Corfe Castle

Mortons House Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Grade II-listed Elizabethan manor house on the Isle of Purbeck with a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant
  • The hotel has views of nearby Corfe Castle, "one of England's most impressive castles" (Rough Guides)
  • Corfe Castle is on the 12-mile Purbeck Way walking route, which stretches between Wareham & Ballard Down
  • It's a short drive from the Jurassic Coast & 30 minutes from Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove

83% (6 Member Ratings)

"Elizabeth bedroom and lovely staff."
Feb 24, 2016
Bordon, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is in Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck, halfway between Weymouth and Poole on the Dorset coast. It is three and a half hours' drive from London and there is free parking at the hotel. Alternatively, take the train to Wareham, which is 15 minutes from the hotel by bus or 10 minutes by taxi. The journey will take around two hours and 45 minutes in total.

Rooms & Rates

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Set on the Isle of Purbeck in the Dorset countryside, Mortons House Hotel is an Elizabethan manor house with stone gables and excellent views of Corfe Castle. The Grade II-listed property dates back to 1590 and retains many period features, including oak beams and panelled walls.

The hotel is surrounded by quaint stone cottages in the village of Corfe Castle and Swanage Railway's heritage steam trains run right past the hotel's garden on their way to Swanage. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the ruins of Corfe Castle, named one of the 15 Most Impressive Castles in England by Rough Guides. This Norman castle is now managed by the National Trust and is open 10am-4pm, November-February (10am-5pm in October). The hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile-long UNESCO World Heritage site that is "flecked with sea-carved bays, crumbly cliffs and beaches loaded with fossilised souvenirs" (Lonely Planet). Poole, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, are half an hour’s drive away.

The hotel's 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is big on local produce. The menu mixes traditional British food with East Asian touches, and the same dishes are served in the less formal bistro. Meals can be taken by the log fire in the Oak Room during winter or on the terrace in warm weather. Afternoon tea is offered from 10am-5pm, and bar food is also available throughout the day.

Bedrooms are traditional and have brass beds decorated in brocade fabrics. Rooms are in the manor or in an annex in the walled garden, and some have views of Corfe Castle. Wi-Fi is free in the main building.

From the press:

  • "This is a place to break open the Bollinger: a romantic, luxurious 16th-century, minibaronial pile" -- Lonely Planet

  • "Set in delightful gardens and grounds with excellent views of Corfe Castle, this impressive building dates back to Tudor times" -- The AA Hotel Guide

  • The dishes showcase "tight technique and prime materials of obvious quality" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request for children aged 3 and under: £25 per night. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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83% Positive
(6 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mortons House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
5.0 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Elizabeth bedroom and lovely staff.
Franciszek Feb 24, 2016 Bordon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing hotel in a great location with friendly Staff
Other Comments
The water flow in the shower could be improved
Alan Feb 22, 2016 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly and efficient. The location was good. The outward appearance and public rooms, traditional and in keeping.
Other Comments
The room, especially bathroom was very dated and shabby. No bottled water, one mean biscuit. Strange poached egg, one muffin, ham. Dry and looked lost. No Hollandaise (although it wasn't listed as 'eggs Bennedict' in fairness)
vivien Feb 16, 2016 Cobham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, food
Nichola Feb 01, 2016 Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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