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3-star Dorchester hotel steps from Tutankhamun: The Exhibition

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Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Location

Located in the heart of Dorchester, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from The Keep Military Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. Roman Town House and Borough Gardens are also within 5 minutes. Dorchester West Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dorchester South Station is 11 minutes.

Hotel Features

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.

Room Amenities

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

32 High West Street, Dorchester, England DT1 1UP

Hotel Policies

Payment types

Fees

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.

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-in time ends at anytime

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Contactless food service / room service is available

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Mobile key entry is not available

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Protective clothing is not available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

No rollaway/extra beds available

Property follows regional sanitization guidelines We're Good To Go (UK)

No cribs (infant beds) available

Property does not follow a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines

No elevators

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are not available

Debit cards

No gap period between guest stays

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Hotel Names

  • Wessex Royale
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Awards & 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.

National Rating

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

Hotel Amenities

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from November 20 2020 to January 3 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and room service (during limited hours). Wireless Internet access is complimentary. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink.

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Bar/lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Street parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Banquet hall
  • Conference space
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Year Built - 1756
  • Total number of rooms - 27
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Room Amenities

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.

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Free bottled water
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Digital TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Linens provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food & Drink

English breakfasts are available for a surcharge between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM on weekends.

Room To - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

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