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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 1 week ago
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a 2 night stay for my husbands birthday, and being of "latter years" we were looking for comfort and cleanliness. After a steep climb with our luggage we were shown to our room, which was very small, and quite dissapointing, but it was clean and adequate for a couple of days. It was not until we went to... More

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering how many rooms they have there was space for only about 10 cars. Luckily we were able to park and with our trailer!! some of my family had to use a nearby car park. we were on 2nd floor up very steep staircase - not at all suitable for anyone with mobility issues. the door at the top of... More

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Ryde, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter had an early-morning college interview nearby, so we needed a night's stay in Dorchester. We were delighted by the Wessex Royale Hotel. The management seem to double as Reception staff, and the chefs seemed happy to help our very hard-working waitress in order to make sure food cane piping-hot to the table. Great value for money: DBB for... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, room with character, well presented and proper bathroom (ie not some plasterboard partitioned effort) but really very expensive for what it was. However reasonably priced and excellent food in the restaurant and nice professional table service. On the con side: Despite enquiring about the functioning of the heated towel rail I was told it was centrally controlled but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to phone to ask about the location of the car park. Very helpful young man on the phone. To get to the car park, pass the hotel on your left, take next left to take you round the back of the hotel. On the left go through an arch (tight turn) between 2 shops. Hotel name is over... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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
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