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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

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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 transformed into modern-day accommodation. Our classically designed rooms and excellent central location make the hotel ideal for a relaxing break or business trip, with our bedrooms oozing unique charm and traditional character...not to mention supremely comfortable furnishings to help you feel wonderfully rested in Wessex.

Did you know, Dorchester is Thomas Hardy's birthplace and the inspiration for Casterbridge in his novels?

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Location

32 High West Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1UP
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01305 262660
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Summary

Limited free parking available The Restaurant is currently closed for dinner
Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Pets are not accepted.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

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Hardys Bar

Our popular bar and lounge at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant is the ideal place to take lunch, relax with a coffee or treat yourself to a glass of your favourite beer or wine. The bar menu features competitively priced dishes including sandwiches, salads, pizzas and the signature Wessex Burger.

Opening hours

12:00-22:00
Weekend times may vary

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest train station: Dorchester West, 0.40 miles
Nearest tube station: N/A, 0.00 mins
Nearest airport: Exeter, 51.00 miles
Free parking on site (12 spaces)

Address
32 High West Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1UP
England


What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Dorset County Museum (0.1 miles)

  • Hardy's Cottage (2.8 miles)

  • Abbotsbury (10.6 miles)

  • Monkey World (11.3 miles)

  • Lulworth Cove (13.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and 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, 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

Williams Barns Room

The Williams Barnes Room seats up to 100 theatre style, 40 u-shaped or 40 boardroom style.

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
Williams Barns Room 80 0 40 40 85
Regency Room 20 0 15 15 20
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 453 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 165
Rating: 4 167
Rating: 3 81
Rating: 2 21
Rating: 1 19
Rating

A lovely hotel

26/11/2018 823Well_travelled, Cambridge, United Kingdom

A lovely hotel full of character. Our room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed; tea/coffee, biscuits, water, hair dryer. The bathroom was fine too with a lovely hot... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 823Well_travelled Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Your comment about TV noise has been noted. We look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Reasonably priced, comfy accomodation in central location

25/11/2018 Ivan1969, Portsmouth

I stayed here on a Friday night having found myself in Dorchester for a friends party. I had a single room up on the third floor (in the attic) which while small, with a sloped roof was very clean and... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ivan1969 Thank you for your lovely comments. Your observation about the door has been noted. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.
Rating

Wessex Royal

23/11/2018 Getaway60739372863,

A very good experience, everything was top quality, food, room and staff attitude. I have travelled a lot around the country over the last month, staying in both national chain hotels and privately ow... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Getaway60739372863 Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.
Rating

A very pleasant stay; we will return

16/11/2018 Flynn64, London, United Kingdom

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 ea... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Flynn Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit.
Rating

Good location but rooms could be improved

14/11/2018 clivecSurrey, Surrey

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 resta... more

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