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Top 10 Hotels in Dorchester

Bay Tree House - B&B
4 out of 5
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£85
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31 Mar-1 Apr
4.6/5Exceptional! (224 reviews)

"Friendly welcome ,clean, comfortable spacious rooms ,extensive breakfast & very central for all of Dorchesters local amenities"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Bay Tree House - B&B
Bramlies
3 out of 5
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£70
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Amazing host. So friendly and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

Bramlies
The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
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4.7/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

"Lovely staff, she allowed me to check in at 11pm without extra payment. The hotel ring me as soon as i booked to found out at what time i was checking in ! Plenty of room ,the bed is very comfortable and the breakfast included on the deal is so beautifully made."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
The Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
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4.7/5Exceptional! (157 reviews)

"Exceptional service, especially from the Romanian lady,"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Greyhound Inn
The Red Lion
3 out of 5
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£85
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (119 reviews)
Exceeded expectations

"Jolene was very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Food was superb. Room was great, it had a really deep bath, very clean, plenty of parking spaces. I would definitely recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The Red Lion
The Brewers Arms
£90
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr
4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Excellent choice!

"We loved this pub/inn. Rooms were VERY spacious, clean, and had a refrigerator in addition to all the normal things. They were on the first floor so very convenient for getting luggage in. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed talking with the owner who gave us great advice re our driving route! Highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

The Brewers Arms
The Sydney Arms
3 out of 5
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£85
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
3.3/5 (80 reviews)

"We needed a last minute place to stay en route to a camping holiday. It was a lot cheaper than the well known motels/inns & is above a pub. The room was a little 'tired' (carpet grubby, lots of mould above the shower, stain on one of the towels) but the beds were spotless & plenty of tea & coffee ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

The Sydney Arms
Beggar's Knap
4 out of 5
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Beggar's Knap
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
4.3/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
Classic stay with wonderful staff.

"Lovely period building with classic features in a well centred location. Quiet despite its central location. Staff could not do enough to help and lots of vegan/ gluten free options at breakfast. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
The Frampton Arms
3.5 out of 5
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4.7/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"Good breakfast choices, easy check in, helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

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Visiting Dorchester

History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and countryside, this city attracts tourists with its museums and cafes. Top sights around the area include Weymouth Beach, Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Durdle Door.

  • There are 77 hotels and other accommodation options in Dorchester
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Dorchester

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Cerne Abbas Giant, Maumbury Rings, and Maiden Castle. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Weymouth Bay, Borough Gardens and Sculpture by the Lakes.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Weymouth Beach, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre, and Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, which is 11.4 mi/18.4 km away.

Getting around Dorchester

If you want to journey outside the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Dorchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 12°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 21°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 16°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735.20 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 2°C

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