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Wessex Royale Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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Kent, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night en route to Cornwall arriving mid afternoon and were escorted to our room where we were really happy to find we had been upgraded an amazing honeymoon suite, the Thomas Hardy Suite. The room itself had a large four poster bed with small sofa and tv unit, then the bathroom had a double shower cubicle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Wessex a few times & it has always been lovely - we recently chose to have our wedding reception there & it was perfect, the staff are all lovely & really helpful & the food was fantastic! Really glad we chose the Wessex!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent a weekend in Dorchester and stayed at the Wessex Royale Hotel. A charming hotel with very good staff who were welcoming, helpful and friendly, and provided an excellent professional service. The hotel is set in the heart of Dorchester on the High Street with a lot of places to interest to visit within easy walking distance. Parking behind... More

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

This hotel is in the heart of the lovely town of Dorchester within a short walk of everything & a perfect base for exploring Dorset. The room rate was really good value. If I had any criticism it would be that the bathroom though clean needed updating, and the standard of workmanship of the decor was poor with little regard... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wessex Royale offers and delivers excellent service cleanliness efficiency and great value for money. It's just a pity there are limited parking spaces on site but that's not the fault of the hotel. The Wessex is very welcoming and has a very pleasant bar and restaurant together with well appointed rooms adequate for a comfortable overnight stay. It's position... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found Wessex Royale to be very clean and tidy,staff friendly and very helpful.The room although not massive(single occupancy)was very clean and the bed very comfortable en suite had shower over the bath and water always hot,all in all I would be happy to recommend this Hotel and next time I'm in dorchester this is where I will be staying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in on the off chance and had a wonderful meal. Very good value. The sevice was excellent. Whilst we ate in the restaurant the bar meals looked to be good value too. Highly recommended. I'd certainly go again and would like to stay in the hotel as well.

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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quaint hotel with good,friendly service. The room itself on the first floor was an adequate size with a clean, bright bathroom. It was on the main road, so was a bit noisy early morning, but fine overnight and slept well. However, highlight for me was the hilarity of the differing floor levels within the room - put the key... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my son in Dorchester ICU and a rushed trip to see him left my wife and myself scouring Dorchester for somewhere to stay late at night midweek. About to head another 100 miles home we chanced upon the Wessex Royale. I can only comment on what my wife and I witnessed which was a service that was second to... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went to Dorchester, Dorset on the last weekend of August without booking a room first, which was a bit of a mistake. However after a fair old walk around town at 9pm on a Friday night, and also after asking in a couple of dive-ish looking pubs with rooms upstairs, the first nice place with vacancies was the Wessex. Though... 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*
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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