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Kelston Guest House

1 Lennox Street, Weymouth DT4 7HB England
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#2 of 60 guest houses in Weymouth
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Welcome to Kelston Guest House, our family run bed and breakfast, in a prime location in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, less than 50 metres from Weymouth beach and a short stroll to the town centre & harbour. Each of our rooms are individual, offering high quality decoration & facilities, as well as free WI-FI, excellent hearty breakfast using locally sourced produce (we can cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets), free parking permits are available, subject to availability. As we are both local people, we feel that this offers our guests a unique experience, hopefully ensuring your stay in Weymouth is one to remember. Our guiding principle is to offer excellent accommodation and service, to make our guests feel like they are "home from home".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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Hair dryer
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Charlotte T wrote a review 5 Feb
Seaford, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
A lovely guest house in the heart of Weymouth. Very close to the beach. Amazingly clean rooms and a delicious breakfast and friendly owners. I loved the make up towel. Fab idea. Beautiful art work, but excessive shells 🐚 in pictures and lamp shades doesn’t sit easy. Poor hermit crabs.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Lovely guest house in the heart of Weymouth
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your review, we are glad to read that you had an enjoyable experience staying at our guest house and during your weekend in Weymouth. We are really pleased that you appreciated the small touches we have in place for our guests. With regards to the shells, we are both local people born and bred, therefore very aware where hermit crabs habitate. The shells we pick up, are never on the tide line and most have a hole, therefore would not be reused by a crab. Unfortunately hermit crabs have significantly declined due to the constant dredging for the coastal sea defense project. We hope to welcome you again, please book directly with us next time for the best prices and help us as a small business. Kind regards, Karen and Martin.
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The Middletons wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is a very warm and welcoming guest house. Our bedroom (Number 1) was tastefully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. There was a well stocked beverage tray which was replenished daily. You were asked to order your breakfast the day before and it was freshly cooked on the day. There was a very good choice of items and it was very tasty. Martin's artwork is on display throughout and is rustic, quirky and very attractive. We enjoyed our mini break at the Kelston ahead of the Winter setting in! Many thanks.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Kelston is excellent value for money.
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Response from Karen and Martin James, Owner at Kelston Guest House
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your very kind review, we are so glad that you had an enjoyable mini break and took advantage of our winter special offer deal. It was a pleasure to welcome you into our home, it makes our day when guests appreciate Martin's artwork. We hope to welcome you again soon and thank you for booking directly with us. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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Jenny C wrote a review Sept 2023
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We had a lovely 3 night stay. The accommodation is clean , comfortable and homely. Great location. Fabulous breakfast. Excellent value for money. Friendly and helpful hosts We definitely recommend and will look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 30 Sept 2023
Dear Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are glad that you had an excellent experience. We hope to welcome you again in the future and thank you for booking directly with us, it was much appreciated. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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John W wrote a review Sept 2023
Plymouth, United Kingdom2 contributions
Stayed at the Kelston Guesthouse for 4 nights, we had an on suite, room was clean & tidy with every thing we needed including hot drinks etc. Bed was very comfortable. Karen & Martin made us most welcome & there was a good choice of breakfast which was nicely cooked. There was full English to any variation requested plus cereal & toast, couldn’t ask for more. Would not hesitate to recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend
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Responded 30 Sept 2023
Dear John, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad that you had an excellent experience and enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to welcome you both in to our home and we hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for booking directly with us, it is much appreciated. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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kath m wrote a review Sept 2023
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Had a lovely time away. 3 days. Property is amazing. Very quirky . Very very clean. And a fantastic break fast. Couldn't have asked for better. Hosts can't do enough to help very kind. 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 12 Sept 2023
Dear Kath, Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad that you were able to take advantage of a late cancellation for a last minute getaway. We really appreciate you calling to book directly with us. We are so glad that you had an excellent experience, it was a pleasure to welcome you both in to our home. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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Vegelover40 wrote a review Sept 2023
Eastbourne, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
Just spent a week staying at the Kelston Guest House. The room was immaculate and well equipped. Loved the fact it had a fan & fridge to use. The bed was soooo comfy slept brilliantly. Wonderful breakfasts every morning. Karen & Martin are great hosts and look after you alot. One day when noticed 'help yourself to homemade cake' which was again lovely to see. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to anyone :-)
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You can park in zones A&C which Karen takes your Reg for,parking is close which is a bonus
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Responded 4 Sept 2023
Dear Heidi & Chris, THank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad that you had an excellent stay with us, it was a pleasure to welcome you into our home. Thank you for booking directly with us, it is much appreciated. If you come back to Weymouth, we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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Julie Hamilton wrote a review Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
On our annual trip to the Kelston Guest House, we found a warm welcome from Karen and Martin, our room was spotlessly clean with everything we needed for our stay (selection of teas and coffee, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits, and chocolates). There is a very useful folder in your room with lots of information on thing to do, places to eat, If you need more information please ask Karen and Martin, they are happy to help with lots of information and what is happening locally. For breakfast there is a good selection of cereals, yogurts, fruit juice, muffins, fruit, toast and a choice of a lovely cooked breakfast (Martin you cook a great breakfast, thanks) Thanks for making our stay with you lovely, see you next year.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 31 Aug 2023
Dear Julie and Roy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is our pleasure to welcome you both into our home and we really do appreciate your loyalty, returning to us each year. We are so glad that you had an excellent experience and enjoyed your much needed rest. We look forward to welcoming you next year and thank you so much for booking directly with us. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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Lynsholme wrote a review Aug 2023
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Kelston is the best guest house in weymouth it's just like a home away from home The rooms are spotlessly clean with comfy beds the walls are adorned with art work that Martin has made Martins other speciality is his cooked breakfast all locally sourced produce. Karen greets you every morning and offers you her knowledge of the best places to visit in and around weymouth Kelston is just 1 minute from the sea front I've already booked for next year always book direct for best prices which includes a parking permit I have been staying at Kelston for over 10 years so I can highly recommend you staying at Kelston guest house weymouth Thank you Karen and Martin
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 31 Aug 2023
Dear Lynda, Thank you so much for another kind review and we are so glad that you had another excellent experience staying with us. We really do appreciate your loyalty and it is always a pleasure for us to welcome you into our home. Thank you so much for booking directly with us and we look forward to seeing you again next summer. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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Katie K wrote a review Aug 2023
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The guest house is amazing! The room was very clean, and decorated to great taste. Like a home away from home. I loved all the little details, and it felt cosy. The bed was very comfortable, and I slept very well the covers were soft and extras like a fan were provided. Breakfast was delicious every day, nothing was to dislike. The breakfast room was also spacious and beautifully decorated. Some of the ornaments/decorations were made by Martin and I was so in love with them that I bought two to take home. On a daily basis slices of cake were left for guests to grab on entry and exit to the guest house. It was delicious and a cute little extra. Karen and Martin are lovely couple who were very accommodating and friendly, and I honestly couldn't rate then more as people. Overall, we had a fantastic stay. I 100% recommend. Will definitely revisit was sad to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Dear Katie and Ryan, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you both stay in our home and we are so glad that you had an excellent experience with us. It is always lovely to read that guests notice our little touches. THank you for booking directly with us, it is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you both again in the future. Kind regards, Karen and Martin. Kelston Guest House
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Juliet W wrote a review Aug 2023
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What a great find and would definitely come back. The owners so welcoming great communication offered ideas where to go. The rooms were well decorated had great facilities and a very comfortable nights sleep. The breakfast was fabulous!!! Everything about our stay was great. So close to the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the harbour. The accommodation offered free parking too and seriously it’s so expensive to park in Weymouth this is a great feature. Such a pleasant stay I would totally recommend this lovely find. Thank you! Juliet and Mark
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Just don’t hesitate in getting it booked!
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Response from Karen and Martin James, Owner at Kelston Guest House
Responded 19 Aug 2023
Dear Juliet and Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are so glad that you had an excellent experience with us. We are so pleased that you appreciated our free parking. It was a pleasure to have your stay with us and thank you so much for booking directly with us, we are very grateful. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Karen and Martin
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetWeymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelston Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Kelston Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Greenhill Gardens (0.2 miles), Weymouth Beach (0.3 miles), and Weymouth Portland Railway Walk (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kelston Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kelston Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kelston Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kelston Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rossi's Ices, Hamiltons, and The Dorset Burger Company.
Is Kelston Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Weymouth.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Nothe Fort (0.8 miles), Player Ready Virtual Reality Gaming, Racing, Escape Rooms & LaserTag Weymouth (0.6 miles), and The Tudor House Museum (0.8 miles).