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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
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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 of 5 stars
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Norfolk
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly, helpful staff. Big asset for a smallish hotel. V nice room though a long walk from reception. Wouldn't want to do it with big cases and no lift. Good breakfast and dinner options. Check their website for current offers, which can be significant. On the downside...there was a large coach party staying which meant the kitchen was very stretched.... More

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Sussex
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved a single room at the last minute one Sunday. I was greeted and shown to my room,a very pleasant little double on the top floor. However, it did not have a clock radio (as all rooms had according to the hotel brochure). I asked for one and was told that they would have to take one from another... More

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nottm
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63 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfy traditional hotel well placed for the sights of Dorchester and not too far from the railway stations. Note that there are no lifts to upper floors, so you need to bear this in mind when booking if you have mobility problems. I had a nice single room on top floor, cosy and clean. Hot water prtessure in shower... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 of us stayed at The Wessex Royale for our book club trip. First of all, the staff are absolutely lovely and made us feel so welcome. The rooms were fresh and spotlessly clean. We had dinner on our first night, which we asked to be served in the bar area, [a nicer space than the dining room] and they... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Well where to start with this hotel, starting with the accommodation we went for one of the suites and if gave us the best nights sleep we have ever had. The room has a four poster bed, nice big bathroom and a separate lounge area. The rooms were very clean and came with all the thing s you would need... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed at the Wessex Royale for the weekend we cannot compliment the staff enough, the hotel is spotlessly clean, the staff are professional and very friendly they do all in their power to make everyone feel at home and comfortable nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfast was great all that you could wish for... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

a 3 star hotel with 5 star staff, we had a lovely, comfortable stay, lovely room and facilities and will certainly stay again, Staff were always very friendly and helpful. they ensured we wanted for nothing. Would recommend with no problem at all...We look forward to staying again...Thank you all you made our stay enjoyable......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What an absolutely brilliant hotel. Stayed at the plastic Prem Inn around a month ago... Wanted something completely different; what an amazing find. Hotel - Excellent. Staff - Excellent Food - amazing value, excellent and amazing wine selection. Sorry, can't say enough about how pleased I am. Clean, well maintained and brilliant service. Hope breakfast is up to same standard...... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had to visit Dorchester for a mini celebration and decided to have an overnight stay to make it more relaxed trip. Great location in the very centre of Dorchester, ideal for all requirements. Yes the floorboards creak a bit, but thats all part of the charm of an old building like this. Very attentive and welcoming staff made it all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is the restaurant within the hotel and it is a hidden gem. You don't have to be a resident to eat here so please give it a go. The team of chefs led by Nick are worthy of any award up for grabs. We have eaten here before when staying and chose it again for a special meal on... More

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Additional Information about Wessex Royale Hotel

Also Known As:
Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel
Minotel Hotel Wessex Royale
Minotel Dorchester
Dorchester Minotel
Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester, Dorset
Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wessex Royale Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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