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Wessex Royale Hotel

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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here last week on an impromptu visit (I was taken ill). I was literally sick of trying to find somewhere available and came across The Wessex. Despite not having a single room, the fantastic Manager Steve prised the bag from me and whisked me upstairs to the most heavenly room. I could have cried I was so grateful... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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870 reviews 870 reviews
96 hotel reviews
561 helpful votes 561 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed there this past weekend on a business trip as it seemed to have pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel location is ideal right in the middle of the city and close proximity to a lot of pubs and restaurants. The hotel itself is very charming and with very spacious rooms downstairs from the foyer area, to... More 

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

Dear Steve R Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at the Wessex Royale Hotel. We are delighted you received a warm welcome and found the staff attentive. It's a shame you didn't mention your displeasure with your bed on your first morning as the housekeeping staff would have made sure you had a more restful night on... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed twice at the Wessex Royale in the last few weeks. On my first visit I was in room 104 which had a nice original fireplace and two big sash windows overlooking High West Street. There was a little traffic noise, but nothing too bad! The bed was very comfortable. For my second stay, I was in 301. This... More 

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

Dear New_Ashburnian Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. It was interesting to read your experiences of the two bedrooms, each having their own charm and traditional character. We're delighted that you enjoyed both your stays and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Scotland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for our Easter annual trip with friends. Lovely welcome and it carried on from there. Rooms are beautiful. Our one looked over the street. It's an old hotel and is quirky on a hill so make sure you check the bottle of wine doesn't slide off the dresser!! Beautiful library for peace and quiet. I admit the 6... More 

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

Dear holidayhelper8 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. All the hotel staff enjoyed having your group stay at the hotel and we are delighted that you received a lovely welcome and had a relaxing break. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just stayed with our family - ages 71 to 6 - for Easter and were more than pleasantly surprised. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere , spotlessly clean and well decorated bedrooms and public areas. Good value and well located. We ate in the hotel one night (excellent) and made good use of variety of restaurants within a few minutes... More 

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

Dear Helen Thank you for your lovely comments about the Wessex Royale Hotel. Good to read that you enjoyed the 'home away from home' comforts offered by the hotel and that you will make a return visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient location for Dorchester town centre with hotel facing right onto one of the town's main streets. Good comfortable hotel and rooms but not outstanding. Food d was fine but dining room was a bit plain. We ended up parking on the street which meant we had to make sure to get the parking ticket on the car before any... More 

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

Dear Andrew Thank you for your review. The Wessex Royale Hotel is centrally situated in Dorchester enabling guests to visit many local places and attractions. It is one of the oldest hotels in Dorchester with limited free parking, staff will always direct guests to alternative parking. I'm pleased to report that we are in the process of 'freshening up' the... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No complaints actually better than expected. Arrived early and room was ready and upgraded. Very comfortable beds, flat screen TV. Good quality toiletries and plenty of hot water. Complimentary morning newspapers. All staff local and knowledgeable about town. Breakfast very good with a wide choice. Would definitely go back.

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

Dear Dorothy Thank you for your hotel review. Good to read that you were able to enjoy our 'home away from home' comforts. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner for 24 people. The staff were really friendly, and the food was superb. Lots of thanks to the chefs, choosing a menu was an easy process with lots of variety and guidance. The courses all blended well together. Every one had the choice of two or three courses and special diets were catered for easily.... More 

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

Dear Dachaidh Thank you for taking the time to review the Wessex Royale Hotel. Good to read that your Special Occasion Dinner was an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you here again. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had won of the deluxe rooms which was, well deluxe in feel and comfort. And the restaurant food is superb - we ate there the first night, and the second because it was so good. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

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

Dear Bill P Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. It was good to read that you enjoyed staying in one of our luxurious superior rooms. Our restaurant is open every evening and offers a variety of traditional and exciting new dishes which as you say are superb. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome... More 

England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were only in Dorchester overnight and we settled upon staying at the Royal Wessex. We arrived earlier than planned and we were just going to leave out suitcases at the hotel however the receptionist said that there were rooms ready if we wanted to check in immediately. We if asked there was a largish room available and she very... More 

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

Dear Grechophile Thank you for taking your time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed the 'home from home' comforts of your hotel room and that you would be happy to stay with us again. More 

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