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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
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: 07:00 - 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 380 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 128
Rating: 4 145
Rating: 3 73
Rating: 2 18
Rating: 1 16
Rating

In center of town

13/11/2017 Ken N, Margate, United Kingdom

This hotel is located on the main high street, but only a short walk to the café area of Old Brewery Square. Its rooms are in the main house or the former stables so that are not corporate as you wou... more

Rating

Great room. Friendly staff

23/10/2017 Markhowes,

Had to come to Dorchester on business and chose this hotel due to the good price. And I will say, I am happy that I did. As my family came with , I took a family room. It was lovely and spacious and c... more

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

Room very noisy - WiFi not functional

19/10/2017 Albia-Newton, Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

I had a room in the new section of this hotel - the walls were very thin and the corridor very noisy - poor nights sleep as a result - Kept awake other guests until after 0100 and woken at 0600. WiFi... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Albia-Newton Thank you for your comments. Sorry your stay wasn't right for you.
Rating

Go hotel for a short stay

27/09/2017 _susangriffin11, Southampton, United Kingdom

We only stayed the one night but our room had everything we could have wanted. Wifi was free. Staff very helpful. My partner had a full English breakfast which he enjoyed. I prefer lots of fruit and c... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear susangriffin11 Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.
Rating

Another lovely meal on our second wedding anniversary

16/09/2017 Helen P, Dorchester, United Kingdom

Got married here so wanted to return again for anniversary dinner. My husband had 6 oz steak and chips then Eton mess cheesecake served in a killer jar. He enjoyed it but eating a posh meal out of a ... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Helen P Thank you for your lovely comments. Your feedback about the bar and restaurant service have been noted. Congratulations on your second wedding anniversary.