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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I stayed here for a works Christmas party. The hotel is clean, the staff and very friendly and couldn't do enough for me. Parking was limited, but they found a space to fit the car in. I stayed in a standard double room, the shower cubicle was a bit ' snug ' but functioned perfectly with easily controlled temperature and...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope the party was a huge success!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night ... & that was more than enough. Without realising, we had booked a 'small' double .. & small being the operative word, if we'd had a cat there was no chance in swinging it. The on-suite was so small that you could hardly turn around inside or out of the shower & if you...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We do try to make clear the distinction between a double and a small double, and this is reflected in the price. We are sorry that you were disappointed, and hope that our excellent location was some compensation.

Leicester
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were cycling to Bournemouth from Devizes and needed somewhere to stay for 5 people plus bikes. The Arlington had proper bike containers on their front car park. The Hotel had great views from the bar and the staff were excellent. Great hotel for cyclists.

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and we’re pleased you enjoyed the stay. This is a great area for cyclists, and we’d love to welcome more cyclists to Bournemouth.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We found the Arlington was staffed by very friendly professional people, who were always very happy to help. Yes some of the decor was a little tired, skirting boards etc and wood chip wall paper but, and it's a massive but, the room we had was spotless, the bed ,linen,towels etc absolutely first class,breakfast tasty and location perfect for the...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the stay, and we’d love to welcome you back

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Four of us stayed. It reminded me of Fawlty Towers. Our room was very small with an even smaller bathroom, only enough room for a small shower and toilet. The basin was in the room! Very clean and adequate though. Lovely breakfast. The downside was that we decided to have a few drinks in the bar when we got back...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Oh gosh, we are sorry you were treated like naughty schoolchildren, and thanks for being so understanding. Some of our rooms are standard doubles and some are small doubles - this is reflected in the price, and we regret any confusion We hope the show was good!

Weymouth, England
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had originally booked another hotel just on the outskirts but cancelled after reading reviews and then found the Arlington so booked here based on reviews and it's close proximity to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre as we were going to see ABC. We had a room over looking the car park. Room 30. Would appear this is a family room as there...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay, and yes, you should certainly have been offered toast.

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in this hotel is a bit like staying at your Nannies. Our room was dated, but warm, cosy and perfectly adequate for a night away, even if you can hear Grandpa snoring in the room next door. The staff were very welcoming and breakfast tasty. The location is perfectly central for the beach and the town. We would stay...

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We’re glad you were cosy, although we will do what we can to mute the snoring!

s.wales
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to stay, very friendly staff nothing too much trouble. First rate food and plenty of it. Stay there every October with a group of scrabble players. Easily accessible and direct access to lower gardens.

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to welcome your Scrabble group. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Newick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at this hotel. Our room was comfortable with 2 single beds. We had half board - the breakfasts were varied & plentiful. The evening menus were good and the food was always hot. All the staff are friendly and helpful - The location is perfect for exploring all the attractions in Bournemouth. Good value for money....

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the stay, and glad the hotel met your expectations.

london
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Small a bit old hotel in very good location! Friendly and helpful staff. All hotel looks a bit tired but rooms are clean, nice bed in the room. For that price we paid I wouldn't expect any better. I would go back !!!!

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

…and it would be nice to welcome you back. We hope you enjoyed your time in Bournemouth

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small, independent hotel in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, with its own entrance directly into the gardens. Very close to beach, BIC & Pavilion theatres; both are less than a 5-minute walk - the BIC just around the corner with one pedestrian crossing to negotiate, and the Pavilion Theatre a short and pleasant stroll along the path through the gardens. The main shopping area with its impressive variety of shops and restaurants is also just across the Gardens. Short breaks to one of Bournemouth's theatres, a weekend getaway to the seaside, or a family holiday - The Arlington accommodates them all. Cyclists and walkers are always welcome at the Arlington and we can arrange cycle storage, cycle hire, and packed lunches for day trips. The Arlington Hotel has 28 rooms- single, double, twin and family rooms. Some rooms are on the ground floor, while there is a lift to the two upper floors. All bookings include: • FREE WIFI in all public areas • A full English Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arlington Hotel

Address: Exeter Park Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: £48 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arlington Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Park view rooms can suffer from noise if you leave the windows open -but the view is great and I live d on a main road!”
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