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Premier Inn Bournemouth/Ferndown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ferndown
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Does exactly what is says on the tin!”
Reviewed 4 May 2009

I have to confess that I am a Premier Inn fan. Having 2 children (8 and 11 years) we need a place that has beds for 4 in 1 room but offers value for money. Premier Inn has worked out that if you make the rooms big enough for a family of 4 and offer a good value unlimited cooked breakfast you get happy kids which means happy parents which means return business.

For a 1 night stay the Premier Inn Bournemouth/Ferndown is a good choice as it is a fairly short drive to the seaside and has friendly staff, large clean room, good bath and shower and is quiet. There are no attractions close by so a car is essential. One reviewer commented on the lack of parking. I have to disagree; there is a large car park with plenty of spaces even though the Premier Inn was full.
The major benefit of this Premier Inn is the Beefeater restaurant next door. It is never going to win a Michelin Star but again, friendly staff, decent beer and extremely child friendly. We took up the GBP20 meal deal for adults which gives a pint (or wine), starter, main course and then, in the morning, unlimited full English breakfast and buffet. In addition to this, the kids eat free for breakfast (and boy can they eat!). I work in the food service industry and cannot work out how they make any money on this one.
In summary, you will not remember this place in 10 years time for its sublime service and exquisite accomodation but more importantly you will leave happy and won't have a heart attack when you get your credit card bill.

Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2007

We stayed at this new Premier Inn on the 7th and 8th December.

We went out to see some friends on the Friday night and on returning to the hotel at about 11pm we found that there were no parking spaces left. We had to park in a side street some distance from the hotel.

On arriving back at reception, we queried this with the person on duty. The response was basically that they couldn't care less, that the hotel website stipulated that there was a shortage of parking and that we would have been told when we booked.

I had spoken with the hotel twice that week and at no stage was I informed that there were not enough parking spaces to go round. Further, on dropping our key off before we went out, reception had not told us that we may not get our car back into the car park.

I appreciate that hotels will not always accommodate everyone's cars, but had we known that fact on booking, we would have cancelled.

It effectively means that once your car is parked, you go out in your car at your peril. I certainly don't think that this hotel is good for single women as the roads that you have to park in (if you can't get into the car park) are quite dark.

The room was just like any other Premier Inn and was clean etc. but we were not impressed either with the attitidue of those on reception or by the fact that the car parking issue was not made clear to us.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Lack of parking
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2007

This property is in need of refurbishment. The rooms have a stale smell of smoke and the linens are well used and some were stained. I could feel every spring through the mattress.

I was told that this property is due to be refurbished in September. I am sure when this has happened that this property will be much better as the best thing that the hotel has going for it is the staff. One staff member in particular couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.

The location is nice next to a Beefeater restaurant where we had a lovely meal.

I will try this property again once it has been refurbished.

  • Liked — Fantastic staff
  • Disliked — In need of total refurbishment
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Bournemouth/Ferndown Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Bournemouth/Ferndown Hotel
Address: 504 Ringwood Road | Tricketts Cross, Ferndown BH22 9BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Ferndown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ferndown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Bournemouth/Ferndown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Want to explore the charming thatched villages, stunning New Forest and award-winning coastline of Dorset? Premier Inn Hotel Bournemouth Ferndown puts you in easy reach of all of the best of the South West, without the hustle and bustle of a city centre location. There are whole new worlds to discover in Dorset. If you're with the family, how about Peppa Pig World, or Monkey World? Or get a new perspective on life on earth by walking through the treetops at the Moors Valley Country Park. This is the gateway to the world, with Poole ferry and Bournemouth Airport close by. But if you're not jetting off, come back to the hotel for a meal at our Beefeater restaurant and a lovely night's sleep in your comfy bed. Important info Please note that this Premier Inn does not have a lift. Guests requiring an easily accessible room please contact the hotel direct. Please note that all twin rooms at this hotel consist of a double bed and a single sofa bed. This Premier Inn will be undergoing improvement work during the requested period, every effort will be made to ensure that you are not disturbed during your stay. The car park at this Premier Inn is unable to accommodate any trucks. If you require parking for a truck, please contact the hotel for alternative parking options. Directions: From M27, take A31 to Bournemouth then A348 to Ferndown. Hotel is on the left hand side, before Tricketts Cross roundabout. Next to the Smugglers Haunt Beefeater. Transport and local information: Bournemouth International Airport 3 miles Wimborne Minster Historic Site New Forest Poole Channel Ferry 7 miles Bournemouth Railway Station 8 Miles Bournemouth University 8 Miles ... more   less 
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Premier Inn Bournemouth / Ferndown Hotel Ferndown
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