Wessex Royale Hotel

A Historic Hotel in Dorchester, Dorset

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

32 High West Street

Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester

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The Wessex Royale Hotel is a delightful Georgian era hotel located in the centre of Dorchester. With classically designed rooms and an excellent central location, The Wessex Royale is ideal for a relaxing break. The Hotel was built in 1756 and features all of the elegance and classic features you would expect from such a property, including fireplaces, panelling and a magnificent grand staircase.

Bedrooms display a charming and traditional character with supremely comfortable furnishings to help you feel well rested. All rooms have modern en-suite bathrooms with a bath and power shower, premium digital channels and Wireless Internet connections to help you wind down with home away from home comforts and little touches that truly make you feel welcome. The la carte, RAC Rosette award- winning restaurant is open each evening and offers a variety of traditional and exciting new dishes.

The meals on offer are of a consistently excellent standard, making the restaurant popular with guests and locals alike. Fully refurbished with air conditioning, offering a wide range of traditional and new world wines to compliment your meal, you are assured a meal of the highest quality. The hotel has a superb residents lounge where, with comfortable chairs, a warm and cosy fire and good drinks, you can fully relax and unwind after a full day exploring all that Dorchester has to offer.

In addition the Wessex Royale offers two spacious air conditioned conference rooms: The Williams Barnes Room and the smaller Regency Room, both of which offer first class business facilities and plenty of space for private functions of any nature. Located on High West Street in the centre of Dorchester, The Wessex Royale Hotel is ideally situated to allow you to make the most of the beautiful Dorset countryside. The local area boasts many natural sites of beauty, with walks, golf courses, fishing lakes and the whole Dorset Countryside to explore.

There are also many historical sites of interest such as Maiden Castle, the world's largest Iron age hill fort, Classical Author Thomas Hardy's Cottage or the nearby Roman Townhouse.

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  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Cots available
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Telephone In Each Room
  • Limited Hours Room Service
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Car Parking Available Offsite
  • In-room Broadband
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
  • Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
  • Business Centre
  • Private dining services
  • Lounge Menu
  • Bar
  • Breakfast to go
  • [Channels] News
  • [Channels] Sky Sports

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