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The Red Lion Hotel

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Overview of The Red Lion Hotel

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCorfe Castle20 min drive
  • Popular LocationWeymouth Beach22 min drive
  • Popular LocationChesil Beach32 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)50 min drive

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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 Bay, while The Tank Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition are cultural highlights. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Fantasy Island Fun Park are also worth visiting. Kayaking, snorkelling and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Durdle Door Beach - 9 min drive
  • The Tank Museum - 9 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 20 min drive
  • Weymouth Beach - 22 min drive
  • Chesil Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Wool Station - 4 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 50 min drive


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

About this property

The Red Lion Hotel

3-star property with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free property features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and multilingual staff. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. This property 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.

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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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property caters to LGBTQ guests
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

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Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 57 out of 129 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 46 out of 129 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 129 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 129 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 129 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely place, excellent food, nice staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location close to Durdle Door and the room itself was kept well and clean. Highlight was amazing breakfast and proximity to the pub and open spaces. Straightforward check-in procedure that was very quick and enabled us to enjoy our trip.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Very good bar food. Ideal location for Lulworth cove, Bovingdon Tank museum. Room could be modernise but not expensive.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent position for visiting Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and on main road to Weymouth. Plenty of carparking space and outdoor seating. Room was very spacious and reception by staff was excellent with Covid 19 regulations strictly followed.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020