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Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I love to visit Dorchester and had stayed at this hotel before. However since our last visit many things have changed. Firstly the room charge had risen considerably, but the service had diminished by equal measure. First the good points, the rooms were clean and comfortable if somewhat overpriced. The waiting staff were cheerful and welcoming Now...

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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A warm welcome and comfortable room awaited us. We ate in the restaurant on both evenings of our stay as the food was so good. A wide choice and it was nice to chat to the chef James and chat about the menu and compliment him on the food. I especially liked the beetroot, goats curd cheese and caramelised pecan...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights here in a superior room. Very comfy bed, plenty of space and a good bathroom (shower over bath not separate). It was a bit warm and the window wouldn't open (presumably for safety reasons as it was at floor level). Breakfast was not bad. The buffet part was a bit limited but there were several choices for...

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear emtoe23 Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was very comfortable . We enjoyed one of the most delicious dinners of our 2 week trip to the U.K. Very well located Room lovely. Nice public areas. We would definitely goose to stay here again if we are in Dorset All rooms are well equipped Staff very helpful with recommendations etc

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lawson2504 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Lovely to see you enjoyed all the 'home from home' comforts the hotel has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again.

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff. Parking is limited but the local car park is free after 6pm until 8am. The room was very clean and well appointed. We would recommend this hotel for any occasion.

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

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

Buntingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Morgan Yeatman Suite good choice, lovely size room with small separate sitting area. Quiet and well appointed. Heating regulated in each room rather than the whole hotel which makes controlling heating very easy especially in the recent chilly weather. Cooked breakfast good and choice of cereals but prepared fresh fruit choice limited. Young waiting staff at breakfast pleasant...

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claire R Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Your comments about breakfast have been noted. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being positive the hotel has comfortable rooms, friendly staff and a good location. However the restaurant evening menu is disappointing and has been better in the past The hotel car park is very small and it can be difficult to get an average car in and out. You can make on Princes St for 50p or free on the High...

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter H Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry you found the restaurant evening menu disappointing. We have recently launched a new restaurant menu. Lovely to see you found your hotel room comfortable and hotel staff friendly.

Staffordshire
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had arranged for an informal business meeting at the Wessex Royal yesterday. Hotel looks pretty average from the outside, parking was a little hectic but we managed to find a space just outside which was pay and display. Once inside, the comfortable lounge area was quite welcoming. We hadn't booked a meeting room but was able to sit in the...

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rachel1837 Thank you for your feedback. Lovely to see you found the Wessex Royale Hotel's lounge a convenient meeting place and that you would visit again.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Never again. If you're a return customer you've been warned. We used to visit on the regular, but now we won't ever been visiting again. What's happened to this place!! Utter chaos round reception too. Over heard people next to us saying they weren't happy with the place either.

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you have had a bad experience with us. We feel we try hard to make all our guest's experience a good one. We have sent you a direct message asking for the dates of your stay and the issues you encountered so that we can look in to it further for you. We are all very approachable...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

An interesting place. Overall a bit pricey for what you get. The rooms are ok but small and not the best quality although very clean. All in all the general feel is not quite there. The staff try hard but for example the evening porter wasn't sure how to work the bar. The corridors were noisy as the floors creaked...

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Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kazza2609 Thank your for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Your comments about the rooms and corridors have been noted. We do have limited free parking which is unusual for a town centre Georgian hotel, there are car parks close by.

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  • 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 Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel

Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England (Formerly Wessex Royale Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $119 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Wessex Royal 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
Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel Dorchester, Dorset
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“Ask for a room at the side of building overlooking the small car park as it was quiet”
sbrady120, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear would be quieter”
dozysod, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“front of hotel rooms , noisy high street. but heavy sleepers no trouble!”
888lindash, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top floor ,being in the attic space, some rooms are a lot bigger than others. Some with just a shower and some with a shower in a bath.”
483kateg, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a room facing the back, which was quiet. It might be better views overlooking the front, but I'm not sure how noisy it might be.”
doctorj42, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
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