the elstead ....a stay on the beach for the night or here ? Well if it was 3 below I would have second thoughts about the beach at 3 in the morning.
The top and bottom of it is as stated in the reviews below .Dated decor and in desperate need of a face lift .
Blistering brick work and rust runs to the name down the rendered wall welcome you.
The knotted pine funiture and wallpaper to the bedrooms are not as expected for this class of hotel .
The bathroom although reasonably decorated, the obligatory 70's soup dispensors,give the game away as to the last date it was done.
Although the rooms were tidy at the rate of 109 pounds per night during August we expected better.
The staff obviously have difficulty with the english language and have customer services as a non essential requirement.
Ever paid up front at a hotel? You will here .Your card is charged prior to you ever seeing the room or the facilities.
Breakfast is run by an ex camp commandant and he needs a sever dose of chill pills.
Tables for breakfast are allocated to each guest room ,sorry i refer to guests there,inmates might be a better description.Woe betide you if you sit
at the wrong table at breakfast Eddie will track you down and read you the riot act and make sure you understand the unpublished hotel rules.A heanous crime!
This hotel is most definitely a summer season only facility .Service, accomodation and rates well below parr.
Our room was at the rear of the hotel ,directly above the noisy ventilation and airconditioning equipment .Dont get too excited aircon is not provided in
the rooms.But you do get a Punka fan and and equally bad taste central light fitting.
Sky TV was off during our stay so you get 4 TV channels and radio only.
The customer is right? Not here ,this is their hotel and they make you know it.
Parking? Every space full. Try the road no go there either.The hotel is not as near to the centre of Bournemouth as made out.Expect a decent walk .
The swimming pool and change facilities need a damn good clean with the mens showers riddled with mould and in a poor state.
Our advise stay elsewhere .There is so much better in Bournemouth on offer.Better rates ,better decor ,better staff ,better everything.
This sort of place will put you off staying again at what is a beautiful town .
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