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102962 1

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel

AA rating
Metro Hotel

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 395 reviews

Smart high street hotel offering award-winning cuisine

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Civil weddings

This centrally located Georgian building dates from 1756 and successfully combines historic charm with modern comforts. Many of the comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms have undergone recent refurbishment and the public areas include a recently completed very comfortable bar and lounge area. Dinner is no longer available here but carefully prepared hot and cold breakfast dishes are offered in the well furnished dining room. Limited courtyard parking is also provided at the rear of the hotel.


  • En-suite rooms: 29
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Closed: 23 December to January


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 11


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 159
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

Getting here

From A35 follow town centre signs. Straight on, hotel at top of hill on left.

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Nearest train station

Dorchester West / Dorchester South
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Room prices from£89/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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