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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Ranked #4 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2012

This was the second time I have stayed at the hotel with work and will definitely go back again. The staff are vey pleasant which is importan when you are travelling on your own. The evening meal was excellent and the brakfast had plenty of choice. The single room awas quite adequate with a great power shower. The car park is quite small though when the hotel is full. I had an easy short walk to the promenade in the morning and walked along the beach to justify the full breakfast

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jane P
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2012

Hope to see you again Jane, thank you for your superb review.

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David F Miller
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I stayed here with my wife and toddler for two nights. It was a really enjoyable experience. The room was a good size, and price and was well priced in comparison to other hotels. The staff were all friendly and accomodating to my family, and the food was awesome.
I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stuart L
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2012

Many thanks Stuart for your very kind review - hope to see again soon.

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

This hotel was everything we expected after reading the reviews here on trip advisor. We only stayed for two nights. We stayed in room 52 and it was Superior Double Room. It was spotless and had a balcony. But we thought the room was rather small and only contained a shower, no bath. The cleaners came in and cleaned our room and changed our towels. We found the hotel bar, slightly pricey but we expected that anyway. The spa area was lovely and we couldnt fault anything at all. The breakfast was lovely and again no complaints from us. The hotel is in a great location. 5 minutes walk to the beach and then about 10 minute walk to the town. If you have booked hotel you have nothing to worry about.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank petal1982
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2012

Thank you Petal for your lovely review and we look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I stayed in this hotel with my wife on 28th and 29th September as a perk through work i got a stay for free. I would have happily paid for this however as this is a really good hotel. We stayed in a small room, room 34 and had i been staying for longer then 2 days would have requested a room move as it is quite small. The bathroom was tiny but had a shower and toilet so what more do you need? The staff all seemed like they wanted to be there which is always a plus. The breakfasts were great although the sausage wasn't liked by my wife. We didn't have dinner at the hotel as we went out in the town to eat so cant comment on that side of the hotel, The only issue i had was on the first night we went into the bar and had a drink and found the prices were very high. It was £8.50 ish for a pint of beer and bottle of magners. Apart from that however this is a great hotel and i would defiantly come back with my children in the future.

Room Tip: If you get room 34 ask for a change as its very small.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andy M
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2012

Wonderful!!! Thanks Andy for your super, 5 star review and really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 29 September 2012

My wife and I have just come back from celebrating my birthday at the Connaught accompanied by our Son, Daughter in Law , their 9 month old baby and our Daughter and Son in Law. We cannot praise the Connaught Staff too highly. Everyone, in particular the reception team and Nick and his team in Blakes restaurant went out of their way to make this a special stay. It was clear that this was not something out of the ordinary as all guests seem to be having the same level of kind, considerate and friendly service at all times. The quality of the rooms, location and of course the food was way above the star rating. If you really want to enjoy your stay in Bournemouth then go to the Connaught!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank andrew d
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2012

Many thanks Andrew for you very comprehensive, 5 star review. Delighted to read you birthday was a great success and thank you for choosing us.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two nights and was really impressed with it all. The room I had was a single, but plenty big enough. It was nicely decorated and immaculatly clean,the bathroom was modern and also very clean. The room had all mod cons including a fan, obvioulsy not needed in the horrific weather we had!! I was at the front of the hotel over the entrance and the car park and I can honestly say I didn't hear a thing, apart from the rain.
The breakfast was fantsatic, there was everything anyone could possibly want, from cereals, fruit and of course a full english and it was all beautifully presented and cooked, and yes I tried most of it, well not all at the same time but over the two days. Why is it you have cereal or toast at home but when confronted by the works you have abit of evrything?? I call it good manners!!! :)
The staff were lovely too, from the reception deks to the dining room they were all welcoming, friendly and very polite, nothing seemed to much trouble. They are a credit to themsleves and to the Best Western Hotel name
I expect now you may think I would recommend this hotel to anyone?? and you are right I really would and would return anytime, I am just sorry my conference didn't go on for longer. Stay here and you won't be disappointed

Room Tip: I had a room at the front of the hotel, overlooking the car park and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank Nicolambibby1
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2012

A fantastic, 5 star review Nicola, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Such a nice hotel. Great value. Great location - 8 minutes walk from the conference centre. Car park very small (in a transit van!!) but the staff were amazing - they take your keys and move your vehicle (if necessary to double park) should it be necessary. The food was excellent - breakfast had a great choice. Also had dinner in the bar and Blakes and both were superb. Couldn't fault the staff - all really helpful and polite. We were in a room in the lodge - which is the pouring rain requires a bit of a sprint to where the restaurant is but not anything to grumble about. Would definitely book again when in Bournemouth.

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Thank Em N
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2012

Many thanks Enicol hope the conference was just as good!!!

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel

Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £71 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's No 1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa, an award-winning double rosette restaurant and 54 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, including 3 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff and is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club await you. The Bluewater Spa offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and 3 massage therapy suites, to include a double. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a fine dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by Ben Nicol, the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. Trip Advisor has once again awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to the Hotel, the Spa and to Blakes Restaurant. ... more   less 
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