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 Wessex Royale Hotel

Wessex Royale HotelThe Wessex Royale Hotel is a delightful Georgian building built in 1756 following a similar design to that of John Woods Royal Crescent in Bath, built in the same year. As you would expect this classical Georgian building has a Grand Staircase, Panelling and Fireplaces in abundance.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. Why not visit Maiden Castle, the worlds largest Iron age hill fort. Or maybe take the time to wonder around Thomas Hardys cottage for a literary experience.


Cancellation policy

Bookings must be cancelled 1 day prior to day of arrival. Failure to comply will incur a penalty charge of one night accommodation.

Guarantee policy

All reservations need a guarantee by credit card at time of booking

Hotel details

AM/FM Alarm Clock; Bar/Lounge; Coffee Maker in Room; Concierge; 24 Hour Front Desk; Free Parking; Hairdryers Available; Modem Lines in Room; Meeting/Banquet Facilities; No Smoking Rooms/Facilities; Parking; Restaurant; Room Service; Shops/Commercial Services; Television with Cable; Laundry/Valet Services

General information

Rating : 3 star classical Georgian building
Size : 27 rooms - 3 floors
Credit cards : 

American Express
Master Card
Carte Blanche
Diners Club
Currency : GBP
Check-in : from 12 PM
Check-out : till 11 AM


Wessex Royale Hotel Meeting and Conference Facilities
The Wessex Royale offers two spacious air conditioned conference rooms. The Williams Barnes Room seats 100 Theatre Style, 40 U-Shaped or 40 Boardroom Style whilst The Regency Room seats 40 Theatre Style, 20 U-Shaped or 20 Boardroom Style If the William Barnes room is not in use on the day of your booking we will automatically upgrade you to the William Barnes Room Facilities include: Complete Blackout, Screen Over Head Projector, Flip Chart, Television, Video, Digital Projector, Wireless Internet Hotspot

Recreational Activites:
The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and attractions. These include: Maiden Castle, Thomas Hardy's cottage, A Roman Townhouse, The Dinosaur Museum, The Tutankhamun exhibition and so much more. The Dorset countryside offer beautiful walks, fishing, riding and golf very close to the hotel.

Wessex Royale Hotel Restaurant
Our air conditioned ? la carte Restaurant is open from 6.30p.m. each evening and serves a variety of excellent food. There is a specially selected range of traditional and New World wines designed to complement the menu.

Hotel facilities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free Parking
  • Golf
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry/Valet Services

Room facilities

  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker in Room
  • Hairdryers Available
  • Modem Lines in Room
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Television with Cable


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Location & area


Wessex Royale Hotel
32 High West Street

Nearby ...

  • Local attractions : Dorchester is Dorset's county town offering an abundance of shopping, markets and museums. You can visit the remarkable Roman townhouse or take a walk around the huge Iron age hill fort at Maiden Castle. For those into Literature, Dorchester features as 'Casterbridge' in many of the novels of Thomas Hardy whos cottage is now a local tourist attraction. There is also an excellent literary section in the award-winning County Museum, which includes a careful reconstruction of Hardy's study - right down to the pen he used to write Tess of the D'Urbevilles. Military enthusiasts will enjoy the Military Museum, whilst the Tutankhamun Exhibition, a Dinosaur Museum and the Teddy Bear House Exhibition offer plenty for everyone. Dorchester also boasts The Terracotta Warrior's Museum, the only museum outside China exclusively dedicated to the amazing Terracotta Warriors. Wednesday is market day, just a few steps from Dorchester West station this historic market is well worth a visit.

Area information

Located on High West Street in the centre of Dorchester

Areas served : Weymouth 8 miles

Travel information

Bournemouth International Airport : Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) 29 miles east. Public transport to hotel available. Driving directions: take A347 signed for Ringwood take A348 still signed for Ringwood. At junction with A31 signed Dorchester follow A31 to the A35. Take A35 signed Dorchester in to the town.

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