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“Good Premier Inn BUT didn't like the parking” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Premier Inn Dorchester Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
suffolk
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good Premier Inn BUT didn't like the parking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The hotel had only been open a few weeks and everything very well kept and clean and comfortable. However, there were no towels in our room - others had same problem. This was sorted quickly when we mentioned it to helpful restaurant staff. Usual breakfast, fine for us.

We didn't like having to park 5 mins walk away in a very busy public car park, lots of people around late for cinemas and restaurants on the new complex, we were a bit worried if our car would be safe overnight there (actually it was fine). Would be no fun in the rain either. We arrived early evening and could pay the £2 which started next day at 8am so no mad dash over in morning to put money in.

The restaurants on the complex mainly seemed to offer Italian food, and Premier inn restaurant had limited choice for vegetarians. Food OK, not great.

Convenient location for travelling on to west country.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Booked a weekend in Dorchester with my hubby and stayed in Premier Inn. New hotel, everything is brand new, clean and working! Receptionist, staff was very polite and helpful! Close to all sightseeing. Perfect, romantic weekend! Didn't want to leave...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

My Partner and I visited Monkey World nr Dorchester, it was a round trip of over 500 miles by car , we were glad we chose Premier Inn, after a long drive and a busy day sightseeing the big comfy bed and immaculately clean hotel were fantastic, and so was the breakfast too, all the staff were friendly and helpful, in all a great place to stay and great value for money

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cappuchin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I was pleased when Premier Inn opened a new hotel in Dorchester but after staying I wont be back and will revert back to staying at the Junction.
The hotel offers standard Premier Fayre as to the rooms but its the parking and the so called restaurant that is not up to much.
There is a underground car park with space for about 200 vehicles BUT unless you are disabled or elderly you will be expected to park a considerable distance possibly in the rain humping your luggage from the Market car park ,you will also be expected to pay for the parking.
On the night I stayed I parked in the empty underground car park and was still asked to move .
I refused and asked where the staff parked? The staff are allowed to park in this car park but paying Guests must go over the road.!!
Then the restaurant . One of the reasons for stopping at premier is that they have a restaurant either nearby or on site .
This one is on site but not what you would call comprehensive it only has a choices of 10 dishes 5 of which are pasta and 5 pizza!!!
Overall do your selves a favour and stay 200 yards away at the Junction hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fatdad
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Surrey
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in room 109. This new hotel has everything you require for a short stay. As you'd expect the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a bath.
The staff are friendly and although we didn't eat there we did have a cup of coffee which was fine.
As others have said the Premier Inn is well situated with lots of restaurants and a cinema on the complex and there is a huge carpark adjacent (£2.00 to park all day).
Wouldn't hesitate to book again as its the perfect location for exploring the Jurassic coast.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bertiebuttons
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

the new premier inn was as you expect clean tidy & modern with 4 excellent resturants around it, i would recommend that you try the food at either the Zizzis, Nando's or other italian which were all very good again as you would hope from new set ups. The breakfast at the premier was cold & in the evening i was warned oiff the food in the hotel by a couple staying there. However there promise of a great nights sleep was exactly what i had.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jason S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

I can recommend this hotel as the ideal base for exploring the West Country.
Near excellent restaurants, do not be put off by Brewery Square development. On the contrary this ever-growing facility will make you want to return.




  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ianstua
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Property: Premier Inn Dorchester Hotel
Address: 5 Pope Street, Dorchester DT1 1GW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Dorchester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Far from the madding crowd, but near to all the delights of Dorset, the Premier Inn Hotel Dorchester puts you in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. In the historic town's new Brewery Square development, you'll have business, leisure and heritage right on your doorstep. You could set sail at Olympic watersports venue Weymouth and Portland. Or hang out with the kings of the swingers at Monkey World. And if it's the right time of year, fire up your engine at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Then retreat to our stylish restaurant, spacious rooms and extra comfy beds. ... more   less 
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