Here’s an account of Mel and Leon’s recent holiday to Weymouth – it sounds like they had a lot of fun!
Monday 18th June 2018
We left staines at 9.45 we went on the motor way to London gate way interchange to get shearrings coach when we got to the London gate way interchange we had to wait in the departure lounge to be called for our coach they called our coach we had to go to bay 10 so we went to bay 10 and got on the coach we had a anlecated seat’s the coach we had seat’s A2 B2 C2 D2 then we headed for the motor way to go to Weymouth to the royal hotel when we got the hotel we got our keys to our room’s Leon and I were in room 104 Liz and David were in room 112 we had a seaview room we went up to our rooms which were on the 1st floor then we unpacked then we got ready for dinner which was at 6.15 after dinner Leon and I went for a walk then we came back for the entertainment which was Mathew rock then at 11.30 we went to bed
Tuesday 19th June 2018
We got up had a shower then got ready for breakfast which was at 8.15 after breakfast we went upstairs to get ready to go out on the coach we went to athelhampon house and gardens after we had a look around the house then we went to Dorchester and had a look around the driver Karl who was our driver took us back to the hotel to get ready for dinner then after dinner we went to the arcade then we went back and had a game of snooker then we went upstairs to bed at 11.30
Wednesday 20th June 2018
We got and got ready for breakfast after breakfast we went to the shops because it was the Karl’s day off and went to the arcade then went back to the hotel to have a rest before dinner then we got ready for dinner after dinner we went for a walk then back to the hotel for the entertainment which was rolling tone we did some dancing then at 12.00 we went to bed
Thursday 21st June 2018
We got up had a shower then got ready for breakfast then after breakfast we got ready to go on the coach we went to lulworth cove Leon and I walked up the hill to look at the view after we went back to the hotel for lunch and then we went to West bay and had a look around then we went back to the coach then back to the hotel to pack and get ready for dinner we celebrated Liz and David’s anniversary after dinner we played snooker then we had a coffee before going to bed
Friday 22nd June 2018
We got up had a shower then we put our bags outside our rooms at 6.45 ready to go down stairs the night porter took the bags down stairs then we got ready for breakfast after breakfast we went back up stairs to get our hand luggage then we went on the coach we left the hotel at 8.45 we went to Winchester to look round then back to the coach then on to the motor way and headed to London gate way exchange but first we dropped a lady off at fleet services then on to London gate way exchange we got to London gate way exchange at 3.30 then we got a mini bus from the London gate way exchange back to staines we got back to staines at 5.00
The royal hotel history
The royal hotel was originally called Stacie’s hotel and assembly room’s and built in 1772 on this site, in 1891 Stacie’s hotel was demolished and replaced by the current hotel which was later built in 1897 the Victorian period.
The royal hotel took 100 men 2 years to complete at a cost of 25 thousand pounds including labour!! And it’s doors opened in 1899.
King George 111 was a frequent visitor to the original hotel and enjoyed it’s facilities and queens ballroom his majesty liked Weymouth and melcombe reigis so much he even owned property next to the hotel.
During world war 11 the American soldiers were based here and it is said that the legendary Glenn miller may have played here with his band to servicemen and women.
The hotel is also said to be haunted on the 4th floor over the many years there have been various stories about our resident ghost.
Today the is a bay branded hotel and proud to be part of shearrings hotel group