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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

As I said I would here I am dropping you a HUGE thank you for looking after me. A truely amazing team! Helpful, friendly, polite and fun too! After having worked in a hotel before I understand the efforts you guys put in to try to keep the public happy and WELL ... you certainly are faultless!! Gorgeous food, cosy...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good central location. The hotel and room was clean enough and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Poor bathroom though - .no bathtowels, very small handtowel and very poor water pressure in bathroom...the basin taps each produced a dribble!

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Cheltenham England
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my 95 year old mother who is a little disabled (2 sticks). Whilst we were parking, a member of staff came over to offer help. She stayed with us, carrying our cases into reception, then checked us in. Took us to our room, made sure we had everything and could not have been more friendly and helpful....

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Saltash, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this weekend 10-13 mar. Shared a family room for 3 ladies, a queen size bed and 3 ft single. Very clean and consideratly presented and comfortable by the house staff who were really nice. Breakfast everyday was great with lovely fresh friut available to help your self and waiting staff delightful. evening menu well executed...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 888lindash Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loud music from downstairs until 10:45 PM Noise throughout the night from people walking around, paper thin walls so could hear everything neighbours were doing Bedroom window directly on to busy High Street, traffic died down around about 12:30 AM which allowed me to sleep for only 3 1/2 hours until I was woken by loud lorries and card rumbling...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jaymofo Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Your comments about road noise have been noted, we're sorry your sleep was disrupted. We do have returning guests who request our superior rooms at the front of the hotel. We also have rooms at the back of the hotel which are quieter. So glad you...

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant proudly displayed a "Taste of the West" notice. YES! For breakfast, a really tasty sausage and rasher of bacon - from three miles up the Yeovil road, I was told (Manor Farm, I think). And the fish comes from Bridport (so if the boats can't get out there's no fish ..apart from kippers, I presume). The building is...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you for rating the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. Lovely to see you enjoyed all our 'home from home' comforts and were well looked after by our staff.

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with friends to explore the local area on bikes and so arrived with 3 bikes. They were limited as to where we could put them but we're happy for them to be kept in our rooms. The rooms were clean, up to date and quite smart and the bathroom was. Clean and newly refurbished. The breakfast was excellent...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate G Thank you for your lovely comments. Great to see you had a chance to explore the local countryside and were well looked after by the Wessex Royale Hotel staff.

New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for my birthday. From the time we arrived we were made to feel very welcome, our room was comfortable, clean and had not long been decorated I believe. Bed very comfortable, lovely bedding. Staff very attentive and helpful. Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful. Had dinner there on the Sunday night, the 2 ribeye steaks and bottle of...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicky H Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you had an enjoyable time at the Wessex Royale Hotel and you had a great birthday. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay at this hotel, reasonably priced it was a little dated however very clean with good sized family rooms and the breakfast was good.The main reason for writing this review was to say how lovely and kind all the staff were, nothing was to much trouble especially for George who made my daughters stay! Would definitely...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had aVery pleasant stay at the Wessex, staff were very friendly and the room was very clean and spacious as well as equipped with everything required. A short walk from the hotel in almost any direction will take you to bars and eateries and the Wessex's own restaurant I believe is recommended though we didn't try it ourselves. We...

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Manager W, Manager at BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave W Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We are pleased you were able to enjoy our 'home from home' comforts and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wessex Royale Hotel is a delightful Georgian era hotel located in the centre of Dorchester. With classically designed rooms and an excellent central location, The Wessex Royale is ideal for a relaxing break.The Hotel was built in 1756 and features all of the elegance and classic features you would expect from such a property, including fireplaces, panelling and a magnificent grand staircase.Bedrooms display a charming and traditional character with supremely comfortable furnishings to help you feel well rested.All rooms have modern en-suite bathrooms with a bath and power shower, premium digital channels and Wireless Internet connections to help you wind down with “home away from home” comforts and little touches that truly make you feel welcome. The á la carte restaurant is open each evening and offers a variety of traditional and exciting new dishes. The meals on offer are of a consistently excellent standard, making the restaurant popular with guests and locals alike. Fully refurbished with air conditioning, offering a wide range of traditional and new world wines to compliment your meal, you are assured a meal of the highest quality.The Wessex Royale Hotel is a family friendly option near the many activities and attractions in the area, including Maiden Castle, Roman Townhouse, Thomas Hardy’s cottage, the Tutankhamun Exhibition, and Dinosaur Museum.Food and wine aficionados will appreciate the in house restaurant, which offers specialty cuisine, homemade desserts, and an impressive wine list. There is also a locally popular bar and lounge, perfect for afternoon tea or a quick glass of beer. This hotel is a popular venue for weddings and other intimate occasions. Limited free parking is offered. ... more   less 

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Address: 32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England (Formerly Wessex Royale Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: RM360 - RM669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Wessex Royale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Minotel Hotel Wessex Royale
Minotel Dorchester
Dorchester Minotel
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“front of hotel rooms , noisy high street. but heavy sleepers no trouble!”
 of 5 bubbles 888lindash, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top floor ,being in the attic space, some rooms are a lot bigger than others. Some with just a shower and some with a shower in a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles 483kateg, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a room facing the back, which was quiet. It might be better views overlooking the front, but I'm not sure how noisy it might be.”
 of 5 bubbles doctorj42, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“103 was a good room”
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“Room 200 was very quiet”
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