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The Cumberland Hotel
Ranked #14 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Fareham, Hants
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37 reviews
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“Great Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Returned to the Cumberland to celebrate my Son and Daughter in laws first wedding anniversary. The wedding at thr Cumberland last year was wonderful and our return today was just as good.
The food and service for our lunch was excellent and sitting in the sunshine around the pool was a great bonus.
Would definitely recommend this hotel for a wedding or just a great meal.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We just returned from a great night at The Cumberland in Bournemouth.

We arrived having rebooked the spa afternoon tea experience. For virtually the same price as a 55min treatment at the Oceana Spa 2 hotels down you can grab an afternoon tea in the Cumberland afterwards. The spa treatment was brilliant, and the tea simple but perfect. We had a sea view room with a little balcony which was a great view of the pool area and beach. The room itself was good, not much in the way of amenities which is where the 3 star makes sense.

The rest of the hotel is 4 star though, all the staff really friendly, the dinner very good quality and a great overall atmosphere at any time of day. The 2 for £10 cocktails in the evening were a great touch although there isn't much general bar seating as lots of the space is taken up by sofas.

Breakfast in the morning a good selection and check out simple. Overall a really great hotel, certainly the best in its category in Bournemouth (see my review on the cottonwood of how to not do a hotel).

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

After a fabulous wedding day here at the cumberland last year we have returned as promised a year on to celebrate our first anniversary. As expected it has been absolutely faultless! It is our third stay at the hotel but have lost count how many times we've just popped in for a drink/coffee and we will most certainly return again for the wonderful, helpful, genuine staff and the picturesque setting on the cliff top. We still reccommend this welcoming, stylish but homely establishment for everyone...whatever you require of your stay i am 110% sure that the cumberland can and will cater for you. Im already planning our next stay and we havent even left yet! Easy booking.... book now no hesitation!

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Sorrento, Italy
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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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Ferring, United Kingdom
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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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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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