I have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Cumberland. We were very lucky with the weather which gave us the opportunity to make the most of our 2nd floor sea view room with balcony. How wonderful to wake up to that view and be able to sit out in the morning or evening with a glass of wine and a good book.
The room itself was of a good size and had plenty of storage space. The bathroom was large though basic.
The hotel is decorated beautifully in the Art Deco style and has subdued lighting throughout the public areas which creates an atmospheric ambience. Although I wasn't brave enough to try the outdoor pool in early May it did look very inviting. The whole Lido Deck is very well laid out with dining, bar and sunbathing options available.
During our stay we enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal in the Ventana Brasserie, where I particularly loved the Balsamic Half Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary crushed potatoes. We also loved the Sunday Dinner in The Mirabelle - another beautiful 3 courses and my Roast Rib Eye Beef was so tender it melted in the mouth. We also looked forward to our daily breakfast buffet and loved to relax in the Del Mar Lounge, where we enjoyed a huge but lovely cream tea and a couple of cocktails (Not at the same time!)
The staff were always pleasant, greeting you with a cheery "Hello" when they passed you anywhere in the hotel and all the reception and waiting staff that we came across were smart, efficient, helpful and customer oriented.
We were sad to pack up and leave but hope to revisit this lovely hotel before too long. Oh, one last thing - Free Wifi throughout the hotel :o)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large Modern Resort style seafront 4 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