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The Red Lion Hotel

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The Red Lion Hotel

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
A352, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, England

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About this area


The Red Lion Hotel is located in Dorchester. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Durdle Door and Weymouth Beach. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Fantasy Island Fun Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and mountain biking.


  • The Red Lion - 4 min walk
  • The Countryman Inn - 10 min walk
  • The Ship Inn - 4 min drive
  • The Black Bear - 4 min drive
  • Sailor's Return Free House - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Wool Station - 4 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 36 min drive

About this property

The Red Lion Hotel

3-star bed & breakfast with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and multilingual staff. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. This bed & breakfast has 5 rooms. Weekly housekeeping is available.
The Red Lion Hotel offers 5 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 50 per night

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
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Red Lion Inn Dorchester
Red Lion Dorchester
Red Lion
The Red Lion
The Red Lion Hotel Dorchester
The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast
The Red Lion Hotel Bed & breakfast Dorchester

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 138 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 46 out of 138 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 138 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 138 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 138 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The pub itself is really old and dated, but thats fine. Waited ages for dinner in the pub (over an hour) and eventually had to go and ask the staff to check where it was as the kids were starving after a long day and others who had ordered after us were served food 20 minutes or more before us. The room was large however the walls were thin and we were awoken at 12pm by noise from the pub downstairs. It finaly died down at 1am after we could hear everyone say goodby 50 times. The bathroom was a shambles, a macerator toilet that was so loud you couldn't flush it at night and a shower that took over 10 mins to warm up and then literally dribbled out, if you have long hair you'll be in there for an hour trying to rinse it! We were asked to order breakfast the night before which was fine, so we got ourselves ready for 8:30am as we had advised and went down to an empty locked up pub. A 45 minute wait later, the staff finally turned up and began to open up, we then had to wait for it to be cooked so by the time it arrived the kids were starving - again. Its unfortunate as the lady working behing the bar in the evening was lovely.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No hot water in the shower. Loud music played past 11pm. Bed was not comfortable. Breakfast definitely wasn’t worth over 30 min wait.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were great and friendly but didn’t get the room I chose and hot water wasn’t working at the shower
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
It’s ok if you are on a budget, location was good, room was a lot smaller than the picture I had to walk sideways to get to the bathroom. Could do with some TLC the paintwork is tired and shower quite small. As for cleaning, webs on the ceiling and dust over the room lamps. When the cook came in you could hear the start up of the fans early in the morning. First morning breakfast was late should of been 8-10 but opened at 0820. One of the breakfast staff was shouted at by the cook a few times and she kept getting orders wrong. Second morning a lot more organised. Overall as I said if your on a budget then it’s ok, one thing very positive is the food.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
A bit run down property off an highway. Vrey expensive for what it is. Booked it as there was noting else available
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021