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Featured Dorset Independent Hotels

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Best Western Hotel Rembrandt

Best Western Hotel Rembrandt

Dorchester Road, Weymouth
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (104 reviews)
Lovely hotel, friendly staff Family friendly, lovely room, clean, breakfast excellent. We will be going back. - 

£88

£88
The Ilchester Arms Hotel

The Ilchester Arms Hotel

9 Market St, Weymouth
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (52 reviews)
Lovely old hotel close to sea In middle of Abbotsbury which is a lovely old village within walking distance of the Swannery. Food … - 

£82

£82
The Cumberland Hotel

The Cumberland Hotel

95 The Esplanade, Weymouth
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Close to amenities Really friendly staff.rooms clean and comfy . This was my second stay.lovely breakfast..nothing is … - 

£67

£67
George Albert Hotel

George Albert Hotel

Wardon Hill Farm, Dorchester
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (36 reviews)
Lovely quiet setting Allowed to check in nice and early, have stayed here before so I new it was a great choice. Our roo … - 

£75

£75
Premier Hotel

Premier Hotel

121 Esplanade, Weymouth
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (27 reviews)
Nice hotel close to the beach Very ice hotel close to beach and easy street parking with permit. Room slightly small but clean an … - 
The Stanley Guest House

The Stanley Guest House

14 Kirtleton Ave, Weymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Fantastic hosts lovely stay fantastic hosts great breakfast would reccomend slight negative shower cubicle needs cl … - 

£50

£50
The Bridge House Hotel

The Bridge House Hotel

2 Ringwood Road, Ferndown
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (55 reviews)
convenient convenient for easy access to bournemouth, swanage etc. Lovely friendly staff and restaurant excell … - 

£58

£58
King's Head Hotel

King's Head Hotel

The Square, Wimborne
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (41 reviews)
From arrival to departure this was a very pleasant experience. An individual hotel that delivers on … - 

£56

£56
Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor Hotel, Weymouth
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (24 reviews)
Shabby chic, great for kids In places the hotel is more shabby than chic, however it's excellent staff and facilities make up f … - 

£100

£100
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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.