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Wessex Royale Hotel

32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 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 

Healesville, Australia
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103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having driven from St Austell on a holiday Saturday we decided to stop early to find a place for the night. We were lucky to get the last room, not the cheapest, but beggars can't be choosers. The room was sufficient but a bit over furnished, leaving not much space to move around. The bed was comfortable. Parking in their... More 

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Thank Roger T
Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roger T Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry there was a mishap at breakfast. We do have limited free parking but there is free parking close by at weekends. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Wessex hotel for our works party.From the service given by the staff through to the delicious food our evening was first class. Would definitely recommend to others and return for future.

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

Dear Olivia786 Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad your works party went so well. We enjoyed looking after you as you all were friendly and appreciative. Thank you also for your declaration to recommend us to others. We look forward to giving a warm welcome to you on your return visit. More 

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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed with this hotel. It's got old world charm but modern furnishings and bathrooms. The staff are all very friendly - they have a warm chat as well as dealing with everything efficiently. Breakfast was a good range of pastries, fruit, cereals etc. The hot breakfast was delicious. We parked in the Top o' Town car park which... More 

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Thank Anne C
Manager W, Manager at Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne C Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Lovely to see you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

Ashburton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time in which husband & I have stayed here. ..We would easily return & probably will. Very efficient & courteous staff within a lovely building...rooms of very good standard also. Food range is excellent for choice with breakfast but is let down slightly by limited bar meals in evening.

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

Dear genealogyjules Thank you for your lovely comments. Great to see you returned to enjoy our 'home from home' comforts and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

preston
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't staying at the Wessex but found the restaurant on our Taste Card. It was actually Hardy's Bar meals on the card but they were quiet (it was a Wednesday) and we could use it on anything we wanted in the main restaurant. There was a good choice of starters and mains. We both went for the potato soup.... More 

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

Dear eyeHateSand Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel restaurant so highly. The Room to... restaurant has recently been awarded an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit. More 

Essex
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108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have just returned from a short weekend stay at the Wessex Royale Hotel. We arrived a little earlier than planned. Our room was not ready, but we were offered a welcome cup of tea while we waited. It was all very pleasant. This was our first visit to Dorchester, and all our questions were answered, cabs were booked and... More 

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

Dear SueinEssex Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Lovely to see you were well looked after by the hotel staff. The other ground floor room has the stand alone shower, on your next visit ring and let reception know your requirements. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon. More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: British, Gluten Free
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 Wessex Royale Hotel

Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $115 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 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
Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester, Dorset
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