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New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for my birthday. From the time we arrived we were made to feel very welcome, our room was comfortable, clean and had not long been decorated I believe. Bed very comfortable, lovely bedding. Staff very attentive and helpful. Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful. Had dinner there on the Sunday night, the 2 ribeye steaks and bottle of...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a great stay at this hotel, reasonably priced it was a little dated however very clean with good sized family rooms and the breakfast was good.The main reason for writing this review was to say how lovely and kind all the staff were, nothing was to much trouble especially for George who made my daughters stay! Would definitely...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had aVery pleasant stay at the Wessex, staff were very friendly and the room was very clean and spacious as well as equipped with everything required. A short walk from the hotel in almost any direction will take you to bars and eateries and the Wessex's own restaurant I believe is recommended though we didn't try it ourselves. We...

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 70th party here, was very well catered with a good selection of food and very good function rooms. The selection of beers caters for everyone and the bar staff were very good. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for private functions.

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

Dear Corey T Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad the 70th birthday party was a great success and your recommendation is much appreciated.

Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One night stop. Parking was a bit tricky and very limited. Check in was easy and very polite young lady. Room was very comfortable. Relaxing lounge - good bar. Georges was barman, waiter and knew how to look after customers. Beer by the fire in the lounge was very good. Surprisingly only 2 other people in the restaurant. Food excellent...

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

Dear Nicholas M Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed our 'home from home' comforts, we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Hove, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here while doing some work nearby. Dorchester isn't very big, so you'll find the hotel as you come up the main road. The parking entrance is around the back; it's quite limited, enough for about 8 cars. The hotel itself is nice enough. My room was somewhat spacious. The bed was comfortable. Besides the usual free water and...

1Thank doctorj42
Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear doctorj42 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight as we attended a dinner with some colleagues. Our accommodation was a courtyard room and was a lovely room. Parking can be an issue so early arrival is a must! Our evening was of high quality and breakfast very good. The staff were very helpful and very professional.

Thank modan45
Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear modan45 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. So pleased your reunion dinner was such a success and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed in one of the suites with a dinner, bed and breakfast deal. Absolutely lovely place, one of the most comfortable beds we have slept in. Dinner was fabulous and nothing was too much trouble, my husband is limited to his diet and they were more than happy to change the main from restaurant to bar menu. Breakfast was equally...

Thank Perky50
Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have breakfast at 8.00 am in Dorchester and as this appeared to be the main hotel and in the High Street it was a no brainer to call in. Sadly the hotel entrance was shut and although there was a bell for the night porter, when I rang it no-one came and so after...

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

Dear WilliamWiltshire We close the hotel over the Christmas period so that our hard working staff can enjoy the Christmas period with their families.

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had our wedding reception here last year and returned for our anniversary in September. We were disappointed, having had such a great wedding reception here. The management contacted me and offered to put things right by inviting us back. This time the manager and Head chef were there in person, and the meal was superb. I was not going...

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

Dear Helen P Thank you for your lovely review, great to see that you were well looked after by the restaurant staff. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

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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)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: ₹ 5,176 - ₹ 9,600 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles doctorj42, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“103 was a good room”
 of 5 bubbles paulp981, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 200 was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SallyD469, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles esther913, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room overlooking the car park , not on the top floor”
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