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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very good Georgian period hotel in excellent condition. Good warm room, friendly bar and hosts. Very good breakfast to round off a great stay in beautiful Dorchester. Free parking a bonus as not easy to find in town!

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

Dear T0nyt Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Good to see you enjoyed our 'home from home' comforts and were able to take advantage of our free parking.

Minehead
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely room with a wonderful roomy double person power shower and a well lit bathroom. Tasteful decor, larger than normal Tv. Bottled water in room, one still, one mineral. Breakfast was great, with smoked salmon scrambled eggs eggs benedict on menu as well as usual choices. Good central position for shopping in Dorchester... only downside I can...

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

Dear Sally Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly and accommodating staff who go that extra mile to please. The rooms are a bit creaky, but perfectly adequate and the breakfast is freshly cooked. Not much car parking, but the central location is great.

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

Dear lhscontrol Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just spent a lovely weekend in this hotel We chose to ignore some negative reviews We always decide beforehand if the negative complaints would put us off and we decided none would We immediately found a parking space in the rear of the hotel tho we noted there was ample parking literally a few feet away...

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

Dear Clarebeahodgson Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly and for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and allowed us to check in early to be able to dump bags before the wedding. Really good breakfast with lots of variety ... needed!! Had a really good size room and excellent bathroom with lovely bath too. Excellent position for a night out and in walk distance to many bars and restaurants. Would stay here agin.

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

Dear Kate P Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here one night on business. As we approached reception the welcome was very friendly. The staff went out of there way to be helpful, my companion wanted a room at the back because of the traffic, this was organised with no fuss.The room was very comfortable, it was not a big room but there was sufficient space. My...

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

Dear Ester913 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again.

Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel is in the centre of town with very nice rooms an excellent restaurant and helpful pleasant staff. We had a Four Poster Bed in our room which was a first for us. There was plenty of room for us even had two television sets. We enjoyed it immensely and would go again. We were able to explore Dorchester...

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Dear Malcolm M Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Lewes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed at quite a few Best Western hotels, I thought it would be a safe bet as I had to book a room at the last minute. The only good things about the hotel were its central position and the friendly staff. The bad is that the rooms facing the high street are very noisy. The mattress on the...

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Dear Piddingoer Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. So sorry your stay wasn't right for you. We have noted your comments and will improve.

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2016

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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel

Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England (Formerly Wessex Royale Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $71 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Minotel Hotel Wessex Royale
Minotel Dorchester
Dorchester Minotel
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“Room 200 was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SallyD469, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles esther913, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Select a room overlooking the car park , not on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles Piddingoer, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear - it is theopposite side to the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles NodNodPilot, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Beware the stair!”
 of 5 bubbles FieldsofGold, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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