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Captains Club Hotel - Christchurch Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Captains Club Hotel

Wick Lane, Christchurch - Map
 
 
"Great place to stay for a couple or young family"
We stayed using the 'Sunday Treat' option and upgraded to a Junior Suite. which was well worth it. Very spacious and great views over the river - lots to see on a lazy sunny afternoon. Food in restaurant was very good. Will definitely be coming back!
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Situated in Christchurch, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Red House Museum and Gardens, Christchurch Priory, and …More
Guest House Biplan - Bournemouth Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Guest House Biplan

12 Westby Road, Bournemouth - Map
 
 
"idel for a couple of nights"
friendly welcome. First impression was that the hotel was clean and tidy, but a little tired. Room and ensuite spacious and clean with tea making facilities and a fridge.
Traveller from Basingstoke
Located in Boscombe, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from O2 Academy Bournemouth and within 3 mi (5 km) of …More
Urban Beach Hotel - Bournemouth Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Urban Beach Hotel

23 Argyll Road, Bournemouth - Map
 
 
"Business or leisure - a great place to stay."
I've stayed in 100s of hotels and often find myself thinking "why don't they just do x or y" but not here. This hotel has pretty much thought of everything, from little things like proper tea and coffee in the room to big stuff like great staff who create a friendly, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Great, good value, food too.
Traveller from Blackwood
Located in Boscombe, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from O2 Academy Bournemouth and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bournemouth …More
Waters Reach Guest House - Christchurch Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Waters Reach Guest House

59 Stour Road, Christchurch - Map
 
 
A most enjoyable stay with a welcoming host. A bus stop outside the hotel was ideal for a 5 minute ride into Christchurch or other places of interest.
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Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Regent Centre, Red House Museum and Gardens, and …More
Balincourt Guest House - Bournemouth Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Balincourt Guest House

58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth - Map
 
 
Good comfortable hotel close to beach and transport. We were made wellcome by staff, our room faced the reason garden and was nice and quite. We found it nice and easy to get around and the walk to the beach was a comfortable stroll.we had a very nice stay.
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Situated near the beach, this luxury guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bournemouth Natural Science Society, Bournemouth …More
Ashmira Guest House - Weymouth Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

Ashmira Guest House

3 Westerhall Road, Weymouth - Map
 
 
Situated in Weymouth, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Weymouth Marina, and Sea Life …More
George Albert Hotel - Dorchester Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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George Albert Hotel

Wardon Hill Farm, Dorchester - Map
 
 
Stayed 2 nights for a family reunion. The food was fantastic as we're the staff.
Traveller from North Wales
Located in Frome Saint Quinton, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Cerne Abbas Giant and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mapperton …More
Waves In - Bournemouth Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars
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Waves In

14 Knole Road, Bournemouth - Map
 
 
"Perfect!"
Lovely place to stay. The hotel is clean, cosy and comfortable and the staff were excellent in welcoming me at check-in and making sure I had everything I needed. The tea/coffee tray in the room even had a mini cafetiere with a little packet of real delicious coffee! It is slightly out of town but if you like a bit of peace and quiet at night then this is to your advantage. Although I didn´t choose the breakfast option the breakfast room looked really nice with a log fire and I could be tempted to pay the extra money for this next time. I would definitely choose to stay here again next time I am in Bournemouth
Traveller from London
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Boscombe Chine Gardens Mini Golf Course, Bournemouth …More
The Grosvenor Arms - Shaftesbury Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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The Grosvenor Arms

The Commons, Shaftesbury - Map
 
 
"Nice location close to Gold Hill and shops"
Lovely stop and excellent location. In between Cornwall and Kent. Just the right distance for an overnight stop. Hotel was inviting and warm. Room was spacious and had a lovely big bathroom. Breakfast room was excellent and choice was wide. Good atmosphere.
Traveller from Larkfield, Kent
Located in the heart of Shaftesbury, this hotel is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Stourhead and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sherborne …More
The Green House - Bournemouth Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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The Green House

4 Grove Road, Bournemouth - Map
 
 
"Amazing "
Our room 'Horse Chesnut' was stunning and even had a sea view about the tree tops. Some of the best food I have eaten and a relaxed 24hr bar.
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Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum …More

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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.

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