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Wessex Royale Hotel

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32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Meols, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant if slightly uninspiring stay for one night. I was in a single small attic room on the 3rd floor (no lift). All very clean and equipped with tea, coffee, bottled water, TV, shower essentials. Room also had a small fan which came in handy as it was a humid night. Hotel is very creaky due to age and... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura C Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. We are currently improving rooms by refurbishing the beds. Glad you enjoyed the central location of the hotel and had a pleasant stay. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although only a relatively small hotel, 29 rooms, what a pleasant place. A warm and helpful receptionist including helping with the luggage to our room. A large double bed and plenty of room around it and enough room for clothes in drawers and wardrobe. The bar and lounge were very pleasant with plenty of choices in wines and spirits. The... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin C Thank you for all your lovely comments. Great to see you enjoyed all the 'home from home' comforts of the Wessex Royale Hotel and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

New Romney
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in business for 1 night. Reception staff were friendly & helpful. My room was huge and very comfortable with a large desk. Bathroom was clean. Breakfast was very good, there was a good selection of cereal & breakfast was cooked to order. Downsides: no lift if carrying heavy bags.

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen J99 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. The hotel does have a grand staircase, staff are always on hand to carry heavy luggage. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited many times over the years. Greeted on arrival by Duty Manager and he was genuinely pleasant and we felt welcomed. Waiting staff were keen to please, breakfast was smashing. Missed Pam the waitress this year so aim to see her next time! Room fine and housekeeping did a good job of tidying up after us. We will be back... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Diane T Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again next year. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for dinner on Tuesday 11th Aug. The bar staff were really efficient and friendly but the food was mediocre. I had olives and bread to start - swimming in oil. Fish and chips were average with not very nice tartare sauce. To top rbis off two children were allowed to run around and cartwheel about unsupervised! When the... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 49cricket Thank you for your comments. Sorry to read your dining experience wasn't right for you. The family you mention were hotel guests and have now gone. Lovely to see you found the Wessex Royale Hotel staff to be friendly and efficient. More 

Bucks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked four rooms for a family get-together and, overall, the hotel suited us well. The rooms were nicely furnished (double beds are on the small size but king-sized was very comfortable) and the bathrooms were adequate and clean but would benefit from updating - especially the shower. We did find most rooms to be too warm, even when the... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs FoodieBucks Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Good to read you enjoyed the home from home comforts, finding the hotel to be 'comfortable and convenient'. We do have ground floor rooms for guests who may have mobility issues. When booking directly with the hotel any issues/concerns can be discussed so that we... More 

St. John's Town of Dalry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay at the Wessex Royale for four nights. Extremely helpful staff and comfortable, well furnished rooms. Shower etc a nice pressure - really I have nothing to fault. The food was unbelievably good and I would highly recommend eating all of your meals in the bar or restaurant.

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rosalind Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend eating in the hotel restaurant. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Alcester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked 4 rooms for a family birthday get-together and all were very comfortable and a reasonable price. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dorchester's main street and has a small free car park at the rear although there is plenty of paid parking nearby. The staff are very friendly and helpful throughout - reception, bar and restaurant.... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Templegrafton Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay with your family and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good service with a surprise room - we booked a standard double room but were given a suite with a four poster bed! Very good central location but the room was very quiet. If the hotel small car park is full, there is a free overnight car park just a couple of minutes walk away (and only £4 per... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PMG226 Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex Royale Hotel and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Helston
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On arrival we were greeted warmly by Joan, the proprietor, who showed us to our very well appointed twin bedded room. We had lovely views of Maiden Castle in the near distance and the house is in a quiet area of the town which was some ten minute walk away, as were the restaurants. Cooked breakfast was superb with variety... More 

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Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alan Helston This is such a lovely review I'm sorry to say it's not for the Wessex Royale Hotel. From your description I'm guessing you stayed at a guest house close to Maiden Castle. Our hotel is centrally situated in Dorchester, close to local amenities and not owned by Joan. More 

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