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About Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis isn't just your average pretty seaside town in south-west Dorset, it's also right in the middle of the Jurassic Coast, a fossil-finder's favourite, where the regular erosion of the cliffs creates a fossil field even total novices can strike gold in. The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Lyme Regis are ideally situated to enjoy all the highlights of this charming spot.
Lyme Regis has the feel of a charming town built around a fishing port, and there's some nice beaches, a promenade, mini-golf and a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and fish and chip shops.
The town is built around Cobb Harbour, which has an impressive harbour wall - also a famous one, Jane Austen name checks 'The Cobb' in several novels. As well as being famous it's also beautiful and, at times, dramatic.
Part of The Cobb now houses an aquarium, and Lyme Regis also has an impressive museum - what with all those local fossil discoveries! - and several impressive old buildings.
All the best places to stay in Lyme Regis are incredibly busy during the peak summer months, so either book well ahead or plan your visit in the quieter months, when you'll get more of the beach to yourself.
For a quirky B&B
- Arty B+B by the Sea is a quirky and stylish two room B&B in the centre of town, which is crammed with all sorts of the owner's artworks. This Georgian villa features a sloping lawn where you can take breakfast in warmer months and wonderful sea views. You're also just five minutes walk to the beach.
For seaside chic
- The Alexandra Hotel is a 21 room cliff-top boutique hotel, with a gourmet restaurant and a charming terrace which faces out to sea. As well as the bay you have amazing views over the Jurassic Coast.
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Best Hotels in Lyme Regis
Arty B+B by the Sea 2 rooms from $122Lyme Regis, Dorset
Quirky and stylish artists house and studio - Georgian villa with sloping lawn and seaviews in charming seaside town. Five minute walk to the beach, and right in the middle of town.Sights nearby - In the middle of the Jurassic CoastFishing - Sea fishing can be arrangedViews - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Alexandra Hotel 21 rooms from $185Lyme Regis, Dorset
Panoramic views over the ocean and the harbour from this cliff top boutique hotel. Luxurious bedrooms, gourmet restaurant and sea-facing terrace, and an excellent spa too. Great for a weekend away, think lobster and sea breeze.Views - Fabulous views over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic CoastSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Diving - Good diving nearby.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Johansens, Sawdays