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The Casterbridge

49 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU England
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#3 of 6 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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Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Maria M wrote a review Dec 2023
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We went to discover new places and I must say Dorchester is a very beautiful place.The hotel is very traditional,nice and tidy,very central and easy to connect to places.It has few areas for recreation and the staff was very kind to us.If you go to dorchester,here is the place to be!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David J wrote a review Dec 2023
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My recent stay at the Casterbridge was definitely one of the best hotels I have stayed in Dorchester. When I arrived I was welcomed by Noorani who is breath of fresh air, with her relaxing and welcoming vibe which is reflected on the atmosphere throughout the hotel. The Hotel is spotlessly clean with every attention to detail. The room itself was lovely and the bed was so comfy. I will definitely return to the Casterbridge.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trog W wrote a review Dec 2023
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Comfy, cosy and classy! We had a fantastic time in Dorchestor and the Casterbridge made sure we had comfy beds, delicious food and the big smiles. Their staff were very warm and kind and let me have a couple of extra sausages at breakfast. If you’re going to Dorchestor, I can’t recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Paul wrote a review Sept 2023
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My wife and I have just spent a delightful long weekend at The Casterbridge in Dorchester. It’s a pretty Georgian townhouse conveniently located for the High Street and the river. It has its own lovely, quiet garden - an unexpected pleasure viewed from the beautiful conservatory where breakfast is served. The charming owner Noorani clearly takes pride in the breakfasts offered - both continental and cooked dishes made freshly to order with your selected ingredients at your chosen time. Absolutely delicious! Noorani obviously takes pleasure in making her guests feel welcome and comfortable. She is warm, friendly and hospitable and full of helpful local knowledge. She does everything possible to make your stay a special one. Our room was a quiet, smartly decorated room on the garden side with a spacious en suite bathroom.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie J wrote a review Aug 2023
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Just back from a lovely stay at The Casterbridge. We only had the pleasure of one night as it was a flying visit to Dorchester to attend the Cider Festival (which also amazing). The location of the B&B was perfect for our needs, situated in the high street where all the local amenities are and only a 5-10 minute walk from our destination of Borough Gardens. We had fantastic communication from Noorani before we arrived with details and postcode of where to park and also when the free car parking was available from. Noorani also sent us a list of restaurants that were close by and gave us top tips of what she rate it the best in terms of quality of food or best price, and that was super helpful the room itself was on the top floor of the lovely historic building and had all our require needs including a fan which is situated in one of the wardrobes as the room was quite warm GT, the warmer weather, the only thing that would make my review a five star review would be the size of the bed we had a double bed in our room which was super comfortable, but smaller than we are used to so for us to mark the experience perfect, would have been to have had a larger bed. Breakfast was delicious and the food is sauce from local farms and cooked fresh. As you arrive downstairs to the breakfast room. Noorani and her team were very attentive and offered us refills of tea. Coffee, fruit juice, more toast, more eggs, more sausage, more bacon in fact, which was really kind. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Casterbridge. Noorani has very good knowledge of the surrounding areas and can advise you on local attractions, Museums, beaches, pubs, restaurants to visit if that’s what you’re looking for. We hope to be able to visit The Casterbridge again sometime soon. Xx
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Mary S wrote a review Jun 2023
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17th century house; we stayed in the attic room that was flooded with light and had a fabulous view of sloped mossy roofs and lush gardens. Breakfast was fine and the proprietor was super friendly and willing to let us check in early. Easy to walk to from the English rail and on high street near historic pubs, churches, shops, coffee, and an easy hike down Frome River, Thomas Hardy's Max Gate, Roman ruins, and Dorset museum.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: If you stay in the attic, just beware of the sloping roofs if you're over six feet tall!
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LHanley62 wrote a review Jun 2023
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The most charming spot in Dorset! Located near Dorchester's main street in a quaint 17th-century house, The Casterbride could be your cozy, friendly home base in Hardy's "Wessex." The rooms are good-sized, especially for such an historic site, with lovely views and excellent facilities. The owner and staff are super-welcoming and super-helpful and fun. We'll be back . . .
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Lynda W wrote a review May 2023
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All excellent. Wondrrful room well furnished with a four poster bed and delicious breakfast freshly cooked. Great hosts helpful and informative. Centrally located and good walks nearby. Lots to see and do in Dorchester.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandy S wrote a review May 2023
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What a find! The fabulous Noorani made us feel most welcomed. Great central location.The rooms are lovely (decor,soft furnishings) and she was extremely hospitable. The breakfasts were delicious (the yogurt and sausages and bacon from a local farm, particularly yummy). Excellent recommendations for where to eat and what to do. Hopefully, we will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Mike&Di wrote a review Apr 2023
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The place to stay if you DONT want clinical, run of the mill and how can i help you sir/madam? You are welcomed and chat straight away. The rooms are warm and characterful just like your host. The small, local produce, cooked breakfast and range of cereals sets you up for the day. Definitely recommend to our friends.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Casterbridge
Which popular attractions are close to The Casterbridge?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Cinema (0.2 miles), Shire Hall Museum (0.3 miles), and Dorset Museum & Art Gallery (0.2 miles).
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, Al Molo Dorchester, and The Posh Partridge.
Is The Casterbridge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Dorchester.
Are there any historical sites close to The Casterbridge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Max Gate (0.8 miles), Hardy's Cottage (2.3 miles), and Barcleys bank (0.3 miles).