Wessex Royale Hotel - Dorchester

ex. Minotel Wessex Royale

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

Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

Wessex Royale Hotel is a 3-star property situated about 31.1 km from BMI The Harbour Hospital, Swanage Railway and Poole Harbour. This classic hotel was opened in 1756 and renovated in 2012.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. A castle, a temple and monuments lie a short distance away.

The vicinity of hills and lakes as well as quick access to a fun park and restaurants set the hotel apart.

The hotel enjoys an ideal location within 45 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 25 rooms featuring family queen room, honeymoon suite and family room with an iron with ironing board, television with satellite channels, individual climate control, a fireplace and wireless internet. These elegant guestrooms have carpet floor and traditional furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at The Oak Room located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a movie projector, a meeting room and a slide projector offered on site.

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:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
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Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    25

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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    Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 16 m²
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      Family Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 20 m²
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        Family Queen Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed
        Size: 16 m²
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          Superior Queen Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed
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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed
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              Honeymoon Suite
              Bed type: 1 Single bed
              Size: 22 m²
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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:
                  2012
                • Number of rooms:
                  25

                Hotel Awards

                UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDorchesterWessex Royale Hotel

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                Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Picturehouse - 1.6 km

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 600 m

                Places of interest

                • Dorchester Conservative Club - 500 m
                • Curves For Women - 700 m
                • English Heritage: Maiden Castle - 4.1 km

                Amusement

                • Super Jackpots Amusements - 200 m
                • Plaza Cinema - 300 m
                • Dorchester Snooker Club - 600 m
                • Kingston Maurward Animal Park - 2.6 km

                Museums

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

                Local attractions

                • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - 10.5 km
                  Bullers Way, Abbotsbury
                • Monkey World - 14.4 km
                  Longthorns, Wareham
                • Portland Museum - 19.4 km
                  217 Wakeham, Portland
                • Abbotsbury Swannery - 12.9 km
                  New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
                • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door - 17.3 km
                  West LulworthEngland
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • 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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                Hotels nearby
                Lulworth Cove Inn
                3 stars
                17 km

                Wessex Royale Hotel Reviews

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

                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 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:
                  2012
                • 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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