Wessex Royale Hotel - Dorchester

ex. Minotel Wessex Royale

32 High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1UP  show map
 3 stars
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Wessex Royale Hotel - Dorchester

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The grand 3-star Wessex Royale Hotel offers an ideal spot in an exhibition area close to a fun park and restaurants. Since 1756, it has been hosting guests in the center of Dorchester.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. A castle, a temple and monuments lie a short distance away.

BMI The Harbour Hospital is 32.8 km from the hotel and Swanage Railway is about 35.8 km away.

The hotel enjoys an ideal location within 45 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 25 rooms featuring family queen room, superior queen room and deluxe double room with an iron with ironing board, television with satellite channels, individual climate control, a fireplace and wireless internet. The rooms look on to the terrace. Bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Different dishes of international cuisine are served at the restaurant. Offering various dining options, The Oak Room are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

There are a safe deposit box, allergy friendly rooms and a storage room available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 16 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

32 High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1UP

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City Center
  • Dorchester
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    26.7 mi
  • Exeter (EXT)
    42.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a satellite TV and tea/coffee maker

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This twin room has a tea/coffee maker.

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

If needed, an extra single bed can be added to the room. All rooms include en suite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a tea/coffee maker.

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room Four Poster Bed
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Luxurious, spacious room with an elegant four-poster bed.

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Honeymoon Suite
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

The Honeymoon Suite consists of a four-poster bed with a separate living area. The room includes en suite facilities, tea/coffee facilities and a hairdryer.

Wessex Royale Hotel photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This single room has a tea/coffee maker.

Wessex Royale Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Picturehouse1.0 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Dorchester Conservative Club1700 ft
  • Curves For Women2300 ft
  • English Heritage: Maiden Castle2.5 mi

Amusement

  • Super Jackpots Amusements700 ft
  • Plaza Cinema1000 ft
  • Dorchester Snooker Club2000 ft
  • Kingston Maurward Animal Park1.6 mi

Museums

  • Dorset County Museum400 ft
  • World Heritage Ltd400 ft
  • The Tutankhamun Exhibition400 ft
  • Keep Military Museum700 ft
  • Teddy bear museum1400 ft
  • Terracotta Warrior Museum1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens6.5 mi
    Bullers Way, Abbotsbury
  • Monkey World8.9 mi
    Longthorns, Wareham
  • Portland Museum12.1 mi
    217 Wakeham, Portland
  • Abbotsbury Swannery8.0 mi
    New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
  • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door10.8 mi
    West LulworthEngland
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDorchesterWessex Royale Hotel

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Wessex Royale Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Wessex Royale Hotel

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 287 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Very warm welcome and staff attentiveness good throughout our short stay. Room of a decent size with old but good shower in bathroom. A good cooked breakfast delivered so quickly I hadn't finished my prunes! Hotel location excellent for visiting the various museums and town centre shopping area.

    Parking, to the rear of the hotel, a little cramped but adequate.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Mature style and old fasioned comfort, good and pleasant service. Breakfast very good.

    Not enough parking.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Friendly reception, easy to book, reasonable prices, comfortable rooms, quiet and it left me with the impression of a well - run Hotel convenient to the centre of Dorchester.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Very good staff and service.Apart from the meal in the restaurant.

    Only negative was the restaurant meal in the evening,if the staff were doing their job properly the meals should not have left the kitchen, the way they were presented and cooked was really terrible.Obviously the chef has no pride in his work!

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We received a friendly welcome at Reception, and the different Reception staff we met during our stay were all friendly and helpful. The hotel is well situated in the centre of Dorchester, and our room was spacious and comfortable. There was a good choice of breakfast, and it was well cooked and tasty. Thank you for a pleasant stay. We would come again.

    We had no problem parking, but we suspect that at busy times the car park will not be adequate, and there is no reserved parking for overnight guests.

  • Single
    7.0

    Restaurant food was well up to standard

    Lack of parking and given no suitable alternative options.

  • Single
    8.0

    Friendly, especially the lady who ran the Dining room at breakfast

    Creaking floors, and stairs..

  • Single
    8.8

    greal location in centre of town.staff very polite and the room was very good value for money.would definately again.

  • Older travelers
    9.0

    Rooms were tastefully decorated. Staff helpful and pleasant. Breakfast delicious.

    climbing the stairs. But if you choose an old hotel you have to expect that.

  • Single
    7.4

    Good hotel for a short break. Good access for all local attractions.

    Single room a bit cramped, but manageable. Car park limited for space.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The price was reasonable considering the hotel was just around the corner from the town centre. Our room was spacious with a very comfortable bed, and the en-suite had a bath. Staff were friendly and helpful

    We were on the top floor and there was no lift, but in fairness it does say this in their information.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Friendly and pro-active staff willing to fill in for each other - better than excellent.

    The breakfast cooking was ordinary: although waiter-served the food appeared to have been sitting around for some time.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Excellent location for exploring Thomas Hardy country and memorabilia - there are also a number of important churches, eg. Sherborne Abbey, Milton Abbey, Wimborne Minster, within easy driving distance of Dorchester. The hotel is very close to the excellent Dorset County Museum.

    The service in the dining room and at the bar was extremely slow for most of the time. The bar did not appear to be manned at all during our stay, and although the dining room staff were courteous and willing, there simply weren't enough of them to cope. When you are paying these prices you don't expect a 30-40 minute wait between courses.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Clean and comfortable rooms, profesional and friendly staff, good food, good location

    No lift! Creaky floorboards no garden small car park

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Central to the town. Near to historical attractions. Not far from Weymouth, good beaches and the Jurastic Coast. Surrounded by many picturesque villages, amidst wonderful countryside with many prescribed walks.

How to reach hotel

hotel Wessex Royale Hotel - Dorchester Dorchester location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

32 High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1UP

Get directions
City Center
  • Dorchester
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    26.7 mi
  • Exeter (EXT)
    42.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDorchesterWessex Royale Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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