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“Avoid like the plague - terrible hotel”
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Devon Towers Hotel
Ranked #45 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Co. Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Avoid like the plague - terrible hotel”
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Firstly, this hotel is NOT "just on the Cliffs" as the brochure implies - it is a long way from the sea (15-20 minutes walk).

The area is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE with adjacent properties full of low-cost bedsits, the occupants of whch were quite intimidating. We actually witnessed drug dealing practically on the street and the noise was terrible up to 4am on one night. This is also the centre of the Gay district and if you are not comfortable with same sex couples frolicing in the street, be warned!

As for the hotel itself, it is tatty and dated and the staff are quite rude. We were given a TIMED APPOINTMENT (8.15am SHARP) at which to have our breakfast. I have never heard the likes of such a regimented way to treat your guests! But don't worry, when the breakfast came, it was practically raw and inedible anyway.

On top of all of the above, there was no external area to the hotel in which to sit and enjoy a drink (or smoke) if the weather should be nice. It was overall extremely disappointing and there are far better places to stay in this resort for far less money which provide a decent, honest service. You have been warned !!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

Me and my husband stayed at devon towers for 1 night on arrival the receptionist took our payment and watched me type in my pin number!! arrived into our room was ice cold heater had broke! room smelt was dated, so fed up we went for a drink at bar in hotel says it is open till midnight the barman shut it at 10 so we called it a night after 1 drink! got into bed the bed leaned to one side, not enough sheets on bed either, at 10.30 we were woken up by a group of people talking outside our door, tried to get back of to sleep but the room was so noisy from outside was like sleeping outside the hotel! checked windows were all shut but such an old hotel there was huge gaps in the windows everytime someone walked past it was like they were in your room, so for a busy saturday night alot of people walked past! so not much sleep then at 2 am the group of people returned outside our room door making loads of noise for twenty mins!! so enough was enough got up in the morning me and my husband were discusted! i myself am pregnant and had no sleep neither did my husband, got up decided to have a bath as no shower burnt myself on the hot tap it was scoulding hot, turned on the cold tap and rusty water came out!! so we got dressed decided to speak to the manager and ask for some money or all our monies back no he didn't want to know was very rude and ignorant to my husband so we said fine we will go we didnt have our breakfast that we paid for either and we said to the manager we will tell everyone what a bad place this is he said ok!! so please do not stay here we paid £62 for 1 night of hell!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Devon Towers Hotel
Address: 58-62 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5ED, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Devon Towers Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Devon Towers Hotel - Bournemouth [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]. Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 60 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heating and all have private bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. There is an attractive entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. ... more   less 
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