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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Not a fantastic long week-end. Booked a wonderful hotel in Milton Abbas for Thursday to Sunday, but wife taken seriously unwell on the Friday morning and rushed into Dorchester County Hospital, which is situated opposite the Sydney Arms. I spent most of Friday-Sunday to'ing and fro'ing from the hospital and the hotel, which we had to vacate on the Sunday....

Thank Duc161
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I needed to find a place to stay in Dorchester and saw The Sydney Arms. As I was visiting my husband in hospital I decided to give this place a go and booked in for 3 nights. I was greeted by very friendly staff and immediately felt comfortable. This Pub is under new management and I met the Landlord. He...

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very clean,very comfortable and great staff. I enjoyed my stay, it is close enough to the town centre of Dorchester and for people who need to visit the hospital for a day or so it is right opposite, it's great value for money. I will miss the place...highly recommended

2Thank Richie C
Instow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stopped off to watch the football. Nice pub, decent beer, clean, friendly staff. Didn't want to eat, wish I hadn't bothered. It was vile. Never have the ham, egg and chips.it was cheap - and when it appeared I could see why. The ham was watery supermarket ham, wafer thin. The strawcut fries were overcooked and fried in old oil....

Thank GillyF2012
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Whilst the sheets and room were clean. The room was very small as was the shower. Larger people note! Plenty of hot water. To get up in the morning to find scribbled note on door to pub which read"no breakfast owing to unforeseen circumstances." Not just one night but two nights! Not 3 star accommodation or treatment.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here, thankfully for only 1 night with 2 friends from Sweden. Both rooms were dirty - we had 12 dead flies amongst the cobwebs on just one window. The carpet had a number of stains, the shower was disgusting. In our friend's tiny en-suite the light must have been powered by a 1 watt bulb. We asked to...

1Thank Bob-Elizabeth
Malvern, England
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very good bed linen - excellent bath towels.And nice clean rooms. But the TV only worked in one of our 3 rooms - too late to bother the owner. No bedside lamp - not essential, but useful. Don't get a room over the bar unless you are watching the football with them ! Very helpful owner - Annmarie but I...

Thank thewellcomegroup
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the positives. Room was big. The two single beds were comfortable. Nice decor. There were clean towels. Cooked breakfast was nice. The negatives? When we arrived the male member of staff who showed us to our room failed to give us any info, such as when breakfast was. And he swore several times in front of myself...

4Thank Sweetiepip
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went in at lunchtime and wanted a. Jacket pot. Advised they ran out of spuds and we're doing the shopping now! Asked for a sandwich but could only have a baguette. Was supposed to come with crisps but they were nachosNot served with a friendly face and my friends and I won't be returning.

1Thank MaureenN2
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with some friends that were staying with us. We have been before for drinks as we do not live too far away and it's easy to walk. It is convenient and close to town and also a large local community, but it is never very busy, we decided last night why this might be!If you want...

Thank KATES6bpr

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the lovely market town of Dorchester in Dorset, the heart of Hardy County, this traditional English pub provides 5 letting rooms finished to a high standard. The Sydney Arms boasts fine food, great wines, real ales and Sky Sports, all within 2 minutes of some of the most picturesque countryside. The hospital is also found nearby. All rooms are en suite and feature a flat-screen TV with built-in Freeview. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sydney Arms

Address: 11 Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 2NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: ₹ 4,550 - ₹ 6,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sydney Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Stay somewhere else”
Bob-Elizabeth, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid a room over the bar if you want an early night.”
thewellcomegroup, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are above a pub which may not be suitable for families with small children and are on the main road. Not much noise from pub”
dggriffin, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Property on the main road over a public house but didn't have any problems with noise at all.”
janices61, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Try another hotel”
mrsc114, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
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