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“Value for money short stay”
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Dorset Hotel
Ranked #2 of 16 Ryde B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Value for money short stay”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Our room was spotless (as was the en-suite) and comfortable with plenty of room for clothes. It was a bit compact, so I would recommend it for short stays only, although there is a nice lounge area in the hotel. The car park was a bit awkward to get into, so a long wheelbase car or camper van type of vehicle might have difficulty turning in. Once in the car park, there were plenty of clearly marked parking spaces though.

Breakfast was simple but nicely prepared and the dining room pleasantly furnished and not too packed in.

This would be a particularly good location for someone attending an event on the steam railway or other activity near the island railway line as Ryde Esplanade interchange is within very easy walking distance. For evening meals, Ryde Castle is also nearby and the four of us had different meals, all of which were nice and very well priced.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here whilst cycling around the island and found it to be in a great location and good value. It's just off the pier and in easy walking distance to the high street. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. I agree that it is a little dated but the bed was comfy and the room clean which is the most important thing. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Ryde.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a tradditional B and B a ten minute walk from Ryde pier and Hoverport, (note its uphill). It is very cosy, though a little dated and could do with some technical (slight) issues ironing out. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast both in choice and quality is excellent. Maybe difficult for those with mobility difficulties e.g. tight stairs etc

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washingtonville, New York
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The room was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the breakfast. There was a great selection. The staff was quite personable and friendly. The location was very good. It was just a quick walk to town. Would stay here again if the opportunity arose!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isleworth,United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

The Dorset has been my holiday home for the past six years. The staff always has a welcoming smile and greet us by name. Breakfast is delicious and the choice vast. I will miss staying here as my parents are moving to the island - but will be recommending the Dorset to the many visitors who'll be visiting them.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for your review, we have enjoyed serving you over the past years and wish you every success and enjoyment on the island when you move to Ryde in the near future.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The only reason why we won't stay at the Dorset in future is that we are moving to Ryde to live!
That doesn't mean we won't recommend the Dorset to friends and relations as our own 'guest' accomodation will be limited. ...And our breakfasts wouldn't compete with the choice available at the Dorset. To say the Staff are friendly and helpful doesn't do them justice; Michael and his people really make the Dorset so comfortable - thankyou all for making our holidays in the past such a pleasure.

Andrew, Barbara and Caroline Collins

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for your recent review we have enjoyed catering for you over the past years and wish you every success with your move to the island and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming your friends as guests in the future.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Lovely little hotel, very friendly staff, tasty breakfast. The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The room had a kettle with selection of teas and coffee, hair dryer, TV and radio. There were complimentary biscuits and water bottles. Perfect location a couple of minutes walk from the beach and shop/restaurant area. Very quiet area. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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RydeMichael31, Owner at Dorset Hotel, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for your review we appreciate your comments and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on some future occasion. it was a pleasure to cater for you.
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Property: Dorset Hotel
Address: 31 Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Ryde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorset Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dorset House was built in 1842 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has been operating as a bed and breakfast for many years. We are not of modern design and have 23 rooms varying in size. Centrally located in the historic town of Ryde, we are close to many restaurants and cafes. The house has a large private car park at the rear and offers a garden with seating area to take in the peace and quiet that the Isle of Wight offers. Free wi-fi is available in the public area and we operate a licensed bar. Inclusive ferry packages are available to suit the cost of your trip. We have many special offers throughout the year. ... more   less 
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