Boutique Hotel in Dorset
The Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant in Dorset is a beautiful example of one of the best UK Coastal Boutique Hotels. Set within private gardens overlooking the famous Cobb harbour and out across the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Bay, wake up to the perfect view in the morning.
Winner of Conde Nast Johansens – ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel‘ award
Runner up – Sunday Times: Ultimate 100 ‘Seaside’ Hotels [link]
Finalist Conde Nast Johansens – ‘Innovation in Sustainable Hospitality‘ award
Nominated for Coast magazine’s – ‘Best Shoreline Hotel‘ award
Gold Medal winner in the – ‘Taste Of The West Hospitality and Retail Awards’. [link]
Daily Telegraph – “Best Hotels in Dorset” [link]
Located in Lyme Regis, Dorset, built in 1735 for the Dowager Countess Poulett and later the home of the Duc du Stackpoole, the Alexandra became a hotel in 1901 and for over 100 years has continued to uphold its tradition as a timeless haven of English peace and charm. Because the Alexandra has been privately owned and managed by the Haskins family for over 30 years, you can be sure that your happiness is our absolute priority.
If you would like to know more about the history of the Alexandra (previously Poulett House), we have a book at reception available on loan during your stay entitled ‘A Brief History of this House’.
Long energetic day – need to be pampered?
Why not choose from one of the many luxury options available in our treatment room such as hot stones, aromatherapy, indian head massage and more.
Celebrating a special occasion?
The Alexandra is the perfect setting to celebrate your special occasion. Why not have Champagne, flowers and chocolates awaiting your arrival.
We will do our best to supply a toothbrush or anything else you may require.
On a special diet?
Our chef is happy to cater for your needs in our award winning restuarant.
A packed lunch will be waiting for you first thing in the morning.
Fancy fresh lobster pulled from the pot?
We’ll do our best to track down the local catch from the harbour.
Caught your own fish?
Been mackerel fishing? Why not let us cook it for you?
Need an expert?
There are lots of great things to do in Dorset whilst staying at the Alexandra Hotel. We can arrange private guided fossil hunting trips – a great favourite with the children.
Inspiration for excursions or walks?
Let us supply the ideas and maps.
Fancy a fishing trip, horse trekking, scuba diving, cycling, golf, tennis or even a hot air balloon ride?
We can arrange a boat, transport, tuition …
“spectacular, total by the beach heaven.” Elle magazine
“Mix of modern and traditional, that gets the little things right” Observer
“everything you’d hope for from a weekend hotel; elegant without being over-formal…… we had an excellent meal at the Alexandra.” Times Travel
“When evening falls, head back to the hotel for a dinner consisting of locally sourced food, or why not take afternoon tea in the Conservatory? Either way, you will be bowled over by the charm.” Conde Nast Traveller – Best hotels with sea views in the UK
“The combination of good local produce and superb preparation resulted in a delicious meal that would be hard to fault.” ‘Dorset’ Magazine