Overview of The Sydney Arms

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3.3 / 5
80 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bar


What's nearby

Popular LocationDinosaur Museum11 min walk
Popular LocationMaiden Castle9 min drive
RestaurantRajpoot4 min walk
RestaurantSienna5 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)48 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite (Shower)

    Double or Twin Room, Ensuite (Shower)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Double Room, Ensuite (Bath)

    Double Room, Ensuite (Bath)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Double Room, Ensuite (Shower)

    Double Room, Ensuite (Shower)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Single Room, Ensuite

    Single Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area


Located in Dorchester, The Sydney Arms is near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Fantasy Island Fun Park are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the inn's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosaur Museum - 11 min walk
  • Maiden Castle - 9 min drive
  • Athelhampton House and Gardens - 13 min drive
  • Cerne Abbas Giant - 17 min drive
  • Sea Life Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Dorchester West Station - 6 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 71 min drive


  • Rajpoot - 4 min walk
  • Sienna - 5 min walk
  • The Old Tea House - 5 min walk
  • Top of the town - 5 min walk
  • The Spice Centre - 5 min walk

About this property

The Sydney Arms

3-star inn in Dorchester with free parking
This smoke-free inn features a bar/lounge, a garden and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and showers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and desks.
The Sydney Arms offers 5 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

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

1 bar

Things to do

Billiards/pool table

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)




Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Hairdryer (on request)


TV channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM - 10:30 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express

Important information

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 are 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.

Property is also known as

  • Sydney Arms Inn Dorchester
  • Sydney Arms Inn
  • Sydney Arms Dorchester
  • The Sydney Arms Dorchester, Dorset
  • The Sydney Arms Inn
  • The Sydney Arms Dorchester
  • The Sydney Arms Inn Dorchester
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Guest reviews


Guest rating

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


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The property has no parking and its resident parking until 8pm, there is car park down the road though. It could definitely do with a bit of maintenace, painting cleaning and getting rid of mould would be a start. The room is cold at night as no heating on but there was a plug in heater in the room. Had to leave early next day but there was nowhere to leave the keys, noone in the pub and no answer when i phoned so just left them on the table near entrance. Not ideal. Its not worth the money and wouldnt go back.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


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

Do not stay here

DIrty halls and walls filthy carpet in room, tv in the room was smaller than an i pad. No parking 8am to 8pm due to restritions free parking stated. Arrived at 5.50pm to be told no evening food. Breakfast is 8am to 9pm which you cant eat if you have to move your car i did ask if we could get it a little early 7.45am and was told grills were being heated up and it could be served at around 8.30am.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


    We was attending a Wedding in the area

    Nice place to stay for a couple of nights. Our double room was spacious and even at the front of house did not keep us awake because the bed was great for those who have bad back's etc.. Mattress superb. In our view the place is very tired and would benefit bringing up to date. Bar staff are excellent and the menu and drinks are a good price.


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019