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Dorset
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for one night last weekend. Stayed in a superior room. Was a large room, with a bathroom with shower over bath. The hotel is situated on a busy main road and as our room was facing the road there was a lot of traffic noise. Having the window open at night wasn't an option, which was a shame as... More 

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

Dear Greg89 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Belton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in was smooth and friendly following a pre-warned late check in at 2300hrs. The hotel has been recently refurbed to a high standard. Plus points: very friendly staff. Lovely room. Negatives: only on-street parking available, admittedly free overnight but payable from 0800 hrs and no lift despite being 3 floors. Many stairs!

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

Dear FieldsofGold Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. We have limited free parking at the hotel, when full the other options are a local car park 2 minutes walk away, free overnight, pay a £1 for a car parking ticket when you park and this will take you to 10am the next morning, or... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for celebratory dinner . Waited 10 mins to be offered a drink or menu. Eventually shown through to restaurant. Waitress gave us restaurant menu and asked if we also would like bar menu. We said we would but it did not arrive. We asked again and were given one. I ordered cheese board. The cheeses were past their best... More 

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Thank Helen P
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top rate Hotel in a great location, shopping, museums , a Roman Town House, Railway Station and great pubs all within a 10 min walk. 15 mins walk to Railway Station, a return ticket to Weymouth for less than a days car park.

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

Dear Anthony S Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and very helpful lady on reception-Sun 11.9.16. Lovely room and bathroom but very creaky floorboards! Excellent location for main street for dinner. We only stayed one evening as we couldn't get that evening in our preferred hotel-Premier Inn but would have been happy to stay here all week if it had been a bit cheaper- compare to Prem Inn.

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

Dear Diane S Thank you for your lovely comments. Good to see you received a warm and friendly welcome and you enjoyed our 'home from home' comforts. More 

San Diego, California
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108 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was well laid out the bed was comfortable and the bathroom modern. Unfortunately the room was on the ground floor right next to a very busy can park. Thus I could not leave my window open on a hot day because of fumes, noise and possible theft. There are other rooms but I did not see them. Breakfast... More 

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

Dear m p Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Sorry you had a few concerns about your room. Lovely to see you found the hotel to be in a central location for Dorchester, convenient to everything. More 

slough
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was nice although arriving late you do need to know what you are looking for. There is no sign saying Best Western so if you booked thru them you have to know this is called the Wessex Royale. Although free parking is advertised, if the carpark is full you will have to park elsewhere and be up bight... More 

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

Dear FMSSlough Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. We do have limited free parking at the hotel, if you park in the street in front of the hotel, (free 6pm to 8am Monday to Saturday, free all day Sunday) to save getting up too early, buy a ticket for an hour (60p) after 6pm... More 

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 August 23, 2016

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

Dear Diane T Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly and for your lovely comments about the hotel staff and accommodation. We look forward to seeing you again in 2017 - you're booked in! More 

Wiltshire
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114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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

Dear Wiltshire-feet Thank you for your lovely comments and comprehensive review. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

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 August 12, 2016 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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $86 - $188 (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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Also Known As:
Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Minotel Hotel Wessex Royale
Minotel Dorchester
Dorchester Minotel
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