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Dorchester House

Dorchester House is our 590-bed student residence, let exclusively to Bournemouth University and Kaplan students during term-time and to other students and groups during the summer months. In November 2013, our team were awarded with the Bournemouth University “You’re Brilliant!” award, nominated for by the students, as a result of their hard work to make it your home away from home.

The residence offers a range of spacious ensuite rooms in a mix of 3-7 bed apartments and studios in a great location: close to the university and town centre, and well-supported by public transport and other local amenities. All rooms are finished to a high standard, with double beds as well as an ensuite deluxe shower room and contemporary fitted kitchen. Your room also includes all utility bills and 20mb broadband connection, at no extra charge.

Dorchester House is ideally placed close to the lively town centre, near the sandy beach, Bournemouth University and a number of other schools and colleges in the area. ASDA supermarket is across the road, in addition to a variety of shops and restaurants close by. Bournemouth train and coach station is 200m away, with quick links to the rest of the UK.

The safety and security of our residents is hugely important to us and the residence is only accessible using a secure electronic key. There is 24 hour CCTV and a 24 hour staff presence, meaning our friendly team are always on-hand to help you with any problems, questions or maintenance you might require assistance with.

Rooms & Price

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Room Type Description Size 2013/12 rents 2014/15 rents Contract Length
Ensuite room Share a homely kitchen-diner between 3-7 students. These rooms include 3/4 size beds, a desk, task chair and an ensuite. 12.5 sqm
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Good availability
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42 weeks
Premium ensuite room Also sharing homely kitchen-diners, our premium ensuite rooms are larger and exclusive to BU students. They include 3/4 size beds, a desk, task chair and an ensuite. 24 sqm
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Good availability
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42 weeks
Standard studio Exclusive for BU students, our spacious studios include a double bed, an arm chair, a desk, task chair, modern kitchenette and an ensuite. 21.5 sqm
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Good availability
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50 weeks

What's included?


Every room comes equipped with a heater, controlled independently by you.


Every room has its own ensuite bathroom with a toilet and shower cubicle.


Studios and shared kitchens include a modern fitted kitchen, complete with combi oven or microwave, hob and fridge-freezer.


There are television ports in all kitchens and studios for you to use your own set.

Internet, WiFi and IPTV

High-speed, 20mb broadband and IPTV come as standard, and the site is WiFi-enabled.

Common Areas

There's a large, well-equipped common room for you and your friends to use at any time of the day


The site, flats and rooms are all protected by fob lock entry.


The residence is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.

All Bills

That’s water and electricity.


If things break or go wrong in our buildings we'll fix them quickly and cheerfully.


All rooms are furnished with small double beds, spacious desks, and plenty of drawer and wardrobe space.

Post Service

Staff at reception will happily take delivery of parcels and signed-for items.


There are laundry facilities on-site, with washing powder included for your convenience.


There are two courtyard areas on the site for you and your friends to enjoy.

Bike Storage

The site comes with plenty of secure bike storage.

24 hour staff

A member of our team is available day or night. They've been hired for their integrity and friendliness so will happily help you with any requests you may have.

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  • “Moving in was a phenomenal experience, very professional and helpful.”
    Dorchester House - Robert, 2012/13
  • “Dorchester House is the perfect student accommodation: it's modern, spacious and comfortable - but the staff really make it feel like home."
    Dorchester House - Laura, 2012/13
  • “The staff make an effort to get to know you as a person rather than just a student, so I'm very happy with it all.”
    Dorchester House - Deanna, 2012/13
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