PRESS RELEASE - 14th October 2016
Many congratulations to B+B Weymouth, who last night won silver in the Dog Friendly Accommodation category at the Dorset Tourism Awards!
Now in its 4th year, this event had over 600 entries from across the South West, with finalists and winner announced at a celebration of local hospitality, hosted by the Tank Museum, Bovington.
The award was received by Michelle Robinson, General Manager of the B+B, and Helen Blower, Group Operations Manager of the B+B Collection.
Michelle said, “My colleagues and I have worked so hard this year to improve our overall welcome to human and canine guests alike. It is thrilling to be recognised for these efforts; truly it has been a team effort!”
The B+B Collection prides itself on the pet concierge experience offered in each property. This comprises local doggy guides (including details for the best walks, pet sitters, restaurants and pubs, pet shops & vets); complimentary beds, bowls & bags; plus free food, supplied in conjunction with Vet’s Kitchen.
Successful businesses in the Dorset Awards will automatically be considered for matching categories in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2017 with the chance to go on to represent Dorset at the National VisitEngland Awards later in the year.
"If you've travelled way down to Weymouth, you want to be on the beach, right? At B+B Weymouth, you are. The only thing to toss up is whether to take the car or travel by rail – parking in Weymouth in high season, at least, can be a pain, even though this pet-friendly B&B thoughtfully provides permits, which can (and must) be reserved in advance. Many of the 22 understated, unadorned rooms in this Grade II-listed Georgian building have sea views and fabulous light. The ground-floor cafe is modern, canteen-like and serves a decent breakfast." - The Guardian
"Cool, sleek B+B deposits a dollop of boutique glamour amid Weymouth's B&B scene. Minimalist lines, monogrammed bed linen and own-brand toiletries grace the bedrooms, while the 1st-floor lounge sports espresso machines, leather sofas and panoramic views of the bay. Our independent authors have visited B+B and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Weymouth." - The Lonely Planet
"Just a few steps from the resort’s wonderfully clean, sandy beach, B+B Weymouth is a stunning Georgian building with plenty of original features, including high ceilings in many rooms and big sash windows to look outside - a sea view room costs an extra but worthwhile £10. Inside, the decor is cappuccino-style; lots of white walls, rough sea-grass carpets and beige units. The owners have taken a brave but clever decision to take the two biggest rooms overlooking the seafront as a lounge and breakfast room, where on a sunny day, a lazy breakfast trinity of cereal box, fresh croissant and fry-up overlooking the Esplanade is hard to beat." - The Times
"If you want the home comforts without the twee decor, try B+B Weymouth, which offers a fresh approach to B&B-style accommodation. The converted Georgian home is like a hotel, but with more personal hospitality. We arrive on a windswept evening to the warm smile of our host, Emma, and the smell of pork roasting in the modern dining area, which serves dinner by request and breakfast every morning." - The Advocate, Tasmania
"Smart If you want the home comforts without the twee decor, try B+B Weymouth. Located on the central esplanade, the brainchild of three smart women, it offers a fresh approach to B&B-style accommodation. The converted Georgian home is like a hotel, but with more personal hospitality. We arrive on a windswept evening to the warm smile of our host, Emma, and the smell of pork roasting in the modern dining area, which serves dinner by request, and breakfast every morning." - 7 News, Australia
"Smart B&B offering a friendly welcome and a relaxing stay standing out from the crowd of hotels on the busy promenade, this coastal B&B provides Weymouth with a refreshingly laid-back bolthole. The highlight is the cheerful open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, with its colourful crockery and inviting traditional menu." - Hotel Guru
"Chuck out your chintz........this lovely building is a great alternative to the frilly seaside B&B." - The Guardian
"Great location; wonderful Georgian building; the spacious apartment was very good for families. Lovely lounge - perfect for watching the festival fireworks!" - The Times
"This contemporary and minimalist, but laid-back and welcoming establishment sits on the promenade in Weymouth on Dorset’s Jurassic coast; a must-see!" - BA Highlife Magazine
"On Friday 10 July, Mark Hix will be hosting an exclusive evening at the boutique B+B Weymouth to launch the Dorset Seafood Festival in Weymouth; Independent readers have first crack at the tickets." - The Independent
"Standing out from the crowd of hotels on the busy promenade, this coastal sister of the highly successful B&B Belgravia (see our London Cheap and Chic list) provides Weymouth with a refreshingly laid-back bolthole." - Hotel Guru
About The B+B Collection - The B+B Collection was conceived after the success of the award-winning pilot project, B+B Belgravia, which opened in London in 2004. The B+B Collection was established in 2005. There are currently three operational properties within the portfolio: B+B Belgravia & [email protected], B+B Weymouth which opened in 2008 and the newest addition, B+B Edinburgh which opened 1st August 2011.
All the B+Bs are historic listed buildings with beautifully designed contemporary interiors; more suitable sites are being sought. The primary objective is to deliver a modern, well-designed product that "breaks the mould," and provides an innovative and stylish alternative to the outdated bed and breakfasts and a viable and affordable option to the predictable chain hotel. Design, service, quality and comfort are all part of the philosophy.
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68 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AA
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