Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel

32 High West StreetDorchesterDT1 1UPUnited Kingdom
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About Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel

Conveniently located in the centre of Dorchester, the Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel is a Georgian era hotel with free self-parking and business facilities. Dorset Museum and the Dorchester Arts Centre are nearby.

The spacious guest rooms boast comfy beds with pillowtop mattresses. Other amenities include LCD TVs with digital channels, tea and coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with a power shower and toiletries.

Guests can unwind with a drink and enjoy the cosy fire in the resident’s lounge. Free newspapers are available in the lobby.

Select from the seasonal menu in the hotel restaurant or enjoy leisurely cocktails with a juicy Wessex burger or pizza in the bar lounge.

The Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel lies near the Keep Military, Dinosaur and Teddy Bear Museums. Guests can also enjoy scenic walks along the River Frome.


32 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(130)5262660 | Fax: +44(130)5251941 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Central location

Most, if not all, guests are thrilled by the location of the Wessex Royale It’s just a short stroll from many of Dorchester’s attractions and within easy reach of the River Frome Guests with transportation can take the opportunity to drive over to nearby Weymouth.

Great food

Guests love the food available from Room To The full English for breakfast is described as particularly delicious, but those guests who had lunch and dinner were also more than satisfied Room service is quick too.

Friendly team

The staff at Wessex Royale clearly help give this hotel a great reputation Guests have plenty of positive things to say about how welcoming and friendly the team is They seem to go out of their way to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay.

Negative Reviews

Limited parking

Although the hotel offers free parking, there are limited spaces available By all accounts, you might not be able to get a space in busier periods, but it’s not a huge problem as there is low-cost parking available about 300 metres from the hotel.

Front facing rooms can be a little noisy

The Wessex Royale lies along one of Dorchester’s main roads so guests staying in rooms at the front of the hotel tend to be subjected to excess traffic noise At management’s own admittance, the back of the hotel is considerably quieter, so if you’re a light sleeper, it’s worth calling ahead to request a rear room.

Wi-Fi signal might be weak in places

The hotel’s welcome pack informs guests that the Wi-Fi signal may be a little weak in certain places around the hotel Few guests actually mention having problems, but it’s something to remain aware of if you wouldn't be able to do without Internet access.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 570 reviews