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Wessex Royale Hotel

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32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Convenient location for Dorchester town centre with hotel facing right onto one of the town's main streets. Good comfortable hotel and rooms but not outstanding. Food d was fine but dining room was a bit plain. We ended up parking on the street which meant we had to make sure to get the parking ticket on the car before any... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No complaints actually better than expected. Arrived early and room was ready and upgraded. Very comfortable beds, flat screen TV. Good quality toiletries and plenty of hot water. Complimentary morning newspapers. All staff local and knowledgeable about town. Breakfast very good with a wide choice. Would definitely go back.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner for 24 people. The staff were really friendly, and the food was superb. Lots of thanks to the chefs, choosing a menu was an easy process with lots of variety and guidance. The courses all blended well together. Every one had the choice of two or three courses and special diets were catered for easily.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had won of the deluxe rooms which was, well deluxe in feel and comfort. And the restaurant food is superb - we ate there the first night, and the second because it was so good. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

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

Dear Bill P Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. It was good to read that you enjoyed staying in one of our luxurious superior rooms. Our restaurant is open every evening and offers a variety of traditional and exciting new dishes which as you say are superb. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome... More 

England
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31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Dorchester overnight and we settled upon staying at the Royal Wessex. We arrived earlier than planned and we were just going to leave out suitcases at the hotel however the receptionist said that there were rooms ready if we wanted to check in immediately. We if asked there was a largish room available and she very... More 

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

Dear Grechophile Thank you for taking your time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed the 'home from home' comforts of your hotel room and that you would be happy to stay with us again. More 

Berkshire
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119 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for one (Saturday) night. I had already stayed in this hotel a few times already but it was my partner's first time. He was impressed and was very positive about the experience. We had a room on the first floor. The decor is quite nice and classy, and the bed, although slightly small for... More 

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

Dear NoholhoRa Thank you for rating our hotel so highly. It's good to read that you were given a warm welcome by all the staff and you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

booked the hotel after viewing a nearby 'chain' hotel. So glad that I did not 'settle' for inferior accommodation. The location at top of town was perfect and easy parking opposite Lovely spacious room with fabulous facilities including CD player, DVD, large comfy bed and mega bathroom with all the extras that you could hope for - to assist my... More 

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

Dear Seraphina Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. It's good to read that you appreciated our 'home away from home' comforts and had a restful break. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Booked the four poster room for two nights. The bedroom was comfortable. The bed very comfortable. The bathroom recently decorated, was amazing. Normally hotel bathrooms are small compact affairs. Not this bathroom. A spacious shower, a separate spa bath. New flooring & heated towel rail. Overall i would highly recommend staying here. The only downside, a small car park. A... More 

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

Dear Mark L Thank you for your lovely comments. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed staying in one of our superior rooms and that you would highly recommend us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful first impressions which do not disappoint as you are shown to the room. Well maintained, excellent staff, Superb freshly cooked breakfast. There is limited parking on site but the staff will try to sort it out

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

Dear Mr Harries Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to rate our hotel. I'm glad you had an impressive stay and that you received excellent service. The Wessex Royale Hotel is centrally situated in Dorchester and has limited parking. Fortunately there are parking facilities close by which are free after 6pm and all weekend. We hope... More 

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I have just had a lovely stay at the Wessex Royale Hotel. We booked 2 nights and found the staff pleasant and helpful from the start. The room was tidy and spacious, the bed was comfortable and the en-suite bathroom was clean. If we had one gripe it would be the water pressure from the shower, but... More 

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

Dear Sarah P Thank you very much for your positive comments about the Wessex Royale Hotel. Even with our central position in Dorchester we do have guest parking and if the car park is full there are parking facilities close by, some of which are free after 6pm and all weekend. Our breakfasts and restaurant/bar meals are made with fresh... More 

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