Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester

ex. Minotel Wessex Royale

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Overview

The grand 3-star Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant Dorchester offers room service, laundry and 24-hour reception. Since 1756, it has been hosting guests in the center of Dorchester.

Guests can find a castle and a temple as well as hills and gardens near the hotel, while BMI The Harbour Hospital, Swanage Railway and Poole Harbour are 31.1 km away from the property. The center of Dorchester is 1 km away from the venue.

The venue is notable for the central location within a 45-minute drive to Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 27 comfortable rooms featuring a seating area, climate control, TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi and a fireplace. The property boasts views of Iron Age Hill from its rooms. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a power shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Offering english dishes, The Oak Room is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests are welcome to use a baggage storage, free parking and allergy-free rooms for general purposes and a photocopier, a slide projector and a conference room for business needs.

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:   27.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

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 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:
    27

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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    Family Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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        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

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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:
          27

        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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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Picturehouse - 1.0 mi
        • Green Valley Foods (Dorset) Ltd - 4.1 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Dorchester Conservative Club - 1700 ft
        • Curves For Women - 2300 ft
        • English Heritage: Maiden Castle - 2.5 mi

        Amusement

        • Super Jackpots Amusements - 700 ft
        • Plaza Cinema - 1000 ft
        • Dorchester Snooker Club - 2000 ft
        • Kingston Maurward Animal Park - 1.6 mi

        Museums

        • Dorset County Museum - 400 ft
        • World Heritage Ltd - 400 ft
        • The Tutankhamun Exhibition - 400 ft
        • Keep Military Museum - 700 ft
        • Teddy bear museum - 1400 ft
        • Terracotta Warrior Museum - 1700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 6.5 mi
          Bullers Way, Abbotsbury
        • Monkey World - 8.9 mi
          Longthorns, Wareham
        • Portland Museum - 12.1 mi
          217 Wakeham, Portland
        • Abbotsbury Swannery - 8.0 mi
          New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
        • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door - 10.8 mi
          West LulworthEngland
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          27

        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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        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
        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:
          27

        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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