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“Our Cottonwood Getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Ranked #38 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
Feltham, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our Cottonwood Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

My boyfriend and I booked 4 nights at the Cottonwood Boutique hotel. As we approached the hotel we noticed the outside needed re doing as the painting had chipped away over time. As we entered the hotel was beautifully decorated. We were greeting by the receptionist on the desk who promptly checked us in and directed us to our room which was room 25. Considering the rate we paid we were not expecting too much but we were surprised with what we got. The room was huge, evidently a family room with 3 beds including one double. The room was spacious and warm. It also had a large wardrobe and a sea view! The bathroom was nice although it did not have a shower and the door was stiff to open. After we had settled down one of the staff came to our room to check everything was okay. Overall the room was more than we bargained for and was definitely worth the money we spent! The hotel was a fair walk to the town centre however a pleasant walk at that. Overall our stay was wonderful and we will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Kimberley W
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Kimberley
Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor, it is so nice to hear that you had a wonderful stay. The sea views are really spectacular aren't they and being at the end of the hotels on the East Cliff our location is a little more peaceful and serine. Like you say, the restaurants and bars are only a short walk away if you did want to pop out for a night, but with our wine and dine menu at £14.95 for 2 courses and a glass of wine, sometimes there's no need. We do hope to welcome you back to the Cottonwood over the coming months.
Best wishes.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

As it was my 50th Birthday last July my children clubbed together to buy me a Red Letter days weekend. I chose This Hotel and I'm glad I did! The location is perfect close to the beach and a 10 min walk from the town. Helpful staff, lovely breakfast! Didnt sample evening meals. We will definatly be returning! The only thing I can criticise is that we didnt get a sea view! I would recommend this hotel ! It would be a good wedding venue!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SarahandDavi
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Sarah and David
Many thanks for your comments and delighted that you choose to stay with us for your special birthday. I do hope that you will come and stay with us again over the coming months, we have some great events in Bournemouth throughout the summer including the Air Festival. Definitely worth the upgrade to a sea view room as we are in the centre of the flight path.
Best wishes.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Did a quick one night stay here last Thursday as we were attending a wedding in the morning. Very pleased with what we found, polite on the reception and very helpful. Quirky decor and while a little too pink for my liking I appreciate the idea and liked some of the bits and pieces like the suits of Armour etc.

Our room was in the cottage area which you access via a secret door in the event room which was a nice touch. It also meant we could come and go easily via a side door on the building. The room was nice, the bathroom was unfortunately dated and the plumbing a bit dodgy but it was very clean and fine for a quick stop over.

Had a lovely breakfast the next morning in a room that overlooks the pretty gardens with a view of the sea which was fabulous!

Only downside was the wi-fi did not appear to be working and take care with the showers! Mine was so powerful it flew off the shower hook and drenched the bathroom and all my clothes! They were very quick at coming to sort it out though and did apologise to us.

Would go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aingeal93
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Thank you for your comments and delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottonwood. We do hope that you will take the opportunity to stay with us again if you are planning to come to Bournemouth again, maybe next time you would consider a sea view, they really are superb and worth every penny. If you haven't already done so you may want to join our newsletter on the website and be kept up to date with all our promotions and events.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

WOW WHAT A WEEKEND, all thanks to one exceptional bar man, who is undoubtably the connoisseur of anything alcoholic. With his charismatic disposition and his willingness to go the extra mile, we had a weekend we will never forget. If you love a whiskey, a wine or tantalising cocktail then cottonwood is the place to go but ONLY if you ask for Larry.
Thanks Larry!

From James and Missy

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JAMESANDMISSY
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Hi James and Missy - thank you for your feedback and delighted that you had a great experience, Larry will be pleased to see you comments and is sharing his knowledge and experiences with his team. You may want to join our newsletter, via our website, and be kept up to date with our forthcoming promotions and events.
Best wishes.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Stayed over the bank holiday weekend and can honestly say I shall be returning very soon. The food was outstanding, service was exceptional and the room was absolutely beautiful with amazing ocean views.
Staff were very helpful on arrival, taking our bags to the room. On one occasion we ate in the garden restaurant and were waited on hand and foot. After dinner there is a very relaxed bar with a nice balcony with seats to enjoy the sun set whilst looking at the sea.
Great location as town is a 10 min walk or 2 second drive.
Me and my partner had the most amazing bank holiday and have already booked our next return.
Definitely the best hotel I've stayed at in Bournemouth.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Larry9187
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Thank you so much for your comments on Trip Advisor, I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful Bank Holiday and have already booked your next stay with us. You may also want to join our newsletter and be kept up to date with our latest promotions and events. We look forward to welcoming you back over the coming months.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This hotel was exactly as expected. only down side was the shower in our room as no shower curtain but we managed. Bar very welcoming and relaxing.
We had two rooms and stayed next to the lift although you could hear it was not a bother.
I like to have dark curtains and we had lighter curtains o woke up early.
The hotel is well placed between Boscombe and Bournemouth I enjoyed the walk to both and a ride up the cliff lift. We were lucky we had good weather so was nice to wander along the seafront.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank buttercuph
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor and delighted that you had a lovely stay. You may want to join our newsletter for our monthly promotions and offers. We have some superb events coming to Bournemouth over the coming months including the Air Festival which we are lucky enough to be in the central flight path.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Stayed at this hotel in April and I had a wonderful stay, the food was amazing and for the price including a drink, was well within my budget!
The staff were very polite and the duty manager Paul was extremely helpful, my husband and I are defiantly coming down for the forthcoming airshow.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jcoote
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Delighted that you had a wonderful stay at the hotel, that's what we strive to achieve. The hotel is ideal for the Air Festival, a prime location in the centre of the flight path and we're offering full day packages including BBQ's, cream teas and refreshments. You will find more details on our website and if you join the newsletter you'll be kept up to date with monthly promotions and offerings.
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Property: The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#15 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic and recently refurbished Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free parking is available on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The boutique hotel has 28 stylish rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a hairdryer. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private modern bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, provides contemporary brasserie food all day. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset's leading chefs. Guests can enjoy a range of beauty treatments in the on site beauty parlour Beauty Essence, as well as live entertainment in the Bar Vista. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Minotel Bournemouth
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