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The Casterbridge

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  • Excellent67%
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3 Star accommodation
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All reviewshigh streeteast streetone nightsmall nigglehusband and wife teama lovely guest houseopen windowslovely roomfour poster bedcomfortable bedbreakfast was excellentbreakfast cooked to ordervery clean hotelhotel catgeorgian townhousehomemade marmaladestayed here for two nights
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and very comfortable rooms. Hospitality and food excellent. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable stay. Hosts were very helpful in returning toiletries which were left behind. Much appreciated! Will be back.

Thank 194sharon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small and cosy hotel with lovely rooms designed with much care. The rooms are tidy and spotless. Marvelous service and superb homemade breakfast. Short distance to city center, museums and restaurants.

Thank Liselotte P
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is a lovely property on the villages high street. There is pay car park close by and one or two private free parking spaces in front of their garage. The stairs can be a bit steep so ask for the first floor to save...More

Thank purserMonaco
Response from Melvin C, Manager at The CasterbridgeResponded 16 July 2018

Helllo, and thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the parking useful . Looking forward for your retun to us in the near future.

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Historical building conveniently located near the centre of Dorchester with great hospitality from the caring owners. We were given a warm welcome and well looked after throughout our four night stay. Ideal base for visiting the Thomas Hardy properties and walking the Thomas Hardy trails....More

Thank Gordon J
Response from Melvin C, Owner at The CasterbridgeResponded 23 June 2018

Many thanks for your kind comments. it is good that you found plenty to do in the Dorchester area. Please return one day. Melvin& Monica (M&M)

Reviewed 2 June 2018

I've never written a review but our visit to this accommodation deserves one. The guest house is very traditional with the bedrooms and public areas as you would expect from a house of this period. Our bedroom was large and roomy and very comfortable. All...More

Thank dalcumly
Response from Melvin C, Owner at The CasterbridgeResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your very nice review. We do try to create a relaxed atmosphere and help our guests when we can. many thanks and we hope to see you again some time. Melvin & Monica (M&M).

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Amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
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Bar/Lounge
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US$123 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$123 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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parents-and-baby
24 December 2017|
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Response from Melvin C | Property representative |
hI Sorry for slow reply. We however do not have a family room. Are rooms are twin or double. Thanks for enquiry Regards Melvin
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Snowdrops11
23 November 2017|
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Response from Melvin C | Property representative |
Hi We do not serve evening meals. We did for a two year period a couple of years ago have a former "Master chef" winner here, but no longer. Plenty of options nearby. Kind regards Monica
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ruthenstone
14 June 2016|
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Response from Melvin C | Property representative |
Hi No I afraid we do not have a disabled toilet.
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Room Tips
"Rooms at rear of building likely to be quieter than front rooms."
GordonJ473
2 million years ago
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"Rooms facing the street may be slightly noisier if your window is open."
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"Rooms facing street are noisy if window is open. The four poster bed in one of the rooms is a double and..."
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"We were in Room 4 and it was quiet and beautifully decorated."
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