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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Weymouth, Dorset, England

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laurarZ25...
northants
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Close to the beach. Avoid Neighbours”
Reviewed February 20, 2017 for a stay in September 2016

Five adults, one toddler.
This house is close to the beach, which is great, The house was beautiful but small in the living room and the kitchen.
In the king size room on the first floor, I couldn't shut the window. Which wasn't great at night as the alley is rather noisy for weekend revellers. Parking with the permits was a bit complicated, but we spoke to a traffic warden and soon got sorted. You cannot park right outside the house, its a walk through only.
The neighbours spoiled the experience of the house, which was a shame.
The children next door posted dirty (as in nude) playing cards through our door, after we found them in the alley and picked them up and put them in a recycling bin. We had the same issues with odours coming through the walls as the other reviewers.
One local said they all have issues with the neighbours but there is nothing that could be done.
The neighbours alone made this holiday house poor. Love Weymouth but would not stay in this house again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Paula1603
derbyshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location, dirty property”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We recently spent a week in Weymouth at 25 Wesley Street.

Firstly we were very pleased with the location, it was a 10 minute brisk walk from the seafront and all amenities that you could possibly need were close at hand.

At first inspection the cottage (mid terraced period property) was roomy and adequate for our requirements but before too long little annoyances were observed throughout the week.
Firstly the cottage is very grubby! By that I mean other than a rough vacuum we couldn't work out what had been done in preparation for our arrival? All the sugar / teabag pots in the kitchen you could write your name in and skirting boards, dishwasher and washer were all filthy and in an unacceptable state. Baring in mind that we paid top dollar at peak season we expected a much better standard of cleanliness.

Secondly when boiling water for our 10 month old babies formula we found that the kettle provided was way past its 'use by date' and was so furred up that it couldn't be used. We purchased a new kettle from the local Argos and deducted £10 from the expected £20 rental charge for the high chair and travel cot (also in a nasty condition).

There is a small courtyard on the rear of the property but unfortunately all the furniture is very dirty with a large burn hole through the table top, otherwise this would have been utilised more in the week.

The windows in the bedrooms can't be opened after a good deal of trying (sure this is a fire safety issue) and the stairs between the first and second floors are very dangerous and we would not recommend the upper rooms for young children / older adults (missing bannister sections).

Lastly our neighbours for the week left much to be desired, with a welcome of a fag butt being thrown from a top window narrowly missing one of the kids and the constant banging into the early hours it didn't leave the best impression. In addition we were subjected to odours coming through the walls in the evening from next doors 'social activities'.

A pretty poor experience ....but Weymouth was great!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Cleanliness
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2016
Thank you for providing us with your comments following your stay, and we are sorry that you were disappointed with the cleanliness of the property.

We would very much like to discuss this matter with you further. With that in mind one of our Customer Care Team will be in contact with you shortly.

Once again, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your comments, and we look forward to speaking to you soon.

Kindest regards,
Blue Chip Holidays
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regina206...
Hertfordshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Avoid !”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Stayed here. Loved the decor, bit it was very cramped, and if you do consider staying, do photograph EVERYTHING. Not willing to engage further for legal reasons, but you may need evidence. Be warned !

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we are sincerely sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your holiday at Whitestones.

If there is any assistance that we can provide, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care team who will be more than happy to answer any queries that you may have.

Once again, thank you for providing us with your comments, which are always valued as they help us to improve our levels of service, and we hope this experience does not deter you from booking with us again.

Best regards,

Blue Chip Holidays
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RobHalsey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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My partner and I walked the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path. We met friends for the last leg and we talked to the owner and they knew this stay was special to us. It was so disappointing that once our friends left after the first weekend (had they not been staying we would have moved out immediately, but we had two other people to consider) we moved to a Bed and Breakfast early in the week for a couple of days, then moved out a day early so that we could celebrate our last day of the path at a different accommodation (The Springfield Country Hotel which was fantastic). I'm sure this was once a lovely accommodation. I can see that someone set it up with style and care. Unfortunately it is now extremely tired (carpets stained, couch covers manky, duvet inners and pillows stained - I stripped the beds for the owner and was not thrilled with what I'd been sleeping in). I think the owners actually don't know what clean is - hence why we didn't bother to phone them. They had an assessment of the property on the Monday, but both myself and our friends couldn't believe that they thought the unvacuumed floors upstairs, the unmopped tiles in the kitchen (black when I wiped them with a wet wipe), the cobwebs on the door and windows, the rubbish that greeting us on the mat at the entrance the day we arrived, the urine that hadn't been wiped from the toilet bowl in both bathrooms (which I cleaned just so we could feel ok about staying there)....I don't know where to begin or end. The owners are truly welcoming on the phone, and kindly left us wine and biscuits; but I think they need to travel more to know what the standards need to be out there. We travelled for 3 months in the UK and this place was hands down the dirtiest. It would be such a quick fix to make this place fantastic - just a good scrub, new carpet, new bedding, new couches and you'd be good to go. I have to question the other reviews...because there is no way this place in its current state is 4 stars. We own accommodation ourselves (a 21 unit motel and 2 holiday homes), and if we presented our accom with this level of cleanliness, we would certainly not still be in business 25 years later as we currently are.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Cleanliness
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Karal R
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Superb Cottage for family/ friend stay”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Close to all attractions , right in the middle of the town centre.
Full of wonderful antiques and bric a brac which gave the cottage such a different appeal, looked after with such care and attention.
Bathroom 1 has a separate floor standing bath wow!!
Both bathroom showers are power full and huge space for you and child.
Kitchen has everything a person could need on holiday from a quick snack to a Sunday lunch for 10( which is what we did).
Have recommended to friends and colleagues already and plan to return.
The owners are friendly and even provide the fist days bits and bobs just in case such as tea milk and even a bottle of wine.

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Liked best: It was so quaint
Liked least: Wi fi would have been good but not essential as close to hand are local free wifi places
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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