The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Dorchester. It offers free WiFi.

All rooms have premium digital TV channels and modern en suite bathrooms with a bath and power shower.

The Wessex Royale is ideal for a relaxing break. The hotel was built in 1756 and its classic features include fireplaces, panelling and a magnificent grand staircase.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 14 Oct 2005.
Hotel chain/brand: Best Western

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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Standard Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
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King Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Four Poster Room
  • 1 double bed
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King Suite with Sofa Bed
  • 1 extra-large double bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
Family King Room - Non-Smoking
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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4 reasons to choose Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speak English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Athelhampton House
    5.5 miles
  • Weymouth Marina
    7.3 miles
  • Weymouth Harbour
    7.4 miles
  • Sandsfoot Castle
    8.3 miles
  • Tank Museum
    8.7 miles
  • Portland Harbour
    9.1 miles
  • Monkey World
    9.8 miles
  • Portland Castle
    10.2 miles
  • Portland Museum
    12.1 miles
  • Rufus Castle
    12.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Bournemouth Airport
    26.6 miles
  • Exeter International Airport
    42.6 miles
  • Bristol Airport
    47.9 miles
How to get to Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester from Bournemouth Airport
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Facilities of Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

15:00 - 23:00

Check-out

07:00 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

No lift available.

Guests should note that, while free public parking is available, spaces are very limited and cannot be reserved in advance.

Please note, group bookings of more than 6 rooms will be subject to a 7 day cancellation policy - if cancelled later than 7 days before the day of arrival the first night's stay will be charged.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

  • Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is 600 yards from the centre of Dorchester.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester by:

      • Car 1h

    • Room options at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Triple

    • Guests staying at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet
      • À la carte

    • Check-in at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.