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The Pebbles
Ranked #40 of 163 Weymouth B&B and Inns
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Comment on stay at The Pebbles : excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Excellent 3 night stay. Booked through Booking.com and would advise others to book direct to avoid hike in price! The owners were upfront and exceptionally helpful on this and upgraded us to their best room to compensate Booking.com overpricing. Accommodation first class; immaculate and clean, location perfect for leaving the car as easy walk into the town, lovely breakfast and friendly hosts. Parking spaces available for each room. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your review.

We try to help where ever we can and to be as fair as possible.

What you say is true and the cheapest prices are always available directly with us over the phone.

So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,
Paul & Karen.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Helpful advice when enquiring and making the reservation. Very friendly welcome upon arrival.
The room was immaculate, the breakfast was great, the price was sensible and parking was included. I cannot fault my stay at Pebbles, I would be very happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for leaving a review for us. It means a lot to us as word of mouth is the best advertising in the world.
We hope to see you again soon.

Paul & Karen.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is nice place to stay. It has parking albeit limited. It is not too far from the sea front and there a nice pub just down the road. The owner gave us a warm welcome. The rooms are clean and tidy. Only drawback would be for someone with difficulty climbing stairs, they are a bit steep. But overall I would stay again.

Room Tip: Don't stay if stairs are an issue.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for your review and taking the time to leave one for us. We really apreciate genuine reviews as we work very hard to get them and they reflect the type of stay guests can expect if they have not been before.

We would add that we do guarantee 1 on site, private, off street parking space for every guest room in the house.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to your next stay.

Paul & Karen.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Nothing bad to say at all about this B&B. Very clean room, equipped with, tv, hairdryer, tea & coffee making etc, comfortable bed and clean linens. Very clean bathroom with powerful shower. Good breakfast cooked to order, good coffee(not instant), your room number is your table number.Parking is first come first served (we luckily got a spot at the front). About 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
We are please you had a great time with us and want to thank you for leaving us a review.

We are not quite sure what you mean by "parking is first come first served" as we guarantee one space for every room either in our front small car park or the larger one at the back off the house. We only reserve a space right next to the front door for guests who can produce a blue badge.

We both look forward to your next visit.

Paul & Karen.
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Newport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed at The Pebbles August 2012 and have to say I was very disappointed. The parking was a nightmare and we seemed to be on a residential housing estate. It was NOT a short walk to the sea front and amenities and anyone with walking difficulties would have a problem. My room was a box room, albeit it clean, was just a box room and I felt quite claustrophobic to be honest.

Felt very awkward at times, like I was intruding in someone's family home. Was waiting in the tiny reception area on my first afternoon and could hear the owners niggling and sniping at each other behind their private door, plus when I was in my tiny room could hear guests in their rooms. I find it very hard to believe that some say "the best I have ever stayed in" !!! oh dear.

Yes there was a seating area and small garden outside, but the family quarters ran alongside it and I felt again like I couldn't really enjoy it, especially when the family had their patio door open.

Plus side, breakfast was nice and so were the owners dogs, who seemed to have the run of downstairs, just as well I'm not allergic to them. Very sweet dogs

Room Tip: go to Spain, it's cheaper!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
I am not going to thank you for your review as clearly it was left in malice due to the fact we were unable to offer a full refund for the other room your sister cancelled whos review is "On reflection".

I won't validate your review by responding as that would only add to the futility and fear that all you have done is to undermine the authenticity of any genuine reviews you may have left for other places, which is also unfair on them if they were deserving.

If we are so bad then why did it take 7 months for you both to leave your reviews?

I notice this is not the first time you & your sister have had this cancelled room issue at other accommodations also from the reviews you have left for them which are uncannily similar to the ones you both left us. One would hope that after the first couple of instances there would have been an element of learning so as not to have the situation reoccur by maybe ensuring suitable insurance was in place to cover you. One can only guess as to the answer.

We make a living from the reviews that are left for us. We only ask that they are genuine.

I thank you. (Get off soapbox and exit stage left!)
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stayed in 2012, per-booked 1xdouble, 1xdisabled and 1xsingle. Due to family illness disabled member could not join us. We notified owner giving enough notice for him to rebook the room. Upon arrival a sign in window said "no vacancies". However no concessions or refund made. We questioned why the no vacancy sign was up when the room was still available and were told he didn't want just anyone knocking the door! We felt that he did not try to rent the room because it was easier to get the money from us!

The double room at the top of the house was small and the shower over flowed. No change of bedding or clean towels until we asked.

The single room was very small.

Parking was difficult.

Don't believe all these so called travellers reviews, we know other people who stayed the same time as us were also unhappy. Don't be fooled by the travellers photos either, they are part of the professional ones.

It's a small house with no common seating area and you are made to feel that you are inconveniencing the owner by paying him to stay there. Enough said.

Total rip off and not a short walk to the beach either.

Expensive and not value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for your review.
I would like to respond to your comments and will respond to your other family member's comments shortly. " Short Break"

Upon your arrival I could see you were not very happy with the situation, and despite clear anger, I did try my hardest to explain the purpose of the "no vacancy" sign on your arrival.

For clarity and the avoidance of any doubt, the entire guest list that frequent this B&B come from on-line and telephone bookings, this simple "no vacancy" sign ensures our guests are not disturbed by late night revellers calling at 2am waking the whole house up. There are a number of more select accommodation providers off the seafront who do the same thing.

We did manage to fill 2 of the 4 nights you were here for the room you cancelled with little more than a weeks' notice for which you were not charged. We only charged you in line with our cancellation policy (as recommended by Visit Britain) the 75% for the 2 nights despite all our efforts to fill them. Unfortunately you came in August when the Olympics sailing events were in town and Weymouth was by comparison very quiet for late bookings as we all know London was too.

"The double room at the top of the house was small", yes it is advertised as a small double en-suite room you booked our small cheapest double in the house, did you expect it to be spacious.

The shower didn't actually overflow did it?. I tested this daily for you during your stay, and after 10 minutes of maximum flow, it didn't come close, slow to drain away, yes. And as you know you were the first guests to stay in that room as it was brand new. We have since adjusted it and now all works perfectly.

"No change of bedding or clean towels until we asked". Absolutely spot on correct!, You were here for 4 nights and as I explained to you at the time and is clearly stated in our room browsers we are now required to reduce our carbon footprint along with every other business in the country and so ask guests to help us by reusing towels and linen.

You were indeed very clear with your instruction to change your linen and towels, which we happily did with no extra charge at the very exact time you required it done whilst dining out one evening.

Parking in Weymouth is at a premium and quite expensive and we are one of only a very few accommodation providers who are able to offer a free parking space for every room in the house on site. This we are happy to provide but like so many other guests before and after you I don't know what was difficult so I cannot respond.

All our reviews are from genuine guests who have left objective reviews rather than over sensationalising the most trivial because they could not have a refund.

FYI the pictures are the same because one of our guests asked me to email them to him as he wanted to put them in as guest pictures as he felt they would be much better than the ones that he could have taken on his camera.

"It's a small house..." is how you describe a 10 bedroom Victorian town house with 8 en-suites and a separate shower room, 2 dining rooms a lounge and office, a garden with 2 patios and 9 parking spaces ..... mmmmm.

"made to feel that you are inconveniencing the owner".. sincerely very sorry you felt this way, we are very happy and lucky to have all our guests. It makes me very sad to know that there is nothing I can do or say to change this, I will pray for you.

If any future guest would like to check on Google maps how far we are from the beach and please make your own decision.

Our cancellation policy is unfortunately a necessary evil with today's economy the way it is, to anybody that read this, please make yourself aware of this, It is an industry standard cancellation policy we have had from the first day we opened over 10 years ago as recommended to use by Visit Britain. We highly recommend all our guests take out holiday/cancellation insurance to guard against this very issue.

I would like to thank all of our others guest who have taken the time to leave honest reviews, we don't claim to be perfect all the time, but we do try our best.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I arrived quite late and had to leave pretty early, visiting Weymouth for business. The Pebbles was very comfortable though and although the room was small it was nicely appointed and perfectly clean. I only had a bowl of porridge andtoast for breakfast due to my early start, but these were good and when I said that I had to leave quickly everything was brought out very fast. Indeed, I found the owners very helpful and considerate throughout. I would certainly stay again and/or recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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pbeukers, Owner at The Pebbles, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thanks for your review. It is good to hear that there is great customer service at The Pebbles.

Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit to Weymouth.

Paul & Karen.
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Property: The Pebbles
Address: 18 Kirtleton Avenue, Weymouth DT4 7PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Weymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pebbles 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star Silver Award victorian, family run guest accommodation in quiet leafy avenue.We offer a choice of six en-suite rooms, most with double beds, including one twin-bedded room on the ground floor. We have recently refurbished all the ensuite shower rooms to a 'hotel' standard and we pride ourselves on maintaining high standards of housekeeping. Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and guaranteed private off-road parking for all our guests is much appreciated by our regular visitors. The centre of town is only five minutes’ walk, so you can leave your car safely parked and stroll into town.At any time the garden is a peaceful sun trap to enjoy a good book or catch up on work. ... more   less 
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