We stayed here for just one night for a voucher dinner, bed & breakfast. The acid test is, would we go back to this hotel? And the answer is certainly yes we would. However, there was a little disappointment with our room - but that is not to say that all rooms would be the same as ours. (Room 102). I am sure they are not. But it was too basic for such a fine hotel - rather like one of the chain budget hotels. The TV was tiny, the furnishings were budget, the bed was double rather than king-size, the shower was over the bath from a tap-mixer and was extremely difficult to adjust for temperature, there was no grab-handle to assist getting in and out of the bath, nor anti-slip mat, the mugs for tea/coffee were more suited to a building site, and the walls and ceiling were thin. We were a bit disturbed by the noise of other guests - we could hear the sound of the TV in the room next door and the people above came back to their room rather noisily at 1:30am. But, as I say, we would certainly go back but would definitely ask for a higher standard room next time.
The public areas - Lounge, Dining Room, Bar, and all other spaces including meeting rooms and reception rooms etc., were absolutely marvelous - real 1930s. We kept looking around expecting to see Poirot. And the outside pool and decking area were splendid. (There is a heated indoor pool and sauna in the hotel next door which Cumberland guests can use.) The staff were gracious, polite and very helpful. The food was good 'hotel' food, not fine restaurant food. But that was what we expected and were very happy to have it. The location is absolutely terrific - right on the cliff facing out to sea.
All together we were very pleased. I have given a rating of 4, but if the room was a little better I would have given it 5.
- 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