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The Strand Hotel

19 Westby Road Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1HA England
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#5 of 28 guest houses in Bournemouth
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The Strand Hotel is Bournemouth's best kept secret for fresh, comfortable rooms at prices you'll love. Discover a smart hotel where you can relax in style and feel at home. Enjoy free high speed Wi-Fi everywhere, Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities in your room, all Sky HDTV channels in the lounge, and table tennis in the garden. Staying with us, you'll be just 500 metres from Boscombe beach, pier, surf reef and beachside restaurants. A pleasant 2km walk along the stunning seafront takes you into the bustling centre of Bournemouth with its many attractions including shops and department stores, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, parks, an aquarium and aviary, crazy golf, and fairground rides on the seafront. Live music venue The O2 Academy Bournemouth is just footsteps from the hotel, or if you're looking for Premier League thrills, the AFC Bournemouth football ground is only 1 mile away. Our guests also enjoy boat and coach trips to popular nearby destinations such as The Isle of Wight, Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle, which can be booked separately. Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport is a 15 minute drive. For breakfast, indulge yourself with a generous freshly cooked "Full English". Plus help yourself to our plentiful buffet of fruit, cereals (a huge variety including gluten-free options), toast with premium jams and spreads, yogurt, fresh juices and hot drinks. We offer a variety of room types, from small single to en-suite king-size, to suit your requirements and budget. Look for our special offers on extended bookings, and business stays (Sunday - Thursday). We look forward to hearing from you, to ensure that your time in Bournemouth is a refreshing and rewarding experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Shared lounge / TV area
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German
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joyceglasgow wrote a review Jul 2023
Glasgow28 contributions5 helpful votes
This was the third time I'd stayed at The Strand Hotel in Boscombe, while visiting relatives in the area. Great price for what was on offer: in my case a single room with shared bathroom and toilet. Bathroom, toilet and bedroom perfectly clean. Room, though tiny, had everything I needed: single bed, kettle, TV, cupboard with hangers (you'll be surprised at how many places don't actually have hangers!), hooks on the door and small sink. Bed linen and towels changed most days. Wifi worked great. Continental style breakfast was included in the price and consisted of various teas, coffee, toast with various jams, and plenty of choice of different cheeses, plus cereals, yoghurts and fruit. Two streets back from the main street in Boscombe, therefore close to supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars, and the beach and Boscombe pier was a short walk downhill. A great budget choice and I'll be back again next year!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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AussieSuzie53 wrote a review Jun 2023
Aussie219 contributions68 helpful votes
A pleasant enough place to stay during our 2 night visit to Bournemouth. Our room was quite large but felt a little cluttered with the extra furniture in the room. Many pieces could be easily removed and then the room would have been more suitable to our needs as we had quite a large suitcase. Bed was a little low and could probably have done with being replaced or at least given a new mattress. Additional seating was available as was tea/coffee making facilities. Our room had an ensuite, which was clean and well appointed. Breakfast was included, not cooked though. Plenty of cereal, toast, fruit etc was on offer so we did not go hungry. Onsite parking was available at the front door, which was extremely convenient. Rowan was very welcoming and freely offered lots of help and suggestions during our stay. Hotel well situated although not in Bournemouth itself. It is within easy walking distance of Boscombe Pier and its nearby restaurants and attractions.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Goodtotravel wrote a review May 2023
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with extra touches. Large, clean room with very large en suite. Rowan was informative and helpful. Room had free water, crisps, fresh milk. Garden had plenty of seating. Breakfast was self service
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Brian G wrote a review Nov 2022
UK9 contributions6 helpful votes
Only a one night stay but we were treated like royalty by Rowan. Nothing was too much trouble. Great room with an en-suite and powerful shower. Plenty of choice for a continental breakfast. Handy location for visiting Bournemouth. The car stayed put in the complimentary car parking space.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Alex S wrote a review Oct 2022
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It was a lovely hotel, very clean and friendly staff. The bathroom was big. The breakfast was limited including bread, jam, butter, cereal, orange juice, tea and coffee. The hotel preserved its beautiful history with its furnishings and paintings.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rick W wrote a review Aug 2022
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom2127 contributions706 helpful votes
My wife and I needed somewhere sensibly priced to stay near Bournemouth and near the beach - just for a night. the Strand hotel really fitted the bill. The hotel is located an 8 minute walk from Boscombe beach (which is lovely, incidentally and much less crowded than Bournemouth beach 1.5 miles up the coast!) . There are marked car parking spaces for 5 cars but fairly easy free parking on the road itself. We were greeted by Rowan who showed us our room, gave us two bottles of chilled water for free and was friendly and helpful. Our room was small with a tiny en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin but there was plenty of hot water and it was spotlessly clean. The room had a double bed, two easy chairs, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen TV, hair drier, good free wi-fi, bedside tables and lamps but no desk for working. Very quiet at night. It was small but not pokey! Breakfast had a spectacular range of cereals also juices, yoghurts and toast spreads - but no hot breakfast provided. (That suited us). Tea and coffee also available. All on a help yourself basis. The guest house has a nice lounge and a small but relaxing garden too. All in all - a good place to stay for a night or two.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Wendy W wrote a review Aug 2022
Weymouth, United Kingdom67 contributions11 helpful votes
Great short stay for 2 nights for a funeral ,had room 1 king size ensuite couldn't fault , kettle tea coffee biscuits, slippers, towels ,greeted by rowan who couldn't do enough a credit came up with a couple of welcome bottles of juice, continental breakfast with so much variety ,well recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geoffly087 wrote a review Oct 2021
Camelford, United Kingdom129 contributions127 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights with the wife for a short break. Ideally situated for the beach and shopping. Easy to find . Nice double en suite room which had plenty of tea and coffee to use. Excellent power shower. Would definitely stay here again when in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Latinzest wrote a review Jun 2021
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom690 contributions198 helpful votes
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Greeted very cov-19 safe, Free parking free Wi-Fi extra pillows very clean delicious breakfast outside facilities close to Bournemouth highly recommended free coffee and tea is TV by five and toiletries looking forward to coming back again thank you
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tom O’Sullivan wrote a review Jun 2021
Wantage, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
We Stayed here from 1st to 4th June to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I can’t praise the hotel enough, the staff were so friendly & helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had the large room (1) at rear of hotel which was really large & comfortable, massive large bed & large bathroom. Tea & coffee making facilities in room, which they replenished when asked. Room was not being serviced each day due to COVID restrictions but this was explained when we checked in, they asked us to ask for anything that needed to be replenished or replaced & they did so straight away. Great experience highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Which popular attractions are close to The Strand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Marvo Mysteries Escape Room Bournemouth (0.2 miles), The Black Cherry - Theatre Cafe (0.2 miles), and Squirrel Cafe and Mini Golf, Boscombe Chine Gardens (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Strand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Strand Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Strand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include English Rose Cafe, Pizzeria Via Roma, and Cafe Boscanova.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Strand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Strand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (1.5 miles), Christchurch Priory (2.8 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (2.8 miles).