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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

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

Head Chef James Tipping 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 James Tipping

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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: 07:30 - 09:30
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 421 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 150
Rating: 4 156
Rating: 3 78
Rating: 2 21
Rating: 1 16
Rating

Short trip to Dorchester

18/06/2018 karenedney, Oxford, United Kingdom

I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is beautiful. I know some people have commented on the lack of a lift, ... more

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

Very good hotel with comfortable rooms and friendly staff.

15/06/2018 joanne_solanki, Fareham, United Kingdom

Everything on the whole was very good during my stay. Room was comfortable with all amenities. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Restaurant was okay if you are a meat eater, not so good for vegeta... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear joanne_solanki Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Delightful Hotel.

10/06/2018 JEH1958, Porthcawl, United Kingdom

We stayed here for two nights on our way back from Cornwall. The hotel is delightful and warrants more than a 3 star rating. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and although we had arrived a litt... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear JEH1958 Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted to say that we are serving evening meals Monday to Thursdays. There is a car park close with very reasonable parking charges - £1 for 2 hours, £2 for 3 hours and £4 all day, you can purchase a ticket the night before (after 6pm as it is free 6pm to 8am) and it will add on the extra hours for the next morning. Great to see you had a pleasant stay and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.
Rating

Very comfortable indeed

08/06/2018 martinixi, Guildford, United Kingdom

With kind and caring staff to welcome you after a long drive and beautiful rooms that are both stylish and very clean you melt in to the tranquillity of Dorchester and a good hotel pit stop. Beds and ... more

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

Lovely

02/06/2018 40lulu, London, United Kingdom

We attended a wedding here and stayed the night ,was shown to room, really large and comfy bed, mineral water, tea, coffee and biscuits, bit noisy outside window in morning, breakfast was a little ove... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 40lulu Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again.