Here in Dorset hotels come in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles and prices to suit everyone. Whether you are staying on a 2-week holiday, or just here for a couple of days, your hotel will make an important contribution to your overall impression of Dorset, and so it is important that you make the right choice.
Probably the pinnacle in terms of luxury is the country house hotel. Usually spectacular, historic houses within their own extensive grounds, these hotels can often stand up as a holiday destination in their own right. If you are just here to pamper yourself, you won't go far wrong. Spas, health treatments and swimming pools abound. You can just dip in and use the facilities as and when you wish, or you might want to book a full spa-based break.
If you need a bit more activity in your holiday, this can be catered for as well. Golf is usually quite popular and any good country hotel will know the whereabouts and the lie of the local courses. They can often be booked through your hotel. Tennis is another favourite, and many of the hotels have their own courts. Being in the country might make you hanker for more 'country' pursuits. Why not try fishing, horse-riding, cycling or just a long country walk. Again, most hotels will be able to organise these activities for you.
No matter what you spend your day doing, you will be able to look forward to a well-earned evening of luxurious relaxation back at your hotel. Most country hotels pride themselves on their restaurants, some of which feature award winning chefs. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink whilst perhaps exchanging the high points of the day with your fellow guests. Then, a sumptuous dinner and some fine wine in comfortable and elegant surroundings.
If you are thinking about a seaside holiday in one of Dorset's many resorts hotels are likely to feature in your plans somewhere. The more exclusive hotels are usually on or near the cliff-tops, perfectly positioned for that all important sea view. They provide the convenience of being close to the beaches, whilst usually being very pleasant places to spend the day in their own right. If it's a five-star holiday experience you're looking for, these are the places to try.
Of course, location isn't necessarily everything. If you take any of the popular resorts in Dorset - Bournemouth, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Swanage, Poole or Christchurch, each has plenty of good quality hotels away from the sea front. In fact in any of these resorts you are never more than a few minutes walk from the sea. Many of these hotels are family run, often by owners who have years of experience in the hotel trade. They will provide a friendly welcome and a convenient base for your family holiday.
As you can see, there are Dorset hotels to cater for all tastes and requirements. Use our search facility below to locate one that matches your criteria.
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