There were only a couple of downsides - the bathrooms were 'tired' but very clean and functionable; and the outside of the hotel could do with a new 'paint job'.
Other than that I could not fault the hotel or it's staff.
We arrived on Saturday, early, but our rooms were both ready and waiting for us. Check-in was smooth and efficient. We had requested rooms close to each other and both to have balconies; it was not possible to accommodate both requests but we were offered alternatives which we decided not to proceed with - our choice.
The sea view was wonderful; I haveto say the Bournemouth is one of the cleanest seaside resorts I have been to.
The public areas of the hotel were very well presented and alll the staff very pleasant and willing to help and assist.
On the Saturday evening it was very busy in the restaurant and we did have to wait an inordinate length of time between our starters and main course; but the restaurant staff were on to this immediately and quick to apologise and to offer us a complimentary drink - that is all it takes; to acknowledge and problem and to deal with it.
I was very sorry to have to leave yesterday and very envious of my borther-in-law and sister-in-law who are there until the end of the week!
I would, personally, recommend this hotel and will certainly be staying there again!
- 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