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Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel

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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.
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90Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to the hotel and to Dorchester and we will return. Dorchester is an interesting town in a lovely setting, with a range of shops, a weekly market, and a variety of places to eat and drink. The bus to Weymouth,...More

Thank Flynn64
Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Flynn Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hotel is in a good location in the centre of the town. Rooms could do with a refurbishment as are a little dated public areas are fine. WiFi works well. Downside is hotel has recently closed its restaurant so you have to go out for...More

Thank clivecSurrey
Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear clivecSurrey Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Good to see you enjoyed the central location of the hotel.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed for a weekend for a wedding. Rooms were lovely and clean. Comfortable bed. Food was delicious. Especially breakfast. Lovely welcoming staff. Recommend highly. Ps. George was a very good host. Keep up the good work. :) :)

Thank Jessica P
Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jessica P Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here last week with my family, we had a family room and the room was very spacious and the bathroom was a good size too. Very helpful receptionist when we arrived but the only downfall we had was that our room was facing the...More

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Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tilly C Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit (ask for a family room at the back).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An large, atmospheric, Georgian hotel in a great location on the main street. Many of the rooms are in the two storey 20th century rear addition. Our room, in the extension, was clean and very comfortable, but felt a little small for a grand hotel....More

Thank RoamingJeff
Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RoamingJeff Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Sorry the wifi was not working for you, normally it works fine. Good to see you enjoyed the central location of the hotel.

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"Pay a little more and upgrade to superior or a suite."
10 Jun. 2018
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"No air conditioning so top floor very hot, however creaky floors throughout so best not to have anyone..."
22 May 2018
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"DON'T COME if you need parking or want to feel like a valued guest!"
24 Apr. 2018
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"Choose a room with a spa bath,lovely"
25 Feb. 2018
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USD 78 - USD 144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Wessex Royale Hotel
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