The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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Overview of The Ilchester Arms Hotel

The Ilchester Arms Hotel

3.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, England, DT3 4JR

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChesil Beach19 min walk
  • Popular LocationWest Bay Beach14 min drive
  • Popular LocationWeymouth Beach15 min drive
  • AirportYeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton)52 min drive

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About this area


The Ilchester Arms Hotel is located in Weymouth. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Chesil Beach and Weymouth Beach. Abbotsbury Children's Farm and Abbotsbury Swannery are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and cycling.

What's nearby

  • Abbotsbury Children's Farm - 3 min walk
  • St. Catherine's Chapel - 9 min walk
  • Chesil Beach - 19 min walk
  • West Bay Beach - 14 min drive
  • Weymouth Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Upwey Station - 18 min drive


  • Swan Inn - 4 min walk
  • Abbotsbury Swannery - 11 min walk
  • Colonial Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • The Crown Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Manor Hotel - 8 min drive

About this property

The Ilchester Arms Hotel

3-star hotel near Chesil Beach
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and wedding services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include free breakfast. This hotel has 9 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
The Ilchester Arms Hotel offers 9 forms of accommodation.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Dogs welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Ilchester Arms Hotel Weymouth
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Ilchester Arms Weymouth
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 53 out of 195 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 98 out of 195 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 195 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 195 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 195 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Just run down , bathroom was awful dirty .......etc......big disappointment for 109 pounds !
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great venue, friendly staff. Good breakfast but no cereal available - or ever offered it seems. Never encountered that before. Would I come back? Yes for sure! Be careful... parking entrance narrow!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The Ilchester arms far exceeded my expectations. Room was huge, comfy and with great lighting. Bed was comfy. Every where very clean, lots of towels and toiletries. Will be back again and go for the same room. Nothing not to like.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Good value - No Frills accommodation
Ilchester arms is on the main road through the village of Abbotsbury approx. 15 minutes drive from Weymouth. On arrival we found the staff friendly and welcoming Our room looked out onto the road, the decor was plain, with a proper size double bed, a wardrobe and an arm chair. The floor appeared to slope a little, Hot water was a bit slow coming through in the morning. Shower basic with curtain, Towels-fresh laundry smell and soft. In places the building is in need of a little TLC. lacking attention to detail - e.g. some seats on chairs in dining room saggy, tables in dining area old and starting to split allowing crumbs to be visible in splits in the wood surface, Faded paper signs with curled edges, paper sign with Wi-Fi details in room faded. Access to the carpark is a bit tight and leaving you are pulling out partly blind to your right onto the main road. The No frills facilities, are offered at a fair price including parking, wi-fi and cooked breakfast, but are probably not to everyone's taste.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021