Lakeside Guest Book

Some of our recent satisfied Guests have left comments in the Lakeside Guest Book.

“Our second stay here with Martin in Weymouth and was as hospitable as always! Will return home feeling relaxed after our  spring bird spotting stay. Through visiting Radipole Lake and Lodmoor RSPB Reserves, we saw 43 species of birds. If you are a keen bird watcher book the balcony room with views over Radipole Lake. We were fortunate enough to spot the Marsh Harrier from the Room – We look forward to another visit to Lakeside!  Helen and Trevor . Newbury.

“Fantastic guest house. Welcoming , comfortable . Great walk to the town without using the car. Clean and great breakfast to set you up for the day . Highly recommended! ” Sharon and Robin Fountain. Midlands

“Can I say how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely b & b.  Although only for 1 night, you made us very welcome & the “egg & Chips” requested & delivered at such short notice was much appreciated by both myself & my son Terry. The breakfast you cooked for us was excellent also.  Please feel free to add my comments on your website.  We would highly recommend your b & b to anyone who is looking for somewhere clean & comfortable to stay together with a welcome second to none. ”  Heather & Terry.

“Booked for 6 days as price and website was inviting. On our arrival Martin was a brilliant host and continued to be,throughout the week. We felt we had stayed with a friend, who really looked after us. We would definately recommend Lakeside to our friends and will stay again. PS. He doesn’t brag about it but he is a wonderful chef as well! Thank you for making our 30 year anniversary so memorable. Tina and Steve. Southampton.

“A last minute decision to visit Weymouth and the surrounding RSPB reserves.So glad to have found you Martin, through LateRooms. The access to the Radipole bird reserve was perfect for us as bird watchers and so pleased to spot the Marsh Harrier and Cettis Warbler. The room was comfortable and suited our needs even watching England and Italy in the World cup at 11pm!

Your hospitality has gone beyond the norm – from tea and cake on arrival to breakfast and even a packed lunch for our trip to Arne. Thank you so much for being a wonderful host – will be back for some more bird spotting in the Autumn! ” Helen & Trevor Mortimer. Newbury. Berkshire

“What a lovely ‘Home from Home’ place this is. Martin is a natural Host and you will not be disappointed with your stay. The Breakfast is wonderful and keep plenty of room for his fresh baked bread. Thank you for a lovely stay Martin. Jane, Paul, Marg and Jan. Midlands UK.

“We couldn’t ask for more. Room was clean and comfortable, with a very nice view from the Balcony. Breakfast delicious, with Martin’s Home made bread…. Yummy! In all the atmosphere was friendly and we felt at home. Martin is a perfect host, we enjoyed his dry sense of humour. Will definitely come back!  Carmela & Paola. Italy.

“Wonderful Weekend

We are writing to thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful bed and breakfast during our time in Weymouth.
Staying at Lakeside was just like being at home, our room was extremely comfortable and spacious with fabulous views over the lake, breakfast was amazing your home made bread is like nothing we’ve ever tasted before and you as the host made us feel so comfortable and welcome we felt we were staying with a friend or relative.
Your home is beautiful and your company and conversation is something that made our stay just that little bit more special …………….BEWARE, we are already planning our next visit xxxx
Thank you so much and we will see you soon xxxx
Sara Kirby and Martyn Cooper. Newbury

Hi Martin,

Just a quick line  to thank you for a great weekend, It’s not only a guest house it’s your home and you made us feel it was like our home too. Comfortable room, nice setting , tasty breakfast and a very generous host.

Just played J.K….still can’t believe he came up in conversation, great sound. Once again thank you , Look forward to coming down again soon.

Richard and Tina Brain, Bristol.”


“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Made to feel very welcome and relaxed, Home from Home!!  Sun shone Sunday morning and sat out on the balcony. Vicky and Sophie loved the night life in Weymouth.Fabulous spot to stay, be back very soon and bring more family and friends. Thank you Martin for your hospitality and friendliness. Ruth & Nigel. Chipping Sodbury. Bristol.

“Absolutely a lovely place to stay! Couldn’t find a nicer place to celebrate my Mothers 60th Birthday. Thank you for organising our theatre tickets and all the information about Weymouth. England is very lucky to have such a lovely Guest House as Lakeside and a perfect host! We will recommend Lakeside to everyone in Sweden.” Brittmarie, Mikael, Anders and Maria. Goteland. Sweden.

“Many thanks Martin for your warmth and hospitality. Felt very relaxed and welcomed staying at your charming Guest House. Lovely Breakfast too! Will recommend to all! Lyn and Nick. Axminster

” I hope all travellers receive the same level of warmth and hospitality as I did. A relaxing stay, great view, comfortable bed. Due to return to Weymouth in four months. Bon Chance!” Deb. South Shields.

” We have had a lovely stay and Martin is a friendly and welcoming host. The breakfast is lovely and the home made bread is excellent! The beds are comfortable and we had lovely views of Radipole RSPB Lake from our  balcony. We will definitely be coming back (if Martin will let us!) Jim, Pauline, Marie and Leah Bartholomew. Newbury. Berks.

“Thank you for 14 wonderful days in Weymouth. We have found our paradise!! A wonderful beach and lots of things to do and a nice stay here at Martin’s home. We had a wonderful stay and a terrific breakfast in a wonderful kitchen.” Family Skotland. Norway

“An absolutely fantastic living accommodation facility coupled with an excellent host!  Thanks Martin for a wonderful weekend and taking care of us all so well! We will surely be back next year! Thanks again.”  Shiraz. London and Dubai.

“Waking up to see the lakes…. Perfect. Lovely location, calm and welcoming. Martin you are a warm and generous host – Best of luck with this new venture. We’ll be back! ” Pete & Debbie. Oxford.

“Thank you Martin for newspapers delivered daily from ‘t’shop. Lovely complimentary ‘snap’ for our enjoyable trips around the Weymouth area. Lakeside is ‘Home from Home’, and very comfortable. An excellent Host exceeding all expectations. Weymouth is very beautiful. Hope that this is not our last visit.” Ian, Carol,Glenys and Keith from Derbyshire.

” An incomparably delightful experience; incomparable welcome, incomparable kindness of very sort and our hugely grateful thanks for an unforgettable 3 days in Weymouth.We have had a lovely Break, memorable for good weather but above all for your great kindness. Thank you.” Philippa and Michael. Bath.

“Martin Thank you for an enjoyable stay. Very comfortable stay. Beds very comfy, recommend your place again to everyone. Once again thank you! Graham, Pauline, Sherry and Robert Le Messurier. Guernsey and Southampton.

Thank you very much for a great weekend. Nice quiet place and ideal location, wonderful service. Beautiful Breakfasts, clean rooms and really soft duvet covers and lovely garden. All in all a perfect weekend away. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you. Ria and Iain. Luton.

“Lovely stay here in the Lakeside Guest House, nice landscape, cosy and clean, Great Breakfast! A Big thanks form Roberta from the Netherlands and Anna from London.”

“A bird watcher’s haven, how often can you check out the bird life while still lying in bed? Thank you Martin, everything was very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. We were made to feel so welcome. Marylyn & Janet. Canterbury.

“Uniquely wonderful place and Host! Love it ! See you again soon. Thanks Martin.  Frank B. London

“A most enjoyable stay. Thank you for your warm, friendly welcome. We shall certainly come again, should we be in the area and will pass on your details.” Barbara and Barry. Colwell Herefordshire.

” Martin, thank you for making our stay so pleasant. A perfect Host and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the laughs! Regards and best wishes Dolce,  Michael & Joseph. Horsham and Crawley.

“Truly a Home from Home. Marvellous hospitality and a generous Host. We will be back as soon as possible.”  Christine and Dan. Rock Climbers from London.