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Westwood House

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29 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP, United Kingdom

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4.8/5 from 302 Reviews

99% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Highchairs
  • Baggage store
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Westwood House

(302 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.7

Review Overall Rating

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Westwood House Information


CLEAN, SAFE AND CAREFUL The health, safety and comfort of our guests has always been at the forefront of everything we stand for at Westwood House, even more so in this current Corona virus situation. Due to Covid-19 Westwood House has implemented extra cleaning and dis-infecting protocols, utilising anti-bacterial and anti-viral cleaning products (compliant with BS EN 1276 certification which kills 99.999% of germs), with extra attention paid to high touch areas, such as TV remotes, light switches etc. Social Distancing measures will be implemented. Full details of our Covid-19 protocols are available on our Covid-19 page. We have an ideal location being centrally situated in the historic county town of Dorchester, which is superbly located for exploring Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. Westwood House is an attractive, Georgian Town House, built in 1815 by Lord Ilchesters builders, for a Solicitor and his family. Converted to a town house guest house and personally run by resident owners Tom & Demelza Stevens, the accommodation offers a comfortable, informal, non-smoking environment for the business or leisure visitor during their stay in Dorchester. The guest accommodation comprises of seven ensuite bedrooms all individually styled and furnished to give a high level of comfort. All are well equipped with modern facilities, including freeview televisions, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. A variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes are only a short stroll away from the house, as are many local attractions, beaches and shops. We look forward to welcoming you to Westwood House soon.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Staggered check-in
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet


  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Badminton court
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting


  • Check in
    16:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


Accommodation comprises of 7 letting bedrooms, set over 5 floors. On arrival assistance with bags is available on request. There is limited parking available on street across from the entrance for dropping off guests and luggage. There is just the only one entrance and there are 4 steps leading to the entrance, the steps are 13cm high, 30cm deep and 143cm wide. Assistance can be provided on request.


  • Road from Weymouth (8.4 miles)
    Head north on Maiden St to Bond St. Turn right at Bond St, turn left at The Esplanade. Turn left to stay on The Esplanade, turn right to stay on The Esplanade & left to stay on The Esplanade. At the r'bout, take 2nd exit on A353/The Esplanade, continue to follow A353. Slight left at Dorchester Rd, go through 1 r'bout. Turn left at A354/Dorchester Rd, continue to follow A354. At the r'bout, take 2nd exit B3147/Weymouth Rd, continue on Weymouth Rd. Turn left at Trinity street.
  • Road from Poole (23.7 miles)
    Head west on A350/Towngate Bridge. At the r'bout, take 3rd exit A350/Holes Bay Rd. Continue to follow A350, go through 1 r'bout. At Holes Bay North r'bout, take 1st exit on A35 heading to Upton/A350/Blandford/Dorchester. At the r'bout, take 2nd exit & stay on A35 heading to Ringwood/A354/A31/Weymouth/Tolpuddle/Dorchester. Go through 1 r'bout, at the r'bout, take 3rd exit on B3150/Stinsford Hill heading to B3143/Piddlehinton/Piddletrenthide/Dorchester. Continue to follow B3150.
  • Road from Swanage (24.8 miles)
    Head west on Kings Rd W to Church Hill. Turn right to stay on Kings Rd W, turn left A351/Victoria Ave. Continue to follow A351, turn left A351/East St. Continue to follow A351, go through 2 r'bouts. At the r'bout, take 1st exit on A352, turn right at Puddletown Rd. Turn right & left to Ilsington Rd. Slight right at Ilsington Rd. Continue on Hollow Hill. At the r'bout, take 2nd exit B3150/Stinsford Hill heading B3143/Piddlehinton/Dorchester. Destination will be on the left.
  • Road from Yeovil (20.1 miles)
    Head west on A30/Reckleford toward Hospital r'bout, continue to follow A30. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A37/Dorchester Rd, continue to follow A37. Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B3147. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B3150/High W St. Destination will be on the right.

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