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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 03330 035286
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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.

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 (10 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

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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 493 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 192
Rating: 4 173
Rating: 3 85
Rating: 2 22
Rating: 1 21
Rating

Great stay

27/08/2019 rbz2018, United Kingdom

On arrival reception staff were very helpful. This is our 2nd stay at this Hotel. Room had tea/coffee facilities with both still and sparkling water. This was replenished every day. The room was very ... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear rbz2018 Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.
Rating

Annual visit 2019

20/08/2019 Diane T, Worcester, United Kingdom

Managed to park the car on the car park with ease. Room lovely and clean. Due to the torrential rain on the Friday the rain had leaked through the window and down the walls. Management kindly arran... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Diane T Thank you for your lovely comments and high rating. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome in 2020.
Rating

Well below standard

18/08/2019 Ed_Wijninga, Kleve, Germany

Upon arrival the hotel the whole place made an unkempt impression. We were led to our room which was in the courtyard. Initially we were quite happy with this and it all looked quiet and peaceful. Jus... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ed_Wijninga Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry your stay didn't reach your expectations. We are currently having the outside of the hotel refurbished which entails having scaffolding attached to parts of the hotel. This does not affect the hotel interior. The gym next to the hotel has been soundproofed recently (since your stay at the beginning of August).
Rating

Good basic stay

17/08/2019 wildflowersoul, Salem, Massachusetts

The room was spacious and clean. The beds are the reason I am giving this 3 stars instead of 4, it was an uncomfortable night's sleep. Bed was like sleeping on a board, and it was too small to accommo... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Wildflowersoul Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Our double rooms have standard sized double beds. Sorry you found the mattress hard. Reception/night porter may have been able to help make your stay more comfortable by adding a soft mattress topper. Your comments about cooling the rooms have been noted. We have limited free parking on the premises. There is parking in the main road at the front of the hotel and a pay and display car park less than two minutes walking distance (we reimburse the parking cost). Good to see you found your room was spacious and clean.
Rating

Nice

07/08/2019 kfritz911231,

We only stayed one night in this hotel. A very nice, clean hotel room. Delicious breakfast. Very friendly staff. The beds are not so comfortable but we noticed that it is everywhere in england. I... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear kfritz911231 Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again.