Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

32 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP, England
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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

Sweet Dreams in Dorchester.

Centrally located in the heart of delightful Dorchester, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant offers Georgian gorgeousness aplenty close to the Jurassic Coast - standing proudly as an old coaching inn that was built in 1756 and effortlessly show more

Limited free parking available
The Restaurant is currently closed for dinner
Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Pets are not accepted.
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00
32 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP, England

Restaurants & Bars

Great Breakfasts are an essential for any hotel stay, the hotel restaurant supplies breakfast leaving you raring to go. The cosy Bar area is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite drink at any time of the day, Enjoy

  • Breakfast Room
  • Hardys Bar

Breakfast Room

Great Breakfasts are an essential for any hotel stay, the hotel restaurant supplies breakfast leaving you raring to go. The cosy Bar area is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite drink at any time of the day, Enjoy

Hardys Bar

Our popular bar and lounge at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant is the ideal place to relax with a coffee or treat yourself to a glass of your favourite beer or wine.

Opening hours
12:00-22:00
Weekend times may vary

Meetings & Events

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant is a charming business proposition, thanks to two wonderful venues within a venue.

Our conference rates include screen, digital AV projector, f...

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant is a charming business proposition, thanks to two wonderful venues within a venue.

Our conference rates include screen, digital AV projector, flip chart & pens, wireless internet hotspot and chilled water and cordials. Everything you need to wow a crowd or give the perfect pitch.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape

Regency Room

The Regency Room seats up to 36 theatre style, 18 u-shaped or 18 boardroom style.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Regency Room 20 0 15 15 20
Williams Barnes Room 80 0 40 40 85

Reviews of Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 523 reviews
Excellent 39%
Very Good 34%
Average 17%
Poor 4%
Terrible 4%
Rating

r2uzenblot, wrote review 13/09/2020

Did I write the last review?

Looking at the previous review it was almost like reading the review I hadn't yet written but my comments are very similar. The hotel is set in the heart of Dorchester and is clearly an old building ... more

Owner Response
Manager Wessex Royale Hotel, Owner at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear r2uzenblot Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. We do have limited free parking. There is a pay and display car park less than two minutes walk away from the hotel, we reimburse the parking fee. At weekends parking is free on the main road in front of the hotel and in the pay and display car park from 6pm Saturday to 8am Monday. You are correct about servicing your room, once guests check into their rooms housekeepers do not enter unless they've specifically been asked to, all connected to the government guidelines during these unprecedented times. We have 24 hour reception who will also provide towels, coffee etc. In recent months Dorset has been fully booked, supply and demand dictates the cost of rooms and this is the time of year that rooms are at their highest rate. The vat charge is to help offset loss of income over 3/4 normally good months when the hotel was closed. We do have rooms at the back of the hotel and we will try to accommodate guests in their preferred area subject to availability. Lovely to see you enjoyed your breakfasts and found the hotel staff to be excellent.
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TrolleyDolly87, wrote review 01/09/2020

Friendly and clean, mediocre rooms

Recently stayed at the Wessex royal whilst visiting family in the Dorchester area. Reception area spotlessly clean, all COVID19 guidelines adhered to. Receptionist friendly and helpful. Room was a tw... more

Owner Response
Manager Wessex Royale Hotel, Owner at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear TrolleyDolly87 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Your comments about your room have been noted, sorry you found one of the beds uncomfortable. If you'd alerted reception (24hr cover) we would have been able to rectify that for you. Great to see you found the hotel staff friendly and helpful.
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982margaretg, wrote review 28/08/2020

Three night away

Booked for the three nights , offer for pay for two and get the third free. Not very busy , but dealt with the restrictions of COVID very well. Plenty of sanitiser stations, and one way system aroun... more

Owner Response
Manager Wessex Royale Hotel, Owner at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 982margaretg Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Great to see you were able to take advantage of the 3 nights for the price of 2 offer and felt safe with our Covid-19 precautions. We look forward to seeing you again.
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W1334MFlaurent, wrote review 22/08/2020

5 star visit! Incredible staff 😁

My fiancée and I visited this hotel 3 nights in a row. We were meant to be camping but due to issues with our tent had to find alternative accommodation last minute. Due to the last minute booking of ... more

Owner Response
Manager Wessex Royale Hotel, Owner at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us, and we wish you both the very best in your future together. Glad that you liked the Vegan breakfast it is proving very popular.
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cabboy, wrote review 16/08/2020

Excellent Stay

We would definitely recommend this hotel. Room was comfortable & clean. Breakfast was excellent lots of choices. Lisa on reception and Lou on bar/restaurant were wonderful - they both couldn’t do enou... more

Owner Response
Manager Wessex Royale Hotel, Owner at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Cabboy Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Your lovely comments about Lisa and Lou will be passed onto them (printed a copy). We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.