£99 & up – Surrey coaching inn getaway w/meals, 44% off

The White Horse Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

The Daily Telegraph calls The White Horse in Dorking a "chic, contemporary hotel". Snap up a stay at this 13th-century coaching inn that seamlessly blends historic character with contemporary comforts from £99. This deal saves up to 44% on the usual price.

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Spacious Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • Free upgrade to an Indulgent or Decadent Room (Sundays only; subject to availability on booking) -- alternatively, it's an extra £15 to stay in these room types Monday-Saturday
  • A 2-course dinner each (worth up to £31.70 per person)
  • Thursday-Saturday stays are £104, Monday stays are £114 and Tuesday-Wednesday stays are £134

Enjoyed This
"Way above our expectation, one of the best places we have stayed. The food and service were excellent. Staff very professional and friendly."
Mr Stuart
5 Jan, 2020 - Furzehall Avenue, UK
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This "chic, contemporary" (The Daily Telegraph) hotel is housed in a 13th-century inn where Charles Dickens once stayed
  • Denbies Wine Estate and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are a 5-minute drive away
  • The "splendid" (The Times Cool Hotel Guide) restaurant "punches well above its weight" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • You can sip Dickens-themed cocktails in the bar


The White Horse Hotel offers a "hip, historic" stay "slap bang in the centre of Dorking's main shopping street with its cosy cafés and independent outlets" (The Daily Telegraph). 

Said to be where Charles Dickens wrote The Pickwick Papers, The White Horse Hotel occupies a former 18th-century coaching inn with a whitewashed façade, and is a 5-minute drive from guided tours at Denbies Wine Estate and the edge of Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The National Trust's Polesden Lacey, a "gorgeous, creamy-yellow Regency mansion" with "impressive collections of furniture, paintings and porcelain" (Fodor’s) is 15 minutes' drive away, while Epsom Downs Racecourse is around a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

The White Horse Hotel features "bang on trend" (The Daily Telegraph) interiors, where "soothing contemporary tones blend seamlessly with sturdy Grade II-listed oak beams, vintage sumptuous sofas, throne chairs and retro artefacts and stylish ceramic table lamps". 

Dickens memorabilia runs throughout the hotel, including "prints and references to the writer" (The Times Cool Hotel Guide), as well as a Dickens-themed cocktail list in the "busy, bijou" bar. 

Guests can relax by the fire in the "characterful" (The Daily Telegraph) lounge, pick up local produce in the on-site deli, and dine on an "outstanding breakfast", "smashing surprises" and "reasonably priced classics" in the eclectic, white-painted restaurant.

The hotel's guestrooms include duck-down and feather duvets (The Daily Telegraph), as well as free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Higher-tariff rooms add sitting areas, while plush suites come with separate lounges and coffee machines.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


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

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £25 per pet per night.

Please contact the hotel directly and as soon as possible prior to arrival to arrange, as pets are allowed in a limited number of rooms.

Fees: Car park fee: £10 per day.
Limited space available, pre-booking required.

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.

Up to 44% off

£99 / night


When You Can Go

Sun 1 Jan-31 Mar; +£5 Thu-Sat; +£15 Mon; +£35 Tue-Wed

Getting There

Pre-booked parking is available for £10 per car, per night. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the M25. Dorking and Dorking Deepdene railway stations are a 5-minute drive away. Gatwick Airport takes approximately 25 minutes to reach by car. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The White Horse Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Way above our expectation, one of the best places we have stayed. The food and service were excellent. Staff very professional and friendly.
Other Comments
First class, not to be missed, best breakfast ever, great coffee and hot brewed tea served at the table. Imaginative choice of breakfast offerings.
Mr Stuart 05 Jan, 2020 Furzehall Avenue, UK
Enjoyed Most
On deal with dinner considering price food was really very good. Nice situation, excellent room.
Other Comments
Friendly staff
Mike 05 Jan, 2020 Braintree, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and comfortable bed
Other Comments
Really nice hotel with lovely little touches, but they really need to sort out their staff service. Senior staff were good but generally service was slow, staff were disinterested (at best) and just not focused on the customer. Also music in the public areas was just too loud and obtrusive. If they could sort that out it would be Great hotel.
Rosie 05 Mar, 2019 Faversham, UK

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