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Featured Dorset Independent Hotels

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The Sherborne
The Sherborne
3.5 out of 5.0
Free cancellation
4.8/5 (17 reviews)
£90/ night for 2 guests

On seafront great hosts good food room was very nice my grandson slept all night will book again in the near future

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019
The Bridge House Hotel
The Bridge House Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 2 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, England
Free cancellation
4.2/5 (413 reviews)
£75/ night for 2 guests

Clean, tidy & quick check in! The room had comfortable bed with tea/ coffee & biscuits! Great for the price!

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019
The Knoll House
The Knoll House
3.5 out of 5.0
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (239 reviews)
£89/ night for 2 guests

Lovely venue, very close to the beach. Very clean.

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019
The Frampton Arms
The Frampton Arms
3.5 out of 5.0
Free cancellation
4.8/5 (6 reviews)
£106/ night for 2 guests

Right from the check in, the staff were excellent....the room was super clean, modern, fantastic appointments, ultra modern and excellent air conditioning.

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019
Sou' West Lodge
Sou' West Lodge
3.0 out of 5.0 Rodwell Road, Weymouth, England
4.5/5 (6 reviews)
£70/ night for 2 guests

Nice clean & friendly

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2019
The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant
The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4/5 (55 reviews)
£143/ night for 2 guests

We stayed in the lord Bute suite which was very spacious and well decorated. Comfortable too. All the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, minutes from the beach and castle.

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2019
The Inn at Cranborne
The Inn at Cranborne
3.5 out of 5.0 5 Wimborne Street, Wimborne, England
4.8/5 (14 reviews)
£75/ night for 2 guests

Loved our stay at the Inn. Great location in an authentic little English villages. Staff very welcoming and locals also friendly. Breakfast was very good and a nice touch that the dog gets a poached sausage all cut up and served in a little dog bowl. Extremely dog friendly. Thank you, we will ...

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2019
Captains Club Hotel
Captains Club Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Wick Lane, Christchurch, England
Free cancellation
4.7/5 (63 reviews)
£179/ night for 2 guests

This hotel is absolutely outstanding in almost every detail. The river views, and how the hotel has maximised these, are fabulous, as is the bar area, the terrace and the restaurant setting. Our river view room was very large and beautifully presented. The attention to detail generally thought the ...

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019
Purbeck House Hotel
Purbeck House Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 91 High Street, Swanage, England
4.4/5 (116 reviews)
£125/ night for 2 guests

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was well furnished and the bed very comfortable. Although on the High Street, it was very quiet and the garden was lovely to sit in to read the paper after a large breakfast! The décor was in keeping with the age of the property so not for anyone wanting ...

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Dorset

Independent hotels are an excellent alternative to generic, chain hotels, but without compromising on quality or service. There is a growing number of independents in Dorset, ranging from small B&Bs and boutique hotels to chic, sleek country lodges and manor houses.

Atmosphere and Character: Independent Hotels in Dorset

When it comes to offering atmosphere and character, Dorset independent hotels have the upper hand. Often smaller than their chain-owned counterparts, you'll find that owners are more prepared to invest in making their hotel unique and paying attention to all the little details that can make your stay a memorable one. The Urban Beach Hotel in Bournemouth is a superb example of the lengths an independent hotel will go to, to make your visit unique. Eschewing formality in favour of quality, not only does this independent hotel offer exceptional accommodation, but you'll find that they even make their own cola syrup and fresh tonic for those leisurely drinks and cocktails.

The Spotlight Focuses on the Guest

Bournemouth's Balincourt Guest House demonstrates how independent hotels can cater for breaks of every kind. Offering award-winning accommodation, this hotel operates as a bed and breakfast. Each room is individually designed and boasts en-suite bathroom facilities. As with most independent hotels, the spotlight is thrown firmly on giving the guest the best stay possible, from the excellent breakfast to the availability of free Wi-Fi. While hotels such as the Balincourt have an appeal to businessmen or those just visiting for a night or two, they are just as able to cater for those who want to stay for longer.

Size Isn't Everything!

For those who think that independent hotels might not be able to offer the same facilities as larger hotels, The Green House in Bournemouth should dispel all doubt. In addition to being a green, sustainable hotel, The Green House is also a licensed wedding venue. Set in a beautiful Victorian villa, it was voted as the best wedding venue in Southern England by the Independent Magazine. With a team of wedding planners at your disposal, this is a wonderful wedding venue by anyone's standards.

Dorset is an extraordinary county to visit at any time of year. For characterful accommodation that reflects something of who you are, check out the independent hotels in the region.