With the days getting longer and somewhat brighter, the holiday season seems closer than ever. 

Swathes of tourists will flock to Weymouth, both locally and internationally, as they have done for decades. 

Now, thanks to a holiday guide about Weymouth produced in Winton, Bournemouth, believed to have been produced in 1965, we've taken a look back at former hotels and B&Bs in the seaside town: 

Trelawney Hotel

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Tucked away in Rodwell on 1 Old Castle Road, the Trelawney Hotel was a Victorian villa believed to have been built some time in the 1870s.

It became a hotel during the 1930s and remained as such until some point in the 21st century. 

The hotel promised its own peaceful gardens close to the picturesque Sandsfoot Castle Gardens and Cove. They also served Sunday lunch if required. 

La Touraine

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Coming from the French word for ground, La Touraine in Carlton Road North offered expansive views of the area. 

The hotel was run by W.A. and D.G. Fory and was close to the sea, tennis courts and bowling. There were also reduced rates for children sharing with parents. 

It is believed that the property is now residential housing. 

Dorchester Hotel

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The Dorchester Hotel was situated on Westerhall Road, a stone's throw from Greenhill and a minute's stroll to the beach.

The building was also in close proximity to the hospital. The mammoth building had space for up to 60 guests and boasted two lounges. The brochure listed the family friendly hotel's latest feature of automatic baby listening service and a two-way radio installed in every bedroom. 

The building still stands and was converted into the Dorchester Apartments, a nod to the hotel's name. 

Lupins Hotel

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The spacious Lupins hotel, situated on Greenhill, offered 14 sea views from its 34 rooms. Guests had the option of hot drinks served until 10.30pm with facilities including a separate television lounge and lock-up garage. 

It is now flats, and the Lupins Business Centre. 


Fedora Hotel

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The Fedora Hotel was situated on the prime spot of the Esplanade, a stone's throw from the beach, promising 'commanding uninterrupted views of the whole sweep of beautiful Weymouth Bay.'

It is now the Maiden Rest B&B. 

Ing Ravan Hotel- Carlton Road North

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Based on Carlton Road North, the Ing Ravan Hotel offered 15 rooms in a building with a southerly aspect in a quiet residential area off Dorchester Road away from the 'noise and bustle' which promised a walk of a few minutes to the sea and attractions. 

It was eventually renovated into flats. 

Compton Lodge

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Compton Lodge Hotel was a grand hospitality destination on Dorchester Road. Food was a selling point for this hotel with fresh fruit and vegetables from their gardens and hothouses served for dinner. 

There was also a bar for residents only. 

Believed to have been torn down, the site now offers assisted residential living for people aged over 60 under the name Compton Lodge, which was built in 2000. 

Treverbyn Court Hotel

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Another hotel on Dorchester Road, the Treverbyn Court, was noted for its atmosphere of homeliness and substantial meals. There was also free parking on the drive for 12 cars and facilities included a flower garden, and a spacious lounge with radio and television. 

The building still remains as a destination for tourists, now known as the George Bed and Breakfast. 

Do you have any memories of these hotels? Let us know in the comments below.