Firstly, this hotel is NOT "just on the Cliffs" as the brochure implies - it is a long way from the sea (15-20 minutes walk).
The area is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE with adjacent properties full of low-cost bedsits, the occupants of whch were quite intimidating. We actually witnessed drug dealing practically on the street and the noise was terrible up to 4am on one night. This is also the centre of the Gay district and if you are not comfortable with same sex couples frolicing in the street, be warned!
As for the hotel itself, it is tatty and dated and the staff are quite rude. We were given a TIMED APPOINTMENT (8.15am SHARP) at which to have our breakfast. I have never heard the likes of such a regimented way to treat your guests! But don't worry, when the breakfast came, it was practically raw and inedible anyway.
On top of all of the above, there was no external area to the hotel in which to sit and enjoy a drink (or smoke) if the weather should be nice. It was overall extremely disappointing and there are far better places to stay in this resort for far less money which provide a decent, honest service. You have been warned !!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Devon Towers Hotel - Bournemouth [3 Alpha & AA Two Star]. Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 60 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heating and all have private bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. There is an attractive entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. ... more less
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