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Carrington House Hotel
Ranked #62 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
blackness
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We go regular trips with Urquahart tours , but to keep the price down there selection of hotels are sometimes iffy , so when i read the reviews of this place it was fifty fifty, the answer maybe is that the hotel seems to have two sides as if at one time it was 2 hotels, the room we had was very big and clean , the hotel was excellent for a 3 star , we have been in worse 5 star,some of the adverse comments look like folk who want 5 star service for 3 star rating , the food was ideal and as a group we were offered only a small selection , but each evening we could not fault it , great selection for breakfast, i have to comment on the restraunt manager , i over heard him explaining to an older couple from our group who turned up late, that he would place them in the main part of the restraunt as our group would be finishing there meal and therefore they would be left eating in a large area on there own , a nice touch at no cost, good thinking, it looks as though the hotel was top class at one time and over the years has simply just got old, but we were pleasantly surprised and WOULD recommend it

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Just returned from a 5 day/4 night break with David Urquhart Tours to the Carrington House Hotel on a DBB basis. The hotel is nice and clean, good food, great room (113) and excellent, friendly and helpful staff.
Really glad we went. Even the weather was good considering the time of year.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Staff very nice and helpful. The lift is very old and broke down twice while we were staying and we were only staying for 2 nights. I think that the heating and plumbing needs to be updated, the radiator could not be turned down and was full on, the pipes under the floor boards were also heating the room so it was like being in a Sauna for the whole time, I ended up feeling very unwell. The cold tap water came out warm so I could not have a shower as it was scalding.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

We stayed here for one night break including dinner, bed and breakfast. The room was lovely with a huge & comfy bed. There was a large bathroom that was nicely finished.
The staff were very helpful and all had smiles on their faces. You could see that the hotel catered for disabled travellers too as where there were steps there were also ramps and a lift.
The meal was lovely with ample portions.
There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a childrens play area.
Whilst you can see that this is a hotel that caters for business functions you can also see that it suits the needs of families, couples and a business worker.

Room Tip: We stayed in 154 which was large and quiet, the view was of the neighbouring flats but it suited us.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I booked this hotel via a Groupon offer for £120 (inc. Saturday supplement). I was expecting it to be awful from the previous reviews I read but it was not as bad as expected. I arrvied and parked on the road but was informed that parking was available at the back of the room. The staff were helpful and friendly which made it easier. The room for me was a very large, plenty of room, not a WOW room but clean and spacious. The main downfall was the noise. You could hear the doors slamming in the corridors which was annoying. The walls are not exactly soundproof and I could hear a bit of noise from the other rooms but it wasn't unbearable and did not last long. I didn't go down for breakfast but as I left it was extremerly busy when I walked past. The location was not too bad. It was a 10 minute walk from the hotel to the East Cliff part of the beach and about a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre. Easy checking out. I would not pay full price for the room but would pay the price I paid via Groupon.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

This Hotel requires a lot of maintenance, Lifts not working, to many trip hazards Heath & Safety could have a field day, Split Chairs in Bar Lounge, Bedrooms do not smell fresh. Very Poor !!
Some of the staff very helpful but seemed to have their hands tied.

Room Tip: None !! do not go !!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel whilst down in bournemouth, went with a group of friends for a football tournament. On arrival, after parking up round the back of the hotel the reception staff were very helpful and friendly, due to us all arriving at different times it could have ended badly however they coped very well, they even gave us recommendations about the best bars and clubs nearby (i say nearby, a good 25 minutes walk to the centre). The room layout was slightly confusing but once found we found the room to be quite standard, nothing special but it was clean at least. After a regular nights sleep my friends and I headed down to breakfast, it was quite good actually, good full english all you can eat, some of the food was uncovered which was slightly worrying but other than that no issues. On leaving it was easy as well, signed out no problems and left. All in all a good hotel, am unsure on what it would be like for extended stay but for the one night it was good.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Carrington House Hotel
Address: Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #62 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrington House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carrington House Hotel, close to the town centre and all Bournemouth's top attractions, is situated on a quiet pine tree lined avenue on the East Cliff side of Bournemouth - perfect for a weekend break or short sightseeing trip. The hotel is close to both the railway and coach station and is only a ten-minute drive from Bournemouth Airport.There is so much to see and do in Bournemouth and its surrounding area, that you are bound to be back again and again whether it is a relaxing short break in Bournemouth that you are after, a cosmopolitan city break, or a weekend break for sight seeing and fun, Carrington House Hotel is an ideal base for all your activities.The hotel has 145 en-suite bedrooms, including 42 purpose-built family rooms plus conference and banqueting facilities for up to 700, a heated indoor swimming pool, table tennis, pool, table football and free parking for 85 cars. ... more   less 
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