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1 room, 2 adults

The Sydney Arms, Dorchester

3-star3 stars
11 Bridport RoadDorchesterEnglandDT1 2NGUnited Kingdom

3-star Dorchester inn with bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Location is ok
Amenities are not the best
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From 114 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Sydney Arms, Dorchester

from $77
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite (Shower)
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Bath)
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Shower)
  • Single Room, Ensuite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

What’s around The Sydney Arms, Dorchester


  • The Keep Military Museum - 2 min walk
  • Borough Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Tutankhamun: The Exhibition - 6 min walk
  • Roman Town House - 7 min walk
  • Dinosaur Museum - 11 min walk
  • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - 11 min walk
  • Terracotta Warriors Museum - 11 min walk
  • Maumbury Rings - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 68 min drive
  • Dorchester West Station - 7 min walk
  • Dorchester South Station - 12 min walk
  • Upwey Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 46 reviews

The Sydney Arms, Dorchester
Our Stay in the sydney arms was ok, and fine for the one night, but for the amount that we paid i would expect a better level. We were only expecting it to be basic as in a pub, but there was no towels in our room, no teabags etc with our kettle and no bulb in our bedside lamp. Saying that tho, the staff were apologetic and friendly and the bed was comfy. nice breakfast inn he morning, but I've stayed in better places for less money. But would probably return just because of its convenience to the hospital.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Sydney Arms, Dorchester
Very Good8.0
Happy with the Sydney Arms.......
Room small, but clean and inexpensive. Well located in a very nice town.
James, us2 night trip
The Sydney Arms, Dorchester
Very Good8.0
The staff were welcoming, the place was clean and the room had everything that was needed. The only disappointment was that we were told when we went down to breakfats that the extractor was not working so they were unable to cook breakfast but toast and cereals were available
A Traveler, gb1 night trip
The Sydney Arms, Dorchester
Great place to stay
Fab place to stay but the bed needs replacing very very creaky kept us awake But we would stay again
amelia, gb1 night romance trip
The Sydney Arms, Dorchester
Very Good8.0
Good Basic budget no frills pub accommodation.
This is no frills budget pub accommodation. What I class a workman's ('workperson' if you are anally PC) stopover. Clean tidy but basic. Plenty of hot water. Good for a night or weekend stay if you just need a bed. Breakfast is single choice English cooked brekkie, but good and adequate. I would not rely on their rtestaurant which seems to only operate limited hours. It is an adult clientelle pub so I would not bring children or a family here. Stairs are quite steep so probably not good if you are mobility impaired. Very convenient 5 min walk to town centre. Limited parking which could be a problem in season.Provided you evaluate it for hat it is, I have no complaints and would recommend it to others.
A Traveler, gb3 night trip

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