The house was built in 1835 and was originally thought to have served as a residential summer home for a London merchant or for one of the Royal households. It remained a residence until the turn of the 20th Century when it was initially used as a Barnardos Home for Girls and then subsequently converted in to a nursing home. At this time the building was connected to what is now ‘The Marina Court’ next door with doorways serving between the two properties on the ground, second and third floors. You can still see the scars of this conjoining today with the doors in rooms 6 and 10 hidden behind the wardrobes. Needless to say it's all boarded up so you cannot expect any unwelcome guests during the night. Only after I purchased the house I discovered that both my Mum and Uncle had been born in the nursing home after the War. With the creation of the NHS in 1947, the house was soon converted to a Hotel. Originally named The Regent (after the Prince Regent King George III who made Weymouth famous). Changing its name to Hotel Malta in the 1960s, it remained this way until it was renamed The Esplanade Hotel in 1996.
Located on Weymouth’s seafront, The Esplanade is a Grade II listed Georgian property with free Wi-Fi and free parking. It features rooms with balconies offering panoramic views of the sea and the golden sands of Weymouth Beach. Rooms at the Esplanade are all equipped with contemporary tiled en suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms feature Egyptian cotton linen and some rooms offer sea views. Guests can enjoy an award-winning, freshly prepared and locally-sourced full English breakfast in the sea view dining room. Packed lunches are also available. The property also features a lounge bar, which offers striking views across the bay to the chalk cliffs of the Jurassic coast beyond. It consists of 2 balconies and a leather seating area. Guests can enjoy local beers and ciders, as well as soft drinks and spirits. Weymouth town centre is only half a mile from The Esplanade and Weymouth Rail Station is less than a 5-minute walk away. Chesil Beach, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is 3 miles from the property.