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Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
Ranked #33 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I came to this hotel with 2 children so we had a family room with a super view. We had full English breakfast every day, very good, hot and plentiful although the Danish pastries ran out every day, much to my husbands annoyance!! The hotel staff were very polite and nothing was too much trouble. The outdoor pool was very warm and even when it rained it was a pleasure to swim in the pool outside. The pool inside was warm to but rather small. Good location for the pier and into town and also the beach. Overall a really nice stay and would go back there again for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We have just returned from the Bank holiday weekend staying for the Saturday and Sunday night breakfast and evening meals.The room was lovely, overlooking the sea with a terraced area to sit out and sunbath. The food was excellent and the service was spot on. Parking was easy and the location of the Hotel ensured we could easily walk into Bournemouth and enjoy the shops, theaters and cinemas.
We have stayed at many hotels and this one ticks all the boxes for us.

Room Tip: Our room was at the front of the hotel on the first floor overlooking the sea.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We have just returned from our regular august stay at the Carlton hotel and we have to say that without a doubt it was the best holiday we have had there,Despite the hotel being fully booked the whole time with families,older couples and loads of kids the smooth running of the hotel was not affected,everyone was catered for by caring efficient staff.Philip Barton the manager was dedicated to making sure that we all enjoyed our stay and was always around for any of our needs ,his management has definitely improved the hotel and it now feels buzzing with holiday magic.We did not want to leave.Thank you Carlton we will be back in February 2014 just to add a big thank you to Sheila at reception for being so caring to us and everyone

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Just had a two night stay in the Carlton. Excellent location. Room was large , very restful and very clean everything in perfect working order. Very good dinners in the evening with good quality food including an excellent good priced children's' menu. Very efficiently run hotel with pleasant, friendly staff . Thank you to Paula and staff for making it such a nice stay .

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Just back from a 4 night stay at the Carlton. Room was massive and bed was huge. All extremely clean and comfortable. My pet hate is shower curtains but this one was clean and didn't smell! Wifi is essential for me. There it worked perfectly without dropping and is free. Car park is free too.
The restaurant is very well managed. The food is excellent with a varied menu although some dishes are repeated if you stay more than a few days. Not a problem as it is all so nice. Huge choice of food at breakfast and it was kept fresh by the staff on the buffet. We didn't use the pool but many guests did and obviously had a great time. A very good hotel for families.
Reception worked so well that we never saw a queue there.
The hotel staff were all unfailingly friendly, professional, and very efficient. Tan in the restaurant was worthy of special mention but they all seemed to be nice people.
A very enjoyable, relaxing stay and I will definitely return.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Just returned from 2 night stay at the Carlton. Reception and all staff were friendly and room was fabulous. I booked a single room but was upgraded to a large double. Room was clean and had everything I expected. Breakfast was served buffet style and was good. Drink prices in the bar were a little expensive at £4.35 a pint, but all hotels nearby charge similar. The hotel is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town centre and has an excellent position on the East cliff. I have stayed at many hotels in Bournemouth and will return to the Carlton.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I would love to thank Kim Reception Manager for her continuous efficiency and kind help
through the years. She is always helpful to all guests and patient and is an asset to the Carlton Hotel. We have been staying at the Carlton for many many years and feel very comfortable
and at home and all staff are wonderful. Met Gareth for the first time when we were last there and he was very kind and helpful. Thank you Carlton and Philip our lovely Manager who is very welcoming and always kind and helpful. Thank you Kim and look forward to seeing you all soon we love you. xx

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3DN, England (Formerly Menzies Carlton Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £81 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star stunning hotel on Bournemouth's cliff-top, offering traditional stylish rooms, many with sea views. Award winning restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam room, sauna, and beauty treatment rooms. An easy walk down the zig zag path to the golden sands, and 5 minutes walk to the town centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Menzies Carlton Bournemouth
Hotel Menzies Carlton
Carlton Hotel Bournemouth

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