Bankes Arms Hotel

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Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Bankes Arms Hotel

Bankes Arms Hotel

3.5 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
23 East Street, Corfe Castle, Wareham, England, BH20 5ED

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCorfe Castle4 min walk
  • Popular LocationIsle of Purbeck6 min drive
  • Popular LocationSwanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt7 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)31 min drive

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About this area


Bankes Arms Hotel is located in Wareham. Anvil Point Lighthouse and Clouds Hill are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Poole Harbour and Swanage Pier. Sandbanks Beach and Monkey World Ape Rescue Center are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Corfe Castle - 4 min walk
  • Isle of Purbeck - 6 min drive
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 7 min drive
  • Swanage Beach - 15 min drive
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Wareham Corfe Castle Station - 2 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 57 min drive


  • The Castle Inn - 4 min walk
  • The Kings Arms - 5 min drive
  • Clavell's Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Worth Matravers Tea & Supper Room - 5 min drive
  • The Italian Kitchen - 6 min drive

About this property

Bankes Arms Hotel

3.5-star inn near Corfe Castle
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services and free newspapers.
Bankes Arms Hotel offers 7 accommodations with free newspapers and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Wareham inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
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

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–11 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

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 credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Bankes Arms Hotel
Bankes Arms Hotel Wareham
Bankes Arms Wareham
Bankes Hotel

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 196 out of 416 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 144 out of 416 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 47 out of 416 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 416 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 416 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a surprise for my wife on our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We spent our Wedding night there. I booked via here of course but also phoned up & spoke to a lovely employee, Emma who moved us to a room at the back of the hotel overlooking the garden & train station. The room did not disappoint. We had pre-booked anevening meal which was nice although so busy during the day the menu was limited by 19:30. My wife ordered a pudding & after a long wait was told that it was not available. However this was sorted out amicably & to our complete satisfaction as was reflected in the Bill. The open windows at night & the sounds from the village including the church bells made for a most restful night. The breakfast was excellent & hopefully will be hungry later on as going for afternoon tea!! Overall a well run establishment with polite, friendly & professional staff. Has helped make our Anniversary celebrations very memorable. I recommend The Bankes Arms, Corfe Castle to anyone.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Cosy little B&B to explore Corfe and surrounding areas. Rooms are fairly basic and quite small, but we weren’t spending too much time in there which meant it didn’t impact us too much. Emma was lovely at the bar and made us feel at home from when we first arrived. Would go back but not for longer than 1-2 nights.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Historic hotel in the centre of Corfe Castle, very close to the castle itself and the Swanage steam railway. The main road through the village runs right outside the hotel but isn't too intrusive. The staff were very friendly and the choice of food on the menu was good. Our room (The Purbeck) was very comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very enjoyable stay amazing food, and staff were very helpful nothing to much trouble. The room was clean and a good size. The hotel is set on major road through village this is very noisy but nothing that can be done about it by the hotel. This did not detract from the amazing location and hotel great stay overall
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022