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1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Overview of The Dorset

The Dorset

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
22 Malling Street, Lewes, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLewes Castle11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGlyndebourne Opera House4 min drive
  • Popular LocationAmerican Express Community Stadium11 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)43 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lewes, The Dorset is in the historical district and on the riverwalk. Lewes Golf Club and East Sussex National Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Drusillas Park and Blackberry Farm Park. Brighton Toy and Model Museum and Brighton Pier are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Lewes Castle - 11 min walk
  • Glyndebourne Opera House - 4 min drive
  • University of Sussex - 9 min drive
  • American Express Community Stadium - 11 min drive
  • Blackberry Farm Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Lewes Station - 12 min walk
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 43 min drive


  • Bill's - 3 min walk
  • John Harvey Tavern - 4 min walk
  • The Snowdrop Inn - 5 min walk
  • Chaula's - 6 min walk
  • Robsons of Lewes - 6 min walk

About this property

The Dorset

Rivewalk inn with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and self parking. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, wedding services and a garden. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include showers, ironing boards and desks.
The Dorset offers 6 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 3.70 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available 7:30 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 20

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 3.70 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash

Property is also known as

Dorset Inn Lewes
Dorset Lewes
The Dorset Inn
The Dorset Lewes
The Dorset Inn Lewes

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 162 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 76 out of 162 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 162 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 162 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 162 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The bed was extemely uncomfortable. The room kettle was strange as it could only be filled through the spout and the lead could not be detached The bathroom mirror was situated too far back from the sink to see to shave and to apply makeup The bathroom window opening was too high to close or shut and complicated with the double glazing The bedroom door has a huge gap under it allowing light to flood in and in the event of a fire smoke would flood in TheTV would be better placed on the mantelpiece The continental breakfast was very poor with very limited choice
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love everything about The Dorset, very laid back and welcoming staff and all you need for a short stay. Ideal location for seeing all that Lewes has to offer..Rooms very reasonably priced, clean & comfortable. Excellent!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Very nice and clean but bed uncomfortable sadly
Very conveniently placed. Room lovely and clean with nice big ensuite. Friendly and helpful reception. Good blackout blinds and provision of a fan as it was hot. The only thing (which is quite important) is that the bed wasn’t comfortable and would have preferred a king size. If the bed was comfortable then I would give this place a very good rating overall.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Stay at The Dorset
We had a great stay at The Dorset, the staff were really friendly and helpful and the room was perfect for our needs.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020