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Boscombe Reef Hotel
Ranked #105 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Ascot, United Kingdom
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“very friendly value for money hotel”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Myself and 2 friends just shared a room at this hotel. We found the owner and staff extremely welcoming and knowledgeable of the local area and attractions. We were on a short golfing trip and the hotel had plenty of room to store our clubs. If you are looking for a friendly budget hotel then i would strongly recommend this one. Thank you Russell and your staff for a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

I stayed here in April this year for three nights with my fiancé and my nana. We were visiting family, and wanted a budget hotel. This was perfect for that, we stayed in a 3 bed room which meant that nana didn't have to pay a single room supplement.

It's not luxury by any means, but breakfast was included (self service) and you could get a cup of tea 24/7!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed here in May for a Gary Numan gig at the O2 Bournemouth. Chose it for close proximity and cost, good choice - within 5 mins walk of the venue and pedestrianised shopping area with shops, fast food outlets and pubs, all you need pre- and post-gig! Within the shopping arcade is a small offbeat record and fashion shop, well worth a visit to check out old vinyl. Bit difficult to park as only 2 or 3 spaces which were taken but after knocking at the next door hotel, the neighbour allowed us to park outside overnight. At the hotel the owner greeted us, very friendly, showed us to our room. Double room and small en suite within room but adequate for our needs. I really liked the DIY breakfast arrangement, help yourself to bread for toast, marmalade, etc. different cereals, other morning goods and so on. Freshly brewed coffee that was regularly topped up was delicious. I would recommend to young people not necessarily to older couples due to basic facilities but you get what you pay for and this was definitely value for money.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baldock, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Too many cheaper hotels/guest houses in Bournemouth are marred by being dated, dirty and struggling to meet the basics of a comfortable stay. This hotel, which to be fair is more of a small B&B, manages to tick all the basic boxes of a pleasant stay at a very good price. In Bournemouth, it is probably the best budget stay I have had.

It would appear that the place has had a recent revamp as the bedroom was modern, with a good quality power shower and beds. Perhaps it is a bit on the small side for our family room, but storage space is plentiful with fast-free wi-fi and an iron that works well as nice bonuses. Yes, the en-suite is a bit small, but it works well and there is nothing grubby about this place. I found it bright, clean and modern.

The staff clearly care about guests here and that is a nice touch, especially as many larger places lack any personal touch. Car parking appeared to be an issue, but we were allowed to park at a sister hotel owned by the same people, so that was overcome without issue.

I am a big fan of a quality breakfast and although a top notch full English is not on the agenda, at least what you are paying for is pleasant. Basic cereal from brand names, with tea and crumpets etc provided via self-service is ideal for the money, especially as there are plenty of more extravagant options available if they take your fancy.

Overall, it is a very good hotel that works because it does everything it aims to well. There is no extravagance or illusions of grandeur here. If you want free shampoo sachets, mega breakfasts or satin sheets then this is not going to provide any sense of luxury. However if you want just a clean, well-run basic establishment that will provide a pleasant fuss free stay, then look no further.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Booked same day for 2 nights and didn't check in till eight thirty. We had a warm welcome and tour of the hotel. The room was clean and tidy with plenty of storage space for our clothes. The staff were friendly and approachable. On the second night some guests were playing music loud and being noisey but were promptly told to keep it down and reminded there are other guests. The bed was really comfy and we had a brilliant nights sleep. Thanks to the staff for making it an enjoyable and comfortable stay. I will be staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

My fiance and i came to boscombe very last min, and was a bit wary of the b&b's/hotels as we had been told that they usually weren't very good in this area.
We found this hotel exceptional. Agnes was a lovely hostess, very polite and helpful, and when some other guests were making some very loud noise, she was quick to intervene, and quieten the people up.

Our room was very big, bright and airy, very clean, with a very clean en suite and the bed very comfortable.

Iron and ironing board on landing, hair-dryers available on request, free wi fi, flat screen freeview tv on wall.

Breakfast was continental style, cereals, fruit, crumpets, brioche, toast..and tea and coffee available all day.

Very close to town centre, and the beach.

If we are ever in the area again i would defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Stayed here for one night, the room was small but clean. Tiny shower room and toilet en-suite but was sufficient for us. Staff polite and friendly, breakfast was basic toast and cereal but ok. All we needed was a place to get our head down and this was ideal. For the price we paid we were happy.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Boscombe Reef Hotel
Address: 15 Westby Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
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Ranked #105 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Boscombe Reef Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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