The Dorset Beach Hotels Guide

recommended hotels by the sea, on or close to the beach


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The Green House

Bournemouth

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a boutique, eco-friendly hotel, offering award-winning, seasonal cuisine and well-appointed rooms furnished with hand-made furniture

Cumberland Hotel

Bournemouth

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Art Deco-styled hotel standing on the East Cliff, stay in contemporary style rooms and enjoy award-wining dining in the stylish brasserie

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enjoy award-winning seafood, friendly, attentive staff and individually styled rooms at this hotel opposite the BIC and close to the seafront

Lulworth Cove Inn

Lulworth Cove

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character, 400-year-old inn set moments from the scenic cove, it features cosy rooms with a maritime theme and serves a fresh, seasonal menu

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Victorian features blend with more contemporary styling and decor at this smart hotel ideally situated for the BIC, beach and town centre

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Regency style house, set in over an acre of grounds, a short stroll from the beach, offering a comfortable, traditional Jurrasic Coast base

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family-run, seaside hotel with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in an East Cliff location that is ideal for the beach, theatre and town centre

Riviera Hotel

Bournemouth

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a friendly hotel, in a quiet location, close to Alum Chine and the beach offering extensive leisure facilities ideal for the whole family

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a chic and stylish, cliff-top hotel affording stunning views across the bay to the Purbecks and the Isle of Wight; guest rooms are well-appointed

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placed opposite the BIC and moments from the beach and pier, the award-winning restaurant offers sea views and modern British cuisine

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Grade II listed building close to the beach, has elegant rooms with high ceilings and sash windows, and top quality beds and bathrooms

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privately owned hotel - run by a dedicated local family - renowned for its warm, friendly welcome and ideally placed for beach and town centre

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with panoramic bay views from many of the stylish guest rooms, this comfortable, well-appointed hotel is just a short walk from the beach

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clifftop hotel with stylish decor - classic British Edwardian meets Cape Cod - set above Hive Beach affording views along the Jurassic Coast

Trouville Hotel

Bournemouth

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close to the BIC, pier, beach and town centre, this welcoming hotel - with well-appointed rooms - makes a good base for this vibrant resort

Hotel Rex

Weymouth

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originally built for the Duke of Clarence, this traditional hotel still has many of its original features and sits in an enviable spot by the beach

Suncliff Hotel

Bournemouth

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traditional seaside hotel set in an enviable cliff-top spot offering comfortable, well-appointed rooms, indoor leisure facilities and a pub

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atop the East Cliff and features bright and airy rooms, an attractive garden and pool area and a restaurant serving a modern British menu

The Queens Hotel

Bournemouth

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a family-run hotel in a prime East Cliff location just a short walk from the sandy beach, guests can indulge in the relaxing leisure facilities and spa

Knoll House

Studland

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featuring a range of sporting facilities, this well established hotel offers light and airy accommodation in a tranquil and picturesque setting

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