My lovely family of 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 3 grandsons of 15, 10 and 4 months and my husband and I have just returned from a weekend break at the Norfolk Royale.
Our rooms were very spacious and inviting. The furnishings were modern, clean and the beds very comfortable. The hotel provided Molton Brown shower gel, shampoo, hand wash and hand cream. The towels were thick and very large. The shower itself was really forceful and great temperature. The only criticism I would make is that the rooms themselves were very hot and in summer would benefit from fans in the rooms. The family rooms had good large bunk beds and they provided a nice cot for the little grandson of 4 months.
We were staying on a bed and breakfast basis and we were all very impressed with the breakfast. All the food was of a very good standard, except perhaps for the sausages but of course that is just a matter of taste. The fresh fruit selection is probably one of the best we have ever had and my husband and I have done a lot of travelling and have consumed a fair number of breakfasts. All the cereals were of a good standard including Dorset museli which is one of my favourites and quite expensive, I know because I buy it.
All the staff were helpful and pleasant and just a mention to Adrian in reception who was always smiling and the man behind the bar (sorry didn't get your name) was also very helpful.
The indoor swimming pool was nice and clean and warm. The children loved the pool and the jacuzzi.
The hotel is in a great location being about 50 yards from the shops and a 5-10 minute walk through the gardens to the beach.
We would not hesitate to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bournemouth's premier AA four-star hotel, The Norfolk is Ideally positioned within a short stroll of the resort's major attractions - including its award winning gardens and golden sand Blue Flag beaches.Originally converted from two imposing Edwardian villas, The Norfolk Hotel today boasts 95 spacious and thoughtfully-equipped en suite guestrooms. The Norfolk Hotel's lounge and bar provide the ideal setting to relax and enjoy morning coffee, a new and innovative range of afternoon teas, or evening cocktails.Recently-introduced Friday Fizz events invite guests and non-residents alike to celebrate the start of the weekend with sparkling wines and Champagnes at half price between 4pm and 8pm.The lounge opens on to The Norfolk Hotel's impressive Art Deco verandah which, along with the hotel's secluded gardens alow visitors to eat, drink and be merry al fresco The gardens are also the Venue for The Norfolk Hotel's summer barbecue season which runs from May through September. From noon to 9pm, guests can lunch or dine in the summer sun or when the weather refuses to co-operate move into Echoes, the hotel's fine-sining restaurant. Guest facilites also include a glass-roofed heated indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna, while the Orchid Rooms Beauty Salon offers a wide range of beauty, holistic and clinical therapy treatments in a quiet and relaxed environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Norfolk Hotel Bournemouth
- Hotel Norfolk Royale