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Wessex Royale Hotel

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32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just had a bar meal in the lounge I opted for the Dorset Rib Eye it was served by the bar manager Laura who treats you in a friendly efficient manner and makes you feel really at home. The meal was cooked as I requested served in a most attractive manor and all the ingredients were freshly prepared and plentiful.... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Had high hopes although mix reviews from some locals we should have listened. The cassoulet bean sauce accompanying the hake was so acidic perhaps chef forgot the chorizo which would have smoothed and balanced the dish, the hake was dry and had a splodge of green something and creme fraiche not a great combo, pork belly dry and tough,... More 

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

Thank You for your review. It is a shame that you felt this way after arriving with us over 90 minutes after you originally booked and after the kitchen was closed. Despite that, the chefs were more than happy to stay on and prepare your food after another 40 minutes of you deciding what you were going to have. Throughout... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful - on the phone when I booked, during our brief stay, and in promptly sending the phone charger I'd left in our room. The hotel is smart, clean and with a welcoming atmosphere. Would happily have stayed for longer.

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

Dear myname52 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Great to see you enjoyed all our 'home from home' comforts and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a family wedding at the Wessex Hotel. I was so surprised that Dorchester has this little Gem on it's doorstep. !! The staff were so attentive and the food was absolutely stunning. A great time had by all...thank you. Top Class.

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Thank Gary D
Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gary D Thank you for your lovely comments. Great to read that your family wedding went well and you enjoyed all aspects of the Wessex Royale Hotel. More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend trip to Bovington Tank museum so I had booked 1 night at the Wessex Royale for convenience. Managed to get a parking space at the back which was great. Friendly welcome on reception and a chance to change rooms if we wanted to as ours was on the main road. Decided to stay put. Shower efficient with plenty of... More 

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

Dear Loopylou67 Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Bovington Tank Museum. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Situated in the main street of Dorchester, this comfortable hotel is spacious and welcoming. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food good, and the bed was perfect, with a new mattress. There is no lift.

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

Dear 0Margarita Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

West Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Everything about this hotel felt right. The period charm, the very relaxing lounge with excellent personal service, the very comfortable well appointed rooms and the excellent food, including their first class breakfast, made us feel very sad to leave. Also, the location in the High Street was pretty much ideal, all the staff were very friendly and we had excellent... More 

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

Dear GeorgeElvin Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. So glad you were looked after by our hard working hotel staff and you took full advantage of our 'home from home' comforts. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend here. Our room, recently renovated, had a large and very comfortable four poster bed as well as an en suite with super spa bath and a separate double shower, a delightful surprise. The food, full English breakfast and an evening meal which could be eaten in the bar or restaurant was excellent as were... More 

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

Dear Susan S Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you had a relaxing stay a we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I recently had the good fortune to book a party of 12 delegates from the Algerian Ministry of National Education into the Wessex Royale Hotel (Dorchester) for a three night stay with dinner in the hotel. Suffice it to say that the delegates LOVED it! The hotel staff (particularly Maria, Linda, Laura, Steve and Alan) were thoroughly professional, courteous and... More 

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

Dear PhilSil S Thank you for your lovely comments. We enjoyed having your visitors from Algeria stay with us. We look forward to meeting and accommodating your next group of visitors. More 

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Booked a one night stay here for a Saturday night at the last minute as didn't have time to shop around.Thought it might be a bit posh and dull for my usual taste, but was pleasantly surprised by a friendly, helpful reception, and a comfortable room where my only complaint was that the floor sloped! We were warned that there... More 

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

Dear Lynda S Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. So glad you were able to enjoy your stay at our friendly hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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