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Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel
Ranked #7 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The former Palace Court Hotel, where the Beatles stayed, is wonderfully positioned with gardens, shops, theatre and cinema on the doorstep, and beach and pier a few hundred yards away. Buses from Westover Road go to Poole and at the top of the street, past the Tourist Information Centre, the Purbeck Breezer (service 50) makes for an interesting trip to Swanage with its steam railway.

Those rooms with a sea facing balcony offer family accommodation and have one double and two single beds. They are a bit dormitory-like for a couple and the surface of the wooden furniture is starting to look used. However, the bathroom, with bath and shower over, is in excellent condition. Unlike standard Premier Inns this one has a sturdy rail to hang on to, when climbing in and out of the bath. The hotel's corridors and lifts are well maintained and its foyer, restaurant and two bars are very smart. As always Premier Inn staff are unfailingly pleasant.

Room Tip: Go midweek, when sea facing rooms with balconies are available. Room 607 is one.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BenFerrier, Manager at Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Firstly please let me thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay here at Bournemouth Central. It really is wonderful to hear such fantastic feedback about the hotel and it’s staff. You have certainly done your research about the hotel; there is so much history behind its walls and we often here fascinating stories of yesteryear from guests who remember it from the Palace Court days. I am so pleased that you in large loved your room so much. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to regarding the wooden furniture as we take all feedback very seriously. You mention the location, we are extremely lucky to be so centrally located and just a stone’s throw away from so many amenities for all our guests. Please do come and see us again we would love to have you back!
Kind Regards
Ben Ferrier
Reception Team Leader
receptionmgr.bournemouthcentral@whitbread.com

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Premier Inn have a plan and Bournemouth Central seems to be a blueprint of perfection. The team here are role models to the hotel industry. Check in with Georgina was smooth and cheerful . Everyone we passed stoped and wished us a good stay, breakfast was superb with a very attentative breakfast shift and when we were let down at a local restaurant, we returned to the hotel where I had an exquisite cut of Sirloin cooked to perfection. We ended our evening at the bar with Bournemouths friendliest barman. Well done Premier Inn, Bournemouth town centre - a premium service!

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BenFerrier, Manager at Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Wow what can I say to a review like that! Well I suppose I should start by saying thank you for taking the time to send such a complimentary review about your stay here at Bournemouth Central. Such feedback goes such a long way for the team as it illustrates that their hard work really does not go unnoticed, Gina will be delighted to hear she has got a name mention on Trip Advisor what an honour! I am sorry to hear you got let down by a local restaurant but more than happy to hear you had such a great steak in our restaurant the Watersreach; I will be sure to pass these comments onto the kitchen team
Please come and see us again we would love to have you and deliver you another great stay!
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Ben Ferrier
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Food excellent service excellent rooms are fantastic the chef was Chris waitress was jess so helpful and very pleasant I would deffo recommend this hotel views were also amazing well worth the stay so closed to the centre and all nite life

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Thank Siobhanmbrennan67
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BenFerrier, Manager at Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Firstly thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay here at Bournemouth Central, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed it so much and have rated us so highly. Your personal comments regarding the team will be received with great pleasure and I shall ensure they are passed on. Here at Premier Inn we strive to make all our guests feel brilliant through a great night’s sleep and it sounds like we didn’t fail in your case! You mention the location; we are indeed very near to so many local attractions and amenities for our guests. As the summer months approach we value our location even more being just a stone’s throw away from the beach!
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and thank you again for the review!
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Ben Ferrier
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

service from check in to evening bar staff was brilliant! Can not describe how enjoyable out meal was, the waitress Jess was lovely, bubbley and very pleasant! The food was delicious, I had a pizza, it was the best pizza I've had Pizza Hut, pizza express etc could not hold a torch to this, beautiful views and lovely decor within hotel and room. Would def stay again! All staff great!

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Thank KirstB92
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BenFerrier, Manager at Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Firstly thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay here at Bournemouth Central, I am thrilled to hear you had such a great stay! Here at Premier Inn we strive to make all our guests feel brilliant through a great night’s sleep and it sounds like we didn’t fail in your case! The staffs here are very proud to work here and you mention Jess one of the Food & Beverage staff so I will be sure to pass on your comments relating to her. The restaurant was recently refurbished costing us £80,000 so to have such a great place to work in is what makes the team here so proud to say they work at Bournemouth Central.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and thank you again for the wonderful review.
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Ben Ferrier
Reception Team Leader
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Room: 504 – looking out over the pier. What a view. Very clean with everything you needed – Tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, shower, bath. Very clean. Room cleaned daily.
Breakfast: well worth the money. Cereals/toast/cooked breakfast/ Costa coffee on tap. Only issue we had was that we asked for vege sausages that were inedible when they arrived – very hard & appeared to have been micro-waved!!
Location: really good. Easy walk to the beach & town. 2 cinemas on same street, Wagamama, coffe shop, Prezzo & Chimichangas
Would definitely stay again – it really is the best location to stay in Bournemouth

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the sea - fantastic views
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BenFerrier, Manager at Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay here at Bournemouth Central, I am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful stay! It seems you were very lucky to get such a great room overlooking the sea; the views really are spectacular especially as the summer months are approaching what better way to enjoy your evening than watching the sun set over the ocean from one of our balconies if you’re lucky enough to get one!
I will be sure to pass on your feedback regarding the veggie sausages as we take all feedback extremely seriously and Darren our Kitchen Team Leader will be sure to look into this so it doesn’t happen again.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and thank you again for the wonderful review, apologies again for the veggie sausage.
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Ben Ferrier
Reception Team Leader
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed with my 3 children ( 18,12 and 8 ) and loved every minute of it. Parking at back of hotel with access from car park to hotel easy, check in polite and easy. As for the room plenty of space and a superb view from the balcony. A really modern and friendly feel about the place. All the staff we met were very friendly and engaged in conversation. Definitely will be going back.

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Thank Russjenks
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

What a fantastic Premier Inn this is ! Not at all what we were expecting. The decor of the hotel lobby, restaurant and bar are really lovely. All newly refurbished. All the staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful, especially Sam on reception who gave us such a warm welcome and also the staff at breakfast and in the restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble.
We were given a fantastic spacious 'suite' on the top floor with balcony and panoramic views of the sea, beach and Bournemouth. The bathroom was lovely, modern and big which was great for us and our two children.
The breakfast is a superb buffet and great value (fantastic warm croissants!) with plenty of choice. Cooked food is replenished quickly and everything tasted lovely and fresh.
We also ate in the restaurant 'Tyme' over looking the sea for our evening meal, which was really nice. Again the staff and food were excellent.
The location is fantastic. just across the road from the beach and park and just a short walk to the town which has some lovely shops.
All in all a fantastic first trip to Bournemouth and we could have happily stayed for longer.
We would certainly choose this hotel again and will recommend it to all our family and friends.

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Thank Marie S
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel

Address: Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £50 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in style amongst the art deco delights of Premier Inn Hotel Bournemouth Central. You'll be just a few short steps to the sea front, with a seven-mile stretch of award-winning beaches. You won't be stretched for things to do; with business and leisure facilities all around you. Dig the sounds at a show at the Bournemouth Pavilion. Or dig for fossils along the Jurassic Coast. Go cycling through the New Forest, or go green in the Botanic Gardens. There are pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants aplenty, but if you've not had your fill, mouth-watering food awaits you back at the hotel, not to mention deliciously comfy beds. Important info Please note, there can be noise disturbance due to the location of this Premier Inn. Please note this hotel is located next to a busy restaurant/bar, bedrooms are double glazed to minimise noise. Car parking is available a short distance from this Premier Inn - for which an additional fee will be charged. Directions: Sat Nav - BH1 2BU. At M27(J1) take A31. At Ashley Heath Jct turn left. At roundabout 1st exit onto A338 towards B'mouth. At 1st roundabout take 1st exit. At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Holdenhurst Rd). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Bath Road). At next roundabout take 3rd exit onto Bath Hill. At final roundabout take 2nd exit onto Westover Road., follow road round to the right into Hinton Rd, hotel is on the right. Nearest carpark: Metro Car Park at rear of hotel charges £10.00 per 24 hrs. Tickets need to be scanned at reception. Transport and local information: Town Centre Square 0.25 mile Bournemouth Beach, 0.25 mile Bournemouth International Centre 0.25 mile Oceanarium 0.25 mile Bournemouth Railway Station 1 mile Bournemouth International Airport 4 miles ... more   less 
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