I was part of a group of 18 friends who were booked into this hotel for a "Turkey & Tinsel" Friday-Monday break. The hotel is very well placed, overlooking the sea and a short walk from the main shoppping area. We were given a warm welcome, free tea and coffee on arrival and our cases were taken to our rooms by the staff. Our room, on the third floor, which can only be accessed by either several flights of stairs or by the tiny lift (two persons) which, unfortunately, only went to the second floor, so two more flights of stairs to finally reach our room. We were pleasantly surprised by it's spaciousness, ( though, for our friends opposite, it was a very different story, their room was barely larger than a broom cupboard!) We had a double and single bed and a tiny ensuite (no bath, shower only) Strangely, there was not even a shelf or a hook in the bathroom, so your toiletries have to be stored elsewhere. Ample supplies of tea/coffee etc provided and the bedding and towels were very nice.Overall, well presented. Mealtimes weren't well organised, our table seemed always to be the last served, and the food itself was merely ok. The first day we were there, at about 5pm, our overhead lights went out, and as the evening meal was served at 6pm, there were a lot of us trying to shower and get ready in the dark. The same thing happened the next evening, same time, and then again on the morning of our departure. However, as a bonus twist to this tale of woe, this time it was the sockets that failed, so no hairdryers, kettles or hot water or SHOWER. Unacceptable. No telephones in the rooms so, unless you were prepared to make the long trek down to reception,ring the bell for attention and wait for a member of staff to appear, you had to just get on with it.
Entertainment was provided, I will say no more about that but at least the bar stayed open until the last drinker left, so no gripes on that aspect.
The staff and the manager,Lorraine, would very nice,nothing was too much trouble and despite all the gremlins, we did, on the whole, enjoy our stay. Would I stay there again? Unlikely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Weymouth's seafront, on the Jurassic Coast Line, The Richmoor Hotel boasts stunning scenic views. Family friendly the owners really work hard to create a welcoming and homely ambience.The Richmoor Hotel is fortunate enough to have Shelley's Restaurant onsite, an ala carte fine dining restaurant that uses fresh local ingredients to create an imaginative and fresh menu at very affordable prices. Then why not retire to the bar? Shelley's Bar and Grill boasts Seaviews, an extensive Cocktail menu and a menu full of simple food cooked well. The Bar has an Entertainment program, including Live Entertainment from some of Weymouths best singers, Karaoke, Bingo, "Fawlty Towers Dining Experiences," Games and Quizzes. For more specific information about the Entertainment during your stay please ring and enquire.All of the Richmoor Hotel rooms are Fully Ensuite and come with hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, alarm clocks and televisions. Some boast views over Weymouth Bay. The Richmoor Hotel prides itself on employing friendly, hardworking and efficient staff that will work hard to ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable, and they have a 24 hour reception with both Day Managers and Night Porters.Extra Beds in rooms and Parking can be requested via contact with the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Richmoor Hotel Weymouth, Dorset