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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 390 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 130
Rating: 4 147
Rating: 3 78
Rating: 2 19
Rating: 1 16
Rating

Great room, lovely staff, beautiful hotel, shocking approach to food

15/01/2018 GadgetGal G, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The good: Hotel was beautiful. The staff could not have been more helpful. The lady at reception conducted me to my room personally and explained the heating. Room was lovely, bed very comfortable and... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear GadgetGal G Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry you were disappointed with your pudding and that we were unable to supply a fresh one, your comments have been noted. Great to see you enjoyed your room, hotel and hotel staff.
Rating

Cute little weekend break

27/12/2017 Chantell J,

Room was a little compact with very dated furniture and carpet. Bathroom and breakfast was exceptional. Communal areas are stunning and service is okay. Can’t be a little rushed and busy at the bar. ... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Chantell J Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Your comments about your room have been noted. Great to see you enjoyed your breakfast.
Rating

Wouldn't stay again - small double beds

27/12/2017 Lauren H, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Stayed here for one night whilst in the area for a wedding in room 108. The room itself was a decent size but the bed was small. I think it was a small double rather than a full sized double bed. We p... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lauren H Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale. Sorry you were disappointed with the bed size, all our double beds are standard double bed size. Good to see you enjoyed our cooked breakfast.
Rating

Accommodating and friendly

19/12/2017 Dodge1991, Dorset, United Kingdom

Our group of around 20 attended the Wessex Royale for a charity event in their function room, it was a quiz and on arrival they had laid out paper on each table and pencils for us which was completely... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Dodge1991 Thank you for your lovely comments. Great to see you enjoyed your charity event and we look forward to seeing you again.
Rating

Impressive

18/12/2017 MartynP2, Yeovil, United Kingdom

I stayed here a year ago. At that time there were some refurbishments on-going. It was pleasing to return again and see the outcome of the changes. The initial appearance and feel for the hotel is tra... more

Owner Response
Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MartynP2 Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you liked the hotel refurbishment and you have witnessed the transformation. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.