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Westwood House Guest House
Ranked #1 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Westwood house was a lovely, clean, comfortable hotel for 2 nights. Our room was very quiet considering the hotel is on the high street (though we were at the back of the house) and was a good size with big bathroom-great powerful shower! Huge, comfy bed. Own set of keys for room and front door (needed as we were back late on the 2nd night)

Hosts were both very friendly, and very helpful with local knowledge - walks/eating out/parking. Breakfast was enjoyed by us both, plenty to choose from and a good start to the day, all in a lovely sunny conservatory. We even met the hotel cat :-)
Excellent location - walking distance to attractions such as dinosaur museum, Tutankhamen exhibition and Kingston Maurward farm park.
Free Wi-fi was appreciated as was the mini-fridge in the room.

Only one little thing to consider - lack of parking, but this is no reflection on Westwood house, just something to be aware of.

We would definitely return/recommend!

Room Tip: Room 1 is quiet as at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

An absolute gem. Tried hard to find a fault, but couldn't. Room was great, the guest house is run by Tom & Demelsa who are absoultely fantastic, making sure guests are made welcome. Food is a major issue for me, as it is for the owners here! They don't offer anything but breakfast, but have a host of restaurants within a few minutes walk, and seem to have reviewed them all! Attention to detail is brillant, no UHT milk with the in-room tea and coffee, a little jug in the fridge filled with the real fresh thing. They only serve breakfast, but that is a cut above the usual, even providing XO marmite (OK I admit, I love it!).

Being in the centre of Dorchester parking is a bit of a problem, but 24 hour parking is available about 100 yards up the road.

We didn't test this out, but the guide in the room says if you fancy a take away in your room, just let them know and you can borrrow crockery, cutlery and glasses for wine. Civilised or what!

Room Tip: Ones at the back would be best.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

The Westwood is a lovely place to stay. From the warm welcome at the start to the great room to the superb breakfast, it was a terrific couple of days we had there. So central, yet not noisy - and hosts who went out of their way to help with everything.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

This is an excellent guest house, ideally situated on the main street in Dorchester. Shops bars and restaurants are all within walking distance, so you can park the car and forget about it. There is a car park just up the hill, which costs £8.40 for three days. The ticket is also valid for other car parks in West Dorset. Rooms in this guest house are stylish and well equipped, and as other reviewers have said, feature very large, extremely comfortable beds. The owners are particularly pleasant and helpful, and will ensure that you have a good stay. The flat screen TV was a welcome addition, and the free wifi in the room a useful bonus. Breakfast was good with wide-ranging choices to suit all tastes. All in all I would highly recommend Westwood House for quality and value .

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We spent two nights here in February 2012 and had a wonderful stay. The welcome was warm and genuine from the moment we walked through the door. The room was large,clean and very tastefully decorated and breakfast was great. So glad we chose this place and not the others we were looking at, which looked a bit tired and dated. Really enjoyed it and will definitely rebook when we come back to Dorchester in the spring.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We spent one night here in January 2012 and were very pleasantly surprised. A really lovely feel to the place, friendly and helpful, but not obtrusive hosts. Lovely clean and fresh room and they have also supplied a few extras of things you might have forgotten which was a really lovely touch. Rooms at front are not too noisy even though they are on the high street. Best hotel breakfast we have had, with a huge selection of locally made Jams and marmalade and perfectly cooked scramble egg. All round great place and great value. Absolutely lovely stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We found Westwood House by chance via the internet. It is a charming converted Georgian townhouse in the centre of the lovely old market town of Dorchester in Dorset. We were allocated a large and very comfortable en suite room (the Abbotsbury) on the first floor at the front. The breakfast served in the conservatory was excellent with a good choice of food, in fact the toast is the best we have had. Why is it so hard for hotels to serve good toast? We received a warm welcome from the two in house cats. Westwood House is very good value for money for the area and we will definitely return when next in the region as Dorchester is a good stopping off point for travellers going further West. The only down side was that as the hotel is on the road through the centre of town there was no adjacent parking.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Westwood House Guest House

Address: Guest House 29 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range: £80 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Westwood House Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the historic county town of Dorchester, Westwood House is an attractive Georgian property built in 1815 by Lord Ilchester we believe for his coachmen. Converted to a town house guest house and personally run by resident owners Tom & Demelza Stevens, the accommodation offers a comfortable, informal non-smoking environment for the business or leisure visitor during their stay in Dorchester. The guest accommodation comprises of seven en-suite bedrooms all are well equipped with modern facilities, including LCD television with over 30 channels, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.A variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes are only a short stroll away from the house. Alternatively bring in a take-away and relax in your room. ... more   less 
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