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The Casterbridge

49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU England
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#2 of 7 hotels in Dorchester
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Wsteria clad Georgian town house guest accommodation. Period public rooms and individually decorated rooms. Close to all town attractions and shops as well as restuarants. "Master Chef" winner offers dinner an Friday and Saturday evenings. Prices include Breakfast. We are now open for Afternoon Tea in our beautiful lounge! Perfect for a family or friends catch up! Buisness buffet lunches Select a platter buffet option from 4 up to 24 persons. available Monday to Friday lunch times Non-residents breakfast Try our fabulous Full English Breakfast. Fruit juice, cereals, fruit selection, Eggs bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, toast tea or coffee. Price per person. Bookings advised.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JackEmJake wrote a review Jul. 2021
Port Talbot, United Kingdom7 contributions
A charming find in the heart of Dorchester, run by a delightful couple, Melvin and Monica. From the moment we arrived, to the time our stay ended, our two hosts could not have made us more welcome at their well run accommodation which was spotlessly cleaned and extremely comfortable. During the few days we stayed there, along with friend, we were advised on places of interest and on the choice of restaurants within easy walking distance. More so, Monica reminded us to make the most of their accommodation by inviting us to enjoy the use of their sitting room, lounge and garden, suggesting we were very welcome to bring in take-away meals and drink as an alternative to going out to eat. The breakfasts included in our stay were first rate with a fantastic selection of food and drinks, which we were encouraged to take full advantage of. If Dorchester is a chosen area for your stay, then you cannot go wrong with ‘The Casterbridge’ as your choice of accommodation. Superb! Thank you both for a lovely, friendly stay. Clive and Vanessa Voisey.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KrazyJalfrezi wrote a review Jul. 2021
Godalming, United Kingdom30 contributions71 helpful votes
We booked a stay here as a last minute trip. Well what a place. The rooms are spacious and the Casterbridge does a wonderful breakfast to ready you for the day ahead. Nothing is too much trouble if you need advice. If you can get a room then pick here, you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
M B wrote a review Jul. 2021
Salisbury, United Kingdom53 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights and cannot praise it enough. Our room was lovely with a lovely big bath with shower over it. Although we were on the front of the hotel was had very little road noise. The hosts told us about parking and a lovely riverside walk a few minutes from the hotel. Definitely a place to return to.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Yvonne G wrote a review Jun. 2021
Marlow, United Kingdom96 contributions63 helpful votes
Great guest house, very clean and well presented, great hosts with a wealth of knowledge of Dorset. good breakfast, ask about the second flight of stairs as i found it just a bit much for me ! Parking and location great. Every thing you could want in Dorchester.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1955Aly wrote a review Jun. 2021
Walsall, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights and we were made very welcome. Our room was really comfortable with everything that we needed. Excellent choice for breakfast and the host was really helpful with information about local attractions. No on site parking but we were given access to a parking spot just a short walk away. We will use The Casterbridge again if we are ever in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We had a room at the rear of hotel overlooking the courtyard, The hotel is on a busy main road so...
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US$114 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Casterbridge
Which popular attractions are close to The Casterbridge?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Cinema (0.4 km), Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum (0.4 km), and Dorset Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Casterbridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Casterbridge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Casterbridge?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Casterbridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Myra's Kaiseki, The Posh Partridge, and Taste Brasserie.
Is The Casterbridge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Dorchester.
Are there any historical sites close to The Casterbridge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Max Gate (1.3 km), Hardy's Cottage (3.0 km), and Barcleys bank (0.5 km).