Stayed here for 1 night last weekend as in the Bournemouth/Poole area visiting. Booked in advance on the BW website and got a rate of GBP 112 a night inc breakfast which seemed pretty good for the area and seaside location & hotel brand. Also chose hotel as able to book just the Saturday night as a lot of hotels in the area seem to demand a 2 night minimum.
Checkin was quick & as had booked in advance they had my reservation already printed out for me to sign & confirm. Allocated room on top floor (there are only 3 floors) which was average sized and not as nice looking as photos on hotel website. Room had been refurbished & was more modern that what I had expected. Bed was fine and sleepable. No fridge in room but kettle for teas & coffees. Very small flat screen tv but hey !!
Bathroom was good, clean white tub which seemed very new, good lighting from the windows & good mirrors again which seemed new. Quite a modern and useable bathroom. Did use the indoor pool which was nice & would have been good for kids. The hotel grounds are well looked after and maintained well. There were sun loungers both outside & inside the pool area for relaxation which was a nice touch if you did not like to lie on a sandy beach. Pool towels were available from reception free of charge.
Breakfast was really good & very impressed. No black pudding but very good bacon & sausage, hash brown, baked beans, both fried & scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes. Plently of cereals & fruit to choose from as well as bagels & fresh crispy croissants . Orange juice was a bit sharp & cheap but otherwise everything was fine. Service was very good and the breakfast room itself was modern and fresh and plenty of space & light.
Car parking was a steal at £2 (some of the money goes to a local charity) There is no free parking on the outside streets only between 8 at night & 9 the next morning 7 days a week so if you think you might oversleep it is £2 well spent. Their walkin price of £75 a night is good value as this was offered to a French family who checked in ahead of me on Saturday night but I guess this is not always available & it is always best to book rather than risk being turned away. Considering you could easily pay £99 at a Premier Inn in Bournemouth it was nice to stay in a hotel that was modern and had character rather than a corporate chain which is sometimes bland . Would recommend & may stay again but perhaps only at lower price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The privately owned Best Western Hotel Royale is situated on Bournemouth's exclusive and tranquil picturesque East Cliff. All 64 bedrooms - including eight spacious Studio family rooms - have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. The modern leisure club boasts a large and airy indoor swimming pool. Adjoining the leisure club are the hotel's beautiful sheltered gardens, ideal for soaking up the Bournemouth sun. At The BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale we are very conscious that the actions of each and every one of us may have an impact on the environment. This is the belief that everyone at the hotel works with each and every day to ensure we're doing our bit to help build a sustainable future. To this end we currently hold a Prestigious Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme of which we are extremely proud. The hotel has a Green Committee who meet regularly to ensure that the Green Policy and Green Aims are not only followed, but are constantly updated to ensure that our commitment to the environment and the principles and standards we set are at the forefront of our decision making. All staff at the hotel are required to comply with our policies and are trained accordingly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Royale
- Best Western Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Best Western