This hotel is just down the road from the Dorchester South train station and around 10 minutes walk from Dorchester West so perfect positioning. The receptionist checked us in immediately without trying to insist on us using the self service system as some Premier Inns do.
Rooms are the standard design, which does get a little boring after staying in a few of them, but at least you know what you're getting! A little more storage would not go amiss though. The fact that it's a new hotel also was a benefit with the decor still having a fresh feel to it. All surfaces appeared clean too which is always a good sign.
As we were out and about every day we didn't have chance to test the restaurant or breakfast. In Brewery Square there are all sorts of places to eat instead and it's a short walk into the centre of Dorchester. There is still a lot of building work going on but the main part of it is nicely hidden behind boards and the noise certainly didn't intrude.
My main gripe with Premier Inns in general is the lack of free WiFi. If a local B&B and even the Ibis Budget hotels can offer free WiFi in all rooms why can't Premier Inn??? Luckily this isn't enough to deter me as you can get 30 minutes per day free, but I do look to other hotels first now to see which will work out best value. If I was in Dorchester again though, I would definitely stay here without a doubt.
- 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. Please note that our car parking is first come first served and limited spacing, park outside reception on arrival and reception can assist you further. Accessible rooms have a low bath with support. Wet rooms with a walk in shower can be allocated on request. Please contact reception with your booking number should you require a wet room. We look forward to seeing you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Dorchester Dorset