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Maritime Hotel

Kate Harden-England
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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
  • The famous Portland Bill lighthouse is 20 minutes' walk away
  • The hotel is a great base for long walks along the South West Coast Path -- dog lovers can bring their pets with them for an extra £15 per night

84%
Enjoyed This
(303 Member Ratings)
"The general atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. The staff were very pleasant. The evening meal was very good."
Janet
17. Feb 2019
Liskeard, UK

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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Overview

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 head to Portland Bill lighthouse and its visitor centre for great views of the English Channel from 135 feet up -- its around 20 minutes' walk from the hotel. Walkers can join the South West Coast Path from the hotel and walk to Chesil Beach for a chance to see rugged clifftops and caves. This 18-mile-long stretch of shingle beach connects Portland to the mainland, is around and is hour's walk along the path, or 10 minutes away 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.

The hotel is dog friendly -- be sure to say hello to Hugo and Hooch, the hotel's own pooches. Pets can stay in select rooms for an extra £15 per night.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Policies

Check-in: Sea View Rooms & Suites from 3pm
Basic, Standard Rooms & Deluxe Rooms from 4pm
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Additional details: The restaurant has a smart-casual dress code (no sportswear or shorts).

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

84%
Enjoyed This
(303 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Maritime Hotel Limited ( t/as Maritime Hotel) over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
4.4 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The general atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. The staff were very pleasant. The evening meal was very good.
Other Comments
This was a dog friendly hotel and I was very impressed with the way they dealt with this. Dogs were not allowed in the restaurant, but they had a very pleasant bar area where dog owners could eat accompanied by their dogs. I would recommend for dog owners.
Janet 17. Feb 2019 Liskeard, UK
Enjoyed Most
Being away
melanie 17. Feb 2019 Uckfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Its location.
Other Comments
Cold hotel, no heating in room, except a free standing oil filled radiator, very small potions with the food, our starter and main course tiny, I overheard one person saying about his breakfast, is this a starter?
Mr Kenneth 10. Feb 2019 North Somerset, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Lovely staff especially in the restaurant
Garry 09. Feb 2019 Worthing, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location to sea
Other Comments
We arrived on a cold, wet and windy day and we found the room cold. We had a small electric radiator in the room and I was disappointed as we were not told the heating was broken. We would turn the radiator off when we’re not there but then when we returned it wasn’t warm . We went down for breakfast and had to wait for a table. Then had to wait for milk at the breakfast cereal bar and for our drinks as there wasn’t any. The waiter told us ‘I think we have probably run out altogether let me check’. Then had a long wait for our breakfast to arrive. We had our dinner in the restraunt one evening and our waitress (a young lady/slim/long hair) didn’t smell very nice, she had poor hygiene and it wasn’t nice to think she was bringing us our food.
Michelle 14. Jan 2019 Stowmarket, UK
Enjoyed Most
it's uniqueness
GRAHAM 17. Dec 2018 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Alan 16. Dec 2018 CREDITON, UK
Enjoyed Most
The Christmas decorations were very good.
Other Comments
Hotel very dirty,restaurant cold,food was very disappointing and very limited choice.Bathroom tiles black with mould. Room very dated and the bed very uncomfortable. Over odour in the corridors like a nursing home. Building work going on with rubbish everywhere. We paid for two nights,but came home after spending the first night there.Ive never been so pleased to be going home.
Richard 15. Dec 2018 Fareham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Smart interior, large bedrooms, modern, friendly staff, lovely food.
Other Comments
The smell of cigarettes was coming into foyer from rear door being slightly open in reception. Written directions to the hotel would be useful, we went round the housing estate twice as we missed a small turning.
Carlina 14. Dec 2018 Honiton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Spacious bedrooms, decorated nicely.
Other Comments
Numerous notices telling me what not to do. Don't press the lift button more than once. Don't put bread in the toaster more than once. Don't bring food into the bedrooms.
Wendy 10. Dec 2018 Tunbridge Wells, UK

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