I have just come back from a weekend at the Carrington House, I have stayed here a lot in the past, my last trip a year ago. This trip was the first here for a year. We travelled as a group(dancing). Over the last few years this hotel has gone down in every way but has now become part of the Brittanina chain. It is undergoing a major refurbishment, which is good, but guests are not warned beforehand! On the website is boasts a heated indoor pool........Closed! Extra beds have been put into rooms so now in my regular room (Double & Bunks) there is now another single and still the two armchairs and table!!!! so now a little cramped...apparently all of the rooms of this size have had this happen....losing the trouser press and iron to achieve this, do accept a bed brings in more money than a trouser press! We were told that the waitress service in the restaurant had been stopped and replaced by a 3/3/3 buffet, no problem with that except the organising of the self service system was total chaos. At this point I have to say that the General Manager had only been appointed the previous day and he did do everything he could to make things better for us, which was much appreciated.The food quality has certainly gone right up which was great news, as on previous trips the quality was appalling, so things heading in the right direction. The hotel boasts parking for 100 cars, we have always felt that this is quite a stretch of the imagination but now you have to park between skips, old furniture, beds mattresses etc so parking now is very limited. There are another 35 bedrooms being added so this could be interesting as the size of the restaurant struggle to cope with 100 people will it cope with potentially more covers. If all of the refurb does go to plan and gets finished The Carrington Hotel should return to the Hotel it once was, but I do feel that people booking in should be warned that the advertised facilities may not be available and that major work is being carried out.
- 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