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    Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel

    32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good40%
    • Average19%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible4%
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    “no lift” (24 reviews)
    “night porter” (10 reviews)
    “car park” (40 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 382 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights. This was a great choice of hotel for us. Although an old building everywhere inside was in a good state of repair. Quiet, comfortable room with a nice bathroom and very confortable bed. We...More

    Thank CheshireIanP
    Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear CheshireIanP Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your return visit.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We attended a regimental dinner night at the Wessex Royal. We have been going here for about 5 years but I felt particularly disappointed this year. The hotel has had a make over and I like the work that has been done. However we went...More

    1  Thank Helen A
    Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Helen A Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry there was some confusion with the vegetarian starter, good to see your friend enjoyed her main dish. Your comments about the service have been noted. Great to see you...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our second visit. The first time we were put up on the second or possibly third floor and we asked to be moved. This time, when we booked we asked for a room nearer reception. We were on the first floor but at the farthest...More

    Thank Travelling_Trainers
    Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Travelling_Trainers Thank you for taking the time to rate the Wessex Royale Hotel. Sorry you were not quite happy with the position of your room. Apologies also for your wait at breakfast. Your comments have been noted.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This hotel is located on the main high street, but only a short walk to the café area of Old Brewery Square. Its rooms are in the main house or the former stables so that are not corporate as you would find in a modern...More

    Thank Ken N
    Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Ken N Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

    Had to come to Dorchester on business and chose this hotel due to the good price. And I will say, I am happy that I did. As my family came with , I took a family room. It was lovely and spacious and clean. The...More

    1  Thank Markhowes
    Response from Manager W, Manager at Best Western Wessex Royal HotelResponded 31 October 2017

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

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Banquet Room
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Tennis Court
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    • US$68 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Dorchester
    • Also Known As
    • Minotel Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester ,
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    • Minotel Dorchester ,
    • Dorchester Minotel ,
    • Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel Dorchester, England - Dorset
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    ruthenstone
    14 June 2016|
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    Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
    You need to contact the hotel directly, I was just a visitor.
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    dgburf
    16 November 2014|
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    Response from Manager W | Property representative |
    Unfortunately, there is a height restriction of 2 metres.
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    Room Tips
    "Mews rooms look out onto the very small car park."
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    "Second floor rooms are quite a steep climb to the top."
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    "If you have trouble walking best choose a ground floor as no lift"
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    "Suites on floor one great. STEEP stairs to floor three, no lift."
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