BEST WESTERN Hotel Rembrandt in Weymouth joined us on Friday so we asked the General Manager Massimo Menin to tell us all about our latest hotel.
How long have you worked at the hotel?
Describe your hotel in:
Well established hotel soon to celebrate 20 years under the same ownership. Well known locally for its leisure club and excellent all day Sunday carvery. A favourite hotel for functions and weddings.
What is your favourite part of the hotel?
The Bar Lounge overlooks the indoor heated pool and it is adjacent to a small secluded garden where you can enjoy a quiet drink or something to eat.
What is the one attraction/event/area that you would encourage people to visit when staying at your hotel?
The event of the year is obviously the Olympics. The Sailing Events will take place just down the road from the hotel in nearby Portland.
The Jurassic Coast in Dorset is England’s first natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history.
Tell us an interesting fact about the hotel:
A series of Elizabethan water channels run under the BEST WESTERN Hotel Rembrandt which were used to direct water to this part of the town from the former town centre. The BEST WESTERN Hotel Rembrandt consists of several former guest houses, some dating back to the 1850’s, now combined to make up the current hotel property. One wing, formally called ‘Fir Court’ was a Victorian home for unmarried mothers called ‘St. Gabriel’s.
Have you had any celebrities staying at your hotel and if so who?
The Princess Royal, Mark Rhodes, Sam Nixon, Cannon & Ball, Danny Dyer, John Nettles, Joe Pasquale, Richard Drax MP, Jim Knight MP, Matt Baker & Connie from Blue Peter, Lord Sebastian Coe, William Hague, Oliver Reid.
What is your favourite dish served in your restaurant?
Linguine with Tiger Prawns & Crab in a Chilli, garlic & lime sauce finished with rocket & grana padano shavings
What is there to do in the local area to keep the kids entertained?
The wide, clean and beautiful sandy beach, the SeaLife Centre and if it all fails our own indoor heated pool.