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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 81%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 94 reviews

Ideal location and just a few steps from the quayside

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Indoor pool
Outdoor parking

This 17th-century, former coaching inn is full of character and charm, and is just a short walk from the seafront. Bedrooms vary in size; those in the newer wing are more spacious and some have balconies, sea views or a private terrace. In addition to the elegant dining room and guest lounges, a heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and small gym are available. A good selection of enjoyable, well-prepared dishes is offered in either the bar and the main restaurant. There is a car park at the rear of the hotel.


  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Ground-floor rooms: 4
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £75
  • Double room, minimum price: £130

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Outdoor parking spaces: 33


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, games room, snooker tables, table tennis
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 20
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 20

Getting here

From west on A35 take A3052, or from east take B3165 to Lyme Regis. Hotel in town centre, opposite The Fossil Shop.

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