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The Elstead Hotel

12/14 Knyveton Road East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP England
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#23 of 61 hotels in Bournemouth
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Elstead Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Bournemouth, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Elstead Hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Elstead Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Peter's Church (0.8 mi) and Boscombe Pier (0.8 mi) make Elstead Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Bournemouth.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Mediterranean restaurants, including El Murrino, Lolas Restaurant, and Agora Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Elstead Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.7 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Bournemouth!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Polish and 1 more
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Siddharth K wrote a review Mar 2024
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Amazing hotel from booking to checkout. Extremely great customer service, everyone was really lovely and helpful. 10/10 would recommend to anyone-really good location as well. Thank you for all the help and suggestions-really appreciate it!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Karen B wrote a review Mar 2024
England, United Kingdom108 contributions26 helpful votes
We don’t venture to Bournemouth that often but when we do, we stay at The Elstead. We arrived by train this time and the hotel is about 5min walk from the station, but plenty of taxis available if needed. We had one of the executive doubles this time which are a little more spacious than standard, but equally equipped with tea making facilities, TV, hairdryer and iron. Everywhere was clean and the bed very comfortable. The staff here are cheery and helpful. Would stay again and must try the spa next time.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pool towels provided if using the spa. Breakfast £10 p/p
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Graham L wrote a review Feb 2024
Godalming, United Kingdom10 contributions
The staff were friendly and went the extra mile there was no evening meal available but we were allowed to use the microwave and plates if needed nothing was too much trouble free parking the gym and pool were nice and available to use we enjoyed a nice swim on arrival towels were provided our room was spacious had everything we needed bed was comfortable we had a sofa and fridge in our room the hot water had to run for a little bit to get a good temperature but overall was very nice
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DSH wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is a review of the gym at Elstead Hotel, this is open to the public and I was a member on/off for 5 years. The TLDR of this review is AVOID THIS GYM. There are much better gyms in the area for a cheaper price. If you have to be a member here, join on a 3 month contract and DO NOT join the gym for 12 months as it is due to be knocked down soon and the hotel will not refund you regardless of the amount of notice you give. I initially joined in 2019 before moving to the superior Better Gym which unfortunately closed which meant I re-joined at Elstead sometime in 2021. Firstly, in that time there has been absolutely no improvements made to the facilities. Much like the rest of the hotel the gym is severely outdated and essentially falling apart. The maintenance man does his best but there's only so much you can do with equipment and facilities that are 20+ years old. I could accept the old apparatus if the gym was well kept, clean and hygienic, however this is not the case. The gym floors are always filthy, the changing rooms are covered in dirty grimy water, the showers are often clogged with hair and the toilets regularly don't have hand towels/toilet paper. You'll often see 1 of 3 cleaners at the gym reception desk but (sorry to say as they all seem lovely) they do next to no work. Rather then giving the place a much needed tidy they seem to spend the majority of their working day hiding away in the storage cupboard / plant room. Before I finish, I'll quickly run through some of the other many issues there are with this place. - Dumbbells only go up to 20kg - No 16kg dumbbells - No barbells - They have 2 benches but they are both short & poor quality - 1 filthy gym mat - No squat rack - No pull up bar - A treadmill that I'm sure has been out of order for 5 years - The hot tub is actually a cold tub - The steam room door doesn't close properly which obviously lets all the heat out - The wooden sauna walls and roof are damaged seemingly beyond repair, the sauna is also a lot colder then others I have been in - Only 1 toilet in each changing room - Lack of a wet / dry area in the changing rooms meaning the whole room turns into a boggy swamp - No hairdryer for around 6 months, recently one was added again but it seems to be one from the 19th century so surprising doesn't work too well To finish (and most disappointingly for myself) the staff at the hotel have just generally got ruder. I'm not referring to the gym cleaners or maintenance men, more so the hotel reception staff. Maybe they don't care anymore as the hotel is due to be demolished soon and make way for flats, but any sort of positive/friendly customer service has seemingly gone out the window. The manager is a pleasant man but seems to have an issue with telling the truth, I asked to sign up to the gym on a 1 month contract (knowing that 1. they used to offer this and 2. the hotel will be flattened soon) but he said they have never offered 1 month contracts. This simply is not true and I have since spoke to 10-15 other gym go-ers who have agreed with me that the gym used to offer 1 month contracts. With the imminent demolition of the building, it is disappointing not to offer a contract shorter then 3 months for financial security. However even more disappointing is for the manager to flat out lie about offering them.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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NorthStar13751327468 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Staff polite and helpful. Does need an update. Wi fi not available in our room ( too far away??) . Breakfast disappointing , advertised as full English but all that was available was some rather overdone bacon and a dish of sausages. Not a tomato or egg in sight! and no other hot choices. Croissants were lovely though and plenty of choice of cereals and fruit.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thomas R wrote a review Dec 2023
22 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at the elstead hotel in Bournemouth on 9th December for a night and wow what a great experience I had the room was great and spacious the bed was very comfortable the bedding was very comfy it was so comfortable I had the best night sleep ever in that bed as I had 115 the bathroom was good except the sink had a crack in it the bar was clean and the public toilets were ok except the tiles on the wall were dirty overall it was a excellent stay
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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NettieNu wrote a review Oct 2023
Frome, United Kingdom116 contributions60 helpful votes
Tired hotel and quite a way out from the beach. Good the parking was free! Breakfast - not great. Room clean but shower awful. Decor needs a complete overhaul. Not rushing back! Windows in our room didn’t open. Tv so small it was difficult to watch it!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David B wrote a review Sept 2023
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My girlfriend and I recently visited here. I just felt as if I had to leave a review as the lady behind the reception desk Annabelle was excellent and so kind and friendly! It was a pleasure speaking to her! Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Orpington Sylvia wrote a review Sept 2023
Orpington, United Kingdom113 contributions23 helpful votes
As solo travellers will know, we pay extra for the 'privilege' of pokey rooms under the stairs. Not so at the Elstead. The single room (215 I think) was airy, spacious and full of light. The large bathroom was spotless. The room was at the end of a corridor so well away from the lifts and quiet. The hotel staff were very helpful and cheerful. The lounge was beautiful. I can't comment on the pool as I'd forgotten my swimmers! I'd very much recommend this hotel. You can catch the bus route 1 on Christchurch Road to the high street and to the beach if you don't want to walk.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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oxcampus wrote a review Aug 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
Entering the room it smelled like pickled gherkins but got used to it. In the bar there was an incredibly drunk man swearing down the phone. The room is made for people with disabilities which I didn’t mind but should be on the website. Breakfast was great but bedroom is ancient and in need of repairs sofa needed chucking
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elstead Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Elstead Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bournemouth Natural Science Society (0.2 miles), Old Fire Station (0.3 miles), and The Lion's Head (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elstead Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Elstead Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elstead Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bournemouth Pizza Co, Bournemouth Steak House, and Sambal Tumis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elstead Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elstead Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elstead Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.7 miles), Christchurch Priory (3.7 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (3.7 miles).
Is The Elstead Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.