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Wessex Royale Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
26 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Room: Well appointed, reasonably-sized, with very comfortable double bed. As the room was at the back of the hotel, the WiFi was very weak. It was perfectly at Reception and in the Public Rooms. The bathroom was adequate, but the shower was slow, The bathroom was cold, as there was no heating, and the window was single-glazed. Public Lounge: very... More 

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

Dear Bexhillian Thank you for your comments, our customer views are important to us. Sorry to hear that the Wifi wasn't performing at its best during your visit, it's usually very good in each area of the hotel. I was pleased to read that overall you felt that the Wessex Royale Hotel is a comfortable, traditional-style hotel with caring staff. More 

Devon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We needed to stay in the centre of Dorchester and there isn't much choice. We decided on the Wessex Royale, which is so very average and noisily situated on the main road. The staff are all very helpful, but there just aren't many of them. Our room was spacious, but very tired and the bathroom certainly needed a refit as... More 

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

Dear guest Thank you for your comments. The Wessex Royale Hotel is situated close to the centre of Dorchester so it's very convenient for visiting local attractions. There are many quiet rooms at the back of the hotel. The hotel is staffed twenty-four hours a day, all staff are helpful and professional. All the hotel facilities are constantly monitored so... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Booked on line for two double rooms, standard, and arrived to be given one standard and the Thomas Hardy suite! Couldn't have been more pleased, especially as we had gone there for my wife's birthday. The breakfast was very nice and kept us going all day and the staff where all pleasant and friendly. Would definitely go back!

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

Dear Pete S Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad your special birthday weekend was a success and you enjoyed your stay in the Thomas Hardy Suite with its four poster bed, lounge area, large en-suite Jacuzzi bath with separate shower cubicle. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stayed with a friend last Saturday night having booked on line. A very nice room in the courtyard and lovely hotel, friendly staff, could not fault it one bit. Parked in the car park at the rear of the hotel, was all so easy. Lovely breakfast in the morning and the hotel was nice and warm!! All superb! Looking forward... More 

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

Dear Nigel B Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad to read that you highly rated the ground floor Courtyard room and that our hotel staff took good care of you. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Studland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Arrived early but the staff moved a few rooms around so we could get in our room, the room faced out the front of the hotel but the noise was minimal, room lovely, nice and large with big bed seating area. The added extras of the complimentary newspaper and the bottled water in the room were a nice touch. Staff... More 

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

Dear Rebecca S Thank you for your comments and taking your time to rate the hotel. It's good to read that you appreciated the 'home away from home' comforts, the complimentary newspaper and bottled water, plus tea/coffee making facilities in your large, comfortable room. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Cognac, France
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

stayed here27th to the 30th nov,ate in here on our first night, I have to say we were both very impressed with the food(HOT PLATES AND FOOD)at last,we travel a lot and I was starting to think that maybe everywhere served cold food on cold plates!!!not here it was excellent!!the young girls on duty laura and another blonde girl very... More 

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

Dear Diane L Thank you for your comments, your views are important to us. It was lovely to read that on the whole your stay with us was enjoyable and you were impressed with your hotel restaurant meal and service. Sorry to read that you had to wait outside for a while before the door was answered, as you say... More 

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Additional Information about Wessex Royale Hotel

Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wessex Royale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Minotel Hotel Wessex Royale
Minotel Dorchester
Dorchester Minotel
Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester, Dorset

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