Stopped here for coffee prior to going in to Bournemouth for a spot of shopping and some lunch.
Receptionist was very polite and helpful and advised us of the parking charges, which at £2 we didn't think was bad as we were probably only going to stay for about an hour whilst we decided what we were going to do for the afternoon. The receptionist said to pay on the way out and not to worry, just go and make ourselves comfortable...how lovely!
We ordered coffee at the bar/lounge area and was served by a very friendly lady who stopped for a chat. The area was so comfortable with a range of comfy chairs, sofas and coffee tables, as well as high backed chairs and tables. The area was decorated beautifully and had such a nice atmosphere we decided to look at the light options/lunch menu to see if anything would tempt us. There was a good range to choose from, especially for me as I'm vegetarian and don't always get catered for. My husband plumped for the fish and chips which was freshly cooked, well presented and he said ... tasted wonderful. I had the omelette and chips which was great too. The food was delivered quickly, piping hot and the portions were very generous. We didn't find the prices too expensive compared to some hotels who really do add a premium.
Toilets are situated just off main reception and were extremely clean and looked very modern as if they'd had a recent refurb.
We left after about 3 hours, expecting to have to pay more in parking charges, but no - still £2. Big thumbs up.
We're often in Bournemouth and will stop for coffee and lunch again. The Bistro looked lovely too, so we'll probably try out for dinner,
All in all, a lovely way to spend a relaxing couple of hours. No negatives from us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
- 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