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The Cumberland Hotel
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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“Birthday Break”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights for our birthday, the lounge area, bar and pool are really lovely decorated in the art deco style. The reception staff are helpful and pleasant and the buffet breakfast which was included in our stay was really nice with plenty of choice, and the hot food was exactly that hot!

My only gripe would be about the outlook from our room, which was onto a wall and a window into the room opposite. To be fair we didn't really spend much time in the room but if the weather hadn't been as nice as it was it may have been a different story.

All in all a nice hotel, with a great outside pool area and located opposite the beach.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Our third stay! Just such a lovely hotel, friendly staff, amazing choice for breakfast and easy access to the beach. Perfect for a relaxing couple of days. Excellent deal via Booking.com. Just a little tip - if you're booking a double room and want a double bed.... make sure you specify this, we had a double room but the bed was two singles zipped together - a very lumpy join. However, the staff were brilliant and managed to move us to a room with a conventional double bed!

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Gourgeous location, in front of the huge blue flag beach! Walking distance to the centre! Clean and comfy hotel! Plentiful breakfast! We enjoyed our dinner at Ventana Restaurant, the Double AA Rosette Awarded. But what make outstanding this hotel is the staff! Special thanks to GAETANO DE ROSA for his welcoming and kindness! Highly recommended for all!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We often stay at The Cumberland for 1 or 2 nights and always take advantage of any in house/third party deals on offer. The best deal is usually for 2 people for a night with full 3 course evening meal (to a very good standard) with a full English breakfast in the morning. The cost for two is below what a B&B would cost just for a room and breakfast. The hotel overlooks East Beach (although rooms directly facing the sea are more expensive) and it only takes some 10 minutes or so to walk along the cliff path into the centre of Bournemouth. Those too lazy can even get a bus (sorry still a 10 minute walk up to the Christchurch Rd behind the hotel) into town or to the many other local places like Poole, Boscombe or Christchurch. The local bus service is extremely good. Limited parking is available at the hotel with roadside parking as another option. The hotel and it's sister hotel next door also offer exercise facilities for those who want to be more energetic. A great place for short breaks that doesn't break the bank.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from a three night stay at The Cumberland hotel. My husband and I visit Bournemouth about 4 times a year. Since we last came, we now have a small dog. We were so pleased to find that we could bring her along with us, not many hotels do this and we all had a fantastic time because we didn't have to leave her behind.
All staff at the hotel were excellent. We had a problem with our electricity supply on the second day but it was dealt with very well and was outside of the hotel's control. We were moved to a comparable room and it was all sorted.
Food excellent, room was of a very high quality and we had a really good break with our little dog. More hotels should take note and offer to take small dogs. Thank you everyone at The Cumberland - already planning our next stay.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I managed to get a great deal on this from booking.com, and glad I did. For the price I paid, it was a bargain given that the hotel was a 4-star. Very eloquent and chic decor, the room was comfortable, although a bit too warm, but that's not a problem. The staff were nice and friendly, and most helpful. The food at the restaurant was amazing, used from fresh quality ingredients.

The location is handy, it's at the top of the cliff, and very easy to get to the main beach area, 2 minutes via the "zig zag" path (turn left out of the hotel and cross the road, just next to a bus stop), and only 10 minutes walk to the main town area as well and the Aquarium. You can get great panoramic views of the sea outside in the fresh air from sitting on the benches there.

I also booked a spa treatment, the hot stone massage. As a guest, you are entitled to get a discount on spa treatments. Must say, the hot stone massage was very relaxing, the beautician did a superb job, and you feel detoxified and energised all day. If you are into healthy living, it's worth booking one.

I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Dear Pisceanlady,

Thank you for your review. Superb review regarding the hotel. I must tell you you we are actually 3*, but that you for the upgrade. I'm sure readers and fellow reviewers will find your review helpful.

We hope to welcome you back soon again.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed at the cumberland for one night on a package deal of dinner , bed & breakfast for a very reasonable price and I have to say it was lovely. The sea view room we had had fantastic views and was a very comfortable. The food was delicious( we had lunch outside, by the pool as the weather was lovely) the dinner was delicious! The staff were very helpful and it was very child friendly. We had our 2 year old son with us who really enjoyed it there! He didnt want to leave! The bar , lounge and restaurants are decorated beautifully and are very relaxing. I would highly recommend this hotel and look forward to going back!

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Property: The Cumberland Hotel
Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cumberland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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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