We booked 3 nights B&B here last minute (18-21 April - Easter weekend) through the Best Western website and were quite happy with the price, very reasonable for a high demand weekend and was actually the cheapest we found in Bournemouth.
When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist. We were given a room with a balcony (Room 105), which we were quite happy with and although quite small the main thing is it was very clean. The whole hotel has very creaky floorboards and quite thin walls, and this combined with the bed being quite bouncy and smaller than we are used to, we didn't have the best night's sleep.
Location wise it was perfect for us, lovely and quiet and away from all the noise of the town, 5 mins walk to the beach and 10 mins walk to the town centre where you are spoilt for choice with places to eat and drink.
I could not fault the breakfast, they had everything you could possibly want (cereal, cooked breakfast, pastries, toast and more) and on Easter Sunday we got a chocolate egg with breakfast which we thought was a nice touch.
My fiance went for a swim in the pool while I relaxed at the poolside with a magazine, it was very warm in the club house (and clean!). He said the water was a nice temperature.
We decided to leave a day early (on Easter Sunday) as it was rainy, everything was shut and we were just ready to go home. The receptionist could not have been more helpful, she offered us a room upgrade (a superior room, much bigger with huge bed - we will book this next time!!) although we declined this and were offered a refund for the final night.
We will definitely be returning in the summer, although we will be booking the larger room. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay enjoyable :-)
- 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