I have always believed that the tone of every business is set by its owner and whilst some may argue that the energetic and warm atmosphere is the result of having a family run establishment which employs only 4 members of staff externally, the values of management always has a habit of trickling through its staff, landing right on the customers lap and ultimately shaping the experience.
If this theory is true then it is proof that the owner of The Richmoor Hotel has made this business a success by building upon a firm foundation of happy staff. Lorraine Godwin is a warm, down to earth, attentive business woman who has held the reigns of this private establishment for an impressive 16 years. She has created a home from home environment by making a point of establishing a rapport with her customers, in an unforced and friendly way.
The room was airy, tastefully decorated with a large window which overlooked the English Channels. If rest and rejuvenation is what you’re after, the beds are dressed in soft white linen and allow for a comfortable nights sleep.
The bathrooms are clean tidy and well lit. Room service is efficient as there is always fresh sheets pillows, towels and my supply of cups, teabags or coffee was always topped up when I returned to my room. My only grumble was that my T.V. did not pick up all of the digital channels, bah humbug!
The hotel hosts a themed dinner night based on the old television sitcom Fawlty Towers.The T.V. series was about an inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, who isn’t cut out for his job. He’s intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometimes physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel; their Spanish waiter.
The themed evening is played by staff and is fantastic as you literally watch a live play whilst tucking into the 5 course meal, just as long as you accept that occasionally you may become a member of the cast when hotel owner Basil Fawlty’s short fuse, and arrogance and Manuels incompetence ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. The Fawlty Towers Dinner has been running for 3 years and the news is spreading quickly making it one of their main attractions.
Weymouth is not as trendy or as affluent as a seaside town like Brighton, but what it lacks in wealth, it makes up for in authenticity. The hotel offers guests a 50% voucher on selected attractions in Dorset, so please remember to ask at reception.
The hotel is perched on the doorstep of a picturesque beach and further along the coast beautiful rugged cliffs. Ideal for families, there are plenty of attractions to keep both adults and children entertained. For an inexpensive day out, stroll along the lengthy coastline, explore the harbours and if you’re really feeling adventurous pop over to Portland island just a mile or two away.
The best thing about being in a seaside town is the food because most restaurants serve fresh seafood at even better prices. Weymouth and The Richmoor Hotel offer the the best of British holidaying.
To make the most of this interesting town I would recommend staying at The Richmoor Hotel for 3 nights minimum. For more ideas for things to do with the family visit this website: http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/weymouth