We went with friends the previous year for the first time and it was brilliant so we thought we'd go again this year.
Hmmm, maybe things are never quite as good the second time around. The hotel was beautifully decorated for New Years Eve and the staff were welcoming. The food was very good indeed but ... just as we were enjoying the conversation, wine and food of the main course, the disco started up. The volume of noise killed the conversation stone dead and we were more or less reduced to smiling at each other. Most of the other diners in our age group (50+), which comprised the majority in the dining room, also seemed to give up speaking or were reduced to shouting at each other.
Shame really and my wife said that we should have booked the early evening session as we would have avoided the disco situation.
I think we'll try some where else next New Years Eve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cumberland Bournemouth
- Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth