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“Very friendly and a comfortable stay”
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Waves In
Ranked #32 of 131 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Very friendly and a comfortable stay”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

On arrival we were greeted by Val who was expecting us. She made us feel really welcome and settled us in our room very quickly. The room was massive and had great decoration, all with a beach theme. There were two large armchairs, large bed and a desk area which had the tea and coffee on it. There was a small en-suite too, so we had everything we needed.

The tea and coffee tray was well stocked and even came with cafetieres (with special coffee pouches). A good selection of toiletries were provided too.

The only improvement we could suggest for the room would be to have a proper door to the ensuite. There was a sliding door in place which didn't offer 100% privacy.

Breakfast was made for us to order and was extensive! There was a choice of cereal and fresh fruit as well as the hot option and unlimited toast! The cooked breakfast things we had were very tasty and had good quality ingredients.

It had a great location, and is easily walkable to the beach and town centre. There is plenty of parking along the road or a small car park is available at the back.

If we visit Bournemouth again we would definitely return here. A great find, and great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Amy,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay so we really appreciate it when guests leave reviews. We are looking into the door on the ensuite to see how we can change it to offer more privacy. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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London
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Taken over a year ago by a small family team, they are transforming the place from its old identity as the park hotel to waves in. in doing so they are creating a wonderful feel of being by the seaside: tasteful beach paintings on bedroom walls, tasteful wallpaper of beach huts, tasteful seasdie themed cushion covers, pebble key rings.....i really liked these touches because if you dont live by the seaside the feel of the place is to make you feel the excitement and relaxtion of doing so.

anyway: very warm welcome and though we only stayed one night as was there to do the marathon the owner couldnt have been more friendly and welcoming (the sort of person for whom nothing would be too much trouble to make your stay a pleasant one). very clean room. wasnt en suite but never had to wait for bathroom. breakfast was geat: lots of cereal choices, yoghurts as well cooked breakfast. its about a mile from town centre but a stones throw from boscombe pier. on a very quiet road.

was £60 in total for the two of us. was good vfm given the above. highly recommend it. we will go back next year if we do the marathon again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Robert,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay so we really appreciate it when guests leave reviwes. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Very warm and friendly greeting by the owner. Made coffee for us straight away. Took us up to
our room, very nicely decorated to a beach theme. Fabulous sized bed, so comfortable and lovely
clean bed linen. T.V. in room has built in dvd player and there is a good selection of dvd's to borrow in the entrance lobby, a nice touch. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room plus a
large bottle of water. The breakfast area was warm and inviting only surpassed by the excellent
breakfast. We will definitely stay here again when we come up to visit our Son next.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear John,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. Wea are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay so we really appreciate it when quests leave reviews. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

As soon as we arrived and was met by the lovely Val we knew the kind of pleasant stay we were in for. The coffee is just what we needed after a long trip and to be shown to your room rather than "Here's the key......" a nice touch. You felt she was really proud of her establishment and so she should be. We were also handed a very well prepared Hotel Info booklet as well as a Welcome Pack including info on Boscombe, Places to eat, local transport etc.

Room 1 was massive with a comfortable Superking Bed and decor was well themed and very clean. TV with DVD (a vast selection was available to borrow). A single bed is also in the room which was on standby if I snored too loudly in the wife's ear. A great night's sleep.

Now for the all important Breakfast...First Class Full English cooked by Val's son and the homemade bread. We're renamed it 'Val's Pride', a tasty start to the day.

One major downside was we had only the one night..but in the word's the Terminator 'I'll be back".

Room Tip: One minor downside for some maybe the bathroom/Toilet which in for the sole use of the Room 1, but o...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We have taken note of your room tip and we have now put dressing gowns in the room. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay so we really appreciate it when quests leave reviews. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

What a lovely little place, we were met at door by Donna who showed us straight to our room so we could dump our mountain of baggage. A cot had already been set out for little un without us even asking for one, saved the complex procedure of erecting our own.
The room was lovely and clean and very bright, the decor reflects the proximity of the sea and is very tastefully done. The room had everything we needed, especially a well needed cup of tea. Linen, towels etc were on a par with top chain hotels, towels in fact were bigger so were a welcome surprise.
We were supplied with a lovely information kit for the local area with maps, attractions, restaurants etc which was great. Boscombe beach is about a 10 min walk along quiet roads, a Harvester is on the seafront so perfect for dinner.
A great nights sleep ended with a superb full English breakfast served up by the amazing Val who is a treasure herself, the meat is locally bought not from the Supermarket and it shows & Val makes her own bread which is devine.
If you are heading to Bournemouth then you have to stay here, the personal touch from Des, Donna & Val makes this a home from home. The hotel is lovely and clean, they are working to put their touch on all the rooms which will take a little longer but it will be well worth it. Thanks guys...

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Nick,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay, so we really appreciate it when guests leave reviwes. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This hotel is so lovely. Theres three people running it, and the slightly elderly lady that has the main resposibility for the hotel is the lovliest woman i have ever met. It didnt feel like i walked into a hotel, it felt like I walked straight into my own home, only there was someone taking care of me all the time. I just loved the place, the food and the people and its not far off from other beautiful places to visit, like Bournemouth.

Room Tip: There is only one floor, and the rooms are pretty quiet. We slept in room 5.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay so we really appreciate it when quests leave reviews. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Fantastic little place to stay, friendly hosts, clean comfortable rooms tastefully decorated and a top notch cooked breakfast with home made bread!, Val is very welcoming and informative, the hotel is set just away from the hustle and bustle yet easy to reach all amenities, the beach is a short walk through a lovely park. We shall be returning next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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TheParkH0tel, Owner at Waves In, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are pleased you loved our place and what we do. We are really focussed on making sure our guests enjoy their stay, so we really appreciate it when quests leave reviwes to confirm they have. It was great meeting you and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best wishes
Des, Donna & Val
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Property: Waves In
Address: 14 Knole Road, Bournemouth BH1 4DQ, England (Formerly Park Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Waves In 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waves In ( Formally known as The Park Hotel) is ideally situated, with being 800m from Bournemouths famous sandy beach and 1 mile from the town centre. The family run hotel offers clean, simple rooms at a competitive price. With its array of single, twin, double and family rooms all can be catered for. A hearty breakfast and packed lunches are available everyday as well as evening meals Sunday - Thursday. We are on the doorstep of the O2 academy, and many bars and restaurants, or you can relax in our small licensed bar. The B&B offers all guests a V.I.P. discount card which can be used in over 40 local venues. We are ideally situated for the recently developed Boscombe Beach. This 1 1/2 miles of beachfront offers, a surf school, beach bars and bistros and beach volleyball courts can be used here. We have a car park for guests use and can store boards, wetsuits and bikes if required. Whether coming for a relaxing seaside break, the surfing or the nightlife and entertainment we can offer you the perfect base for your stay ... more   less 
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