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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant 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 0844 3876127*
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Summary

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

Head Chef Nick Cherry boasts some fine credentials, working with some of the UK's top chefs to award winning standards. Supported by an ambitious young team serving the very best in modern European cuisine.

Chef Nick Cherry

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Room to...

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant boasts an AA Rosette, offering a fine dining experience on site. Whether you're romancing at a table for two or celebrating with a crowd, our restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in fabulous food and great wines. We use locally sourced and seasonal produce, showcasing the very best of what Dorset has to offer - just as our hotel building does.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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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 352 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 118
Rating: 4 136
Rating: 3 68
Rating: 2 16
Rating: 1 14
Rating

Nice stay

15/06/2017 Andrewmitchell69,

A nice pleasant hotel, friendly staff. I had the honeymoon suite which was really nice. Lovely and clean and comfortable four poster bed. Jacuzzi in room. What more could I want. Dinner was nice too.... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Andrewmitchell69 Thank you for your lovely. Great to see you enjoyed our 'home from home' comforts. We look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Surprisingly pleasant

28/05/2017 Lettyharri, Aylesbury, United Kingdom

We stayed here for two nights in a Courtyard Room. We were very pleasantly surprised how lovely it was after some of the negative comments we read on Trip Adviser. The best part of this hotel is the... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lettyharri Thank you for your lovely comments. Lovely to see you enjoyed our 'home from home comforts. We look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Comfortable Stay

26/05/2017 Albia-Newton, Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

Very comfortable stay - Fantastic room (112) with a four poster bed, very quiet and relaxing. Breakfast service very efficient, and fantastic quality. Only criticism is the very slow wi-fi internet ... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Albia-Newton Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Your lovely comments are appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Shortage of staff

21/05/2017 bobc19442015, Chippenham, United Kingdom

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 d... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear bobc19442015 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry you were not happy with your meal. Your comments have been noted. Lovely to see you found the bedrooms clean and comfortable.
Rating

If you enjoy good food.....stay here!

16/05/2017 sbrady120, Bromley, United Kingdom

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 th... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear sbrady120 Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.