Yes, really! Not Fawlty Towers, as this would have been funny - but Faulty Towers. I believe that 3rd star must be haning on by a thread. My bedside light was actually hanging on by a thread, and one of my windows did not have a handle to open it. Both my sister and I in our family rooms had missing light bulbs, and there was not literature in the rooms about the hotel/bar and restaurant times/pool information.
I am pleased to say that the fire alarms are working beautifully, as they went off in the middle of the night and we trooped down to the car park whilst the fire brigade dealt with a small fire in one of the rooms. At no point did any member of staff explain what was going on, check on guests, etc. We were left sitting in our PJs in a freezing car park. It was so cold that we took the children back into the foyer for want of any news on what was happening. Chaos!
It did not feel particularly clean, or that may be because it looks dated and there is a perception of it being unclean when it really needs a good update. It was pretty cheap, so maybe we shouldn't complain at all, but the overiding feeling was a bit disorganised and tired.
- 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