• In line with current Government guidelines, we will be closing the hotel until at least 17th May 2021. If you need further help, please email us at info@wessexroyalehotel.co.uk

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel

Centrally located in the heart of Dorchester, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel offers Georgian gorgeousness aplenty close to the Jurassic Coast - standing proudly as an old coaching inn that was built in 1756 and effortlessly transformed into modern-day accommodation. Our classically designed rooms and excellent central location make the hotel ideal for a relaxing break or business trip, with our bedrooms oozing unique charm and traditional character with modern, recently refurbished en-suite bathrooms.

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See our selection of premium and comfortable rooms in the heart of the Dorchester town. 


Capture a taste of Dorset and enjoy a light snack in our Lounge Bar.  We aim to provide an extensive range of tipples with some local ales and spirits.

Wedding table set up

The hotel's extensive function and catering facilities means we are the perfect partner for your wedding.


Looking for the perfect town centre location for your family celebration, business meeting or function?


Start your day with our freshly cooked, locally-sourced breakfast.  Continental, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available and we can cater for other dietary requirements if you let us know before your arrival.
Breakfast is served from 7am to 9.30am Monday to Friday and 8am to 10.30am at weekends.
Occasionally, times may change due to operational requirements.  Please contact us if you need to check a specific date.


As we are a historic building in an old county market town, our free onsite parking is very limited and not suitable for larger vehicles.  It is on a first come, first served basis and, regrettably, we cannot reserve a space in advance.  There is plenty of local pay and display parking at the Top 'o Town car park which is a two minute walk away.  This is chargeable at £4 for a daily ticket - 8:00 until 18:00 - and free during the evenings, overnight and on a Sunday.  Please click the link below for more information.


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