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

All rooms have premium digital TV channels and modern private 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, paneling and a magnificent grand staircase.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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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

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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  • Would this be suitable for the night after I am married?

    Yes it would be suitable for the night after you're married. We also have a honeymoon room with 4 poster bed, jacuzzi bath in a large bathroom and a honeymoon suite with lounge, bedroom and large bathroom.


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    Asked about: King Room • Answered on February 16, 2020
  • Have you parking available onsite?

    Hello [FULL_NAME] There is detailed parking information on the front page of, wessexroyalehotel(dot)co(dot)uk. Best wishes, [PROPERTY_NAME]


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    Answered on August 21, 2020
  • Is there private parking?

    We have a small car park at the rear of the hotel, which is on a first come first served basis. There is a public pay and display car park, across the road from us. In the long stay the charge is £4.00 for all day.


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    Answered on August 17, 2021
  • Looking for 4 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast Breakfast Full English Evening Meal 2 Course inc Coffee Can you give me a price please

    Hello There Thank you for your message, we no longer have an evening restaurant. If you could let me know what dates you are looking for, then we can give you a price. Kind Regards Reception


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    Answered on October 22, 2020
  • Hi, four of us are thinking of staying in late June. Do you have somewhere secure (out of sight) to store our bicycles overnight?

    We can sometimes use our function room for this purpose. Please check with us when you know the exact dates.


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    Answered on March 27, 2021
  • Hi. Have you got a room for 1 adult & 2 children (10 & 12 yrs). Thanks

    When is this for??


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    Answered on August 12, 2021
  • Do these twin rooms have walk in shower

    Hello there, Not all of our twin rooms have a walk in shower, but if you call the hotel we can advise you of the availablities of the those that do. Kind Regards Reception


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    Answered on August 12, 2020
  • are you able to cater for a coeliac sufferer?

    We do not have an evening restaurant, but our Breakfasts include gluten free bread and gluten free corn flakes


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    Answered on January 10, 2020
  • weaNT DOUBLE BED NOT SINGLE PREFEABLY KING SIZE

    Hello, apologies for delay in replying, can you tell me your name, date of reservation, then i can look at this for you.


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    Answered on January 23, 2020
  • Hello, do you think you might be serving breakfast by 30th May?

    Yes, we expect to be offering a full breakfast service when we reopen on 17th May.


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    Answered on March 25, 2021
  • Does that include breakfast?

    It depends which rate you choose. Some include breakfast but some don't.


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    Answered on July 21, 2021
  • Is there a lift ?

    Sorry we don't have a lift. We have ground floor rooms, subject to availability.


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    Answered on August 2, 2020
  • How much is breakfast please per person if not included in room rate

    £16.00 for full breakfast and £9.00 for continental.


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    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • is car parking available at this hotel for blue badge holders please

    We have a very small car park at the rear of the hotel which is on a first come first served basis. There is street parking to the front of the hotel, free from 6.oo pm - 8.00 am, or a pay and display 2 minutes from the hotel, which is £4.00 a day.


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    Answered on October 30, 2021
  • Hi, looking to book Feb for 2 nights, I’ve read your reviews but could you just confirm you cater for vegan breakfast, thanks in advance, Laura

    Yes, a full vegan menu is available.


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    Answered on November 20, 2020
  • What is age limit for children? The eldest is 15

    Under 18 years of age


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    Asked about: Family King Room - Non-Smoking • Answered on August 23, 2021
  • Have u a restaurant for evening meal.also a bar to sit and have a drink

    We no longer have a evening restaurant i am afraid but there a lot of restaurants in Dorchester. We have a bar and lounge, which is open to residents all day.


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    Answered on August 27, 2020
  • I shall be travelling by car, is there car parking available?

    We have limited car parking on site, and it is on a first come first served. There is some on street parking, free from 6pm - 8 am, or else there is a public pay and display called Top o Town Car park 2 minutes away from us.


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    Answered on September 9, 2021
  • Do you have parking available

    We have a very small car park at the back of the hotel, which is first come first served. There is a public pay and display car park just across the road from us, and is £4.00 all day in the long stay.


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    Answered on June 16, 2021
  • Hi, we would like to book a double room but wanted to check it is ok to bring a travel cot with us for our 2 year old daughter to sleep in? Thank you

    Yes that is fine, if you put on your booking that you need space for a cot, and that you will be bringing your own.


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    Answered on May 19, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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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Amenities of Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/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
  • Smoke-free property
  • 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

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs 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 elevator available.

Guests should note that, and 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 canceled later than 7 days before the day of arrival the first night's stay will be charged.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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

  • The prices at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is 1,800 feet from the center of Dorchester.

  • Guests staying at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

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

    • Car 1h

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

    • Check-in at Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

      • Double
      • Single
      • Suite
      • Triple