I found this hotel via a hotel booking website that was offering a special deal. I wasn't expecting much - we just wanted a clean bed for the night, but was pleasantly surprised to find such a little gem in amongst all the 'grand' hotels. Although this hotel is set back from the coastline and we didn't have a sea view, the room was fab with all the amenities you need. The bed was incredibly comfortable! We checked in very early (11am) but were welcomed to leave our luggage so we could go off and explore after a lovely coffee in the bar area. We returned on the dot at 3pm to find our room was ready. There was a young trainee on reception with a more experienced member of staff overseeing her. She did a great job and was very helpful and didn't get flustered at all. The breakfast on Sunday morning was fabulous - everything you could imagine from pastries to bacon! We completely indulged ourselves. We plan to visit Bournemouth again soon and will definitely use the Connaught - excellent value and lovely staff. We used the facilities in the Bluewater Spa but I've done a separate review on that (excellent massage!)
- 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