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Maritime Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Maritime Hotel has panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast and is set in a former centre for the testing of naval defence weapons
  • Chesil Beach is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and Weymouth is 20 minutes' drive away
  • It is a good base from which to walk the South West Coast Path or visit the famous Portland Bill lighthouse

82% (232 Member Ratings)

"The views and the quality of the room"
16. Aug 2017
NewburyNewbury, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from Weymouth railway station, or you can catch the number 1 bus. The A354 is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Maritime Hotel is a clifftop hotel on the Isle of Portland, 20 minutes' drive from Weymouth. Lonely Planet recommends the island's "rich bird life", "starkly beautiful cliffs" and "jaw-dropping views".

You can explore Portland Bill lighthouse for great views of the English Channel or join the South West Coast Path from the hotel and walk to Chesil Beach, for a chance to see rugged clifftops and caves. Chesil Beach, an 18-mile stretch of shingle beach that connects Portland to the maindland, is around and hour's walk along the path, or 10 minutes by car.

The seaside town of Weymouth and its attractions -- including Jurassic Skyline, an observation tower that offers views up to 16 miles away from 174 feet above the ground -- are around 30 minutes' drive away. The town is hosting several events throughout the summer, including Gin Festival Weymouth (3 June), Wessex Folk Festival (3-5 June), The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival (8-9 July). Durdle Door, a picturesque limestone arch on the Purbeck Heritage Coast, is less than an hour's drive from the hotel.

The Royal Navy were present on Portland until the 1990s, and the hotel is a former Admiralty Under Weapon Establishment -- a naval building where defence weapons were developed and tested. It has since been transformed into a modern hotel enjoying panoramic views of the 95-mile-long Jurassic Coast. The hotel has a restaurant with floor-to-ceilings windows, a bar and an outside terrace.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

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


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10am.

Children and additional guests: There are no extra beds available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £15 per pet, per night. There is limited availability for rooms suitable for pets, please contact the hotel on 01305 826060 before booking to check availability.

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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82% Positive
(232 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Maritime Hotel Limited ( t/as Maritime Hotel) over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
3.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was fine the views were excellent. The price was very good.
Other Comments
Quality and cost of food. Had to sign for meal before to was served, Dog in dining room. Off hand reception staff.
David 18. Aug 2017 Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views
Other Comments
Polite and helpful staff but it was all a bit 'military' and only the very basics provided. The electricity in our room was turned off on the dot of 10.00am on the departure day! It still has the feel of on MOD building. More colour and greenery needed to give it a welcoming feel. Very mixed styles of interior design. It is in a unique and interesting spot, and a good place to explore from.
Kate 18. Aug 2017 Cirencester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rediculously expensive bar prices!
eric 16. Aug 2017 Street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views and the quality of the room
Other Comments
A unique structure full of quirky elements. Jolly staff, caring and funny special thanks to Steve and Tom
Benita 16. Aug 2017 NewburyNewbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed and roof terrace.
Other Comments
We were concerned when we booked in as there was a man sitting behind the reception desk asleep. The young girl that booked us in was incredibly professional and so we didn't intervene. However we had to return to the desk some 20 minutes later to ask a question and now the man was snoring very loudly. We were not sure if he was ill, suffering from narcolepsy or awaiting medical attention. I was about to offer help when the young lady was joined by a young man so I left them to it. Really not sure what was going on and don't want to be judgemental but it isn't what you expect to find when booking in to a hotel. I can only guess that this man was ill.
Philippa 16. Aug 2017 Heathfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
They upgraded our room to a Sea View
Other Comments
Some of the hotel information and literature should be less 'officious' and more welcoming
Anthony 14. Aug 2017 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded to a sea view, nice modern hotel in an usual setting
Other Comments
We didn't think the food was as good as our last visit a couple of years ago when it was the Ocean Hotel
Elizabeth 10. Aug 2017 NUNEATON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The wonderful back massage I had with Verna at La Vie Spa and the really friendly, helpful breakfast staff at the hotel - nothing was too much trouble, so lovely.
frances 11. Aug 2017 Bromle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely clean hotel welcoming good breakfast
Jane 12. Aug 2017 Bude, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quirky building, glad I read what to expect beforehand! Lovely interior, room was great and bed very large and comfortable. Fabulous taking in the view in the sunshine from the roof top terrace.
Other Comments
We chose not to eat dinner in the hotel restaurant as it took a while for the menu to be put out and when it was finally put out on view there wasn't really anything that took our fancy plus we thought that £15.95 for a main course was a little on the expensive side. We walked a few minutes down the road to the Eight Kings pub which was nice (busy though so book if you can). The only other things that we pointed out to reception was that the kettle was very limescaled so we didn't even make a hot drink in our room and also the showerhead needed bleaching. All in all though a lovely experience and would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Shirley 14. Aug 2017 Nelson, United Kingdom

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