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3.7 out of 5

"Unfair to review as external maintenance work was in progress. Nothing really looks great with scaffold round it. Parking was a nightmare. They only h ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Sep 2019

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Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£64* Per night/room 14 Nov - 15 Nov

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Canopy Bed)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Keep Military Museum. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). Built in 1756, this 3-star hotel has 27 rooms over 3 floors. Free WiFi and pillowtop beds are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs and room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Room To
  • English breakfast served weekdays for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and a meeting room
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to public transport and the helpful staff
  • Steps from The Keep Military Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Nov 2019 by rep

Dear Anonymous Thank you for your feedback.

3 out of 5
Unfair to review as external maintenance work was in progress. Nothing really looks great with scaffold round it. Parking was a nightmare. They only have a very small tight car park. Its good enough for a business stay.

Posted by , from Birmingham, West Midlands on 18 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep 2019 by rep

Dear Chaz Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. We do have limited free parking, there is a pay and display car park less than 2 minutes away and we will reimburse the fee.

4 out of 5
Nice hotel, good value and central. Rooms at the front are directly on main road and are a bit noisy

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep 2018 by Rep

Dear Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel so highly. We look forward to seeing you again.

About the Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

Location 32 High West Street, Dorchester, England DT1 1UP

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester offers its guests coffee/tea in common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and room service (during limited hours). Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This 3-star Dorchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1756
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Dorchester West Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester offers 27 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bath or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Room To – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines We're Good To Go (UK)
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 16 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wessex Royale
  • Wessex Royale Dorchester
  • Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
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  • Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester, Dorset
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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