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The Sydney Arms
Ranked #34 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 August 2009

This is a pub on a busy crossroads oposite Dorchester Hospital. There is only one parking place for 5 letting rooms, no free parking nearby. The building is pretty shabby and in need of serious work. The room had been refurbished, superficially, but some huge fundamental problems with the building and the staffing.

I had a bad night. My room was very wet, due rain dripping through leaking ceiling. No alt room available and no alt accom locally. Bed very creaky, lots of noise from room above and road, and linen had definitely seen better days. No breakfast before 8.30, and this is continental brakfast only (ie tea, cereal and toast). There was no element of 'service' during my stay, a few apologies but no solutions.
I would stay here again ONLY as a last resort.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Sydney Arms

Address: 11 Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 2NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range: $114 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sydney Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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