How refreshing to be able to write a review where praise for the service tops everything. We have just returned from a short break to The Connaught Hotel in Bournemouth and what a delightful experience it was. From the moment of arrival to the point of departure, oh how sad that was, we felt we were amongst friends who truly wanted us to have a great time. As other reviews have stated nothing was too much trouble for these guys, at breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner the service consistently hit the right note. Our room on the 3rd floor had a very comfortable bed, a walk in shower as requested, a lovely balcony which gives the room a feeling of scale, and was handily placed beside the lift. Food at meal times was interesting, varied and of high quality, but what made it all so enjoyable was the style in which the hotel staff treated the guests. Someone has taken the time and trouble to infuse everyone with a collective desire to please and boy it makes you feel good to experience it first hand. My guess is that Restaurant Manager Nick Rutigliano has a hand in it. What a nice man. Of course no place on earth is perfect but this little piece of heaven comes pretty close. We didn't try the spa facilities so cannot comment on how they are. Can't wait to go back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Best Western