On the whole this weekend just gone was very good. But a few points for the hotel as there were no comments forms to fill in.
The ladies toilets on Friday night smelt awful which was the sanitary bins, the hand driers were not working and ordinary hand towels had been put out to use, but with 2 of the 3 function rooms in use of probably around 200 people this was not at all hygenic. On Saturday night all 3 function rooms were in use and the toilets had not been cleaned and the same hand towels were in use, so by this time they were too wet to even use. Sunday morning we complained and they were cleaned.
The bar in the function room was not stocked very well and coke and lemonade were in jugs, I had a barcadi and coke on Friday evening which tasted peculiar obviously because the cola was flat and a cheap one taken from the pump system in the main bar.
Do you train your staff, we ordered afternoon tea, 1 small teapot (which had not been wiped when it came of the dishwasher was water stained), two miss match cups and saucers, perhaps was supposed to look like shabby chic, shabby definately but not chic, no teaspoons, no hot water, and he did not know what Earl Grey tea was.
On Saturday afternoon I ordered a lemonade from the main bar what this was I do not know it tasted awful, I don't know if it was cheap flat lemonade, soda water or even cleaning fluid.
In the evening we ordered white wine there was not any chilled the lad offered to put in an ice bucket, some 20 minutes or so later we ordered our wine, which he took from the Chiller quickly placed in an ice bucket for a few seconds, so it was not chilled and white wine needs to be cold.
The food was slopy and not at all professional anybody could have plated it up, admittedly we were on an all inclusive and ate in the room were dancing in, so had a choice of 3 options, the chicken was like a cheaper breast that you can buy in any supermarket or cash n carry, the swede was sloppy with a few pieces of sliced potato, not effort had been made, it would have looked much nicer had the chicken been sliced they probably could have made it go further also, and more veg would have been welcomed, the next night was not much better. The vegetarian options rissito and stroganoff were like baby food, bland, mushy boring.
On the bright side our room was clean, tidy and warm, although the bathroom was in need of some tlc.
We hada great time due to our hostess' brilliant dancing, and company.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carrington Hotel Bournemouth