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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTutankhamun: The Exhibition3 min walk
    Popular LocationDinosaur Museum7 min walk
    Popular LocationMaumbury Rings12 min walk
    AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)50 min drive

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About this area


Located in Dorchester, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is in the city center and near a train station. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Fantasy Island Fun Park are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Keep Military Museum - 2 min walk
  • Tutankhamun: The Exhibition - 3 min walk
  • Borough Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Dinosaur Museum - 7 min walk
  • Maumbury Rings - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Dorchester West Station - 8 min walk
  • Bristol International Airport (BRS) - 79 min drive


  • Room To — 1 min walk
  • Taste — 3 min walk
  • The LoFT Cafe — 4 min walk
  • The Horse with the Red Umbrella — 4 min walk
  • ReLoved — 5 min walk

About this property

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

3-star eco-friendly hotel, walk to Tutankhamun: The Exhibition
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and conference space. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and wedding services. All 27 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester offers 27 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 14.00 for adults and GBP 6.00 for children
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone



Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 20 2020 to March 5 2021 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 14.00 for adults and GBP 6.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 127 out of 291 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 121 out of 291 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 29 out of 291 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 291 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 291 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A modern hotel with an old fashioned feel. Well worth staying here. Car park a little small, so worth getting the JustPark App for the public car park up the road (the hotel may refund this).
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable stay
Nice hotel, comfortable rooms. Hotel condition generally okay, some parts are a bit dated. Central location and only a small car park but if that is full the hotel will reimburse local car parking charges. Breakfast was excellent with good vegan options. Staff very friendly throughout.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Hotel is fine for one night.The car Car park is extremely tight, so I wouldn’t recommended this hotel if you are not particularly good at reversing!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Staff were excellent,nothing was too much trouble. Good breakfast well cooked and served. Cleanliness was good considering the situation we are in. Well done to all concerned.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020