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When booking a hotel for an upcoming getaway, we all want nothing more than to get all the vital information in and then finish booking it promptly and productively so that you can move onto the fun part - enjoying everything there is to see and do in the popular, charming and quaint county of Dorset. When you visit Hotels.com, we want to make the entire booking process, from start to finish, simpler and easier so that you avoid opening endless tabs, reading endless different blogs and checking they match exactly what you’re after. That’s why you’re in the right place, as at Hotels.com we give you all of this in one place. Book the hotel of your dreams by choosing from our wide range of filters from price and availability to star-rating and theme so that your hotel in Dorset meets your every hotel preference.

What's Dorset Like?

Situated on the beautiful English Coast, the county of Dorset has a varied landscape with large, aerial chalk hills, steep limestone elevations and low-sitting clay valleys. More than half of the county is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty, and a large proportion of Dorset’s coastline is also a World Heritage Site. Along the coast and on Dorset’s front door stand the magnificent sites of Chesil Beach, Durdle Door, the Isle of Portland and Lulworth Cove which provide perfect landscapes for exploration and scenery. With sights, history and many pursuits for those with a love of outdoors, you’ll find tons to see and do. Trips to one of the nation’s favourite beaches, Bournemouth beach and Weymouth beach may make you feel like you are relaxing in the Mediterranean rather than the English Coast. Monkey World is a great place to take all the family if the cheeky animals are your favourite, or why not head over to Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium ? If you’re a nature lover then Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Sculpture by the Lakes and Lower Gardens are a must-visit. All these sights are easily accessible from your Dorset hotel!

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Dorset

Since playing a vital role in the London Olympics in 2012 as the home of sailing, tourists and locals can enjoy trying out the county’s sailing, rowing, powerboating and sea kayaking. With no motorways in Dorset, you may be forgiven for thinking that travelling around the county is slow and difficult. However, with a series of A roads, two main railway routes alone to London, several ports dotted throughout the county and an international airport, you can see Dorset at whatever pace you choose, taking in the scenery as you go. And if you simply love to admire transport, come to Dorset in August/September where you’ll find one of Europe’s largest outdoor shows, The Great Dorset Steam Fair. Located on the south coast, you can expect warm summers and mild winters, making it the perfect time to head down to two of Dorset’s favourites, Bournemouth and Poole. Grab your bucket and spade and enjoy the sun, sea and scenery of the this stunning county and book your hotel in Dorset today.