Towns like Weymouth need to change direction and that could soon be here if more hotels start to open in this holiday destination rather like this one.
The impression of some smaller seaside hotels is that they are often tired looking and not moving with the times.
Trying to buck that trend is a new hotel on Weymouth’s magnificent sweeping Georgian esplanade 98 Boutique Hotel.
The maritime themed hotel over four floors with decor that is repeated in all the rooms giving the hotel an open airy feel. Plus many of the rooms have views to the front where you can take in the magnificent sweep of Weymouth Bay and the Jurassic coast beyond.
The hotel almost within touching distance of the fine sandy beach and the iconic Victorian Jubilee clock tower that can act as a point of reference to help you locate the hotel in what is a row of buildings with an almost identical Georgian facade.
Weymouth Moves Forward
Cheerful and relaxed rooms with all the items that the modern traveler cannot live without, free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, the superior rooms also have iPad and iPhone chargers and players. Most rooms have generous showers.
Sumptuous pillows and duvets on good quality mattresses and even a complimentary decanter of sherry is in each room. The contemporary lounge and breakfast room on the ground floor complete the overall smart and clean ambience of the whole building. Prices are per room per night from £110 to £165.
Owners Gail and George admit this is their first experience into the world of running and operating on a daily basis a hotel of 9 rooms. Their personal journey from Stratford on Avon to the Dorset coast where Gail left her job in publishing to take on this project seems to have been a success already.
Rated highly by one review site already she is pleased that they are on the right track and feels their planning and development on this 13 month project has proved them right to complete their coastal creation.
Even on the official opening attended by the Town Mayor with many guests from the local hotel sector and journalists all had very positive things to say about the Boutique hotel.
Also one guest, TV antiques expert James Braxton, had just stayed the previous two nights and was full of praise for number 98.
Seaside towns like that of Weymouth desperately need to move with the times so hotels updating themselves and providing a more up market product is certainly the way forward and I implore all small hotel owners to look to do similar!