The Hotel Norfolk sits mid-terrace on the sea front of Weymouth's pleasant bay. The hotel is entered by a number of steps (I guess disabled can gain access eleswhere - check!). The foyer is small and contains the reception, which is normally unmanned (there is a bell push at the door and at the desk, for attention).
The room I had was roomy and in good decorative condition. The shower had none of the mould usually associated with holiday hotels and although the ensuite was small, it was adequate. Clean bedsheets and pillowcases and I was pleased to see they use mattress protectors, which not only protect the mattress, but also the user, from previous unknown stains! Only drawback is that these seem to be plastic as it made me sweat, maybe they could look at replacing them with something less "sweaty."
Tea and coffee, soap, clean towels provided.
Meals in the pleasant restaurant, with views to the sea, are of a good standard and quantity is not lacking. The waiting staff seemed happy to assist with any extras.
The bar also doubles as the entertainment room and is located in the basement, but there is a lift serving all floors. The benefit of this is the buffer that distance provides to the rooms at night, i.e. noise reduction.
If you are planning a private trip, be warned that there are often coach parties in attendance, generally elderly. This brings the advantage of regular entertainment and atmosphere.
Don't expect 3 or 4 star quality at these prices, but owners Nick and Sue provide value for money, with a friendly welcome.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Norfolk Weymouth, Dorset