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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. The Alexandra has been privately owned and managed by the Haskins family for over 30 years, providing guests with the upmost in comfort and luxury.


Your Stay with Us


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 . We can arrange for Champagne, flowers and chocolates upon your arrival.


Forgotten something? 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 restaurant. Day away? 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? 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 …

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“Wedding weekend”

“Wedding weekend”
“We had 40 family and friends staying for our wedding weekend and I honestly cannot say enough about the staff and how friendly and helpful they were. It was like they were part of our family! The views and food were just fantastic! We have already booked for our year anniversary. Just the best place for an outdoors wedding. Our love to all, xxx”

“What a gem…….”

“We stayed here last minute and are thoroughly pleased we did. A real mix of tradition, comfort and hospitality. Great views along the coast and down to the beach. Our bedroom was well equipped and appointed and exceptionally comfy. The restaurant served excellent breakfast and evening meal with all the staff attentive and friendly. The gardens and morning rooms have fantastic views. A real find and we will definitely return!!”