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“Staying in Bournemouth on Business”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Elstead Hotel

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Elstead Hotel
Ranked #19 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
North East England
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“Staying in Bournemouth on Business”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

I have stayed at the Elstead twice on business and will be booking again as the hotel is a short walk from station and office I was visiting and all well within the expenses budget really good value
The rooms are comfortable and although I have booked a single room I have been upgraded to a more spacious double.
The staff are very friendly the food is good value and as a single lady eating alone I did not feel uncomfortable in the dinning room and breakfast was good quality with quick service.
The pool and sauna are just what is needed at the end of a busy day

Room Tip: liked the corner room as 2 doors to room felt very secure.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Yaxley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I booked a last minute short break down to Bournemouth and decided on the Elstead Hotel, a 3-star seaside hotel, good location, easy to walk to the beach, coast, cliffs, town centre, pier, buses stopped nearby and a short walk to the railway station as well. All very good.

The room is a small double, but booked as a Solo so I knew this before I arrived, the bathroom was a good size, clean and fresh towels and had toiletries as well, the room had tea, coffee, kettle and biscuits, all very good and I used the iron as well, so had all the usual additions, the hairdryer was a built in one, if you wanted one with a decent strength, I would take your own.

Breakfast was great, hot plate, hot food, and good choice and very good selection, I ate well and fuelled me for the day ahead, very good. and great pot of coffee too. The Hotel has a swimming pool, sauna, steam and gym all included and was a great surprise and good pool too, I uses this each day and it was not crowded, all in all a good stay and if travelling south, a great place to base yourself for the coast, and new forest and walking too.

Room Tip: Park your car at the hotel and either walk, bus or train from there, it can get busy on the rounds a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Stayed 3 nights in room 214 on Top (2nd) Floor . There is a lift . Very spacious room ,pleasant and a lot of natural light . The beds were comfortable and the room very quiet . It was warm so the central heating was hardly needed . the bathroom was spacious and v clean with a bath and good shower in the bath ..
The only gripe was the tiny flat screen TV which was too small for such a spacious room . I asked if it could be changed for a larger set but the receptionist seemed to suggest that all the rooms were the same .no luck there . We had one meal in the evening . Rather salty for our taste . It was OK . no more and no less . The breakfast was altogether better with a good choice of fruit and the usual fried stuff (including fried bread ) YUM . No croissant or cakes .
All the staff were super and helpful . The leisure facilities were all on the cool side . Cool Sauna ,cool pool and cool Jacuzzi . There was a large array of keep fit and exercise machines .
The Hotel is well situated .10 mins walk from the seafront and 10 mins walk from the train station . Also good parking at the Hotel and in the street

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We have just returned back from staying at the Elstead Hotel. We stayed two years ago and yet again we had a fabulous stay. The Hotel Room was perfect with everyhing that you would need during your stay and also spotlessly clean. The Food was wonderful and the Staff - well you just could not fault them. Very good team work who obviously all get on very well together making them a very happy Staff. Cannot wiait to visit the Elstead again..

Room Tip: We had a Standard Room which overlooked the front Part of the Hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Stayed for a weekend event. Friendly, well presented staff. Well appointed room. Great bar service. Wonderful dinner. Great breakfast choice, though not as hot as it could have been. 2 downsides; Terrible shower ( other guests with us agreed too) - no pressure and took 10 mins ( not joking) to warm up. Room door locks- had issues on both days we were there with the key cards ( as did others in our party). Other than that, a very enjoyable visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

We booked this at the last minute for a Saturday night away. It was one of the few hotels with rooms left so we weren't expecting great things, however I'm pleased to say this was a great find. Lovely hotel, nice bar, pool, very polite staff, clean and functional rooms. It was a little walk to the town centre, probably about 20 mins, but it was an enjoyable stroll. I would happily return. All in all a lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

My husband, three children, and I have stayed in this hotel several times now. We choose to come back each time as the staff are attentive and friendly, the breakfast choice is spot on for families with young children, as there is no waiting to be served - self service of hot and cold options is exactly what we need. We have an autistic child who has problems with waiting, and this is the only hotel that we feel comfortable in, where we feel relaxed at breakfast, knowing he won't become agitated by waiting.
The pool is perfect for children and adults alike. The gym area provides good machines and clean areas.
There are comments about dated décor, but this hotel is a good old fashioned one. It doesn't need flashy gimmicks, robotic staff, gold plated handles. It is an honest, down to earth, friendly run establishment, and that means more than shiny mirrors everywhere.
We have stayed in various rooms, and each has been comfortable, clean, and well stocked with tea and coffee supplies.
The bathrooms are always clean. The showers all have low pressure, but when you weigh up the age of the building (beautifully traditional), the cleanliness, the staff, the service, the food, and the location (lovely and quiet), it is only a small blip, and the actual bath is fine.
They offer room service, and we have taken advantage of having evening meals served in our room, on the days when our children have been exhausted, and we feel they would not be as well behaved in the dining room. It takes the pressure off us all, and means we can enjoy a good, home cooked meal, without worrying about other guests and their enjoyment.
I have noticed that the online booking can say there is no available rooms for your choice of date, but I ring up and there is the room we require and for the right date, so always double check if you don't get what you want online.

Room Tip: Executive family rooms are really good value, with a lot of space between beds, table and chairs, an...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Elstead Hotel
Address: 12-14 Knyveton Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#11 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#14 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Elstead Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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