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Wessex Royale Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mike B Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not stay in this hotel, as we were only about 30 miles away from home. We just wanted somewhere decent to eat about 5.00pm on a late Sunday afternoon out. So the Royale's restaurant opens at that time, & in we came. What a treat, prompt service, not cheap, but lovely food, served by cheerful staff. Thanks for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i visited the wessex royal a couple of weeks ago and stayed for 4 days . the staff were really friendly, the hotel was clean ,with good rooms ,the waitress in the restaraunt was really nice and the service was first class. the highlight of this lovely hotel i must say is the food.the cooking is of masterchef qaulity in... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on travelling by car accross the UK cities.. For flexibility we decided not to book hotel in advance, but just go show when the night comes. I found this Hotel through Garmin GPS when passing by area. We were lucky got one room left. The room 302 was spacious with a classic decoration. The bed was comfortable, the... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
113 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Judging by some of the reviews on here, the room position seems to make a difference. My room was at the back of the hotel and very quiet. It was the usual seagull racket that woke me at 04.30 but one could hardly blame the hotel for that. And if staying near to the sea then it makes sense to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice clean, friendly hotel but the rooms were very warm and the noise from the street was awful. Traffic noise continued well into the night and started again at 5 a.m !! A very expensive night of no sleep! The floorboards were also very creaky in the corridors so could hear other guests moving around during the... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night in a room on the first floor facing the High Street. It's an old hotel so the floors are at various angles and the walls are thin and floor boards creak so you can hear EVERYTHING when anyone comes and goes at any hour of the night. The staff are extremely pleasant and make you feel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a national chain with identikit rooms this is not for you. if you want some character and a lounge with relaxed ambiance give it a try. The food range is good and service willing. Our room was clean and tidy with two comfortable chairs and a spotless ensuite with modern fittings. Yes there were some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend here, on a B&B basis, whilst in town for the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Lovely little hotel and the staff were very attentive and really friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was extensive from pastries to cereal to fruit and the full English was delicious. Rooms were well laid out and had all the necessities you... More

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Great Missenden, Bucks, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

15 July 2014 11:11 Dorchester High Street is a straight, long hill. Centuries ago, when the hotel was conceived and built, there would have been no traffic at night when paying guests were intending to commit themselves to the arms of Morpheus. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Throughout the night, traffic passes within a few feet of the... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as we were attending a wedding locally. We were delighted that our expectations were exceeded and we found the bedroom, amenities and customer service to be first class. Our breakfast (which was excellent), was included in the very reasonable price. We would definitely stay there again and thoroughly recommend for any traveller to the Dorchester... More

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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*
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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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The Wessex Royale Hotel is a delightful Georgian era hotel located in the centre of Dorchester. With classically designed rooms and an excellent central location, The Wessex Royale is ideal for a relaxing break.The Hotel was built in 1756 and features all of the elegance and classic features you would expect from such a property, including fireplaces, panelling and a magnificent grand staircase.Bedrooms display a charming and traditional character with supremely comfortable furnishings to help you feel well rested.All rooms have modern en-suite bathrooms with a bath and power shower, premium digital channels and Wireless Internet connections to help you wind down with “home away from home” comforts and little touches that truly make you feel welcome. The á la carte restaurant is open each evening and offers a variety of traditional and exciting new dishes. The meals on offer are of a consistently excellent standard, making the restaurant popular with guests and locals alike. Fully refurbished with air conditioning, offering a wide range of traditional and new world wines to compliment your meal, you are assured a meal of the highest quality.The Wessex Royale Hotel is a family friendly option near the many activities and attractions in the area, including Maiden Castle, Roman Townhouse, Thomas Hardy’s cottage, the Tutankhamun Exhibition, and Dinosaur Museum.Food and wine aficionados will appreciate the in house restaurant, which offers specialty cuisine, homemade desserts, and an impressive wine list. There is also a locally popular bar and lounge, perfect for afternoon tea or a quick glass of beer. This hotel is a popular venue for weddings and other intimate occasions. Limited free parking is offered. ... more   less 
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