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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

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#26 of 60 hotels in Bournemouth
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With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free Wi-Fi is provided in some rooms and public areas. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private en-suite bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, offers nice scenery to enjoy lunch or drinks. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset’s leading chefs. Guests can enjoy live entertainment in the Bar Vista throughout the summer months. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the center of Bournemouth and a 10-minute walk from the beach.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian and 2 more

Location

81 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AP England
The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
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Harriet C wrote a review Sept 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions
Rating is 3/5 as it’s a little tired round the edges, might be due to it being the end of the season. HOWEVER, the staff more than made up for it (5/5). Each member of staff we came into contact with were cheerful, hardworking and couldn’t do enough to help us. Room was clean, breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed our 2 night stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Torie F wrote a review Sept 2023
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For the second year we returned to the Cottonwood Boutique hotel for our annual Staff Day and again we were impressed with the work ethic of the staff. A great team ensuring our day ran smoothly. Welcoming and a great setting for the Airshow. Thank you and we hope to return next year!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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VesperLyndoo7 wrote a review Aug 2023
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom197 contributions122 helpful votes
The place is super old and needs serious refurbishment to live up to its name. It's a bit far from the station and the town centre which I did not appreciate. It's on the top of the cliff so you could get nice views if you have a sea view room but we didn't so this was lost on us. Also, being on top of the cliff means you don't have easy access to the beach - you need to find the nearest zig zag to get down. So not a great location, except maybe the fact that it is quiet. There was a mini-rain one evening when the guest in the room above us decided to have a bath and this ended in a massive leak - it was literally raining in the corridor in front of our door, I couldn't believe our eyes. The room was underwhelming - the furniture looks fairly new but very basic particle board and laminate grade. The carpet was dirty - there is no way you can keep a carpet clean when everyone is trampling all over it every single day with shoes. This is virtually impossible! The windows are super old and hard to open/close, not very clean either. The bathroom floor is linoleum which I think I last saw in primary school some decades ago. The breakfast was horrible - for £10 a person I found it an absolute rip off! No espresso or latte, just filter coffee! Some cereals, eggs, beans, pastries, juice from concentrate - the usual. No restaurant, not sure the bar was open or not. No lift. Overall, don't be fooled by the official pictures - the place needs total refurbishment and cleaning.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Treeve52 wrote a review Jul 2023
Maidenhead, United Kingdom146 contributions42 helpful votes
Good location and spotlessly clean everywhere. Room was comfortable but a bit on small side. Lovely big bed and good quality bed linen but terrible pillows! Staff were few and far between but efficient when we found someone. We were disappointed by lack of restaurant and proper bar. The bar was open early evening (staffed by receptionist who did a good job multi tasking). Bar closed on the dot of 10pm for residents (open later at weekends but didn’t help us staying Sunday to Wednesday). Good value but will spend a bit more next time to get a proper ‘hotel’ experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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brian k wrote a review Jul 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a good stay at the Cottonwood, staff were friendly and polite. The room was clean and presentable, it did suit us and was well run quite and relaxing. It needs a refresh in part but that did not spoil our stay, we had value for money, and will be returning in October. Brian and Joanne
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Abbie r wrote a review Jul 2023
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Absolutely appalling customer service!!! We booked this hotel as a family get away after a tough few months. We called the property direct to book a room and was advised by the call taker to book the room through booking.com as this had the best rate but they would still give us a sea view room. A day after booking this hotel we had several emails from the hotel stating there was firstly no lift (which is not on their details, pictures will be provided) and then emails stating that we would not be getting our sea view and our room would be facing the car park. After my partner replied to the emails explaining our disappointment in this as we had been advised we would be getting our sea view, we had a call from a very unpleasant man called Paul. Paul stated he was cancelling the booking as there wasn’t enough staff and felt we was abusive. I stated to Paul that the emails displayed no form of abuse and was just outlining our disappointment. Paul then was pretending he could not hear me on the phone and kept saying “hello, hello I can’t hear you” even though the line was completely clear. I then asked Paul if I could speak to the manager and he told me I couldn’t and terminated the call. Nothing “boutique” about the customer service here. The hotel should be extremely disappointed with its self.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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The Old Guys wrote a review Jul 2023
Reading, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
I have stayed in this Hotel numerous times over the years , but hate to say it has gone downhill.still love the quirky decoration ( getting a little tired ). The lift not working anymore . Where has the literature in the rooms gone , ie room service ect. Very poor selection in room Tea, Coffee very basic , couldn’t have a drink of cold water as the tap would only run warm . Couldn’t fault the room it was lovely and clean , nice large bed, good pillows. Shame about crack In washbasin. Breakfast was ok for £10 . Would’ve liked a pot of Tea , instead of cold tea in flasks . My biggest issue with the Hotel , was no staff , seemed to be one guy in reception, bit like a ghost town , I would’ve like a sandwich or some food in the evening!!. You weren’t told if they did food or not , it all seemed as if you were bothering them if you asked for anything. They used to have a nice restaurant but that’s now gone , such a shame to see a lovey Hotel going down hill !!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SpencerHorne wrote a review Jul 2023
Reading, United Kingdom192 contributions97 helpful votes
This was a comfortable enough hotel to stay in but decor looks a little dated & needs a bit of TLC & outside looks very tired.. Great location for beach though - just cross the road at back & 10 minutes later you are there.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Jimpat500 wrote a review Jun 2023
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom115 contributions93 helpful votes
Excellent location with lovely sea views. 10 minute walk to Bournemouth pier or Boscombe pier. Few staff around with receptionist also looking after breakfast supply. Outside of property in need of maintenance. Parking charge high if you book through Booking. com
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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victorious2 wrote a review May 2023
vancouver,10 contributions2 helpful votes
Don’t be fooled by the photos on the website- they’re from a different era. Hotel has gone down a lot since then. The lift ( elevator) hasn’t worked for a year. The bar/ lounge is closed from a flood. The restaurant is closed. All that’s open are the bedrooms, breakfast room and a gloomy library which has no books! No lounge or place to sit and relax. My room, on the third floor was like an oven- it was impossible to sleep even with the window wide open. Nothing ‘boutique'about this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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ALSO KNOWN AS
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetBournemouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bournemouth Natural Science Society (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ventana Grand Cafe, El Murrino Pop-up Beach Restaurant, and Pondok Fresh Falafel & Juice.
Does The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.5 miles), Christchurch Priory (3.7 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (3.7 miles).
Does The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.