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“Good location but building work noise in the morning”

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Premier Inn Dorchester Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2013

New hotel so everything is fresh and clean. Usual Premier Inn rooms and bathrooms.
Friendly reception and efficient. Good location of hotel as directly opposite the station.
However, there is building work going on outside at the back of the hotel so if you are looking for a sleep in you are likely to be disturbed.
Otherwise hotel is fine. Didn't eat there so can't comment on food.

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Thank Cat C
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Never stayed at a Premier Inn before. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Based on this stay I have made a future booking for the Bournemouth Central PI. Very quiet and comfortable bed. Staff helpful and friendly. Good value for money.

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Thank JanTBerkshire_UK
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed here on a business overnight trip. Great location - right next to one station and a 5 minute walk from the other. Best of all is the development that has take place next to the hotel so you have your pick of good chain restaurants within a 3 minute walk - Carluccios, Pizza express, Zizzis, Nandos, Wagamamas etc. Also a cinema right there too - so great for an overnight stop. Staff good at hotel and clean as I would expect

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Thank GoodEvans8
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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.

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Thank annieSuffolk
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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...

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Thank DarjaMakuskina
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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

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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

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Address: 5 Pope Street | Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1GW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dorchester
Price Range: £45 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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