Sign up to our email to receive our most splendid special offers each month!
More Info

We will never share your details with anyone else, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

 Back Home » Luxury Hotels UK Search » England Luxury Hotels » Southern England Luxury Hotels » Dorset Luxury Hotels » Lyme Regis Luxury Hotels »  Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant » Make Booking Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Add to my favourites

Send enquiry

Telephone number

Go to their website!

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HZ

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HZ

If you are looking for boutique chic by the sea, The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant ticks all the right boxes. For those partial to a drink or two its revered wine list, complemented by award-winning food, is reason enough to book a room, while for others its stunning location on the Jurassic Coast with a pathway to the beach and views over Cobb Harbour and the coastline of Lyme Bay, is hailed as its best asset. This Grade II listed historic house goes for rustic charm in the right places, like the reassuring worn wooden floors and chic patterned armchairs in the lounge, while bedrooms (most with sea views) are individually decorated, replete with fabrics and furniture in the traditional English style with a modern twist.

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant also has a Wedding Venue and Restaurant:

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant (Wedding Venue Section)

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant (Restaurant Section)

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Top 10 English Seaside Hotels by Adrian Mourby

"Lyme Regis was once a busy port on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast but almost continual war with France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries- and the lack of a natural deepwater port- led to its decline. It was rescued commercially by the new fashion for sea-bathing that was given royal support by George III who, from 1789, took annual recuperative trips to the British coast.

Keen to see Lyme rise again, this time as a sea-bathing resort, local landowner Thomas Hollis developed much of the semi-derelict town and created “The Walk”, a public promenade out to the old Tudor harbour (known as the Cobb). Hollis also built the Assembly Rooms at the bottom of Broad Street on the site of some abandoned warehouses. By the time Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis with her mother and father, in 1803 and 1804, Hollis’ attempts to create a resort were paying off handsomely. The Assembly Rooms where Jane liked to dance were perched romantically on the harbour wall with the sea breaking beneath them.

The success of Lyme Regis in Victorian times led to the building of many holiday homes and a few hotels here. Up on the cliffs above Lyme, the “Alex”, as it is known locally, actually predated all this development. It was built in 1735 as a home for the Dowager Countess Poulett and was later the residence of the Anglo-French aristoctratic Duc de Stacpoole. The house has superb views over the Cobb and a serene, tree-lined garden. No wonder in 1901 it became a hotel.

There are 24 bedrooms, a sweet little forecourt as befits the retirement home of a countess, and a freestanding chapel that is currently being restored. In the mornings there is nothing lovelier than the stroll down Pound Street to Broad Street and as far as the Cobb, although you’ll notice the climb on your way back. Jane wrote to her sister that Broad Street was so steep it was "almost hurrying into the water”.

At the Cobb itself – a wonder of Tudor engineering – take in the beached fishing boats and pause to reflect how this harbour wall found its way into two critical scenes in English literature, John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Lyme is the place for a literary seaside holiday."

Hotels with sea views by Kate Simon

"Take a look at Lyme Regis's famous Cobb harbour wall and the Unesco-listed Jurassic coast from this 19th-century property set in beautiful private gardens just steps from the beach. Once the former home of a countess, the interiors of this gracious house have been given a contemporary makeover to transform it into a sumptuous 25-room chic boutique hotel. For the best sea views book a Gould Room."

10 Historic Hotels along the English Riviera by Adrian Mourby

"The “Alex”, as it is known locally, overlooks Cobb Harbour in Lyme Regis, the setting for John Fowles’ novel – and the Meryl Streep film of – The French Lieutenant’s Woman. The original building was constructed in 1735 as a home for the Dowager Countess Poulett and was later the residence of the Duc du Stacpoole before becoming a hotel in 1901 with the addition of a Victorian bay window over its neo-classic portico."

Information on Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant , Pound Street , Lyme Regis

No. of bedrooms: Total: 25        
Types of room: 1 Single, 22 Twin/Double, 2 family apartments
Room rates guide: Single from:  £95.00
Double/Twin:  £180.00-£345.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  31/12/17 - 02/02/17
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  No
Romantic Details: private dining in garden lookout tower, wedding licence, honeymoon, fabulous seaviews
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Gold Award and member of Considerate Hoteliers
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No
Accreditation: Taste of the West Gold Award 2017
Room facilities: LCD flat screen TV, Radio, telephone, Wi-Fi / Complimentary, Hairdryer, Luxury toiletries, bathrobes, Tea & coffee making facilities, Room Service & Food & Drink
General facilities: Beautiful gardens, Treatment room, Health & Beauty Treatments available, Gym, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, Meeting facilities, Childrens playground, Pathway to beach
Indoor activities: Sitting room with wide choice of board games for rainy days
Outdoor activities on site: Boules, Petanque, Croquet on the lawn
Activities nearby: Golf nearby, Pleasure cruising, powerboat trips, Water sports, sea swimming, scuba diving, Coastal walks, Fossil hunting, green-wood working courses, gyrocopter trips, Horse riding, Hot air ballooning, Lama trekking, Mackerel and deep sea fishing
Local directions: Please see our website for Map and directions.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Exeter
Exeter , Bristol
Axminster

Special Offers

To add a special offer email alert, click here.

20% Off

Send enquiry

Telephone number

Go to their website!

Tue 14 Nov 2017 – Tue 22 May 2018

Stay for a minimum of two nights room & breakfast, midweek Sunday to Thursday and received a discount of 20% off the rate (stays from 12/11/17 to 24/5/18 excluding school holidays). Offer may be withdrawn at any time and available for new bookings only. Please quote reference code 'OW20BB' when booking over the phone or via our website.

  • Offer Code: OW20BB

3 for 2 Offer

Send enquiry

Telephone number

Go to their website!

Tue 05 Sep 2017 – Tue 22 May 2018

Take advantage of our mid-week special offer, book two nights and get the third night free. Available from 1.10.17 until 24.05.18 Sundays to Thursdays (excludes school holidays). To take up this special offer, please call or visit our website and quote '1FREE' (terms and conditions apply).

  • Offer Code: 1FREE

Champagne Dinner and Stay

Send enquiry

Telephone number

Go to their website!

Wed 15 Nov 2017 – Mon 27 Nov 2017

We are hosting a gourmet Champagne dinner in our chapel on Wednesday 29th November. There will be a five course dinner including Champagne pairing with each course, £99 per head. Include a room for the night and take advantage of a discounted room rate with the Champagne dinner and breakfast for two from £349 for the night (limited availability and advanced booking required).

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93286

Customer Reviews

Submit a Review


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Nicky WCustomer stayed Jul 2017

Beautiful hotel and grounds with a stunning view.   This hotel just gets better & better, the food is locally sourced, creative and delicious.   My room was large with glorious views of the bay, the bathroom newly refurbished and very stylish. Every comfort is thought of and nothing too much trouble. A perfect relaxing weekend.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by D LCustomer stayed May 2016

This was a gem of an hotel. Superb location overlooking Lyme Bay & the Cobb. Charming helpful staff. Delightful decor & furnishings, very clean & comfortable rooms and lastly the food was delicious.
My husband I would definitely revisit & have highly recommended to family & friends Thank you to all Alexandra staff for making our mini break so wonderful.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Mandy HCustomer stayed Aug 2016

Lovely Location & Friendly Staff! What a gorgeous setting overlooking the sea, lovely rooms, pretty gardens, fabulous cream tea and dinner and superb staff. Went for our 7th Wedding Anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.. Would recommend this hotel and worth staying in for dinner.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Joe MCustomer stayed Oct 2016

GREAT EVENING & FOOD! I took my partner there for a year anniversary & booked the private dining which is in the lookout tower. The view of the sea with the moonlight was picturesque & the food was amazing. Very good evening.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by J LCustomer stayed Feb 2017

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Practically perfect in every way. Attentive polite staff, fantastic room, fabulous food. Unpretentious unfussy understated luxury and relaxation. Best breakfast, perfectly poached egg, proper tea with pot of hot water. Lovely bar and cocktails before dinner, soothing unobtrusive music.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by P PCustomer stayed Mar 2017

SHORT BREAK! Practically perfect in every way. Attentive polite staff, fantastic room, fabulous food. Unpretentious unfussy understated luxury and relaxation. Best breakfast, perfectly poached egg, proper tea with pot of hot water. Lovely bar and cocktails before dinner, soothing unobtrusive music.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by P SCustomer stayed Mar 2017

SUPERB HOTEL & SUPERB LOCATION! Spent an absolutely wonderful weekend in what must be the 'Go To' hotel in Lyme Regis. The rooms are beautifully furnished, the staff are simply amazing and so so helpful, the food (and cocktails!) divine, and the views breathtaking. What more could you ask for?
Looking forward to returning as soon as time permits. This is definitely a hotel where you want to come back to time and time again.. Wonderful.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by E VCustomer stayed Apr 2017

INCREDIBLE! BREATHTAKING! YUMMY! Funny enough we ended up visiting Lyme Regis by accident as we were driving close by so I decided to take my boyfriend and his sister to see the place. They were speechless!! Incredible views and so peaceful. We then decided to pop somewhere for some tea and I remembered I previously visited the Alexandra Hotel so I took them there. Very good service as always, amazing cream tea, very friendly and welcoming staff, beautiful place (the restaurant, the terrace and the garden) and breathtaking views!! Recommend to everyone, whether you are a couple, friends or family with children!!


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by L SCustomer stayed May 2017

PERFECTION!
Although we only spent one night at the Alexandra, we left feeling completely refreshed after a perfect stay. It really was faultless: the room was spotless and stylish, the service was immaculate - helpful, but not intrusive or obsequious - but what really impressed us were the little touches from bedtime tea on our return to the room to a plate of chocolates at supper for my birthday.
We are seasoned travellers and it's a particular pleasure to find somewhere so special so close to home. We shall definitely be back! Thank you.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by J ACustomer stayed Jun 2017

WONDERFUL STAY! Although we stayed only one night we made the most of the hotel - breakfast, dinner in the restaurant, drinks from the bar in the lounge and enjoying the gardens out front. The decor is beautifully done, the service was friendly and the waitress/waiters were charming and very helpful. The room was clean, well laid out, very comfy bed, perfect pillows, coffee and biscuits and chocolate offered in the room. We stayed in the sea view room which was beautiful. It was £290 for a one night stay with breakfast and 3 course dinner included. We would definitely recommend it as the place to stay in lyme Regis and certainly stay again if were down that way. And having the sea view makes all the difference.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by P MCustomer stayed Jun 2017

Wonderful relaxing hotel. Last minute break for us. We had a bad drive down, but once we arrived all became well the world. Friendly greeting and we went up to our room to relax . Went down for a pre dinner drink and then we saw the fantastic view out over Lyme Regis. Very relaxing garden with fantastic loungers to drift off in . Very good food with excellent service. Wish we could have stayed longer. Try and book a garden view room .
We will be back!


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by D DCustomer stayed Jun 2017

Beautiful location, excellent, friendly service and delicious food. From a table looking out to sea we enjoyed a two course lunch finished off with complimentary petit fours on a decorated plate saying Happy Anniversary in chocolate sauce. What a wonderful way to celebrate our special day. Thank you to all the staff at the Alexandra Hotel for making it a lovely experience


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by D DCustomer stayed Jun 2017

Beautiful location, excellent, friendly service and delicious food. From a table looking out to sea we enjoyed a two course lunch finished off with complimentary petit fours on a decorated plate saying Happy Anniversary in chocolate sauce. What a wonderful way to celebrate our special day. Thank you to all the staff at the Alexandra Hotel for making it a lovely experience


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Mary WCustomer stayed Oct 2016

Had a wonderful stay here. Great food, great team of kind people looking after us so well and the best thing of all is the location its so beautiful. The weather was lovely so we sat in the garden and enjoyed the views across the coastline. I'd definitely recommend having a sea view room as it is what this hotel is all about!


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by K HCustomer stayed Nov 2015

Everything here is outstanding from the décor, presentation, cleanliness and top class cuisine. Above all the friendliness, helpfulness and care from all the staff was superb. Highly recommended by me to all wishing to visit Lyme Regis.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by A BCustomer stayed Nov 2015

Perfect location, beautiful rooms, friendly helpful staff, fabulous views, amazing food, wonderful room service, spotlessly clean, really comfortable beds! Brilliant!


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Ian JCustomer stayed Feb 2014

Welcoming staff. Beautiful location with rooms, dining room and spacious garden overlooking the sea. One of the loveliest locations we have visited. Excellent food, with imaginative menu.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Michael WCustomer stayed Jun 2013

Top quality, good location with good views of sea, harbour and cobb. Rooms 12 & 15 excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Clive CCustomer stayed May 2013

Fabulous setting, lovely decor, helpful staff, excellent restaurant (food exceptional). Really excellent stay.


Review of Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Posted on by Max JCustomer stayed Apr 2013

An excellent hotel in a beautiful position with highly professional, yet friendly staff. Food and quality of accommodation are first rate. We enjoyed our special occasion celebration in this excellent hotel. Conveniently placed we were able to take full advantage of walks, views and interesting aspects of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coastline. We would also recommend at trip to West Bay near Bridport.

To view the icons please zoom in

Luxury Hotels In:  EnglandScotlandWales