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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 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by The Tank Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Swanage Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Poole Stadium or Fitness First Stadium.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Corfe Castle - 4 min walk
  • Isle of Purbeck - 6 min drive
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 7 min drive
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve - 9 min drive
  • Swanage Beach - 14 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
  • Worth Matravers Tea & Supper Room - 5 min drive
  • Clavell's Cafe - 5 min drive
  • The Globe Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

Bankes Arms Hotel

3.5-star inn, walk to Corfe Castle
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. 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. All 7 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and free newspapers. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and showers.
Bankes Arms Hotel offers 7 forms of accommodation 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

Gives staff 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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 103 out of 250 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 93 out of 250 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 250 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 250 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 250 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was excellent and the staff helpful, friendly and polite. Service was excellent. Not the fault of the Bankes Arms Hotel but traffic very heavy passing the front of the building but good secondary glazing kept most of the noise out.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
The waiter service at dinner was slow and unfriendly. The meal service at dinner and breakfast was extremely slow. When breakfast did arrive it was not what we had ordered so had to wait even longer .
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean comfortable rooms, helpful staff, really good breakfasts and tasty restaurant meals.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Its an old beautiful building well renovated and with all modern facilities withoit loosing its charm.lovely welcoming log fire in lounge where we enjoyed several drinks and our evening meals. Delightful.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely staff, comfortable room but next time would request a top floor room, as the second night of our stay, we appeared to have a herd of elephants in the room above. The first night had been fine!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020