I booked a surprise party for my wife's 30th birthday the first bank holiday in May, we had the function room from 19:30-0100. First impressions of the hotel are lovely location amazing decor and very helpful reception area staff. Although I managed to pop in a couple of times due to me working overseas most of the party was arraigned in the initial meet and in emails, but each time I did make it in to the hotel Lisa (events manager) was around to answer any questions. The night was well organised by the staff the buffet received good comments from the guests, the house DJ was very good and had a good report with the guests too. One small negative was that although it was a private function I twice had to ask uninvited people to leave. Maybe if there was a sign on the doors stating it was a private function that may not happen? This may well normally be the case but as it was a surprise party the signs may not have been used? The party guests share the main bar with hotel guests and the public which could get busy, leading to 10-15 waits at some points. If a small area at on end of the bar was for party guests with 1-2 dedicated bar people it may have been quicker. The bar prices were at the top end of what people will pay, but I guess that's because it is a nice venue.
We stayed overnight the same night in a sea view with balcony room. I have no complaints about the room what so ever. Nice decor, very spacious comfortable bed just what we needed after a good party. The buffet breakfast was also included and again no complaints lots of choice poached eggs were orders and were there by the time I'd walked back to our table. Over all a wonderful venue brilliant staff I would highly recommend the Cumberland hotel Bournemouth for a stay or a function.
- 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