About Kelston Guest House Weymouth
Karen and Martin welcome you to their family run guest house for B and B near Weymouth seafront . Both being born and raised locally, we believe that is what set us apart from other guest house’s with extensive local knowledge. We are passionate about our home town, the beautiful beaches, coves, countryside, coastal walks, local places to explore and enjoy, whether you are here for a night or a week.
Welcome to our home. Our guests comfort and enjoyment, is at the forefront of everything we do.
As a family, we took a brave step back in 2007 to run a bed and breakfast in our home town of Weymouth. Martin had worked the last 20 years in the NHS as a Charge Nurse in A&E, at Dorset County Hospital. Karen had worked many years in tourism, before 10 years working as a Customer Manager for Debenhams. We now run Kelston Guest House as a couple and a little help from our teenage daughters.
We purchased Kelston House in January 2007, a grade II listed Victorian town house, built in 1860. At the time, it was being run as a self catering holiday home but it had been a guest house prior to this, dating back to the 1920’s. The property was in need of sympathetic renovation and full decoration.
Our guiding principle from the start was to offer guests good quality accommodation, with an excellent breakfast, using locally sourced produce but at affordable prices. This is still our ethos, even though the business has changed and developed over the years. We still believe that it is a prerequisite that a quality bed and breakfast must have good local knowledge, high standard of decor, welcoming guest area’s and a hearty breakfast. Combined with the highest standards of personal service, we believe makes Kelston Guest House special.
Over the years, Martin has discovered a talent for using washed up beach materials, such as glass, driftwood, rope and turned it in to works of art, that we display around the guest house, for decoration and to sell. Giving us a unique talking point with our guests.
With the growth of booking sites such as Booking.com, this has brought many different challenges to our business. We don’t want the ‘stack it high, sell it cheap’ type of guest house, we have to stay true to our standards of offering excellent accommodation and service, making our guests feel like they are “home from home”, with a stay in Weymouth one to remember. Our direct booking guests, seem to understand this and have a better experience than those who book via booking sites.
Please remember, BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE MONEY! We do not offer any discounts or deals via Booking.com or other such sites due to the high commission fees they charge. For the lowest price and better service, book direct with us.
Our usual check in times are 11am- 1pm or 5pm-8pm, however we will always try to be flexible with prior notice and reasonable agreement. Check out is 10am.