Wessex Royale Hotel - Dorchester

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Wessex Royale Hotel welcomes travelers in the center of Dorchester meters away from a castle and museums. This excellent hotel dates from 1756 and was refurbished in 2011.

Major Dorchester sights, such as Athelhampton House, Monkey World and Poole Harbour are located nearby. Dorchester city center is 1km away.

Bournemouth International airport is 45 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

There are 25 en-suite rooms fitted with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, a living area and a writing desk. They are fitted with complimentary toiletries, a power shower and a bathtub in the en-suite bathrooms.

Eat

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Tea can be savored in the coffee bar.

Services

Wessex Royale Hotel boasts a photocopier, a meeting room and internet access for business needs and provides 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception and wake up service.

Relax

A sauna and a wellness center are offered for relaxation. Active tourists will enjoy golf and fishing provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   25.

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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
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • No wheelchair access

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Golf course
  • Spa center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • No disability-friendly bathroom

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPad
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
  • 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 Center
  • Dorchester
    700 m
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    25

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      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
        700 m
      Airports
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • 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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      Wessex Royale Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Picturehouse - 1.6km
      • Green Valley Foods (Dorset) Ltd - 6.6km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 600 m

      Places of interest

      • Dorchester Conservative Club - 500 m
      • Curves For Women - 600 m
      • English Heritage: Maiden Castle - 4.0km

      Amusement

      • Super Jackpots Amusements - 200 m
      • Plaza Cinema - 300 m
      • Dorchester Snooker Club - 600 m
      • Kingston Maurward Animal Park - 2.7km

      Museums

      • World Heritage Ltd - 100 m
      • Keep Military Museum - 200 m
      • The Tutankhamun Exhibition - 200 m
      • Dorset County Museum - 200 m
      • Teddy bear museum - 400 m
      • Terracotta Warrior Museum - 500 m

      Local Attractions

      • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 10.5km
        Bullers Way, Abbotsbury
      • Monkey World - 14.4km
        Longthorns, Wareham
      • Portland Museum - 19.4km
        217 Wakeham, Portland
      • Abbotsbury Swannery - 12.9km
        New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
      • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door - 17.3km
        West LulworthEngland
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • 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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      Wessex Royale Hotel Reviews

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

      Individual 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
        700 m
      Airports
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • 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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