying at the Casterbridge.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

the owners were great - genuinely friendly and helpful

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Lovely welcome from Monica on arrival, quiet room 4, would highly recommend staying here, excellent service throughout our stay 5*****

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Warm welcome from Monica on our arrival, Room was ready as we'd arrived 1/2 hr early for Check-in. Breakfast was exceptional all cooked as asked, All in all a very pleasant stay, Thanks to both Monica & Melvin

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019