Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel
“Smart high street hotel offering award-winning cuisine” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This centrally located Georgian building dates from 1756 and successfully combines historic charm with modern comforts. Many of the comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms have now undergone refurbishment and the public areas include a new and very comfortable bar and lounge area. Dinner is no longer available here but carefully prepared hot and cold breakfast dishes are offered in the dining room. Limited, courtyard parking is also provided at the rear of the hotel.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 29
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 2
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 11
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Single room, minimum price: £70
- Double room, minimum price: £80
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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