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“Fantastic”
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Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Have just spent two nights as a family at beach lodge, first time in a b&b and the girls ( aged 10&7) loved it, preferring it to hotels, we did too! Such a lovely atmosphere, lovely welcome and delicious home made cakes left each day. Breakfast was a plenty and everything freshly cooked. Perfect location for a family with the beach just two minutes away at one end of the road and a little shopping hub the other with bakeries, deli's and a fab fish&chip shop to buy then eat on the beach at sunset. We couldn't have asked for such a perfect, peacefull and enjoyable two days, thankyou to faith and Martin.. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Lesley M
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Dear Lesley
Thank you so much for your Fantastic review! You make it sound so good here in Southbourne (which it is). It was great to have you and your family stay and it's good to hear you are now B&B converts. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Many Thanks,
Martin and Faith
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Enjoyed a seven night stay at Beach Lodge. It is a very clean and in a lovely location within walking distance of the centre of Bournemouth and Christchurch.Faith and Martin are excellent hosts.
The family room is a good size and our daughters enjoyed the home made cakes that were available every evening.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi Filey1962
Thank you for doing us a TripAdvisor review and so quickly too! It was really lovely to meet you all and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us (and the cakes). We hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks, Martin and Faith
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Worsley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I have never felt so happy to stay in a hotel. The welcome from beginning to my leaving was so warm. Faith and Martin cannot do enough for you. My room was full of light and I could view the sunset when there was one. Faith would leave a piece of home made cake for your return at the end of your afternoon, again the personal touch. There was everything you could possibly want for breakfast. which was always freshly cooked for you. The location is perfect. Both locally and for a starting base for further afield. I cannot wait to return again. Thank you Faith and Martin.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Dear Ann
Thank you for writing us such a great TripAdvisor review, its very much appreciated. It was really lovely to meet you and we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us. We are both looking forward to seeing you (and your friend) next year. Take care, Martin and Faith
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Hertfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We spent a brilliant 4 nights at Beach Lodge and could not speak highly enough of it. In terms of location/building etc, it is approximately 5 minutes walk to a lovely sandy, clean beach. The house itself is beautiful. It is impeccably clean, tidy and homely. The welcome/service/hospitality is excellent. When we arrived, it was raining and Faith welcomed us and offered us tea and cake in the lounge, which was very welcome after our journey. We chatted about the local amenities and she took the time to suggest several places we may wish to visit/eat at during our stay. She then showed us to our room and took my heavy bag up for me. Our room was amazing! It was impeccably clean, plenty of space and though it had a sloping ceiling, we loved it. The bathroom was sparkling clean with plenty of room. We had plenty of tea/coffee etc in the room, which was replenished each day. The bathroom had toiletries left for us too. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely - with cereals, toast, fruit, yogurts and a full English breakfast cooked to order. Faith and Martin are lovely hosts who clearly work extremely hard to keep their guests happy. Nothing is too much trouble and they go the extra mile to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. Beach Lodge is not just a cut above the rest, but is actually pretty perfect! We had a fabulous time and can't wait to return!

Room Tip: We had the Silver Birch room - it was on the front of the house, lovely and light, nice comfy bed, w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Alison S
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi Alison,
Thank you for your 'Perfect' review, it's very much appreciated and has helped to take up up to number 9 in the rankings for Bournemouth B&Bs :-) It was really nice to meet you both and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Many Thanks,
Martin and Faith
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We recently stayed at Beach Lodge for 3 Nights. To start with we hade a lovely homely welcome. The room was of a very high standard, the breakfasts in the morning were Excellent!
Faith and Martin were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The homemade cake was very welcoming on returning to your room after a day out!
Will definitely be returning in the not too distant future!

Many Thanks for a wonderful Stay!
Charlotte and Paul Tarbox

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Megan T
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Hi Charlotte and Paul,
Thank you for doing a TripAdvisor review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and we're glad you enjoyed Faith's cakes. We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Martin and Faith
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Our family of 4 did our yearly pilgrimage to Beach Lodge guest house this July with a teeny bit of wonder if it would 'be as good' as it has recently inherited new owners. Worry not! We had the most fantastic experience. Life at Beach Lodge continues with the fabulous high standards of the previous owners but with Faith and Martin's own spin on it. They have thoughtfully put their own stamp on certain areas and I look forward to seeing their further tweaks in our next visits.
These guys aim to please. It is lovely to witness. We received yummy cakes on arrival and cake turned up in our room the next afternoon too!! Much appreciated by hungry teenagers. The facilities are spotless and the breakfasts were - let me say - a little bit better than previously and that is fabulous because they were always good, they are now super-fabulous quality.
My request for non-dairy milk did not freak them out which is really refreshing as sometimes it becomes a bit of an issue.
I loved the Bournemouth 'old style' beach posters and the lounge was very comfortable if you wished to use it.
We stayed in 'Oak' and our kids were in 'Ash' bedrooms. We have now stayed in 4 of their rooms and you will not be disappointed with any of them.
Fab time with a fab couple. Thanks guys. See you soon.
Roberts and Shaw

Room Tip: 'Maple' and 'Holly' are family rooms and face the front of the building. 'Ash...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank shawruth
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to do us a TripAdvisor review, we really do appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you all and we're glad you approve of the changes we have made to Beach Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again next year. Kind Regards, Martin and Faith
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as visiting friends from Christchurch and had a lovely weekend. Firstly, the location of the guesthouse was superb - a 1 min walk to a beautiful , long sandy stretch of beach- just gorgeous! The guesthouse itself was lovely , very modern , fresh and spotlessly clean. Our room was a family room and was large and very comfortable with a spacious bathroom. The couple who run the guesthouse were very friendly, professional and made us feel very welcome - little added small things like the cake slices in our room and lovely fresh coffee at breakfast were a lovely touch too. Martin was very busy one morning with breakfasts but we didn't wait long for anything- very professional! I will be visiting again and recommending this to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2013
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beachlodge, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Dear Katie, Thank you for the excellent review! It was lovely to meet you both and its great to know you enjoyed your stay with us so much, thank you! We hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks, Martin and Faith
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Property: Beach Lodge
Address: 61 Grand Avenue | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our guest house you are assured of a friendly welcome, its family run, well decorated, comfortably furnished, clean bedrooms all with en-suites, white towels, hospitality trays, toiletries, hairdryers, Free Wi-Fi and Freeview colour LCD TVs. We have an excellent choice of an English breakfast freshly cooked to order and/or a Continental, free parking with public transport close by. We are less than five minutes walk from Southbourne's Blue Flag Beaches, shops, pubs, cafes and cliff top walks; from Beach Lodge you can explore the New Forest and Jurassic Coastline. ... more   less 

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