This is a clean, quiet and relaxing hotel in a very convenient position in Ryde. The breakfast was average, and could be improved with regard to choice and produce.
Reviewer:Sheila B | Mon 18th Feb 2019 | 4 weeks ago
Clean, warm, comfortable and convenient, a good breakfast selection and fun staff.Couldn't ask for more.We will be back to stay again.
Reviewer:Teresa B | Mon 28th Jan 2019 | 1 month ago
Have stayed at the Dorset Hotel for the last 5 weeks, very friendly and courteous staff.
Reviewer:Mr John B | Sat 26th Jan 2019 | 1 month ago
Had a nice stay overnight very clean thank you.
Reviewer:Mr W | Tue 25th Dec 2018 | 2 months ago
We enjoyed our stay at the Dorset hotel. We were comfortable and warm and our breakfast was all we would hope for. The atmosphere was relaxed, warm and professional. We would visit again.
Reviewer:Jill G | Sun 23rd Dec 2018 | 2 months ago
A warm and friendly place to stay only a short walk from the town centre. All the staff I met have been friendly and very helpful and I can recommend this as the best place to stay.
Reviewer:David H | Sat 15th Dec 2018 | 3 months ago
Always a warm welcome, great breakfast, well priced and comfortable surroundings. THE place my colleagues and I stay at when visiting the Isle of Wight. Thankyou!
Reviewer:Mick S | Thu 13th Dec 2018 | 3 months ago
We have stayed at the Dorset for a number of years and would not stay anywhere different else .Excellent
Reviewer:Mr. John M | Tue 11th Dec 2018 | 3 months ago
Very cosy, homely, a pleasant change from the big hotel chains, good deal to include car ferry, excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:Mr Michael P | Thu 29th Nov 2018 | 3 months ago
Hotel was only a short walk after Electric Train ride from Ferry. Our room was clean and the breakfast was lovely. Staff was friendly and we enjoyed the petting the resident kitty.The bus around cost 10 pounds for 24 hrs. Well worth it.
Reviewer:Janice Frankum EXP P | Mon 29th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay at the Dorset. Accommodation was all we needed but perhaps could be modernised. Choice and quality of breakfast was very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Reviewer:James R | Wed 17th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
Had a great stay everything was perfect in hotel as was the location.
Reviewer:R Cumbers L | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
I have stayed several times at the Dorset Hotel, I have found the hotel food very good, the bedrooms are always clean and tidy and the staff are very pleasant and welcome guests heartily. The hotel has a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Plus the charges for a room are pretty good value compared to other hotels and lodges. I will be staying again next year.
Reviewer:David S | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
Once again a lovely welcoming stay at the Dorset House for the Beer &Buses weekend. Rooms spotlessly clean, a welcoming smile when we arrived and a breakfast each morning fit for a King.The beds were wonderfully comfortable and we slept like logs all three nights.I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Dorset to anyone wishing to visit the Isle of Wight. Not only for its convenience for getting almost anywhere on the Island but value for money in terms of accommodation and service.
Reviewer:Jules & T | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
The Dorset Hotel is a traditional style B&B.An ideal location in Ryde, just away from the main centre, but within walking distance of the main transport interchange.The hotel is comfortable and quiet at night, staff are friendly and welcoming, and service is good.The rooms are over several levels, so there are plenty of stairs to negotiate, but you get some good views over the Solent, as compensation!Have stayed here numerous times.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian W | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
The hotel room was very nice and comfortable the breakfast was very tasty we would come back again may be in the summer when the weather is warmer.
Reviewer:Mr. and Mrs F | Mon 15th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
The Dorset Hotel is in an ideal location for a short stay in Ryde for the independent traveller - close to the train and bus stations and the hoverport and catamaran landing stage. The hotel is comfortable with excellent shower and delicious hot breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.
Reviewer:Heather M | Fri 12th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
From the time that I arrived to the time that I left I was welcomed ,respected and very comfortable.The bedroom service and care was excellent, as was the dining room.I shall recommend your Hotel and hope to return one day.
Reviewer:Mrs S. B | Tue 9th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
Another lovely stay at the Dorset hotel. Always nice to see Mike and his 'crew'. Always made feel welcome and always remembered by them all :)
Reviewer:Kim M | Thu 4th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
The bedroom was comfortable and clean and the breakfast fine. Great location too. My only complaint is the thin walls. I could almost hear everything being said in the next door room, TV blaring, etc.
Reviewer:Carol L | Wed 3rd Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
An excellent and comfortable base for getting around the Isle of Wight.Excellent breakfasts.
Reviewer:Mr Colin S | Tue 2nd Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
Very good hotel. Not 5-star, but exceptional value for money, and superb breakfasts.Thoroughly recommended, and we come back year after year.
Reviewer:Stuart W | Tue 2nd Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
Room was very comfortable for me and my dog and it had a good shower. I appreciated that the Dorset hotel were happy to accept my dog, who is always very well behaved. I would stay again.
Reviewer:D. H | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 5 months ago
Thank you for a comfortable stay and the trouble you took to find my hearing aid. It has since turned up.
Reviewer:Conrad Jones E | Mon 17th Sep 2018 | 6 months ago
Excellent value. A breakfast with lots of choice that sets you up for the day!Staff were extremely helpful and responded straight away to fix any issues. We requested extra pillows and they were delivered immediately. Two of our party had problems with working the shower. Someone came to explain the rather quirky mode of operating it. One said separately that their bed was not very comfortable. All in all most issues solvable were done efficiently. Car parking had limited spaces of about 16 but there was never an issue as always one or two free. So giving it an average overall rating. (5 stars for good value. )
Reviewer:Mr Ian M | Sat 15th Sep 2018 | 6 months ago
Very friendly stafff and very comfortable. Nice breakfast and we both enjoyed our stay very much. Thankyou.
Reviewer:Lynne A | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 6 months ago
We are always well looked after The Dorset, the breakfast is fantastic and the staff are helpul &friendly. Our room was comfy and the location suits our needs. Will definitely book next year.
Reviewer:Mr and Mrs T | Tue 28th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago
Warm freindly welcome as always lovely clean room ,(mattress a little to soft not a complaint ) lovely breakfast after a sleeplessnight thanks to the guest abovealready re booked for next year huge thank you🤗
Reviewer:Claire M | Sat 25th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago
Comfortable and peaceful, the Dorset offers lovely breakfasts served by discreetly professional staff with a fine focus on customer convenience, it's my venue of choice.
Reviewer:Michael F | Sat 25th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago
Our thanks to Michael, Dave and Team for making our stay so enjoyable. We always stay at this hotel when we visit the Island as they make you feel so much at home. Thank you xx
Reviewer:Mrs Burddette L | Thu 23rd Aug 2018 | 6 months ago
I would like to say thankyou for a lovely stay we booked so late and we had a lovely time . The rooms were just right food great . Hope to step again soon thanking you . Mrs Smith
Reviewer:Sarah S | Wed 22nd Aug 2018 | 6 months ago
As a regular guest at The Dorset Hotel I always look forward to staying here. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfasts are varied and the team do what they can to make you feel valued.
Reviewer:Linda W | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 7 months ago
Found this treasure on internet. Easy to book double en suite room which was perfect. Staff lovely. Room spotless. Tea/coffee in room and the essential hair dryer. Ideal position in a residential road so quiet but less than 5 mins walk to High Street and coast. We walked from ferry port at Ryde which was 10 mins because up hill:-)x
Reviewer:Mrs Annette S | Sun 12th Aug 2018 | 7 months ago
The room was perfect! On the ground floor with its own back entrance to the car park, absolutely ideal as we had our dogs with us for the duration of our stay. Very close to Ryde town centre and the seafront, a gentle walk down to the cafes, shops and bars. The owners were very polite and accommodating. The breakfast selection was varied and cooked well, delivered with service with a smile.The stay was ideal for us as we were part of the Pride parade, the hotel is extremely welcoming! Will definitely stay again.
Reviewer:E Jackson * | Wed 8th Aug 2018 | 7 months ago
Our second stay in recent years.We found the location convenient, the accommodation clean and tidy, the staff very helpful and the breakfast excellent.
Reviewer:Patrick G | Fri 6th Jul 2018 | 8 months ago
My name is Anne Fuggles. I do not like the reference BAG! Good value. Room 21 was comfortable but shower was poor. Selection at breakfast was good and staff were pleasant.
Thank you for your review, the word Bag after your name represents the promotion you used to book your accommodation (Buy A Gift) (BAG) similar to airport codes on airline tickets. I am pleased you were generally satisfied apart from the shower but thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Reviewer:Anne Green B | Fri 6th Jul 2018 | 8 months ago
The management and staff are pleasant and welcoming and breakfast was just right to set you up for the day. The Hotel itself is centrally located within easy walking distance of the town centre and the esplanade, beach and railway station. Having stayed in a couple of local establishments recently this represents good value for money.
Reviewer:Tony M | Fri 6th Jul 2018 | 8 months ago
Friendly hotel, lovely breakfast, good location.
Reviewer:Mrs. Tracy Robinson| Wed 4th Jul 2018 | 8 months ago
This is the third year we have stayed for the festival and once again had a very pleasant stay. No complaints. Great location,lovely friendly staff and great breakfast in the morning. Nothing too much trouble. Look forward to our next stay.
Reviewer:Miss. JanetteWoodland| Sun 1st Jul 2018 | 8 months ago
This is the 3rd time I've stayed in this hotel in 3 years and will be back again next year. Michael, Dave and the team are always so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Great views of the coast, rooms more than adequate for our needs. Already looking forward to next year
Reviewer:Jan K | Tue 26th Jun 2018 | 8 months ago
Came here festival weekend, quiet, clean hotel.didnt have breakfast.i would stay here again.
Reviewer:Michael P | Tue 26th Jun 2018 | 8 months ago
Been coming to the Dorset for several years, and it's always, friendly, clean and great hospitality.
Reviewer:Ian F | Tue 26th Jun 2018 | 8 months ago
We had a comfortable stay at your Hotel, a most enjoyable breakfast.Many thanks to the staff for being so helpful and allowing us to leave our luggage until we were leaving for our journey home.We will be back!
Reviewer:Ann Armstrong EXP ( | Fri 15th Jun 2018 | 9 months ago
The Dorset has been my venue of choice on the island for about ten years now. It's a comfortable cost effective B&B hotel staffed by discreet professional people with a keen focus on customer comfort and convenience. A top quality breakfast from a varied menu assures a pleasant and enjoyable visit.
Reviewer:Michael F | Sat 2nd Jun 2018 | 9 months ago
Lovely hotel - well located, with clean, well-appointed rooms and friendly staff.
Reviewer:Mr Paul A | Thu 10th May 2018 | 10 months ago
My only niggle was that I couldn’t get the water temperature right in the shower. Fix that and it is a really lovely place to stay with friendly staff and clean, comfortable room.
Reviewer:Mrs. Antonina Z | Wed 9th May 2018 | 10 months ago
Clean comfortable room , great breakfast selection, walking distance to everything Ryde has to offer, plenty of parking friendly hosts, all at a reasonable rate. Would definitely stay here again.
Reviewer:Clive & Margo B | Sun 29th Apr 2018 | 10 months ago
This is my B &B of choice on visits to the Isle of Wight. Service is excellent and friendly and rooms are comfortable. Good value.
Reviewer:Peter P | Sat 28th Apr 2018 | 10 months ago
I have stayed at the Dorset Hotel twice. Each time I was very impressed with the rooms which are clean and comfortable. The breakfast menu is varied and the staff are friendly and very helpful. I will definitely stay there again as I was made to feel very welcome.
Reviewer:Sharon B | Thu 26th Apr 2018 | 10 months ago
Our stay was, as always, great. It's like visiting friends, not staying at a hotel.
Reviewer:Sue Y | Wed 18th Apr 2018 | 11 months ago
We were given a warm welcome by Michael who kindle said he'd put our two food dishes in the fridge for us - which he did.We were n a comfortable room with a very nice en suite but sadly we had difficulty flushing the lavatory - which we reported.Also the wash hand basin is so tiny that it was very difficult to wash or clean ones teeth properly.The shower, a double one, was excellent however.It seems there is enough room to replace the cloakroom sized basin with a modern one of better measurements.If the toilet is replaced with a modern flushing one, we would judge the room 5 star especially as the breakfast was excellent.We may well come again or recommend the Dover Street Hotel to friends.Thank you for our stay.
Reviewer:Mrs Penelope G | Wed 14th Mar 2018 | 1 year ago
In my review after my last visit, I described the hotel as being more like family than hotel proprietors. They proved the truth in this when I had to return shortly after for my beloved Mum's funeral.
Reviewer:Sue Y | Thu 18th Jan 2018 | 1 year ago
During a family crisis, Michael was so kind and helpful. The People there are more like family than staff.
Reviewer:Sue Y | Sun 24th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Very good, as always
Reviewer:Sue Y | Tue 21st Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
Good service, helpful friendly staff.Parking facility and close to both the sea front and town.
Reviewer:Materials - Tec LTD(Mr Bill D | Sat 28th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
This Bowls Tour to Ryde has been a long standing affair, and we have always stayed at the Dorset Hotel, where the proprietor and staff always made us welcome. The Hotel is clean and comfortable and provide a very good breakfast. Long may our association continue.
Reviewer:Mr S | Mon 9th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
Our stay was excellent as always. Michael is very accommodating and always tries to comply with any requests.
Reviewer:Sue Y | Wed 4th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
An older style hotel, with individuality, rather than a modern, indentikit hotel. May be a little dated but a warm welcome, comfortable and clean room and a good breakfast, which to me is more important.Would stay here again if on the island.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian W | Sat 30th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Very comfortable and a good breakfast. Reasonably priced. We will stay at the Dorset Hotel again if we return to Ryde. Thank you for a pleasant three night stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Christopher T | Sat 23rd Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Our stay at the Dorset was very short , but very enjoyable. The staff were very helpful, the accommodation and breakfast good . Overall experience very good would use again .
Reviewer:B B | Wed 20th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
We have returned to this hotel four years now. We stay August bank holiday weekend. It's a lovely comfortable hotel and we are always made to feel welcome. It's well run and clean. The breakfast is really good with choices, and fills you up for the day! This year we had room 26 which was bigger than the room we had previously, we were really pleased with the upgrade! Slept very well as the bed was so comfortable and the room was lovely and light. Nice hot shower. I would recommend this hotel. We are definitely returning next year and in future. Thanks for your hospitality.
Thank you for your comments we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel for the 2018 International scooter rally.
Reviewer:Wendy S | Sun 17th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Had a great time...will be back
Reviewer:Antony B | Sat 26th Aug 2017 | 1 year ago
Thank you all for ensuring we had a comfortable stay and making our holiday so enjoyable.please book us in for the equivalent fortnight next year.
Thank you for your comments I have booked you in for 2018 and confirmation will be sent to you over the weekend. I look forward to having the pleasure of catering for you both in 2018.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs W | Wed 23rd Aug 2017 | 1 year ago
Very friendly &comfortable
Reviewer:Mark P | Mon 21st Aug 2017 | 1 year ago
Hotel is a little dated, but clean throughout. My room was small yet adequate for my needs. Good choice of breakfast and the private car park was a huge bonus
Reviewer:Mrs J C | Tue 18th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago
Every aspect of the hotel was excellent
Reviewer:Michael W | Sun 16th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago
I found the Dorset Hotal very comfortable, friendly, clean.More of a family home, breakfast is more than enough, and very well cooked. And finally I must mention their marmalade home made by Dave, delicious
Reviewer:June Y | Sun 16th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago
I am running out of words to speak so highly of this hotel.I have remained loyal to this hotel for the whole contract i have been working because i have developed such a relationship with not only the managment but the employees aswell because they all work well as a team and have such a great can do attitude. I feel like part of the furniture in the hotel and i be sad to leave when my contract expires.All of the girls are great in the companyDi the team supervisor is a credit to the company.Wendy,Netty,Kate,Anna. Are such great chamber maids making the rooms look clean and tidyat all times, even behind the scenes.If the there was an issue which is very rareMicheal the manager always bent over backwards to resolve the issue 1st time around nothing was a problem to him.He always looked after his guests and made us feel at home.I cannot think of anything else to say to speak highly of this hotel and its staff.But i stronly recommend this place as a place to stay with any future holiday or break your thinking off.
Reviewer:Kevin C | Mon 3rd Jul 2017 | 1 year ago
As delightful as ever, centrally located for train, bus, seacat and hovercraft, friendly service, comfortable and clean rooms, excellent choice at breakfast, a complete joy to stay there with the added bonus of Dave who is entertaining especially at breakfast time! Michael's staff are all superb and each time there is something extra to add to the already enjoyable experience.
Reviewer:Audrey B | Wed 28th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
I've stayed at this hotel 3 years on the trot now when attending the IOW Festival. Both Michael &Dave are always accommodating and so helpful. The rooms are clean the breakfast is more than sufficient to prepare you for the start of a very busy day. Ideal location and always a comfortable nights sleep. I'll be back again next year :)
Reviewer:Janette K | Fri 23rd Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
Good value, clean and very friendly place, breakfast was nice and location ideal.
Reviewer:Liz Sealey E | Thu 15th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
Great hospitality, and accommodated our early arrival.
Reviewer:Ian Fitzgerald| Tue 13th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
Well managed, clean, comfortable and very accommodating hotel. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Tyne Tees T | Tue 13th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
As usual an enjoyable stay with a great breakfast.
Reviewer:Mr. Colin M | Mon 5th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
My wife and I found the Dorset Hotel to be a very nice stay. The staff took note of our request for a quiet room which was great and even managed to help return my lost mobile. The room itself was a bit cramped, dated and quirky in layout however it was quiet which was our main request. We stayed in one of the top floor bedroom. If I had some suggestions it would be to remove the wooden door stop as I managed to quite badly snag my toe on the corner of the wooden door stop in the night. Replace with a rubber one would help. And some new bed covers would make a big difference as the current blue ones are a bit dated and frayed.
Reviewer:Mr. Jason C | Wed 31st May 2017 | 1 year ago
This is a nice hotel where value for money is expected. Breakfasts are good and plentiful. We stayed as competitors in the 2017 English Open Draughts Championships where the Dorset Hotel kindly allowed us use if the breakfast room for our competition. We stayed in the Victoria room which was roomy, light and sorry with a spacious ensuite bathroom. We will return to this hotel in 2019.
Reviewer:Mr Donald O | Sat 22nd Apr 2017 | 1 year ago
This hotel is highly recommended.1 the atmosphere is really homley and friendly.2 the staff are so polite and helpful.They all have a can do approach to thier job in the hotel3 The owner of the hotel such a nice fellow always looking at ways to make you stay at his hotel a stay to remember.It is also very near to ryde town center. A short walk from the beach, hovercraft and wightlink cat terminal.ferry terminal is about 15mins from hotel to portsmouth.I have enjoyed my time very much at this hotel. Be sad to leave to be fair as i have had a great time on ilse of wight.
Reviewer:Kevin C | Mon 20th Mar 2017 | 1 year ago
Lovely room, clean and with a huge bath a d good shower.TV and DAB radio was a bonus.Plenty of breakfast choices too.Onsite bar for a nightcap.Nice staff.Would definitely return as location great too.
Reviewer:Mrs Carol T | Sat 18th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
It very lovely hotel near everywhere I need be lots around friendly helpful staff clean hotel breakfast great
Reviewer:Nicola Mead E | Fri 17th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
Had a pleasant stay at the Dorset Hotel, if only the one night . Spacious room ,pleasant staff and good choice at breakfast ,very enjoyable .
Reviewer:Nigel K | Tue 24th Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
Lively welcome on arrival.Was given a lovely room. . Was a very pleasant breakfast. . And an easy check. . Definitely stay again
Reviewer:Mr. David B | Wed 11th Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
The room is great. Comfortable and staff bend over backwards for you. I would recommend this hotel anytime.
Reviewer:Kevin C | Mon 12th Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
I Relly enjoyedmy stay I would stay again
Reviewer:Rebecca Potts EXP| Mon 28th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed for one night whilst working on the IOW, very comfortable, clean room (8), friendly staff , can't comment on breakfast as left early. would recommend
Reviewer:Kerrie Allsop| Fri 25th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
We had a different this time but it didn't disappoint. It was lovely. Service brilliant as usual.
Reviewer:Sue Y | Tue 22nd Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
found the staff to be friendly and helpful.The showers are a good size as they can be a bit cramped in some places.The hotel was clean.Also serve a good breakfast.Would consider staying there again.
Reviewer:Mr. gareth j | Mon 21st Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Good value good food polite staff clean rooms would definitely stay again look forward too another stay........
Reviewer:Mandy J | Mon 14th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
lovely room and really lovely bathroom......great breakfast and staff were great. friendly and helpful.
Reviewer:Gary C | Sat 12th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Great Hotel. Superb service. Comfortable room. We will definitely return.
Reviewer:Mr. PAUL H | Thu 10th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Good welcome and quiet.Some sanitary and infrastructure ajustments needed, but correct as a sum.
Reviewer:Mr. laurent p | Wed 9th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
has been again a pleasant stayeverything tophowever the only negative was remote control for TV.to switch TV off you have to unplugged it from the socket
Reviewer:Mr. Ludovic P | Sat 29th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
A warm welcome, beds very squishy and not very long and the bathroom had a damp smell to it! Great breakfast!
Reviewer:Miss. Karina E | Sat 29th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
I liked my twin room with sea views.Bed was comfortable.Found the room was cold in the evenings so I used the convector heater. It made room rather stuffy though. Made use of the warm, pleasant lounge for reading and TV. Breakfast was great. Thank you.P.S. Please delete my details from your database now.
Reviewer:Mrs. Mary B | Sun 23rd Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Ideally situated for the IoW Bus &Coach Museum (less than 10 minutes walk) and this annual October weekend.A homely atmosphere with friendly staff and reasonably priced and offering a tasty breakfast.Give it a try!!
Reviewer:Stuart T | Sun 23rd Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Superb service all round. Nice clean room and comfy beds. Great freshly cooked breakfast in the morning, friendly staff and as much free flowing toast as you can eat. Room serviced each day to perfection and the whole place is excellent value for money.The Dorset has my full seal of approval and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a lovely comfy bed for the night in a nice clean &tidy environment with a top drawer breakfast to set you on your way.
Reviewer:Jules & T | Wed 19th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
We couldn't have found a better little hotel for the weekend. The staff are very helpful and nice. The Breakfast was great, rooms clean and very adequate. Its also in quiet area five minutes walk from the centre. We will definitely be staying again.
Reviewer:Leslie Mason E | Mon 17th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Good food comfortable room
Reviewer:Mr. Ian W | Mon 17th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
My first visit to the Island.A most welcoming and comfortable hotel.Thank you all.
Reviewer:Sandra W | Fri 14th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
As a visitor to the Harp on Wight Festival, I was made very welcome by. The Dorset Hotel and enjoyed the comfortable accommodation and friendly atmosphere.
Reviewer:F M | Tue 11th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
As a bowls group, visiting the IoW for a weekends bowling. The Dorset Hotel meets all our needs, very good booking service, couteous, helpful and friendly staff and good value for money.
Reviewer:Bill S | Mon 10th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Warm welcome as always.Comfortable and unpretentious hotel.
Reviewer:S F | Mon 10th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Impossible to faul to the kindness, courtesy and consideration of the staff and the owner.The building is a little tired in places, but its easy to see that improvements are gradualy being made. Don't expect the Ritz, but the welcome is worth much more.And of course, there is always Flossie!
Reviewer:Mr. Michael B | Sat 8th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Ideal for Bus connections and a short walk to the Town centre just what we wanted
Reviewer:Adrian G | Sat 8th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
A great hotel to stay in, warm, comfortable and easy-going and a good place from which to start walking over the island.
Reviewer:Penny W | Wed 5th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
As always I very much enjoyed my stay at he Dorset Hotel:a comfortable room and an excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:Colin S | Tue 4th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Excellent hotel, friendly staff, and very good value for money
Reviewer:Helen & Stewart W | Tue 4th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
... a longer one this time, 4 nights instead of the usual 2. Compact room but fine for my needs and looked recently decorated. Only problems was being unable to get the TV to work. Didn't report this as I guess I should have - but only needed it once on the Wednesday evening and the lounge TV was on the correct channel for me to watch what I wanted anyway (no-one else around to object). Breakfasts as good, staff as friendly, as ever - and even Flossie mad a few appearances!
Reviewer:Veronica H | Mon 3rd Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
The hotel description encapsulates all of the advantages of staying here whilst we walked the IOW coastal footpath. We all enjoyed our staygreatly assisted by the warm welcome and friendly and efficient staff. A good place to stay
Reviewer:William G | Mon 26th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
I was very happy with the Dorset Hotel in Ryde where our room was bright and comfortable, and the staff and breakfast were excellent.it was my first visit to Ryde and the hotel provided a convenient base to explore the area, with a good supply of information on activities and transport links.
Reviewer:Sarah H | Sun 25th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
15 of us enjoyed the hospitality of Michael and his team, as we walked the lovely Isle of Wight coast path, during the 8 days we stayed at The Dorset Hotel in mid-September. It proved to be an ideal B&B location.
Reviewer:JON H | Sun 25th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
What a great too nights could not ask for more Room was ace and the hotel you couldnot fault. Three stars and more.
Reviewer:James C | Fri 23rd Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
I thought The Dorset Hotel offered good value for money. My room was quiet and comfortable. The staff were helpful (fixed kettle in room, gave directions to fish and chip shop, found me some towels) and the young man who served me breakfast on Saturday was polite and attentive. I particularly liked the warm,bright residents' lounge.
Reviewer:Mary B | Sun 18th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Wonderful treatment.Nothing too much trouble. Comfortable bed, very clean bathroom.Breakfast offered full English, good coffee and a wide variety of teas.Service was good, in spite of there being so many of us eating at roughly the same time.
Reviewer:J & S C | Sun 11th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Myself &my partner thoroughly enjoyed ourrecent stay @ The Dorset House Hotel. We were so pleased to have the same room that we had had in previous years. We were comfortable &the breakfasts were just as hearty. The owner &all the team were welcoming &friendly. We ordered a packed lunch for our day of departure &it was excellent. We hope to be able to book with them again for 2017.
Reviewer:R. C | Sun 11th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Brilliant hotel very friendly staff, soft carpets, brilliant bed, food was very nice. In other words cant complain
Reviewer:Mr. Kieran D | Sat 10th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Conveniently situated a short walk from the sea front, this is a good hotel for the price. The downstairs public areas are specious nad well-appointed with a particularly presentable breakfast area, and if you're lucky you will get to meet Flossy the lovely hotel cat holding court in the lounge! The human staff were also friendly and welcoming.Our twin room was okay, and the beds were comfortable. The shower/toilet room was cramped and the shower had quite low water pressure - although I have experienced worse - but I am aware that this was not a premium/luxury room and it was acceptable at the price.Overall I would recommend this establishment to others looking for a well-located and reasonably priced B+B in Ryde.
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew F | Sun 4th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed for a week for the scooter rally ...absolutely awesome hotel the staff are very welcoming and can't do enough for you..The rooms are very clean and comfortable and have all you need for your stay...ive already booked again for august 2017...highly recommended ...brilliant hotel
Reviewer:K | Thu 1st Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
We had a great time at the Dorset as alwaysback again next year.
Reviewer:Brian C | Wed 31st Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
I have been coming to the Dorest for many years and it is an excellent hotel with friendly helpful staff and great location ideally situated in Ryde.
Reviewer:Phil E | Wed 31st Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
We stayed bank holiday weekend, it was our 3rd stay at the Dorset. We were made to feel welcome, our room was comfortable, the breakfast is good, abd its near to ryde seafront. We will definately stay again next year.
Reviewer:Wendy S | Tue 30th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Another superb bank holiday weekend. Clean friendly hotel with great staff. This hotel in in one of the best positions in Ryde. Very close to everything but in a quiter location. Have already booked another break for next year.
Reviewer:Dave B | Tue 30th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Thanks for lovely stay once again over the scooter weekend.We were seriously lucky you could fit us in.The position of the hotel is ideal near all the amenities.Great parking facility and lovely little garden.Breakfast is perfect with tons of fresh filter coffee available. Well maintained and the owners obviously care. Thank you and see you next year.
Reviewer:Nita D | Mon 29th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Very nice hotel nice staff the room and food very good will be staying again perfect location to reach all the island 5 min walk to beach
Reviewer:Mr Paul H | Sat 27th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Definitely stay again. When we got home we both told our husbands what a find The Dorset was.It is a strong possibility that either of us could bring our husbands over for a short stay sometime. Although basic the hotel was very clean with everything you need for your stay, plenty of towels, tea making things in room etc. Good choice at breakfast with prompt service &all freshly cooked &tasty.A well run little hotel.The hosts were professional &friendly. Even the lady cleaning our room did it with a smile &was friendly. No wonder this hotel gets repeat business.
Reviewer:Ms. Susan B | Tue 23rd Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
We found the accommodation clean and tidy.The breakfast had a good selection and was well presented and cooked.The staff friendly and helpful.I shall definitely visit again.
Reviewer:Valerie B | Tue 23rd Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
This was the second time we've stayed in this hotel and we like it. The rooms are pleasant, as are the public areas (reception, lounge, breakfast room). Staff are unobtrusive but always ready to help, and breakfast is good.We got a packed lunch in lieu of breakfast on the last day as we were leaving early, which was really good.Location is excellent, and many rooms have sea view.
Reviewer:Mr. James B | Fri 19th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
we were on a return visit from last year after experiencing a great stay and we were not disappointed this time. All the staff are very friendly and helpful nothing is too much trouble. The room we stayed in was clean and very comfortable and this year we had a lovely view over the Solent. We would again make this our first choice of B&B when we return in hopefully the not too distant future.
Reviewer:Penny G | Wed 17th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Once again a very warm and welcoming stay from every staff member clean, tidy rooms breakfastfrom cornflakes ect to a full english or a light bite i/e poached or scrambled egg on toast just ask for what you like 10 out of 10
Reviewer:Chris W | Wed 17th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Lovely 2 night stay in Aug staying in a premium double- lovely big room, nice and quiet, great bathroom.Hosts were fantastic, very helpful.Breakfast was nice and just the right amount.Overall a very good stay, will return.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lisa O | Tue 16th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
My expectations were low, but I was positively surprised. The hotel was clean, well maintained and well managed. I'm not sure if I stayed in a single or a double, but the room was more than big enough for me. The price was reasonable.
Reviewer:Morten Welde E | Mon 15th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Good size quiet,clean room and bathroom as expected for the price. Staff helpful and friendly, good choice of breakfast. Only problem was regulation of shower, surging from cold to extremely hot. Good location forseafront, transport and shops etc.Happy to revisit.
Reviewer:Mrs Joan S | Sun 14th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Very pleasant stay, nice people, nice atmosphere.
Reviewer:Paul G | Thu 11th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Very well situated hotelfriendly reception and good breakfast
Reviewer:Chantal Hochart E | Wed 10th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
My daughter and I had a fantastic time at the dorset hotel. Wonderful room amazing employees. We cant wait to come back and stay.
Reviewer:Miss. Sadie H | Mon 8th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Another lovely stay, see you very soon!
Reviewer:Mr John F | Sun 7th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Very nice hotel, friendly staff, lovely breakfast. Would certainly stay here again.
Reviewer:Mr. Tom P | Sat 6th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
staff were friendly, and accommodating.Food was good , rooms were good, would have liked hot chocolate drink as well as tea and coffee in the room .All in all a good break.
Reviewer:Irene W | Tue 2nd Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
The staff at the Dorset hotel were very welcoming and friendly. They let us check in early and leave our bags in one of the rooms while we walked part of the coastal path.The rooms were clean and comfortable.The breakfast was very nice and there was plenty of choice.We were very happy with our stay there.
Reviewer:Rachel W | Mon 1st Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
After an initial minor disappointmentwith our room we were really pleased with the way the staff handled the situation. We got a new room as soon as possible and after that everything was just great. Wonderful service, beautiful room, tasty breakfast - all you could look forward to a great holiday. Thank you !
Reviewer:Pasi Kalevo E | Sat 30th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Everyone was so lovely and always willing to help. Great value for money as well.
Reviewer:Mr Philip S | Mon 25th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
very good value for money.room had plenty of storage space and was kept clean. all staff friendly and helpful. ideally situated for both the town and the seafront. excellent breakfast and would certainly recommend the Dorset hotel and look forward to staying there again next time we visit the Island
Reviewer:Malcolm P | Sun 17th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Just returned from the Isle of Wight after our week at The Dorset Hotel. The hotel improves every year with special touches that make it a delight. The rooms are exceptionally clean, comfortable and bright. Breakfast is freshly cooked with a great choice and served by exceptionally good humoured staff. The lounge/bar area has been recently refurbished with comfortable sofas, a large television screen and interesting wallpaper! Michael and David make your stay even more enjoyable as nothing is too much trouble for them. We are already looking forward to our return in 2017.
Reviewer:Audrey B | Thu 14th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
First time we have stayed in ryde, and this hostel has a great spot just a few minutes walk from the front. Our room had a great view of the beach and sea with Portsmouth in the distance. Room had everything we needed, staff are very friendly, has off road parking which is a big plus. Great choice of breakfast options for the morning which were quick to be served and very nice.
Reviewer:Mr. Tristam M | Mon 11th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Very comfortable and friendly hotel, welcoming from arrival to leaving
Reviewer:June Young E | Mon 11th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
a nice and confortable hotel
Reviewer:Roberto Rodriguez E | Fri 8th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
We stayed there for one night and it was an absolut delight. The room was nice, bathrooms clean and the common area was inviting. The breakfast in the morning was really good and the staff is absolutly lovely.Would definitely recommend it and stay there again.
Reviewer:Hilde S | Tue 5th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
clean and tidy room with on suite and TV and tea making facilitiesfriendly welcomegood full English breakfast
Reviewer:Craig B | Fri 1st Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Hotel couldn't be better. Rooms spot on and the staff couldn't be more helpful.With a mix up with a double and twin room we were given a complimentary breakfast. Parking of our motorcycles was no problem.In a nutshell 10 out of 10.
Reviewer:Gordon S | Sun 26th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
This was my second time around holiday on the island. On both occasions I have stayed at this hotel. As one of many people have stayed at this hotel have said in there review of the Dorset hotel that they would certainly return again. I would not have been able to have afforded a holiday away if it was not for the very reasonable price that suited my budget to stay here. Once again I was very impressed with the budget deal, this included breakfast each morning, which was really vey nice. My bed was made each morning and the room was cleaned. the bed linen and towels were changed frequently. once again the staff could not do enough to help me enjoy my stay, and also told me any thing that I needed to know about the island. I met some lovely people who were also guests at the hotel, and were also very happy with the facilities here. For what I paid for my one weeks stay I really could not find any thing to fault or complain about. On my 1st day although my heater in my room was working, I could not suss out how to turn it on. The owner Michael was right on the case for me, and it was sorted and working. I would rather say some thing to a member of staff during my stay if some thing was not working' rather thanleave negative comments in a review. Well done to all of the staff here, and thank you Dave for always making sure I had enough toast. I miss you all, and will be bck for more. Good luck for the summer season.
Thank you for your review, it was great to welcome you back once again. We also would prefer if guests discussed any issues with us during the stay rather than suffer in silence and then post reviews on the internet when they arrive home thus hiding behind the internet.i hope to be able to welcome you back on some future date and once again thank you for your lovely review.
Reviewer:Yvonne D | Sat 25th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
For what we paid, the hotel offered excellent value.The room was quite small, but clean and with plenty of storage space.The breakfasts were well cooked and ample.We'd certainly stay here again.
Reviewer:Peter Gregory| Mon 20th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Really enjoyed our two night stay here. We were given the garden suite which was a nice surprise as it had a lounge area as well. Very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was well cooked.
Reviewer:Gaynor M | Mon 20th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
A bit disappointing.Jack Grossman
Dear Mr. Grossman - Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I am sorry you were a bit disappointed with your stay had you bought your concerns to my attention I would have done my upmost to resolve any issues you may have experienced as demonstrated with the placing of wifi booster in your room and dealing with the noise in your bathroom which was caused by the persons in the room below. Our premier twin/double may have been more suitable for you but these are priced at £90.00 rather than the £65.00 you paid per night. Thank you for staying with us and all the best, Michael - Proprietor
Reviewer:G | Sun 19th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
My husband and I stayed at the Dorset Hotel for 2 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful.Highly recommended.Mr and Mrs Anderson
Reviewer:Ms Annie A | Fri 17th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Michael and Co always provide great hospitality. Clean rooms good breakfast and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend this hotel to friends for a great location and a place to stay
Reviewer:Mrs. Janette K | Thu 16th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Great and wonderful four nights stay. Lovely comfortable room to come back to each night for a really good nights sleep, after a great day having fun at the festival. Great home good full English breakfasts to set you up for the day, always hot and so tasty to, served by the wonderful staff. Cereals, juices and fruit to to be had and plenty of hot toast available. Tea and coffee as much as you wanted.Room was lovely and welcoming, clean, and nice fluffy white towels provided, tea/ coffee facilities also provided in the room. Have had a wonderful stay and have already booked for next year. A huge thank you to all at Dorset House for yet another wonderful stay.Everyone staying there was so friendly to and it was just nice to chat in the lounge bar area when we all returned late at night as the bar stayed open until very late.
Reviewer:Claire D | Wed 15th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Booked last minute and was not disappointed. Lovely full english breakfast, comfortable rooms and clean throughout. Would book again for a short break holiday. Great location and parking a bonus in that area!
Reviewer:Miss Kerry M | Tue 14th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed here six times over the years and have always enjoyed our stay. The staff are very friendly &helpful and nothing is to much trouble. Rooms are always clean &tidy. Will be booking again for next year.
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew K | Tue 14th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
It's the second time I've stayed here. Comfortable room, nice and quiet yet close to the town, beaches, and shops. Friendly staff. Great breakfast.Would recommend
Reviewer:Mrs. Bernice B | Sat 11th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
The same as our last stay 3 weeks ago, very good thank you, and will be back very soon.
Reviewer:Daniel R | Fri 10th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
A pleasant well located hotel in a quiet area five minutes walk to the beach and high street for nightlife. I had a clean room with towels, shower gel/soap and freeview TV provided. The shower room and bathroom were just down the hall and the water was hot. The breakfast was served efficiently and was excellent quality. The staff were polite and well organised. I could not fault this hotel and thought it was excellent value for money.
Thank you for your review and the comments within, we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Dorset on some future occasion.
Reviewer:M B | Tue 7th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
We stayed 2 nights as a friend was getting married at Ryde Castle, Hotel is lovely and clean beds really comfy room was huge, and nice breakfast, would stay again if ever back in Ryde.
Reviewer:Mandy H | Mon 6th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
the hotel was very nice,clean ,and pleasant thank you will return again . x
Reviewer:Nigel F | Mon 6th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Our stay at the dorset hotel was due to a family wedding we were made to feel welcome and at home from the moment we arrived.before we arrived.we had .had to make quite a few alterations.andthe owner was quite accomadating.we would reccomend this hoteland we will stay there againthank you for making our holiday and being so help full we really appreciated it
Reviewer:Mrs G D | Sun 5th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
We stay here for the last 19 years, it is a really lovely friendly hotel, we will be back there again In August for the scooter rally can't wait!! Xx
Thank You see you in August
Reviewer:Fay B | Tue 31st May 2016 | 2 years ago
HAD A GREAT TIME THANK YOU SEE YOU SOON
Thank you see you again at the scooter rally
Reviewer:June C | Tue 31st May 2016 | 2 years ago
I stayed in a lovely and cosy room for 3 nights.Everything I needed was available in the room. Even a wee heater if it got a bit chilly.Clean and TidyBedding was lovely and soft.Staff friendly and polite.I would definitely reccomend to friends and family.
Reviewer:Jacqui M | Fri 27th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Booking was easy so for us. It was stress free as Michael did all the organizing, explaining everything with clarity. That was a huge benefit for us. We stayed in the Victoria Suite.Sadly though I was freezing cold at night between 16th and 20th May 2016. The radiator was behind a desk and was not on although the heating outside the office was. There was nobody to ask that time of the evening. I was so cold I had to go to bed early and in clothes to keep warm.I could not see another form of heat.The breakfast was served promptly, was delicious and a variety on offer.We had to ask for marmite and mustard though as it was not out in the baskets. Reception and bar staff were great. A beautiful cat was resident around reception and the place had a good feel to it.I would return most certainly during mid summer or a heatwave but have marked stars down because of lack of heating in room.
Dear Lorraine, Thank you for taking the time to review and I hope you had a safe journey home. The matter of heating could of been resolved immediately had we been made aware of the fact that you were suffering from the cold. A 24 hour helpline number is in the directory of services situated on the desk in the room or a quick mention at breakfast and the central heating could have been turned on immediately. The previous guests complained it was too hot with the improvement in the weather and the heating was turned off. In view of the fact that you stayed for four nights I can not understand why you did not bring this point to our attention thus allowing us to rectify and improve the comfort of your stay. We receive more comments that the Victoria heating is too hot than too cold as the radiators are of a good size and powerful. We hope to welcome you back on some future occasion. - Michael
Reviewer:Lorraine T | Sat 21st May 2016 | 2 years ago
I spent a pleasant week here.The hotel is comfortable, quiet and very conveniently siuated. The staff were friendly and helpful.An added bonus is a very friendly cat.
Reviewer:Dianne Y | Thu 19th May 2016 | 2 years ago
As always .... a pleasant stay . One slight problem was dealt with straight away , as soon as we reported it .See you next year !
Reviewer:Ms C P | Wed 18th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Proche de la mer et de la gare de bus. Propre et correct. Très bon rapport qualité prix.
Reviewer:Christiane L | Tue 17th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Sue and I stayed 2 nights over the weekend of 13th to the 15th of May found the hotel a very pleasant atmosphere friendly, very clean ,lots of hot water with very helpful staff.A Homely feel with an excellent breakfast Good parking facilities close to the centre of Ryde would recommend to anybody A foot note the mediterranean restaurant in Ryde is a must wonderful cuisine,to all at the Dorset thank you for a great stay Bob and Sue
Reviewer:Mr Bob C | Mon 16th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Fantastic hotel that feels like a home from home. Really comfortable classy rooms and lovely lounge to relax in using the inhouse free wifi. Michael the manager was a delight and the breakfast was amazing. Wouldn't stay anywhere else on the island.
Reviewer:G J | Wed 11th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Hotel in an easy central location, staff friendly, good breakfast. Value for money. Could do with a little updating but good all the same.
Reviewer:Jeanette D | Tue 10th May 2016 | 2 years ago
A last minute booking which proved to be a true blessing! The Dorset's staff are friendly and extremely helpful, the hotel is clean, warm with very comfortable beds and to top it all we had excellent English breakfasts!I hope to return!
Reviewer:Valerie M | Mon 9th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Very clean &comfortable &staff are very helpful this is our second visit and we will be back again i'am sure.
Reviewer:Mr. Kenneth C | Sat 7th May 2016 | 2 years ago
We enjoyed our two-night stay. Rooms comfortable and clean. Friendly staff and lovely breakfast.
Reviewer:Ms Jackie C | Fri 6th May 2016 | 2 years ago
The 'Dorset Hotel' has been my venue of choice on the IOW for quite a few years now. It's a well-appointed, reasonably priced comfortable hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly capable staff. The breakfasts they serve are second to none. All this is within easy walking distance of the myriad delights of Ryde town centre. BRILLIANT!
Dear Mr Faux thank you for your review, we have enjoyed catering for you on the many occasions you have stayed with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes Michael and the staff
Reviewer:Mr. Michael F | Tue 3rd May 2016 | 2 years ago
We had a very nice welcome at the Dorset. The room was clean and tidy and the breakfast in the morning was very good, would recommend the Dorset.
Reviewer:John Conroy E | Mon 2nd May 2016 | 2 years ago
I was the only one staying in the hotel on this night and the staff went to the trouble to lay out a full breakfast buffet including more grapefruit and cereal than needed if it was a fullThe most comfortable bed I have stayed in at a hotelIf I was to criticise anything it was the plate was a bit small for the breakfast and, that's just a silly criticism so ....Highly recommended and when I go back to the island with the family I will be staying her without a doubt
Reviewer:Alan T | Sat 30th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
A warm welcome on arrival both from the host and the hotel itself, a pleasant ambient temperature out of the chilly wind! A nice residents' lounge and bar, good-sized TV, I think if I were staying with the children and had to stay in during the evenings, it would be a very pleasant place to be. Owner friendly and cheerful. Dining room the same as you'd find in any comparable hotel, breakfast was good, price was about right. Bed comfortable, room TV more than adequate. But room let down by non-opening windows which really needed a repaint and sash cords replaced;the shower cubicle was clearly new but what a pity that the rest of the bathroom was .... a bit tired!But all in all, you gets what you pays for and if I'd paid five-star prices for five-star accommodation I'd have been disappointed;but I didn't and I wasn't. So best wishes, Michael, and here's hoping you have a good season.
Reviewer:David H | Wed 27th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed in a twin room on business, room was clean and fairly comfortable but shower constantly leaked and the dripping noise kept me and my work colleague awake.Breakfast was ok but nothing amazing.
Thank you for your review,if the shower was dripping we would of looked at it had youbought this to our attention at the time especially as you stayed for three nights.The breakfast is cooked freshly but as your colleague disappeared from the dining room after ordering the eggs did sit on the hotplate which was our concern.
Reviewer:Alister P | Tue 26th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
Thank you so much, will stay again in May or June
Reviewer:K W | Fri 22nd Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
We have stayed at The Dorset several times and are never disappointed with the excellent service. The hotel has been redecorated and looks bright and fresh. We will certainly be returning. Thank you for your warm welcome, excellent breakfast and all at such reasonable prices.
Reviewer:Mrs. Amanda M | Mon 18th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
Another good stay at the Dorset Hotel. Staff very helpful and friendly lovely breakfast
Thank you we hope to welcome you again in the future. - Michael and the staff
Reviewer:Mrs W R | Mon 11th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed at this hotel nice &clean bathroom rather small a few minor problems which were sorted quickly.Host very welcoming breakfast good.
Reviewer:Lynn Burgess| Mon 4th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago
I have stayed here every year for the last three years and thoroughly enjoy it, The Dorest hotel itself is full of character and charm and the staff have alwaysbeen friendly, polite and accommodating.
Reviewer:Mr. JOHN S | Fri 18th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Owner friendly, hotel well-kept and attractive. Room warm (important in March!), and comfortable.Good breakfast. Easy walk into centre of Ryde. Will go there again.
Reviewer:Mrs Heather S | Thu 17th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Everything was fine for our stay and we will definitely return
Reviewer:Ian Baldwin E | Thu 17th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Comfortable room.Friendly staff and a good breakfast with plenty of choice.Also in a very convenient location.Can't be faulted!
Reviewer:Keith B | Mon 29th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Very comfy bed.Awesome breakfast.Nice room with big airy windows.Most pleasant stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Mark R | Thu 28th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
great for a nights stay to see a few sights on the island
Reviewer:Kevin D | Wed 27th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Well placed for everything in Ryde, Friendly staff, comfortable room and lovely breakfast. And a good deal on the ferry crossing
Reviewer:Linda N | Sat 2nd Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Me &my husband had a great stay facilities were good lovely great breakfast i would recommend this hotel to stay.
Reviewer:Pauline W | Thu 24th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
We have stayed at this hotel for the last ten years.a more clean.friendly.comfortable and easy going hotel you couldn't. Hope go findThe staff are. Like friends. But only there when you need themWe would never stay any where. Else
Reviewer:M | Thu 17th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
I think that I have stayed here 5 times within the last 3 years. n. The location is excellent, I feel totally safe walking back ftom town very late at night.The owner takes great care of the Hotel and great care of his guests. Truly epic, very generousbreakfast including home made marmalade! The rooms have always been extemely clean. I find the WiFi useful, I will definitely return.
Reviewer:Mary Gershlick L | Wed 9th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Very clean and comfortable, friendly staff and good breakfast
Reviewer:Mrs. Lynne C | Fri 4th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Very happy with my stay at the Dorset hotel
Reviewer:Michael C | Fri 27th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
I liked my stay very much that is why I have book to stay with u again in January
Reviewer:Sammy Jo Torrance E | Sun 22nd Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
2 double rooms booked....found them to be very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great and all the staff were very friendly.
Reviewer:M W | Sun 22nd Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. The room was just right every thing you would want. Home from home The Ensuite was a bounes. Very nice area to relax and watch the T.V.with a glass if wine. Dining room was very Plescent very clean.Excellent Breakfast. Will definitely stay again. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
Reviewer:Mary W | Mon 16th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
The Dorset Hotel was really pleasant. Room was comfortable, nicely decorated. Bed was a bit too uncomfortable for both of us but managed to sleep ok after we found spare pillows. The breakfast was good, filled us up until lunch time. Staff were very pleasant &helpful. Overall, we enjoyed our stay &will be visiting Isle of Wight again.
Reviewer:Patricia W | Tue 10th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Like stepping back in time:needs a bit of TLC.Staff are friendly and helpful. Good location.
Thank you for your review, we agree its like stepping back in time which compliments the islands image not to become overdeveloped and come like many other plastic towns in the uk. The room you occupied is shortly due to receive some TLC with the installation of a double shower and all the hallways and stairways will be done over the Christmas period when the hotel is closed. I am glad you found the staff friendly and the location good.
Reviewer:Kath S | Mon 2nd Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
We both enjoyed our stay very much indeed. The Room was comfortable in all its aspects and we had a good rest from our busy professional lives. The staff were all very courteous and helpful at all times. Thank you very much from us both. We will probably want to come and stay again. Teresa and Peter.
Reviewer:Mr M | Wed 28th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Very comfortable and welcome.My only adverse comment is that I could have done with more hooks, shelves and clothes hangers in my room (19).
Reviewer:Colin S | Thu 8th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
We stay at the Dorset Hotel with our walking group every October and have no intention of changing the venue. Michael is always very helpful, the rooms are spotless and the breakfasts are varied and plentiful. Lots of upgrading going on, so it should be even better by our next visit.
Reviewer:Mrs Linda W | Wed 7th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Our three-night stay was first-class in every respect. Really looking forward to our next visit.
Reviewer:Mr And Mrs W | Tue 6th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
We had a great night, arrived very early but was able to go to our rooms , all staff very pleasant. Nice breakfast. Would recommend, lovely room.
Reviewer:G | Thu 10th Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed for 4 days and enjoyed every minute. The staff were all polite and friendly, and extremely helpful. We upgraded to a premium room, and found ourselves in the garden suite, which had seperate lounge area to the sleeping area. The bed was extremely comfortable, and although the bathroom was a bit basic was very clean. Breakfast was great with a huge variety of food items. The hotel was just a 5 minute walk to the sea front bus and train station. I would definitely stay here again.
Reviewer:Mr. Alan B | Thu 10th Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
We have stayed at the Dorset Hotel 3 years running. Our last stay was as good as previous years. Lovely staff, comfy room, great breakfast. Near to Ryde town and seafront. Looking forward to returning next August bank holiday!
Reviewer:Wendy S | Sat 5th Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
Excellent breakfast and a clean, tidy room with the basics all in place. The room did not suffer from the pristine sterility of a newly built chain hotel, but was full of character instead. Staff were more than helpful and excelled with a warm, friendly reception.
Reviewer:Grant W | Fri 4th Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed here for a week for the isle of wight scooter rally...what a fantastic hotel very,very clean,and a great location to ryde town center..the staff are very friendly and very helpful too...The food was very good no complaints about anything at all...I'm definately going back again it's no contest as to where to stay on the Isle of Wight....definately recommend this hotel.....
Reviewer:K | Wed 2nd Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
This is a three star hotel but the quality of service and breakfast was excellent and could well be higher. Thank you
Reviewer:Tony N | Wed 2nd Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
All the staff are very friendly the cleaners did a great job and always had a quick chat the owners were friendly as was all staff. Had a great holiday and got anything we asked for
Reviewer:Tony N | Wed 2nd Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
Thanks to all at the Dorset we had a great time as we always do.
Reviewer:B C | Wed 2nd Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
We stay here every year, clean and comfortable with lovely welcoming staff. All good!
Reviewer:Mr + Mrs R | Mon 31st Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
As a single person, I Thought twice about going away on my own.I am so glad that I did, and especially to have chosen this hotel. There is a sense of security, that made me feel not alone.The staff were fantastic, the location was brilliant, the breakfast was fab, the hotel was comfortable.I could not have asked for more.Definitely a must go back again for me.
Reviewer:Yvonne D | Sun 30th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
I recently arranged for family and friends to stay at the Dorset Hotel for my daughters wedding. The hotel staff arranged all the travel arrangements for my guests, which was so easy and could be changed if necessary without any hassle.During our stay, we found all the staff, most accommodating and would recommend the Dorset Hotel to anybody looking for accommodation in Ryde.
Reviewer:Helen B | Mon 24th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We had a lovely stay at The Dorset Hotel, room very clean and comfortable and all the staff very helpful and friendly.
Reviewer:Penny G | Mon 24th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
The hotel foyer, dinning and bedroom and en-suite was clean and comfortable. Lovely staff welcomed on arrival and departure and the breakfast was great....would definitely consider rebooking when visiting the Isle of Wight again
Reviewer:Lisa S | Sat 22nd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We got a cheery welcome when we arrived;our room was clean and had a lovely sea view;the breakfasts were smashing. Nothing to complain about at all.
Reviewer:Mr D | Sat 22nd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
The hotel Was as expectes for me. The room was a decent size and the ensuite was dir fpr purpose. The staff were very friendly and accomadating. The room had everything i needed for a pleasant stay and having a television made it easy to relax after a lonf day (i was staying over due to work).
Reviewer:Naomi S | Fri 21st Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Always a waem welcome at Dorset House. Polite and efficient staff great breakfast, ideal preparation for the work ahead. First class.
Reviewer:Daman H | Thu 20th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We have stayed at the dorset hotel many times for our main holiday, very clean and comfortable, staff very welcoming, we stayed for bed and breakfastand the food was first class.
Reviewer:Irene M | Wed 19th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Very happy with the very pleasant stay.Room very clean and lovely view. The staff welcoming and helpful. Will come again.
Reviewer:W | Mon 17th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We had an enjoyable stay, the staff were extremely friendly. We stayed at the Hotel as our companions had already stayed there. Lovely hotel, lovely people. We will stay at the Dorset Hotel again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Burddette L | Sun 16th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Always use the Dorset for my stays I find Michael, David and the staff very friendly and accommodating, the hotel room was fab and their breakfasts are amazing a great stay with a warm welcome what more could you ask for!! :)
Reviewer:Andrea S | Sat 15th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
we enjoyed our stay for 2 nights ,very clean,friendly,location was perfect,view was nice.breakfast was excellent.only down side was trouble with tv first nite and the shower was poor,not enough flow to water,just needs a power shower.but would def stay again for our festivalsthanx for great stay
Reviewer:Laura B | Mon 10th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
rooms a bit tired. just all needs refurbishing.but apart that all good nice breakfast rooms clean daily . yeah would stop again
Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast and would stop with us again. At the present time we are refurbishing the ground floor lounge and then will start on the corridor and hallway from bar to room 30. From November we start refurbs on the bedrooms 10 each year and room 30 is on the list for this year as it was not done last year. I am sure you will appreciate that we are unable to do the bedrooms during the busy period from February - October.
Reviewer:Martin R | Sat 8th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Have always been made to feel at home by Michael and the staff at the Dorset Hotel.Rooms kept clean and tidy with lovely fresh linen.Breakfasts are the best around including a buffet style selection of cereals, fruit juice, fruit and teas and coffees.The hotel has parking at the rear and at the front along with a lockable cycle store for the more adventurous. The beach is less than 5 mins walk and the hotel is close to the town centre which has plenty of restaurants and bars.Definitely will be visiting again!
Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back for your annual tour in 2016.
Reviewer:M P P | Tue 4th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Really enjoyed my stay at the Dorset Hotel, clean comfortable and very friendly, breakfast was tasty and served quickly.would recommend this gem.
Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back if you receive a further contract on the island.
Reviewer:Mr. michael s | Sun 2nd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We had a very brief but extremely enjoyable stay.The location is quite convenient and we got good weather. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we were sorry not to be able to stay for breakfast. Thank you for your hospitality!
Reviewer:Miss. Boryana G | Thu 9th Jul 2015 | 3 years ago
I only spent one night here, but it was really nice. I had a great view over the Solent from my room. The room was very clean and tidy. Breakfast was good also. Well placed for visiting bars/restaurants etc in Ryde.
Reviewer:H | Tue 30th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Pleasant stay, staff very helpful and friendly. Very close to all amenities.. And a great breakfast!
Reviewer:K.d K | Mon 29th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
We booked some time in advance, and chose it as we were arriving on foot from the Hovercraft and wanted to be near the public transport facilities which we used whilst on the island.We found our room to be clean and comfortable, and it was certainly quiet at night.The staff were friendly, and having a licensed bar was useful on a couple of evenings when we wanted a drink after a long day and without needing to go into town again.There was a good choice for breakfast including fresh fruit, cereal, fruit juice, various teas, coffee, and cooked options included a Full English or lighter choices if required.We would certainly stay here again..
Reviewer:Mr. Ian M | Sat 27th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
For an overnight stay during my long cycle tour of Great Britain, I found the accomodation very adequate, the room was comfortable and the facility for storing my bike excellent.Breakfast was ok but nothing special.Compared with other B&B's that I stayed at on this tour it was expensive for what was provided
Thank you for your review, the actual rate for the single en suite room was £38.00 prior to the vat being added, we feel our prices are realistic to the market the difference being that many B and Bs are not vat registered and therefore vat does not have to be added. I am pleased you found the accommodation adequate and the room was comfortable and you appreciatedour newly installed cycle storage facility.
Reviewer:W | Sat 27th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Clean tidy room with friendly efficient staff and a great breakfast in the morning. Very good well done.
Reviewer:Damon H | Tue 23rd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
I will start with the negatives, the decor and repair of the room was nothing to be admired but I understand I'm not in a 5 star hotel. The positives out weigh the negatives in the way that the rooms were cleaned daily anything we asked for was supplied without quibble so service was very good. The breakfast was very veried and of very good quality so overall we were very pleased with our stay and thank the staff for being welcoming and would without doubt stay again
Reviewer:Tony N | Tue 23rd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed overnght to attend a family function.ideal location,very friendly staff who were welcoming.Breakfast was lovely room was small but how big do you want it? The hotel itself was dated but it has character and has everything you need.It was clean the bed was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay allbeit a very short one.
Reviewer:M | Mon 22nd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
This is a small B &B Hotel, but suited our needs on this occasion. It was easy to find with good parking at back of Hotel. The room was basic with small en-suite, but most guests would likely just sleep and have breakfast whilst exploring the Island. The Dining room was downstairs, but had a very good choice of Breakfast, whether cooked or just cereal and toast. The staff were pleasant at all times and there was plenty of information at reception. Would we stay again? All things considered, Yes.
Reviewer:Mr Mike B | Sat 20th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
I am one of four sisters (seniors) who visited the Dorset Hotel on the 15th and 16th June. The hotel, which provides B &B, was clean and comfortable, with a good lounge for relaxing. The staff were friendly and helpful. Good wi-fi availability. Unfortunately the hotel does not have wheelchair access. It is centrally located within easy reach of the centre of Ryde.
Reviewer:Dr Elizabeth O | Thu 18th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed here at this hotel for the Isle of Wight festival for four nights. Great hotel, lovely clean comfortable room, great location and wonderful breakfast. All the staff where wonderful to. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Will return next year.
Reviewer:Claire D | Tue 16th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
I would just like to say about my stay, I was a woman on own and I felt comfy to stay on my own and felt very secure. And they so helpful and freindly . Would def reccomend
Reviewer:Kelly S | Mon 15th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed in the Victoria Suite, which was clean,spacious and very comfortable.The en-suite is huge! The staff at The Dorset are efficient, helpful and friendly. The breakfast was amazing! Thanks for a wonderful stay - we look forward to staying with you again next time we come to Ryde
Reviewer:Mrs D | Sat 13th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Room was good value for money but could do with a new mattress as was quite soft and lumpy
Reviewer:Robert E | Tue 9th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Very nice accommodation
Reviewer:Michael J | Thu 4th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Have just spent a weekend at this gem of a hotel in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.A special deal was 2 people at £250 for 3 nights B&B which included a very hearty breakfast and a return ticket for 2 people and the car on the ferry from the mainland.Very clean throughout with extremely friendly staff, it was a pleasure to stay there.One point to remember, if you have limited mobility, this hotel is not for you. There is no access front or rear which does not have a number of steps and the hotel itself is on a number of levels (with the dining room in the basement). Unfortunately, although the front steps have railings, they are not usable due to being obstructed by plant-pots.There is a bus stop nearby and it is centrally situated for access to most of Ryde.My partner and I had a most enjoyable stay and will definitely return again.
Reviewer:Ken P | Tue 2nd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
£55 per night for quiet ensuite double-bedded room with a good breakfast represented very good value for money. Friendly, efficient, non-intrusive service. Only 10 minutes walk from Ryde Espalanade station and another 10 minutes walk to the ferry itself. 5 minutes from the centre of Ryde. Plenty of bus stops nearby for access to the island. Heartily recommended.
Reviewer:Mr. Peter H | Wed 27th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We have stayed at the hotel twice now and have always found it to begood value for money, the staff are friendly and helpful, the breakfast selection is great andplenty to set you up for the day,the room we had was of a good size although the bathroom a bit small,
Reviewer:Mr A B | Tue 26th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Great stay clean and good Harty breakfastvery helpful staff will be back again .
Reviewer:Mr L | Sun 24th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Respectable hotel with polite staff. We would stay again.Good breakfast.
Reviewer:Lee K | Wed 20th May 2015 | 3 years ago
A clean and comfortable hotel. Good value for your money. Friendly, helpful staff. I would stay there again.
Reviewer:Alan W | Tue 19th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Dorset Hotel is a conveniently located, well-appointed, friendly place offering good value for money and a comfortable base in Ryde.
Reviewer:Jennifer B | Mon 18th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We enjoyed our stay at Dorset Hotel. Hotel is in good location with easy access to other parts of IOW. Room is cosy, clean and bed very comfortable. Excellent selection of breakfast and value for money.
Reviewer:Rosita I | Thu 14th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Recently stayed at Dorset Hotel and found staff very friendly and helpful.Breakfast very good.Single room very clean and impressed with clean towels every day but shower facilites could be updated.
Reviewer:W | Tue 12th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Our stay at the Dorset Hotel was brilliant.The staff were considerate and helpful, our room was comfortable and clean and the cooked breakfast was delicious.All in all for the price we paid it was very good value and I would book again if in the area.
Reviewer:Mrs Julia W | Mon 11th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Close to town centre (2 minute walk) and sea front (1 minute walk) a comfortable hotel where the key quality was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
Reviewer:Mrs G | Sat 9th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We enjoyed our stay and particularly enjoyed the fact that there is now enclosed bike shed at the rear garden!
Reviewer:A | Sat 9th May 2015 | 3 years ago
It was good and relaxing
Reviewer:K | Tue 5th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Real nice friendly people. Comfortable affordable stay. Thanks x
Reviewer:Robert M | Mon 4th May 2015 | 3 years ago
nice &clean place &frandly staff
Reviewer:Y | Tue 28th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
I was only there for a brief overnight stay so I didn't have a great deal of time to experience all the facilities. The room was clean and well-appointed. The bed was comfortable. Overall, a very pleasant stay for a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewer:K | Tue 28th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Good, friendly, clean and comfortable.Would recommend to friends.
Reviewer:B | Mon 27th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed at the Dorset Hotel for a night when staying in IOW. We found the hotel clean and the room bright and fresh with sweet little welcoming touches like chocolates on the bed. The breakfast was good with a great choice and served by very friendly staff. Only downside was only one very "thin"pillow each but we are fussy with pillows so should have brought our own! A very good value stay, thank you would stay again
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you were generally satisfied with the accommodation provided, additional pillows were available in the wardrobe in the bag with additional linen.
Reviewer:M | Mon 20th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
We enjoyed our three nights' stay at the Dorset. The hotel was clean, bright and welcoming. It was also very good velue for money.
Reviewer:C | Mon 20th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
I have stayed here for many years and always get great service from booking to breakfast and to the rooms and leaving very good prices too!! A1 in my eyes recommended to all ages. :)
Reviewer:Andrea Smith| Sat 18th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Very nice place. Staff helpful if you want something different for breakfast. Will stay there again!
Reviewer:Michael G | Thu 16th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
This is the second time I have stayed here I really enjoyed it again
Reviewer:Ms S B | Sun 12th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
The hotel has big room to stay and the morning breakfast was awesome.
Reviewer:S | Tue 7th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
I chose this following a personal recommendation and was not disappointed. It is what it claims to be, a 3-star hotel. The room was large and clean and the staff friendly. I had accidentally booked a room without en suite, but the bath and shower rooms were very close. The breakfasts were hearty and the home-made marmalade very good. The wifi doesn't extend beyond the public areas, and I don't like paper bath mats, but it is well situated in easy walking distance of the Esplanade, and the bus stop for Newport, Quarr, Osborne House, etc., is just opposite the hotel.Brilliant for an economic short stay on the island.
Reviewer:Mr. Robert A | Tue 7th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding at the Ryde Castle. Great location, great breakfast and friendly staff. Very reasonably priced, couldn't have asked for more.
Reviewer:Jo M | Thu 2nd Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Had a 3night stay and everything very good.manager very helpful and good choice of breakfast. Would recommend it to others.
Reviewer:Ms Patricia Austin| Tue 31st Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
Great location, amazing view across the Solent, friendly staff !
Reviewer:Mrs. JILL H | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
Our group of 9 adults stayed just the one night at The Dorset Hotel but we would definitely choose to stay there again.The hotel is clean and friendly, the rooms and beds were comfortable and everybody enjoyed their breakfast. None of us had any complaints at all.The Dorset is also very conveniently placed for ferry connections or an evening out in Ryde with good off road car parking.What's more it is very fairly priced.
Reviewer:Vic K | Sun 29th Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
Very helpful landlord, could'nt do enough for me. Breakfast was plentyful and very nice. My twin room was adequate. Basic but clean and the bedding was spotless.Would I stay again? Yes. Value for money? Absolutely.
Reviewer:D C | Thu 26th Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
The room was lovely and spacious overlooking the garden. The walls are pretty thin, so we did other guests in the night, which was our only grumble. Parking was included too which was really useful for us and staff were very helpful and willing to accommodate our special requests. Thanks!
Reviewer:D M | Wed 25th Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
A lovely little gem in the centre of Ryde. Close to all amenities too. Wonderful staff and nice and clean. Will be back again.
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Reviewer:B | Mon 23rd Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
My friend and I were here for a funeral and stayed just one night.The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and as we arrived earlier than expected our room was made available at 1p.m. Room very comfortable and clean and an excellent breakfast. Everywhere was clean and nicely decorated. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
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Reviewer:C | Sat 21st Mar 2015 | 3 years ago
The Dorset is a small hotel which is quiet and yet close to Ryde's amenities.Our room was small but well decorated and clean.Breakfast was fine too.A good base for business travellers.
Reviewer:S | Thu 19th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
The service was wonderful, the en suite bedroomwas fabulous, but i'm afraid the English breaakfast wasn't great and the smellof the oil permeated right to the front door. However, i will always stay with you if I'm invited back to the island.
Reviewer:Elspeth L | Wed 18th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
A very pleasant place to stay. The rooms are clean and cosy and the whole building has a great ambience. The staff are pleasant and go out of their way to assist you.I stayed there only one night for a party in the town and others in the group also stayed here.Very convenient to the town central area but distant enough (3 minutes walk into Union Street) to be quiet.Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Great breakfast too. And we had a seaview from the window in our room ( I shared a twin-bedded room with a friend)
Reviewer:Miss. Susan U | Mon 16th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
pleasant few days in the dorset hotel staff very professional politenothing to much trouble for them,Food good,bedroom well presented,cleanand fresh will definitely visit again
Reviewer:Cyril G | Tue 10th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
A very good hotel with excellent friendly staff who make you feel most welcome. Breakfast in the dining room is first class and one of the best that we have come across in our travels. Would definitely recommend to people visiting the area.
Reviewer:Mr F | Sun 22nd Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
I have to say that The Dorset Hotel is probably one the cleanest hotels I have stayed at and I have stayed at hundreds around the UK with my job as Consultant, very peaceful location close to the Town centre and the hosts are absolutely wonderful, I didn't have the full breakfast but the hosts made me a breakfast sandwich to take away with me which was divine, if only all hotels were the same, there should be a Dorset chain of hotels around the UK, I would stay in all of them, 10/10
Reviewer:Paul W | Thu 8th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
A lovely night for us at the Dorset. Daughter and 4 week old grandson well catered for. Comfortable rooms and lovely breakfast. Thanks for the stay.
Reviewer:Mr. R. Hill| Thu 8th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
I had 2 fantastic nights and my Grandson came to breakfast and really enjoyed I will stay there again very enjoyable stay Thankyou
Reviewer:Sheila B | Fri 19th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
This is the 2nd time I have stayed here, and it was even better than the first time. Rooms are very clean and tidy, nice ensuite bathrooms and the best mattresses I have ever slept on making us late for breakfast on 1st day as we did not waKe up till 11. The staff are very helpful and it is also very central to transport links and shops.It also has a bar and free wifi which is a bonus
Reviewer:Neil R | Wed 17th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
No problems. Comfortable room/bed. Good nights sleep &nice breakfast.
Reviewer:Mr. Hugh P | Tue 16th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
The Dorset hotel is very good in every way.the staff are friendly but leave you to your own devices unless they are needed.it is always clean and warm and welcoming.we would never stay anywhere else in ryde.
Reviewer:M | Tue 16th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Convenient location for the Harp on Wight 2014 Festival and a friendly, helpful atmosphere. Good food, facilities and very homely. Only possible drawback was limited parking which did not affect me. I hope to return next year.
Thank you for your review, I am glad you found the accommodation homely and friendly, we do have a large car park at the rear of the hotel which accommodates 16 cars and parking for four on the front and this usually provides ample space even when the hotel is full. It may be that you werenot advised about the rear car park if this is the case we apologise and hope to welcome you back for the 2015 Harp Festival.
Reviewer:Karen B | Sun 14th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Very conveniently situated, clean and comfortable establishment. Would definitely stay again. This Hotel offers good parking facilities which is always a bonus
Reviewer:Maurice GreensladeBC| Tue 9th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Extremely friendly and lovely staff, the room had all the basic facilities you may need, it's fairly clean and the location is quite good as well. Overall, would definitely recommend this hotel.
Reviewer:K | Tue 9th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Good experience &service
Reviewer:Joseph N | Sun 7th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
I stayed at the Dorset Hotel for one night in late November. The room was good size with a small bathroom, the bed very comfortable. We had a TV and free wifi included.Unfortunately, we were late for breakfast, but it was included in the price. Staff was friendly and showed us where to eat and take public transport. Location was good, close to bus station and pier and to the Main Street with shops an restaurant.
Thank you for your review, it was unfortunate that you missed breakfast as this would of possibly enhance the value for money aspect of your stay. We hope to welcome you back on some future occasion.
Reviewer:Claudia V | Sun 30th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Pleasant staff, excellent breakfast and comfortable roomsall at a good price.Would recommend to all
Reviewer:Mr Alan P | Thu 27th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
we were given a very friendly welcome and the breakfast was great
Reviewer:Mr. Stephen Y | Sat 15th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
The Dorset had all the important boxes ticked - comfy bed - good food - hot shower. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. You won't do better.
Reviewer:Fox B | Fri 14th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Very nice, clean, friendly hotel. Good breakfast. Only disapoitment was the shower. Small cubicle and low pressure.
Reviewer:S | Mon 13th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Welcoming, friendly and efficient staff, comfortable place to stay, easy access to buses and ferries, what else do you need for a weekend on the Isle of wight!
Reviewer:Penny W | Sun 5th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Friendly,helpful staff .Clean and tidy rooms, very convvenient location for all that Ryde has to offer ,with off street parking . Good breakfast and easy walking distance to various restaurants and music venues.I have been staying here on a regular basis for years .
Reviewer:Paul F | Sat 4th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
We think the biggest thing to stand out about this establishment is the friendliness and professional yet welcoming attitude of all the staff. From the manager, to the housekeeping staff, we were met every time with a smile and a greeting.The intent of our trip was to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in a place that neither my partner or I knew.This was made so much easier by the staff here. It was just like staying at a relative or friends house.If you're looking for a state of the art hotel, this isn't for you, the rooms are fresh and welcoming, with exactly what you need in it. What more could you ask for!!
Reviewer:Tom W | Wed 1st Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
It's a lovely hotel with great location. It's only five mins' walk to the beach, bus station and town centre. The staff are all very friendly. Great place to stay.
Reviewer:Miss. Huize S | Tue 30th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Had a lovely time in Ryde staying in the Dorset Hotel. Our double room was small but after speaking to Michael as we were leaving he did say he chose that particular room as I had mentioned a sea view. No complaints though, room &ensuite very clean, bed comfortable and breakfasts a perfect start to the day.Will definately recommend and hopefully return next year. Thank you to Michael, David and the girls. Mary &David Ranken.
Reviewer:Mary R | Mon 29th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
We enjoyed our stay at the Dorset Hotel.The room was clean and had everything we needed.The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and the staff were very helpful.Some parts of the building need updating but it has a very homely feel and is only a short walk from armed town centre.
Reviewer:Mrs G | Sun 28th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Booked a three night break with ferry travel, arrived on a Sunday afternoon. Room was ready, comfortable and clean, received a friendly reception. Breakfasts were just rightand again served with a smile, will return in the future.
Reviewer:T | Thu 25th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Apart from a lumpy bed and a 'tired' presentation, the service was excellent, the food was very good - and most importantly - hot. "Staff' were very pleasant and helpful. Pricing very good. Thanks.
Reviewer:Mr Gordon B | Sat 20th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely little room at top with beautiful view from. Had a drink in the bar downstairs very cheap. Had a good breakfast in the morning. Overall pleasant visit 😁
Reviewer:Miss. Susan K | Sat 13th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Enjoyable stay with good facities. Handy for the buses.The downstairs carpet was worn and looked grubby which gave a bad impression. My only other gripe- I was given burnt toast at breakfast. I appreciated guests being asked not to use their phone at breakfast. Maybe guests could also be asked to keep the volume of their tvs down.
Reviewer:Ms. Jean T | Tue 9th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Nice breakfast friendly service
Reviewer:Mr Gerard Carter| Mon 8th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
I understand people have said the hotel is dated. Well I like the homely feel and friendly, lightly attentive service. The bedding, linen, towels etc are clean, refreshments and toiletries replaced regularly and breakfast is a good choice of traditional food cooked well and served quickly. The décor is typical Isle Of White. It was a time warp holiday as so much brought back the memories and feelings I had in the 1970s. Just the odd things here and there but enough to evoke thoughts of seaside times past. We had a lovely time.
Reviewer:Mr. Christopher W | Fri 5th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Cooked Breakfast was really nice, however should be a larger portion size.A warm welcome, however I developed a crick in my neck from the pillows. Should be more plump (perhaps goose feather)We struggled to open the complimentary toiletries.Nice set up, but poor TV reception for some channels.Overall we weresatisfied with our stay, and would stay again if circumstance dictated..
Reviewer:Mr D | Fri 5th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
we booked this hotel as a short break for our 24th wedding anniversary, as we love going to the i.o.w. For location it could not be faulted, only minutes away from the ferry/hovercraft. The service was great including service for the breakfast which was plentiful &set us up for the day. Our room was ok with comfy beds, although the room did not feel private. The lounge/bar we did not take advantage of but it did look cosy. It could do with some updating &especially the finer things. We asked if we could leave our bags for the day on checkout which was not a problem. We had a great time &would not hesitate to stay again. Vvery good price.
Reviewer:Mr. Mark N | Thu 4th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
All good! Enjoyed the stay.
Reviewer:Hayward x 3 | Sun 31st Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
This was a short break for me and my best friend. We had a very enjoyable mini break at The Dorset Hotel. When I booked the accommodation I asked for a twin room with a sea view and this is exactly what we got. The room was appropriate for our stay:it was clean and comfortable with the sea view we requested. Both my friend and I slept well during the stay (well apart from my snoring). In the morning we had a lovely cooked breakfast included in the price of our stay. There was plenty of cereals on offer too as well as ample apple juice, orange juice, teas and coffee. The breakfast was so good we didn't need anything else until our evening meal. The Dorset Hotel is well situated - just a short walk from the bus station and hoverport and close to the main town. This hotel is not a luxury hotel, but we knew that. We just wanted somewhere that was clean and reasonable in price. If you want luxury then you must find a five star hotel, but then you will have to pay much more. All in all our stay was very good and I would definetly recommend to others. We plan to book up with this hotel again in the future.
Reviewer:Jonathan U | Sat 30th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
This is the third time I have stayed at this b and b - once in August 2009, once in August 2010 and once in August 2014. Unfortunately, nothing at all had changed since August 2009 (and by chance we actually ended up in the same room), meaning that everything was a little shabby and rather outdated. For the majority, this was largely aesthetics only, and it would have been nice if the walls had seen a lick of paint recently and the furniture was updated. The only time it was significant was the hairdryer and heater in the room - both looking extremely old and both gave out burning smells when used! I turned the heater off immediately as I was afraid of it catching fire! The bathrooms are beginning to become in serious need of refurbishing - adequate for now, but definitely need updating in the next year or two. However, the entire place was extremely clean. The beds were very comfortable too.The staff are very friendly and helpful which is lovely, and the breakfast was great - very well cooked full English, with options of cereal/toast/drinks on the side. The location is brilliant - less than a 5 minute walk up a straight road directly opposite the hovercraft port, 5 minutes to the shops and 5 minutes to the beach.
Reviewer:Miss. Annabel D | Fri 29th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
We have been staying in this hotel for the last5 years, rooms are lovely &nice &clean the staff come in everyday to freshen up the room, all staff are very polite &helpful, breakfast time we look forward to nice layout best breakfast we have had in a bed &breakfast will be coming back thank you kim green
Reviewer:Mrs Kim G | Tue 26th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
The staff at the hotel are very pleasant and the hotel was very clean.It needs a bit of TLC and modernisation, but for the price of £70 a night for two including breakfast, we were very happy with our stay. (The dripping gutter outside Room 22 does need urgent attention however).
Reviewer:W | Tue 26th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
The main feature of the Dorset is the lovely, welcoming owners and staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Reviewer:R | Mon 25th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
At first disappointed. Nice room with enough space to be comfortable but let down needing attention to (a) torn valence at the bottom of the bed (b) two mattresses making the bed too high (c) no knobs on the bathroom light and fan cord pulls and broken bracket to the toilet seat. Then it got better. Breakfast very good and plenty of it. Service was very good and friendly and the whole very clean throughout. I have given three stars for the service and food. I will hope to revisit for another stay. I would strongly suggest that with more attention to detail the Dorset could be very accommodating and maybe five stars next time. Good luck!
Reviewer:b | Sun 17th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
this hotel I have been staying at for a number of years and they are always friendly and accomodating when we are booking and look at our needs - breakfast is excellent and the rooms are clean and tidy - I have no problems with recommending this to families and others!! thanks for the great staysxx
Reviewer:Andrea S | Fri 15th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
This is the third year that we have stayed at Dorset House and have booked again for next year. The accommodation is good value for money;the staff are very friendly and helpful;it is clean and well serviced. Breakfast is very good. It is a B &B with the feel of a hotel.
Reviewer:Ms G D | Mon 11th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
We very much appreciated our stay with you which fitted in extremely well with our plans
Reviewer:Lord and Lady C | Fri 8th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
We stayed at this hotel recently as looking at property on the island. We found the hotel to be very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and polite and as for the breakfast it kept us going all day until we had dinner. Would recommend to friends and family and would stay again.
Reviewer:Mr. Ian W | Mon 4th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
When I am on the Island for work I try to book Dorset House because the staff are always friendly and efficient, the rooms are clean and tidy and the breakfast selection is wide and tasty (including Dave's home made marmalade available to purchase). See you all in August and September!
Reviewer:Damian H | Thu 31st Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We stayed here for the 2nd time as the hotel is very oood value for money. The rooms are comfy and is what you expect. The breakfast is really good and there is a great selection of either cold or hot. The staff are very friendly and helpfull and was a pleasure talking to them. We would like to visit again in the future but might not be possible with a little one. I would like to thank all the staff for there help and hope to see you again in the future. Regards My self my wife and bump.
Reviewer:Peter N | Sun 27th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We stayed 4 nights at the Dorset Hotel in Ryde.Easily located just off the town centre, plenty of parking at the location.The staff were fantastic and very friendly. Rooms were comfortable and a good choice of breakfasts were available.We would certainly stay again.
Reviewer:Mr. John M | Sat 26th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Made to feel welcome, friendly staff, room cleaned every day, nice relaxed atmosphere. Very reasonable price per night.
Reviewer:H | Fri 25th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
I stayed for four nights in June 2014. Friendly staff, central location, good breakfast (I took the vegetarian option), fast Wi-Fi, nice lounge with TV (the room had a one as well);you could also sit in the garden during the day - it was everything I bargained for and then some. Thank you!
Reviewer:Mr. Karsten S | Wed 23rd Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Three of us had an excellent stay. Close to town, friendly staff. Rooms comfortable and clean. Great base to explore isle.
Reviewer:Mr. Gary S | Fri 18th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
warm and welcoming hotel and brekfast is loverley. Highly recommend this place to single or family members!! cant fault it, I mainly pop over for work purposes and all in all a fab place to stay!!! will defo be back to visit again!! Thanks to all the staff!!
Reviewer:Andrea S | Wed 16th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
This is our fifth time at The Dorset and have always found a great welcome. The rooms are clean and comfortable and breakfast is good with a wide choice for all tastes. Dave is an entertainment in himself and shouldn't be missed! Really good value for money, we shall be returning next year.
Reviewer:Mrs. Audrey B | Tue 15th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Having stayed at the Dorset once before I chose to stay there again on my return to the IOW. The location is close to my relatives and the high street, the pier, all the sights that we wanted to be able to walk to. As the house is quite old it is obviously not as modern as hotels I have stayed in while travelling in the US. The room was perfectly suited to my needs with the outlets and ensuite. It might be time for a new mattress in room 16 however.The staff was very friendly, helpful (I needed assistance with a stuck window one night and had two gentlemen come to help). I couldn't get the Wifi signal in my room but was able to in the lobby and breakfast room which was no hardship. The breakfast included was perfect for our needs. A full English breakfast or as simple as toast and Marmite. Coffee was decent as well which we were happy about.I will book again at the Dorset when on the IOW.
Reviewer:Ms. Caroline C | Sat 12th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
I had a very enjoyable stay at the Dorset Hotel this weekend, the view from the window was fantastic and the bed very comfy. Excellent choice of breakfast options too.
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Reviewer:Bauckman B | Tue 8th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Friendly clean, recommend
Reviewer:Suzanne W | Sun 6th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
i stayed for 4 nights at the dorset hotel and had a reilly great stay the staff were very freindly and helpfull the room i had was clean and the bed was nice and comfy . the breakfast was excellent with loads of choice.it was also lovley to be able to use the garden as a smoker it was nice to be able to sit in the back garden after breakfast and have a ciggie they also have an area to sit at the reception with big telly and loads of maps and leflets of the isle of white and things to do all in all it was a great stay and well worth the £40 a night i paid and i would recomend the dorset to anyone i know .
Reviewer:Horsley B | Mon 30th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We had the Victoria Suite which was larger than expected with comfortable bed and great bathroom withexcellent shower. Good situation and nice breakfast. Helpful staff
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Reviewer:Timbs B | Sun 29th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Nice, clean, and helpful reception. many stairs...
Reviewer:Mr. Michael T | Sat 21st Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Clean and comfortable, friendly service.Thank you.
Reviewer:G | Mon 16th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We had an excellent stay thank you. You attended to all of our needs including any additional requests. We would stay with you again. Thanks you.
Reviewer:H | Tue 10th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We had a lovely 5 day break at the Dorset Hotel in Ryde. Slightly dated rooms but very clean and friendly. Ideal location, great breakfast, GREAT STAY. Thanks everyone. Barb &Malc
Reviewer:M | Fri 6th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We've stayed at the Dorset quite a few times, and never been disappointed. There's always a very good warm and friendly welcome;facilities are good - excellent breakfast - and it's in a great location for the seafront, the town centre (plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants) and all the great IoW transport links. We'll be back!
Reviewer:J | Thu 5th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
What a friendly hotel, well run with a nice atmosphere. Great rooms, clean, with an amazing breakfast.
Reviewer:Mr. Trevor B | Thu 29th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed whilst visiting relatives, our 3rd or 4th visit. Friendly staff, nice room with a comfy bed, breakfast was very good. The bar has a small selection of bottled real ales available. There is a car park out the back so no worries about parking.Will definatly be back .....
Reviewer:B | Thu 22nd May 2014 | 4 years ago
we had a great stay at the hotel,with plenty of choice for your breakfast, The room we had(25) a double ensuite maybe a bit small but ok for a long weekend, staff pleasant,and owners very helpful,the hotel is convenient for the town, easy walk from the ferry, and 5 mins walk to the station, and buses,over all a good hotel for the price, and would stay again.
Reviewer:Mr. Adrian B | Tue 20th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent service all round.Staff always available and very helpful.Would recommend to my friends and associated.
Reviewer:Mr. Mike C | Thu 8th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed here for a couple of nights as going to a wedding on the island. Room clean and adequate for short stay.Breakfast very nice. All the staff were polite and very helpful. I also had to book an extra room for the second night whilst there and this was done within a couple of minutes with reception, with no fuss.I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay again. Very pleased all round.
Reviewer:Mrs. Karen A | Tue 6th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Our time at the Dorest Hotel was wonderful. The breakfast and service was excellent. It is just a short walk to the town centre and the bus station. It was really quiet at the hotel. Would stay there again if we ever go back to Isle of Wight.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lesley C | Tue 29th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Only regret was that wifi did not reach my room but for one night this was no great problem as bar was comfortable and not crowded and signal was fine there.Nice breakafast quickly sereved to meet my ferry needs.
Reviewer:Mr. Chris W | Tue 29th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely stay at the Dorset. Room was clean, tidy,and serviced every day. The breakfast was very nice indeed and served with a smile. Awell stocked bar ensured a night cap before bed which was most pleasant. All the staff we encountered at the Hotel were friendly and helpful. All in all a very nice stay in a very nice place and we will certainly be coming back again in the future.
Reviewer:J | Tue 22nd Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Welcoming and comfortable - the staff were really helpful.
Reviewer:Mrs R | Wed 9th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
This was our third visit. We stayed for 2 nights in Room 29 and this is a dual aspect room with a nice sea view and it is a reasonable size. Everything was clean. Tended to roll into the middle of the bed but didn't affect sleep. Breakfast was up to the usual high standard. I said the last time we would stay here again and indeed we have and would recommend to friends.
Reviewer:Mr. Roy C | Tue 8th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
A really great experience from start to finish. Very helpful and professional staff. Great value stay highly recommended - comfy beds!
Reviewer:A | Fri 4th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
I was grateful for the last minute accommodation and satisfied with what was on offer. The shampoo/conditioner supplied by hotel was excellent. Would stay here again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Caroline C | Mon 24th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
It was a pleasure to stay at an independent hotel rather than a homogenous chain. The position is excellent. We had two rooms, for 3 of us. The staff were helpful and attentive, really nice people. The hotel is modest and the prices, I felt, reflected this. The breakfast was generous and beautifully cooked. The safe, free parking was very welcome. We would definitely go there again.
Thank you for your review we hope to welcome you back on some future occasion.
Reviewer:Ms G | Tue 18th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
This must be the about the tenth time we have stayed at the Dorset. As always the room was comfortable (especially the bed)and clean with excellent breakfasts. Hotel gets excellent ferry deals.
Reviewer:P | Sun 16th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
The Dorset hotel is in a brilliant location. A few minutes walk from the Ryde dea front and town centre and it is also a prime location is travelling to the surrounding towns.The room was very cosy and included everything you need for a comfortable stay.I especially enjoyed the breakfast in the mornings. The staff are all very cheerful and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay and would definetly recommend this place to everyone thinking of visiting.
Reviewer:Z | Fri 14th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
As always, my stay was perfect. The hotel is always welcoming and provides all that I require for my stays on the island. It will always be my base
Reviewer:Trevor W | Thu 6th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Me and my fiancee had a fantastic stay from start to finish. The hotel was very clean and tidy. The staff are helpful and friendly and very welcoming. The hotel is very relaxed and we shall definitely be staying there in the future. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Reviewer:R | Sun 16th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
Very welcoming establishment great breakfast waiter very attentive nothing to much trouble he even offered to get us mushrooms for breakfast the following day but we were departing the rooms are comfey but they do require some upgrading and the bar needs to serve draft beer it also needs to be open after 10pm for residents overall good
Thank you for your review we appreciate the time you have taken, during the main summer months we do have draft beer available but due to lack of demand in the quieter months we are unable to keep it to the standard required and we waste more than we serve so we had to take the decision to not sell. The bar is open Friday and Saturday until 11.00 p.m. and from April to end of September till 11.00 p.m. or later depending on number in the bar. During the winter the majority of our trade is commercial and from our experience they drink from 6 - 9.30 p,m and then retire due to the early starts normally at 6.30 a.m. We have a rolling program of updating which we carry out in the quiet period as due to the volume of trade from April we can only do minor improvements. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on some future occasion and thank you for your business.
Reviewer:H | Wed 5th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
Clean rooms good bed, staff very friendly, great choice for breakfast, would use again.
Reviewer:Mr. Steve H | Tue 12th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
We always stay at the Dorset when visiting our children and grandchildren on the Island. As usual the room was clean and comfortable with an excellent shower. Although our room was in the front of the hotel being in a quiet location traffic noise was not a problem. Excellent breakfasts.
Reviewer:P | Mon 28th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
This was the second time we stayed and just cannot fault the Hotel or any of the staff. Good clean rooms, great breakfast, well looked after. Thankyou again, see you next time.
Reviewer:J | Wed 23rd Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Friendly and helpful staff, clean room and comfortable bed.Bathroom needs updating though.Breakfast was very good.Décor all very tired, but otherwise our stay was just fine!
Reviewer:M | Mon 21st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
This was our second stay at this hotel. We primarily chose it as it is in Ryde where we were meeting friends and it's close enough to walk from/to the station.Previously we had the garden room but this time we were in the main building. The check-in was quick and easy and we were shown to room 21. This is a twin room of a reasonable size. Both beds were comfortable and the room was clean. There were tea and coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. The bathroom was also a fair size but could do with some decor attention. There were views of the Solent from both windows.As last time the breakfast was excellent with plenty to choose from. Overall a good stay and would not hesitate to return.
Reviewer:C | Mon 21st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Very comfortable hotel. Very pleasant staff.Breakfast excellent.Really good value for money.
Reviewer:Mrs E J | Mon 14th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
I had a lovely single ensuite room (no 21). The proprietors could not have been more welcoming and friendly. I had problems manoeuvring my rather generous car into &out of the large car-park to the rear of the property, but the proprietor was there to help. I would recommend this establishment to my friends &family, &will be coming back time &time again. ps breakfast was superb!! Thanks.
Reviewer:Ms M | Tue 17th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Would definitely stay again - very friendly - breakfast superb plenty of choice.Rooms ample for a holiday stay.
Reviewer:Mrs. Patricia B | Thu 12th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
The Dorset Hotel is very central with its own car park which is very handy. The rooms are comfortable and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast is outstanding, cooked to order and very tasty.
Reviewer:Mrs. Alison R | Wed 11th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Our second year staying at the Dorset hotel,and we will probably be here next year.The staf are friendly and helpful.Breakfasts are vey good.There is a private carpark.The bus station and train station are a few minutes walk away,making it an ideal centre for getting about the island
Reviewer:Mrs Brenda C | Fri 6th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
We had a great time as we always do it was spot on Thanks.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian C | Wed 4th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Dorset Hotel in Ryde I.O.W was perfect for us.Only stayed 1 night but for a budget hotel it was fine .
Reviewer:Mr. David H | Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Many thanks to Micheal and all his staff for another fab time. We were looked after and nothing was too much trouble. See you next year. Sara and Chris.
Reviewer:S | Thu 29th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Reviewer:Mc C | Tue 27th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Thank you for your hospitality, we have had a fantastic weekend and are always made to feel very welcome, the Dorset is situated in perfect walking distances for allthat Ryde has to offer, nice hotel, nice people, good service, what more can one want for a perfect holiday.
Reviewer:W | Tue 27th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
We have been coming here for a number of years now and we have always found Dorset House to be very friendly,and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.
Reviewer:R | Mon 26th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Stayed weekend 23rd 26th August. Stayed in room 36, which was really lovely, good shower and nice comfortable bed. The room is at the top of the hotel so the view from the window was amazing!Lots of choices for breakfast cereal fruit or full English.Hotel is very close to the sea front. Will definitely book again.
Reviewer:Mr. Frank V | Mon 26th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Had a lovely two-night stay at The Dorset Hotel in the Garden Suite.Room nice and clean.Service at breakfast friendly.Very peaceful.Was like having our own mini apartment with the entrance through the garden at the back.The bathroom could possibly do with a little updating, but as I said it was clean and fresh anyway.Would stay again.
Reviewer:D | Sat 24th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
As always a very warm welcome, been coming to the Dorset Hotel for the last 5 years,lovely breakfast, very reasonable prices,room freshened up everyday would highly recommend very satisfied customers, Thank you Kim &Dean.
Reviewer:Kim G | Fri 23rd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
thanks very much for a very freindly stay at your hotel, highly recommended, we would definitely stay here again.
Reviewer:Trevor D | Fri 23rd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
This is the fifth time we've stayed at the Dorset and as usual the room was clean and comfortable with an excellent breakfast.There was a slight problem with noise from the next room (the guests had a family visit)ut this was quickly dealt with by the management.
Reviewer:Mr P. P | Mon 19th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
My wife and I stayed at the Dorset hotel on Saturday August 17th as I was exhibiting at the Garlic festival.The hotel was vey clean, had very comfortable beds, a good shower and we had a good breakfast in a central but quiet area of Ryde. It represented good value for money and I would certainly return again, many thanks, Tim Bulbeck
Reviewer:Mr. Tim B | Mon 19th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Our stay this time was just a 'one nighter' but we knew there would be no problems and the breakfast was, as usual, very good with cheerful and friendly service.Thank you Dorset.
Reviewer:CollinsR | Sat 17th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Clean and pleasant hotel at reasonable prices.Situated in excellent position for all amenities and bus/train stations.Would definitely go again.Only downside was waiting for bar service.
Reviewer:C | Wed 14th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Enjoyed our stay at hotel. Staff very helpful. Convenient to bus terminal
Reviewer:Norman C | Sun 11th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
This is the 5th or more time we have stayed in this HOTEL, Michael Dave and Karen always provide a warm welcome and the rooms are very well presented and clean, the brekfasts are scrummy and Davids Marmalade is devine always buy a jar on departure £2.50 A REAL BARGAIN. Highly recommended to all :) singles, couples and families - thanks for a fab stay AGAIN
Reviewer:Andrea S | Thu 8th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
2nd time we've stayed here and we love it,very well priced and 5 minutes from the beach.the staff are very sweet and helpful my only criticism is the bathrooms could do with updating but would definately stay here again.
Reviewer:Julie W | Wed 7th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
The Dorset Hotel was situated in a convenient position. The room was very spacious and clean. I had a lovely sea view and enjoyed my breakfast as well. I would definately stay there again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Suzanne O | Tue 6th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
This is the second year that my sister and I have stayed at The Dorset House Hotel. The owners and staff are very welcoming and helpful.They provide unobtrusive service and are attentive to your needs.The ferry booking service is helpful and reduces the cost of the crossing.We have rebooked for next year.
Reviewer:Ms G D | Mon 5th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
everything from the booking to amendments to the stay itself were all done very smoothly and all staff were very helpful and friendly. would definitely stay again. good value for money
Reviewer:M P | Thu 1st Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
We visited the Island recently for the first time in twenty years and found few, if any changes.The Dorset Hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, ie, it is a budget friendly hotel, clean but in need of a little paintwork. The staff are friendly and helpful and they serve a good breakfast.
Reviewer:F | Thu 1st Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
We were allocated the Garden Suite for our weekend stay, and were very happy with it overall - there were just a couple of small niggles:1. The hotel offers free wi-fi to guests, but this is not accessible from the Garden Suite.Also, just so that visitors are aware, we were unable to get any reception on our mobile phones in the room (we're on the O2 network) though it was OK out in the garden.2. The bathroom is in need of attention and doesn't match up to the standard of thelounge and bedroom area.It seems that these areas have been recently refurbished in a modern style, but the bathroom is a little run down in comparison - and the loo is not fixed down to the floor properly on the side nearest the bath.The bed was rather softer than we're used to, but it was comfortable and we slept well.Extra pillows and blankets were stored in the wardrobe for guests that wished to use them.Breakfast is served over a good time period of a couple of hours, giving guests plenty of flexibility in the time they wish to start their day, and the choice of dishes available for breakfast was impressive.We opted for the traditional breakfast each morning, and found this to be a generous meal which set us up very well for the day ahead.The location of the Hotel is great - far enough away from the seafront and main streets so that it is peaceful, but close enough that guests can walk to the seafront and centre in just a couple of minutes.There is a good sized car park to the rear of the Hotel too, and it felt very safe leaving the car there while we explored the town.Overall, we were very happy with our stay at the Dorset Hotel and will have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends and family for visits to Ryde.
Reviewer:Mrs. Sianne S | Mon 29th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
We had a great stay at the Dorset hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and we slept well as beds are very comfy.
Reviewer:C | Mon 29th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
This was our seventh stay at the Dorset and as always everyone was very welcoming and very helpful-we shall almost certainly be staying again next year and would happily recommend it to anyone.
Reviewer:W | Fri 26th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Very convenient for beach and town. No need to use car. Good breakfast and friendly staff. Rooms clean and comfortsble although dated. Would stay again.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs G | Fri 26th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
We have been visiting the IOW since 2008 and have stayed each time at the Dorset. We have received excellent, friendly service and would not hesitate to return.
Reviewer:C | Tue 23rd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent more than ample food and drinks,cleanliness,ever attentive staff,great room and views,lovely lounge and garden facilities,great value for money,and the wonderful weather helped too!.
Reviewer:Jason Hall B | Fri 19th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Pros - good breakfast choices, served promptly and very hot and fresh;good location, close to shops and beaches yet in a quiet road;car park;gaden space;comfortable bed;reasonably priced, Wfi.Cons - small room with badly positioned en suite (toilet in way of shower, very tight stall, no window);no aircon when temperature over 30, so windows wide open whichmeant yapping guests in adjacent rooms, also with windows wide open, could be heard all night, preventing a decent night's sleep;no swimming pool (lovely tempting pictures on Trip Advisor site, so rang to ask but told it's not been in use for last 4-5 years!All in all, clean but a little dated - good price but ask for biggest room if staying more than a day or two.
Reviewer:Miss. Elaine C | Wed 17th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
I booked this hotel for relatives on a recommendation and wasn't let down.Rooms were very comfy,food was excellent,and hosts were fabulous.They intend to recommend this hotel to all their friends
Reviewer:M | Tue 16th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Shower was more like a dribble though!
Reviewer:Mr. Stuart R | Mon 8th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Dear Dorset hotel.yes we enjoyed our stay at your hotel,food was nice and wholesome,room was fine,liked the lounge area comfortable seats and setee etc. staff were pleasant although not too talkative,we left without anyone saying or askinggoodbye etc. but dont want to be too petty.lady in reception kindly put us in ground floor room due to my friends age,found hotel very relaxing,tidy,and clean. would definatley consider going back there when we come to the lovely isle of wight.many thanks Desmond Renicks
Reviewer:Mr. Desmond N | Fri 5th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
A group of us on a walking weekend - we appreciated the prompt service at breakfast enabling us to get out early.We have stayed at The Dorset Hotel before and know that we are assured good accommodation.The staff are friendly and helpful.
Reviewer:Mr. Gordon P | Tue 2nd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
The service we received was polite and friendly, we had the Garden Room which was spacious enough and had a lovely shower. Breakfast was plentiful and again service was prompt and efficient, a well organised affair.I would return again.
Reviewer:Miss. Susan H | Mon 1st Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
We visited The Dorset Hotel as part of a local Morris Dancing Festival. We were looking for a good value stay near Ryde Seafront and The Dorset Hotel was perfect for this. The rooms were perfect as a 'base' and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was served quickly and the food was very good. We would certainly use The Dorset Hotel again should we return to Ryde.
Reviewer:C | Mon 24th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
been coming here for the last five years, and have found the staff very helpful &friendly. the rooms are clean &tidy and we have always enjoyed our stay here.
Reviewer:Andrew K | Sat 22nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
It was refreshing to stay at a place that was clean and fresh every day. The room we had was lovely, it was open and airy, was nice to have biscuits and water on our bedroom table! What a surprise! Staff are very friendly and very helpful! Breakfast was lovely aswell. Would definitely recommend. In a perfect area, right next to the beach, town and bus station.
Reviewer:Jemma Blaind | Fri 21st Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Thank you for a comfortable overnight stay.Having stayed before, check-in was painless and very quick.Had a good night sleep in a comfortable bed and a lovely breakfast at a very reasonable rate. Only issue for me was the radio playing through breakfast, which I found annoying but is a personal thing!! I would stay again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Gillian C | Fri 21st Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Great hospitality for the weekend, and a good hearty breakfast to start the day. Clean rooms and friendly staff.
Reviewer:F | Tue 18th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Breakfast only available for a very short time- until 9AM. I believe that it started at 7AM. Room spacious, with Old English style,most of surrounding, including rooms.This made for very small, akward and narrrow passaways to reach the rooms.Biggest problem was that when booking was made my family or partysetup was 2 adults and a 15 old child. According to ownership of hotel, rooms or liability insurance only allowed for 2 people per room. Therefore one of the family member, in our case, had to be displaced to another room, at an additional cost. Staff very friendly in a a nice location not very far from the pier or beach area.Good value for the money, if there are only 2 people n your party.
Reviewer:Mr. Frank C | Mon 3rd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
My Wife and I recently stay at The Dorset Hotel and found our stay very pleasant with the facilities very good and the staff were excellent. The Breakfast catered for every-bodies taste and was prepared just how you would like it. The Hotel was well place with a short walk to the Ryde Bus Station where you could get to all area of the Island.The bedroom did over-look the the Solent to Portsmouth but was smalland clean with a on-suite.Overall a very pleasant stay and I would recommend this Hotel for any short stay and I will be back for more of the lovely Island.
Reviewer:A | Sat 1st Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Reviewer:Mr. Giancarlo C | Fri 31st May 2013 | 5 years ago
A very pleasant stay. Staff were very attentive &the modest room was very clean. Attention to detail from confirmation of booking to a follow up 'thank you'email after the stay - No hestiation in recommending.
Reviewer:B | Thu 30th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Visiting Ryde for a Calbourne wedding over the Bank Holiday period,we made a base at The Dorset Hotel.A most comfortable double room overlooking the sea, fabulous breakfasts, off-road parking,excellent lounge and bar, friendly staff, we could not have wished for more.Richard &Mary.
Reviewer:J | Thu 30th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Good value adequate accommodation with good breakfasts. Pleasant service.
Reviewer:Brian S | Tue 14th May 2013 | 5 years ago
The Dorset hotel is a very comfortable, cost-effective and friendly B&B venue staffed by professional, eminently capable people. Their willingness to accomodate the needs and wishes of their guests is second to none and the relaxed ambience makes it like a "home from home".
Reviewer:Mr. Michael F | Sat 11th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Yet another lovely stay at this establishment:it's well-positioned in relation to Ryde town centre and the ferry terminal;it's well-equipped;and, last but not least, the staff are all great people.It's been my 5th visit to the Isle of Wight and my 4th stay at The Dorset. I shall be there again next year!
Reviewer:Mr. Paul A | Thu 9th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Staff excellent.Food excellent.Bed comfy and clean.What more do you want?
Reviewer:O | Thu 11th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
Nothing is to much trouble. All staff are friendly, hotel clean and tidy has a sense if home about it. We especially liked the attention given to each table at breakfast times for each individual requirement.
Reviewer:Kevin / Sarah A | Mon 8th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
I found all staff very helpful in resolving an unfortunate situation:noisy workmen. I therefore tried two rooms, both excellent. Staff managed my gluten free diet(toast and bread) well.Do stay here if you visit the island.
Reviewer:C. K | Mon 25th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
Vrey pleasant stay over 3 days.Accommodation clean,quiet and comfortable.Food good.All staff friendly and helpful.No cause for complaint at all.
Reviewer:Mr. Paul G | Tue 19th Mar 2013 | 6 years ago
We enjoyed our stay at the Dorset Hotel.Our room was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly.
Reviewer:Miss. Bridget L | Mon 4th Feb 2013 | 6 years ago
Very Friendly staff, comfortable room and a lovely breakfast every morning. would definitely recommend this hotel as a value for money option.
Reviewer:Miss. Jessica L | Sun 30th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
We were visiting the Island for a family Christmas Lunch. We've stayed at the Dorset before.Early check in was not a problem. The room was clean and tidy with a comfortable bed. As usual the breakfast was excellent. Ideal for a short stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Peter P | Wed 19th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
Thank you for a pleasant stay, our room was clean and roomy, our breakfast was cooked fresh and non-greasy. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Reviewer:Mrs B T | Tue 18th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
First stay by someone who travels to IOW regularly. Good basic hotel, no frills but good value. Will return.
Reviewer:Mr. John N | Sun 16th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
Two night stay on business trip to IOW. Hotel is clean and bed OK. Room small for a double and in need of an update. Would probably look for somewhere else next time.
Reviewer:J. H | Mon 10th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a very pleasant stay at the Dorset Hotel,staff were very friendly &helpful,this Hotel is a must just for the breakfast alone,prices are very reasonable,would highly recommend to friends &family also ideal location 5 min walk to the beach &other locations.Thank You regards MRS K GREEN
Reviewer:Green x | Thu 6th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
Stayed at the Dorset hotel any really enjoyed the experience. We were greeted when we arrived and shown to our rooms. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was varied and of a good quality. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers
Reviewer:R | Thu 29th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
I stay at this establishment regularly on a business basis and find it an extremely pleasant experience with excellent proprieters and staff. First class.
Reviewer:Damian H | Sat 24th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
nice room with views over garden.Good breakfast with extensive selection.plenty of hot water in bathroom.ideal relaxed base.a firm favourite for ryde - thank you.
Reviewer:L | Tue 20th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent service as always by very friendly and helpful staff. This was about our 5th visitand will not be our last as we are always very satisfied with out stay.
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Reviewer:W | Mon 12th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
We did enjoy our stay at the Dorset.We hopeto visit again in the summer season.The staff were polite.Overall all was good.
Reviewer:Mr B | Fri 9th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
a warm welcome, great breakfasts an excellent stay - thankyou Michael and team
Reviewer:John M | Thu 8th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
On arrival met by a friendly member of staff. Room was comfortable, but bathroom could benefit from in depth maintenance of toilet cistern and shower. Breakfast excellent from food to serving by staff.Overall another enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:T | Thu 1st Nov 2012 | 6 years ago
we wereve ry late due t o theferries and the st aff were very accomadating and left a key for us t he only minor complaint w e had was the shower was a lit tle small if ever we come back t o isle of wightwe will come again
Reviewer:P Lucas| Fri 19th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
I found the staff very pleasant. However, I do think the beds would benefit from an update of decent duvets and pillows and covers. The bedrooms were clean but not very comfortable.
Reviewer:S | Fri 19th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Upon arrival we were greeted in reception by a smiling face and courteous hello. We signed in and pointed in the right direction to our beautifully presented en-suit room. Breakfast was yummy with no trouble asking what for what we wanted, extra toast always available if reuested. Thankyou for an enjoyable short break with NO hesitation to recommend you to anyone. Thankyou.
Reviewer:J | Wed 17th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
This is the third year running our walking group has used the Dorset Hotel. Everyone enjoys staying here because it is comfortable, reasonably priced, the breakfasts are "mega"and it is well placed for public transport around the island. The staff do all they can to make our visits as happy as possible.
Reviewer:Mrs. Linda W | Wed 17th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent welcome, bedroom and hospitality.
Reviewer:Mr. Colin S | Tue 9th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Enjoyed our stay,a reasonable price,polite friendly staff.
Reviewer:David M | Mon 8th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
We've stayed at the Dorset before and again we weren't disappointed. Our comfortable room had a view of the Solent to Portsmouth. It's central but quiet location is good and whilst the car park can be difficult to get into off street parking is always best.The excellent breakfast rounded off our visit perfectly.
Reviewer:Mr. Peter P | Mon 8th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Was made very welcome and although the room was clean and tidy it did look a little tired, Breakfast was of a very high standard and overall our stay was good value for the price paid.
Reviewer:C | Fri 5th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
My fiancé and I have stayed at the Dorset Hotel on a number of occasions over the last few years.The hotel staff are always warm and friendly,the rooms are spacious and everything that can be expected of a converted and extended Victorian house.
Reviewer:Miss. Anne S | Sun 30th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
We travelled as a group of Royal AntidiluvianOrder of Buffaloes to attend a raising of a fellow brother of the order, and stayed overnight at the Dorset Hotel. We were made welcome and the rooms were very clean and tidy, and the breakfast was also very good.We would reomend this hotel to anyone staying on the Island. Thanks a lot "DorsetHotel"
Reviewer:F | Thu 27th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Being a travel writer myself I've done my fair share of sleeping in B&B, hotels, hostels and the likes, thus my standards could be considered to be high. Nonetheless everything I have to say about the Victoria Suite of the Dorset Hotel is good.Big space, nice and comfortable, lovely bathroom and clean. The staff was helpful and ever-smiling and the price is a bargain if you compare it to similar options in the Isle.I'll try to go back there soon, and spend more than a single day.
Reviewer:Mr. Victor Manuel Martinez V | Sun 23rd Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
While I'm at it, "Young Couple"I presume means we'd be 20 somethings, "Mature Couple"appears to mean Retired. Well I'm 48 and he's 51 and we both work full time so not really comfortable with any of the catagories on offer!The good news:decent breakfast in well appointed surroundings, hotel in convenient location and not overpriced.The bad news:Room 22 has seen better days decor-wise, also nice little telly but only the most rudamentary remote so couldn't use Ceefax which was like having our right arms cut off as we don't travel with iphones!
Reviewer:Mrs. Fiona W | Sat 15th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
We can recommend this hotel. The staff are welcoming and were very helpful in making our travel arrangemnts, and the location is good. There is a good private car-park too (though if your car is too long or wide, access could be impeded by careless public parking opposite the entrance). PS:the standards of the rating system are unclear.
Reviewer:W | Sat 15th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Being there the rooms were great, the breakfast was just right and the staff were excellant.but they do need more sugar and milk in the rooms as one cup of coffee is not enough for the day.It was also great being able to get in at short notice for a sad occasion would reccommed to family and friends. Michael and Dave are good hosts all the best for the future for your hotel see you soon hopefully
Reviewer:F | Thu 13th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Good location, freindly staff, nice breakfast to start the day
Reviewer:Paul D | Mon 10th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Great friendly people, great location
Reviewer:Brown x 3 | Thu 30th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
A very comfortable and well looked after stay for the 2012 Scooter Rally. Michael and the team you are doing a grande job...thanks from us both x
Reviewer:L | Wed 29th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Another great weekend,Staff and guests very friendly,see you again soon.
Reviewer:Andy H | Wed 29th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
We have stayed at this hotel for the past five years.The people are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Reviewer:R | Tue 28th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
I have been staying at this hotel on a August Bank Holiday for the past 14 years. The staff are always so accomodating especially Michael and Sandra. It is ideally situated for easy access to Ryde seafront and all its amenities. The hotel is always clean and the bedrooms are of excellent quality.There is also a wide range of options to fit all tastes for breakfast.I would highly recommend this hotel
Reviewer:Shelley Y | Mon 27th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
The hotel is a B&B and is a light and airy. The decor in the basement dining area is a bit dated but this is the owners taste, which I can except. The breakfast is menu'ed and of good quality. We found they are accomodating to personal tastes/requirments. There is never ending rounds of toast (if you want it).The roomthat we stayed in was the "Garden Suite"and is really a self contained flat without the cooking facilities, a bit detached from the main Hotel but very pleasant and roomy.All in all a very nice stay to use as a base.Ryde! well it seemed to be closed when we got there and as such we didn't really spend any time there.
Reviewer:Biggerstaffx 3 | Tue 21st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
great hotel and location staff friendly and helpfull room and facillities good and a great choice at breakfast
Reviewer:Mr. Cliff W | Mon 20th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Extremley welcoming staff with such nice smiles and always cheerful!!Tahnk you for making our time so lovely!
Reviewer:Ms P H | Thu 16th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Hotel was really central to everything.The hotel itself was clean as was our rooms. The breakfast catered for everyone with various options available.The lock to our door was not working from the inside but once mentioned to the owner it was addressed immediately.Would definately use hotel again.
Reviewer:c | Wed 15th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Good hotel, polite and knowledgeable staff, good value for money
Reviewer:B | Wed 15th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Really enjoyed our stay. Staff were attentive. Rooms were really really clean with EXCELLENT dailyhousekeeping. Location good for Ryde town and esplanade, Close to ice rink which suited us! Thanx V much!
Reviewer:Mrs. Lisa H | Sat 11th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent value, welcoming and comfortable lounge (with big flat-screen telly), generous breakfasts (I recommend the cheesy scones), comfortable beds, tea/coffee facility in room, and walking distance to town centre.Rooms were cleaned daily. :)
Reviewer:M | Fri 10th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Great location, comfortable and clean room and ensuite, friendly staff, lovely breakfast. What more is there to say? Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Miss. Laura S | Fri 10th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Had a great time again.All staff make you feel welcome.See you all again soon THANKS.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian C | Tue 7th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
sun always shines AT DORSET STARTING WITH BREAKFAST STAFF APLEASURE SEE YOU NEXT YEAR
Reviewer:Stan S | Sat 4th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
good clean hotel pleasant staff, ideally situated for beach &town.Shame breakfast is not served untill 9.30am during the week. Will go back though
Reviewer:c | Wed 1st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay;location was perfect and the service was faultless.Very comfortable rooms with ample facilities and a wide range of breakfact choices.Thank you.
Reviewer:Miss. Lucy V | Mon 30th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Booked two premier rooms for my wife and i and another couple, for three nights to see a concert on the Sat and Tom Jones on the Sunday, who due to ill health had to cancell. If it had not been for this lovely hotel the trip would have been a complete disaster, short stroll to the sea front, and main shopping areas and restuarants and bars. The hotel was spotless, the food and service for breakfast was excellent. Our friends had lovely rooms at the front of the hotel, and said they were not at all disturbed by any road traffic. My wife and i had a lovely garden room at the rear of the property, and all i can add to this is we will be back again asap, and wish to thank all the staff for making our stay so pleasant. I will recommending this fine hotel on Trip Advisor, as soon as i can.
Reviewer:Mr. Robin H | Mon 30th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
As usual we had a splendid week even in the rain. Friendly service, a spotless room with a great view of the Solent and excellent breakfasts. No frills but there is a bar, you get good value for money, what more could anyone need? Our third visit and probably not our last. Thank you all. Wanted to give 4 stars but the system would not let me for some reason, sorry.
Reviewer:Mr. Audrey B | Sun 29th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
i stayed at the Dorset Hotel with my 14 year old grandaughter ,it was first rate,clean welcoming and excellent breakfasts,We both felt really comfortable,The staff were helpful,let us leave luggage all day on our last day.I would recommend this place.I would stay there again.
Reviewer:Colvin B | Sat 28th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
lovely hotel local for all amenities.lovely breakfast.
Reviewer:ThackerB | Mon 23rd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
I stayed at The Dorset Hotel the day before and morning of my wedding nearby. The staff couldn't do enough for me including opening breakfast earlier, providing breakfast for my guests at a very reasonable rate and being very accomadating. Thank you Michael and the team! It was the perfect start to the day.
Reviewer:Samantha W | Sun 22nd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Reviewer:Mrs. Jean F | Fri 20th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
If the shower had not been so weak, this would have been a five.
Reviewer:P | Mon 16th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Booked for a 2 night stay at this friendly small hotel. Comfortable bedroom, bathroom fairly small, but clean and water in shower was hot. Nice dining room, and breakfast was very good, served quickly and was nice and hot. Lounge and bar area was also very comfortable. Would stay here again. Also hotel is central and within a short walking distance from buses and trains.
Reviewer:George L | Sun 15th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
This is our second stay here, and it won't be our last. Quiet, clean, comfortable bed, good breakfast, friendly, efficient, a short walk to the beach, bowling, ice skating, cinema, shopping, pubs, restaurants, hoverport, passenger ferry, train, bus station. Great value. We'll be back at The Dorset Hotel!
Reviewer:Mr. Eugene & Jacob D | Sun 15th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
A very enjoyable stay.Good location for the shops and the beach, lovely breakfast and comfortable bed.My Partner found the entrance to the back car park a challenge, especially with a big car, but hey, he needed the practice.
Reviewer:B | Sat 14th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
I found this hotel via Isle of Wight tourism website.Room was clean, comfortable, had a view of the bay and Portsmouth. It was fairly central to Ryde's city centre, the bus loop, train station and ferry to Portsmouth.Being close to the bus loop allowed me to visit nearly all the island without a car e.g. the Needles, Shanklin, coastline, Carisbrooke Castle and get to Cowes for the ferry to Southampton.Breakfast was good.Would recommend the hotel.
Reviewer:Ms. Gail H | Sat 7th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
affordable bed and breakfast- room was fine for stopping over but not for spending extensive time in
Reviewer:Mr. Steve S | Thu 5th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Our room was clean and tidy though a bit cramped.Shower fine and towels changed even though we would have managed with the old ones.Breakfast was well organised and the food came out hot and well cooked. We would invest in redecorating the dining room to make it more appealing.Staff were efficient and friendly enough.We did not use the bar.Finally the position of the hotel for town and esplanade is excellent and the free car park an important added bonus.
Reviewer:R P | Tue 3rd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Had a wonderful time staying in the hotel. Felt very warm and welcome with helpful, friendly staff. Comfy beds and tastey breakfasts. Will definately come back on our next visit to the isle of wight.
Reviewer:J . M | Fri 29th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
if decor was updated, modernised, matching etc I would have scored good/ excellentHotel has got heaps of potential to be outstanding as in if room and communal areas decorated would be brilliant venue, but very very clean and welcoming. Quiet but close to town centre,ample parking... good value but would pay more for the above changes
Reviewer:Ms T | Wed 27th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
A really nice place to stay en route to Isle of Wight Festival.Breakfast was perfect!!
Reviewer:Ms. Melissa N | Wed 27th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Hi all there at Dorset Hotel.It was very nice to stay the four days of the Isle of Wight Festival at your house. Cool, to get a Guiness, when we came home after festival...sitting in the garden (yeah, there were moments of sunshine!) and like it always to woke up and have a good english breakfast. Hope to stay in your house again.Frank &Simone
Reviewer:Mr. Frank W | Tue 26th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Stayed here for the IOW Festival weekend. Clean rooms, nice staff and a cracking breakfast.
Reviewer:F | Tue 26th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
This is the fourth year I have stayed here, the staff are all lovely and friendly, happy to assist when needed and also advise on the islandBreakfast is tasty and always served with a smile.Good value for money
Reviewer:W | Mon 25th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Reviewer:G | Sun 24th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Very friendly and comfortable hotel. Breakfast is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recormmending this hotel to friends, family and other colleagues.
Reviewer:Stuart T | Fri 22nd Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
We have just returned from our 5th stay at the Dorset Hotel. Michael and his team could not be more accommodating, especially when we bring our band of muddy walkers with us!We particularly enjoy the wonderful choices for breakfast. This is a hotel that really goes the extra mile.
Reviewer:Mrs. Linda W | Fri 15th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
This was the first time that my wife and I have stayed at Ryde having on previous occasions chosen Vetnor. We found the location of the Dorset Hotel ideal for access to all amenities and the rear car park was spacious and felt secure. Accomodation was clean, comfortable and our room (Garden Suite) was well decorated. Breakfast was good with a wide choice and service was friendly and efficient. The only complaint, and not uncommon elsewhere, would be with the ubiquitous hotel sausage. Ryde itself has upped it's game and has a much improved appearance about it whilst still retaining it's charm and character. We found plenty to do there whilst also being a good base for visitng elsewhere. This hotel is very good value for money, any complaints are minor and we would recommend it.
Reviewer:Mr. Louis P | Mon 11th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a lovely stay at the Dorset Hotel, we have stayed there on several occasions and would have not complaints, the breakfast is wonderful and Michael and Staff are so friendly, love staying there, it is so clean.Keep up the good work Michael hope to see ye all again next year.Anne Morris,Ireland.
Reviewer:M | Mon 11th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Let's put it this way, we're already booked to go back later this year! The walk up the hill on arrival day wasn't for the faint hearted but the Dorset itself was faultless.
Reviewer:Mrs. Fiona W | Sat 9th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
A very nice hotel, with warm friendly staff. Was really nice staying here and if we encountered any problems, there were very quick to sort them. Looking forward to going back!
Reviewer:Miles K | Thu 7th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
We decided to book this Hotel after seening it on line.The cost of the hotel which included the ferry was real value for money.We were not dissappointed the facilties we had were excellent the beds were comfortable andn there was always plenty of hot water. The breakfast room was light and airy and food selection was really good, the hot food was really hot and all cooked fresh.The only down side was that we didn not stay longer.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs H | Wed 30th May 2012 | 6 years ago
very good hotel staff helpful and polite breakfast exelent realy good choice,all in all great value for money. I would definatly recomend this hotel to anybody.
Reviewer:Mr. Steve T | Mon 28th May 2012 | 6 years ago
I stay regularly at the Dorset Hotel and have always found my stay pleasant with a comfortable room and all facilities I need where I have slept feeling safe and without disturbance. Anything I have asked for has been provided cheerfully. A value for money hotel.
Thank you for your review we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the Isle of Wight
Reviewer:M C | Sun 20th May 2012 | 6 years ago
Very nice hotel, excellent location, very helpful staff
Reviewer:Mrs A | Mon 14th May 2012 | 6 years ago
Enjoyed my stay here,hotel &room was very clean, great service at breakfast,kind &helpful staff
Reviewer:Mrs. Marina B | Tue 8th May 2012 | 6 years ago
Nice hotel and staff, although rear emergency rather noisy at night (most clients unaware of problem, as did not read notice.)Room doors a bit noisy at night bcos they are fire doors;perhaps a polite note on the doors to close discreetly at night and in the morning might help to mitigate problem.Bar the above, very pleasant stay - will hope to be back next year with some more friends from the East Kent CTC.
Reviewer:Mr. Paul A | Tue 8th May 2012 | 6 years ago
I have stayed here at least annually for the last six years and always find it very clean;breakfast very good;with friendly proprietors and staff. Situated within walking distance of town centre and transport facilities, but far enough away to be quiet. The attic room has excellent views of the Solent and Portsmouth from the window both day and night. I would and have recomended it to others.
Reviewer:Powellr | Tue 8th May 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a good weekend break, have stayed before and will stay again. Nice friendly hotel breakfast is very good.Just a shame the weather was bad this weekend.
Reviewer:K G | Tue 8th May 2012 | 6 years ago
Pleasant clean and friendly. Excellent service for breakfast.Would recommend
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Reviewer:EdlundB | Tue 24th Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
What a great place to say warm and very helpful ,friends told me about it and i booked it then rooms are VERY clean Staff help full and will be back very soon .
Reviewer:Lewis B | Mon 23rd Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
enjoyed our stay, hospitality was excellent
Reviewer:Mr C | Sun 22nd Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
The hotel was lovely and clean, bed was very comfortable, shower was perfect, breakfast hit the spot, staff very friendly and helpful. would definitely stay againKathy
Reviewer:K H | Wed 18th Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
Very nice hotel. Clean, nice room and excellent breakfast, would definatly stay here again.
Reviewer:Dennis S | Mon 16th Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
Although the hotel itself is not 5* rated, the service we received during our recent stay was certainly 5* category.The care and consideration given to us was proactive and appropriate to our needs.Through the years we return to the same hotel in the knowledge that we will be well accommodated.
Reviewer:May-ann F | Sun 8th Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
Very comfortable stay. Pleasant, clean, spacious rooms - could even see the sea! Hotel is in a quiet part of town so no noise to disturb you at a night, but it is near enough to the town, bars, food emporiums etc to be convenient. Smooth and quick checking in. Nice and varied breakfast with friendly staff. Would definitely stay again. Great value.
Reviewer:Mr. Tim M | Fri 6th Apr 2012 | 6 years ago
I have stayed at the Dorset many times on business. Every time I have stayed I have found it to be comfortable and the staff have always been very welcoming. The hotel is conveniently located and in a quiet location. I recommend this hotel if you need to stay in Ryde on business.
Reviewer:Mr. Steven M | Sat 24th Mar 2012 | 6 years ago
Pleasant, clean and friendly B&B.Good value for the price we paid for 2 nights in March. My only little criticism is that the bath mat wasnt very useful (a thin slip of paper!) and sausage at breakfast wasn't very pleasant. Overall good value for money. Would stay again.
Reviewer:Ms. Deborah R | Mon 19th Mar 2012 | 7 years ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Dorset Hotel, the Manager - Mike and staff were extremely helpful and very friendly, especially the Housekeeper - Di.We would have no hesitation in re-booking the Dorset Hotel and would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who is staying in Ryde on the Isle of wight.The Manager even books your ferry for you which was certainly a massive help especially as this was our first trip to the Island.Thank you very much for all your assistance during our stay and we look forward to returning again in the future.Mrs. Anne Gagg
Reviewer:D | Tue 13th Mar 2012 | 7 years ago
The hotel is easy to find and a great location close to the ferry port and train.They had a lot of local leaflets for activities around the island.The staff were welcoming and friendly.Our hotel room was clean and the breakfast was nice too.
Reviewer:L | Thu 8th Mar 2012 | 7 years ago
Excellent value with full English breakfast and plenty of alternatives. Great location in a quiet residential area, a 5 minute walk from the beach and nightlife/restaurants. Clean and friendly. Fair prices at the bar. Hope to return.
Reviewer:Mr. Eugene D | Mon 5th Mar 2012 | 7 years ago
Staff are friendly and very helpful.Nothing is too much bother.
Reviewer:Victor O | Fri 10th Feb 2012 | 7 years ago