Don't know who's idea it was, but the hotel is very pink outside!
Reception staff and check-in were very efficient. The suite was large, but in need of a refurb (creaky floors in particular). The room was on the front right as you look at the hotel, and heavy lorries seem to use the road by the side quite early in the morning.
The lady in charge of housekeeping clearly has a huge job, but she deserves a special mention for keeping everything ticking over smoothly.
Breakfast was a standard buffet, with particularly good sausages, but weak coffee.
Swimming pool is a bit shoddy.
Highlight - without a doubt - was afternoon tea. it's worth coming here just for that.
Location is very good, short stroll to shops and restaurants and not far to the beach.
- 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