Take a look inside the most popular hotels and holiday lets in Dorset and see what all the fuss is about. 

With reviews of 9.8 stars or more, people have flocked to these top stays for their hospitality, spoiling rooms and excellent facilities. 

In the midst of a third lockdown with non-essential travel completely banned, it can be hard to think of a time we will be able to treat ourselves to a holiday or night away. 

However if we go back to something similar to the tiers system then we could be booking that well-deserved night away a little closer to home - so why not start looking now? 

These are the best reviewed hotels and holiday-lets in Dorset according to Booking.com: 

Waterfield House B&B

- 9.9 stars

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This bed and breakfast in Bradford Peverell, Dorchester, costs £300 for a two night stay in their  waterside room boasting a view over the River Frome.

Home to an abundance of wildlife the banks of the river are home to kingfishers, herons and egrets and brown trout - all of which can be enjoyed from your private balcony or the riverside terrace. 

As the best rated hotel in the whole of Dorset on Booking.com, previous guests have absolutely raved about their stay at Waterside House giving it 9.9 stars.

One guest, Olivia claimed it was the perfect place for a weekend getaway and left a reviewing saying: "We loved everything about staying here - definitely a 10 out of 10."

Booking.com have a rigorous category system for customers leaving reviews asking them to leave a rating out of 10.

Waterside House received more than 150 reviews and were awarded 10 stars for cleanliness, WiFi and the staff. 

Whilst the location, facilities and comfort of the hotel were all left with an exception score of 9.9. 

Visit Booking.com for more.

Ludbourne Hall 

- 9.9 stars

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This modern take on the hotel concept, Ludbourne Hall is a fully-serviced one-bedroom apartment located in Sherborne, East Dorset

The property boasts a stunning terrace as well as a tranquil private patio - ideal for alfresco drinks in the summer months.

It has recently undergone a sympathetic transformation to give a unique blend of character with a modern twist and everything you need to relax and unwind. 

Ludbourne Hall costs £210 for two people for a two night stay. 

The impeccable apartment is kitted out with a luxurious king-size bed, modern and spoiling bathroom suite with a freestanding bath as well as a comfy and cosy living area. 

Previous guests have left the hosts incredible reviews and rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Comfort, cleanliness and facilities were the highest rated qualities with 9.9 stars left by previous guests. 

For bookings visit Booking.com.

Black Pig Retreats

9.9 stars

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Black Pig Retreats offers three luxurious safari tents set in the gorgeous Sfatesbury countryside. 

The tents are named after black pigs indigenous of Spain, France and Africa.

The tents are located at Bittles Brook Farm with lovely walks, a stream and woods to explore on your doorstep. 

This unusual stay aims to take you back to your routes in a calming and peaceful environment where guests can unplug and unwind. 

Each of the tents comprises of a seating area, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facilities, including a fridge, an oven and a stovetop.

There is also a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries - this really is glamping on the next level. 

With jaw dropping ratings Black Pig Retreats have receive 10 stars for cleanliness, location, facilities, comfort and staff. 

Previous guest Toyah commented they "loved everything" about their "exceptional" stay.

See more on Booking.com.

Coastguard Lookout

9.9 stars

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Boasting sea views, Coastguard lookout in Weymouth is just a stones throw from the beach and harbour. 

The impressive two-bedroom holiday let costs £520 for two nights and sleeps four people. 

Again scoring top tier ratings, this holiday let received 10 stars for cleanliness and facilities, 9.9 for comfort and 9.8 for location.

Alex, who stay in August 2020 said the property was "excellent" and has a "perfect set up with everything you could possibly need". 

Whilst traveller Thomas exclaimed that the property was of the highest standard he had seen in all his years of travelling. 

Boasting family rooms, parking, garden and two double bedrooms there is plenty of space for busy families - see more images on Booking.com.

Clock House B&B

9.9 stars

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A two night stay at the Clock house costs £230 including breakfast. 

With a range of facilities there is practically everything you could ask for, all of the rooms have a flat-screen TV, ensuite, garden view and terrace. 

Clock House provides a continental breakfast daily, the lounge and patio are communal areas shared with other guests. 

People who have stayed here have raved about the cleanliness, comfort and staff - rating these categories with 10 stars. 

One prevous guest, Henriette said: "It was by far the best B&B I have ever stayed in. It felt like home but in a very professional way." 

For more information visit Booking.com.

All prices correct at the time of publishing for a two night stay from Monday, July 5 to July 7 2021. 

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