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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been to this Hotel many a time over the years and we go back because we love the genuine empathy the staff have with any issues that may arise. The rooms are spotless, love the new upgrade in the bathroom, like the new key card system rather than carrying a large key fob around with us! Big thanks to... More 

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Wiltshire
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114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat Nav got us here and we found the small car park full in the afternoon. Local parking is cheap or free as is overnight street parking. Also large car park nearby. However, late afternoon we got into the hotel car park. No lift and we were third floor ... 45 stairs but Steve, the manager happily offered to take... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight with friend in adjacent single rooms on top floor. Great ....... as long as you're fit enough to climb the stairs!! This is an interesting listed building so a lift has not been allowed! The hotel is conveniently situated at the top end of Dorchester High street. Parking could be an issue: there's limited spaces at the back... More 

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

Dear Oxymoron50 Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. When guests book direct with us either through our website or telephone we can organise their booking to suit them (subject to availability). Great to read you found the Wessex Royale Hotel staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a cracking venue, I put an 'average' on this review for verily, it was just very average. OK, we were on a high for personal reasons & nothing could dampen our spirits, but nobody picked up on how euphoric we were & why would they? We think they should have. You think they needed to ask? This... More 

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1 Thank Xanthe C
Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Xanthe C Thank you for your interesting comments, we will take note and improve. Sorry your stay at the Wessex Royale Hotel was 'average'. So glad you enjoyed your breakfast kippers. We are very proud of our recent food awards, the AA Rosette award for culinary excellence and the Taste of the West gold award. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice stay here, It was as good as expected, breakfast excellent, cheese board divine! But really really could do with some local beer in the bar. Parking available but tight, but that is clear before we went. Our room was clean and cosy, overlooking the car park / courtyard so nice and quiet. Staff friendly and efficient.

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

Dear Mark P Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Lovely to see you enjoyed our 'home from home' comforts and you found the staff to be friendly and efficient. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

Hants
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely last-minute stay here. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Nice and quiet too. Staff at the hotel all extra-friendly and informative. Nice location to be able to explore deepest darkest Dorset.

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

Dear ShaneOnHols Thank you for your lovely comments and for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Wessex Royale is a very comfortable hotel with a good restaurant. We had a very nice meal on our first evening but were very disappointed with the bar which is hardly a bar at all and has no local ales. Our room was excellent and we slept very well apart from the last night when "someone" below us in... More 

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

Dear Wenjaye Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. So glad you found your room excellent and you enjoyed your meals in our award winning restaurant. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We had lovely big, room with four poster bed and comfy settee.En suite was spacious. Bar food was great value and tasty. Staff were efficient and helpful. The room did overlook a street so it was a bit noisy but that's what you get with a hotel in the middle of town. The downsides were that the car park was... More 

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

Dear Christine T Thank you for your lovely comments. Great to see you enjoyed staying in your spacious four poster room. We look forward to your next visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

In summary: We'd booked in for 3 nights and were allocated room 108. The hotel is good - clean, comfortable friendly and helpful staff and the food is a "must try it" experience. It was the best food we had in Dorchester during our stay. The only issue we had is room 108 is the smallest hotel double room (and... More 

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

Dear rugbyfan43 Thank you for your comprehensive review. Your comments about the size of your room have been noted. Great to see you enjoyed your meals in our award winning restaurant. We are pleased to reveal that we have an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence and a Taste of the West Gold award. We look forward to giving you... More 

Milan, Italy
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Room was ok,with nice comfortable bed,sink in the bathroom a bit small though. Staff was professional and fair,even if not too smiley. Good breakfast (pancakes highly recommended). Wi-Fi properly working.

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

Dear Niccolo C Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Good to see you enjoyed your breakfast and the Wi-Fi worked well. More 

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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: $91 - $206 (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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