Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester

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32 High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1UP  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The grand 3-star Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester offers concierge service, wedding services and ironing service. Renovated in 2012, the hotel features Roman architecture.

An ideal location close to a bus stop provides a quick access to Portland Castle, which is 17 km away. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

A castle, a temple and monuments are set within walking distance.

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester is placed within a 50-minute drive from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

At Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester, guests are offered rooms with a safe, coffee/tea makers, a seating area, a wardrobe and a work desk. The guestrooms look out on the terrace. These elegant guestrooms have carpet floor and traditional furniture.

Eat & Drink

Serving a selection of food The Oak Room are placed a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Corporate travelers can use a meeting room, a slide projector and a movie projector available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Canopy/poster bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard smoke-free room with two single beds.

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard smoke-free room with one single bed.

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Bedding:Canopy/poster bed
Room Description:

Suite|Double Suite (Double bed)

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Bed in Dorm (shared bathroom)

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Family room with one queen bed and one single bed, smoke-free.

Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Family room with one queen bed and one single bed, smoke-free.

Family Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:High speed internet
Room Description:

Superior|1 Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Superior Room

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This double room features a tea/coffee maker.

Honeymoon Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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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.

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Picturehouse1.0 mi
  • Green Valley Foods (Dorset) Ltd4.1 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

  • Dansel Gallery7.7 mi
    Rodden Row
  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens8.5 mi
    Bullers Way
  • Portland Castle10.1 mi
    Liberty Road Castletown
  • Clouds Hill8.3 mi
  • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door9.7 mi
    West LulworthEngland
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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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester

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 Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester Dorchester location
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Hotel Address:

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

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

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDorchesterBest Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester

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

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