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Hotel Celebrity
Ranked #28 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Everything you need at a reasonable price”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

We stayed at this hotel for one night in Sep. We checked in and the member of staff was very friendly and efficient. Our room was nice, spacious with good furniture and was clean. Bathroom was clean and had all you would expect.The bar area was comfortable and service in here was good, drinks reasonably priced for a hotel. We ate dinner in the restaurant and this was of a good standard and well priced. The breakfast was varied and of good quality the only gripe we had here was that the cooked breakfast wasnt very hot. All in all a very good hotel and one in which we would stay at again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Bearing in mind that this place was formerly known as Quality Hotel, I was a little apprehensive that there will be no quality to be found.
as it turned out, the hotel was acceptable - OK, tired, weary and dated decor even after the new management tried to update as budget friendly as possible - but acceptable.
A good location, a good breakfast spread, updated bathroom, a comfortable bed and a clean room.
for £50.00, it was acceptable and would not mind staying there again.

Andrew and Kay

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Absolutely loved this hotel. Nothing too much trouble for friendly staff. Room was lovely, with nice corner-bath as well as a shower. Bed was really comfortable, and huge amount of storage space. Restaurant was first class. Great menu. Meal was well presented, delicious,and the waitress was just lovely. OK, there were things I'd improve on. A newer flat-screen tv in the bedroom would have been nice but it wasn't the end of the world. The wifi leaves a bit to be desired. Even in the public areas the signal was lost a couple of times, and it hardly worked at all in our room. But again, not the end of the world. Would definitely recommend - have done already in fact.

Room Tip: Room 251 was near ours. Ours was really nice but that one looked wonderful!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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leek
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

stayed for two nights. staff were pleasant, reception areas were of a decent standard, could do with a deep cleaning on the stairs. Room was very small, floors creaked really loudly, no doors on wardrobe, shabby furniture dirty carpet, shabby bathroom, poor shower ,but hot water. breakfast was good.

Room Tip: hotel close to the beach.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

This hotel is the nicest hotel that I have stayed in in Bournmouth, the rooms are very spacious and really clean. I was staying here for the close proximaty to Bournemouth International Airport, but it would make a nice holiday stay.
All of the staff were really friendly and the breakfast was great, on my next visit I will definately choose to stay here. The only negative was that parking was a problem as the parking bays were not marked out so I got boxed in and needed an early start.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, 8 September 2011
Nice to be appreciated. For a really cost effective stay please book direct, we guarantee there is no agency site out there that offers a cheaper rate. Our 'direct booked' prices are exactly the same as booking.com and laterooms.com and by booking direct you receive a 10% discount on all food and drink purchased during your stay. Plus free glass of wine if you pre-book a 2 or 3 course dinner.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We stayed here for 3nights, on arriving on the Monday we booked in at 2.30, we knew 3.00 was the stated time but the staff showed us to the bar and rushed to finish the room, we played pool ( free ) and had drinks. We were given our parking permit (car parking could have been a bit bigger but once parked we didn't move the car for the next 4 days). We went to our room (105) which was the family room, it was excellent, ok was a little dated but it was very clean, large amounts of clean White towels left on every bed as well as in the bathroom, tea and coffee supplies were left on the cupboard, hairdryer in the drawer, 2 bibles, menus, tv with free view though it did take us 24 hours to figure out how to get free view but reception explained how to use it and we were sorted from then. Yes the tv was a little old but it worked and that's all that matters when you have kids there. There was a double bed (very comfy and clean) double sofa bed and single bed, loads of wardrobes and cupboards and drawers. Yes there were creaky floors boards but it's an old building and didn't disturb us when in the room. The staff are very friendly and will do anything to make your stay pleasant. The breakfast room was modern and the food was great. You had fresh toast you toasted yourself, loads of jams, marmalade and marmite to choose, 4 different cereals, 4 different juices, fresh milk, tea, coffee and then the cooked breakfast. Everything was hot, bacon, sausage,fried bread,fried tomatoes, eggs, beans, the plates were hot and the cutlery was sparkling, the table cloths were spotless and plenty of space around every table to move, to flat screen tvs broadcasted the news every morning.we had the use of free wifi throughout the hotel. The evening restaurant was as good, very clean and spacious. All in all we could not fault this hotel, and will be returning again. Thank you for making our stay memorable.

Room Tip: Room 105, family room, plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 kids maybe 3, overlooked a car ark but had...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, 5 September 2011
Nice to be appreciated. The client obviously had one of our 'non-refurbished' rooms but it was clean and the rest of the hotel more than made up for it. By the by we have introduced a new scheme - book direct and receive 10% off all food and drink purchased at the hotel during your stay, (we save agent fees...you get cheaper drink and food...everyone wins). We guarantee there is no agency site that offers a cheaper price than booking direct.
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We booked a couple of nights at the hotel as family were staying there, so we thought it would be nice to stay at same hotel, we looked on trip advisor and were concerned about reviews but When we arrived staff were friendly the rooms were clean, communal areas were newly refurbed, breakfast was fantastic and evening food was also. The only thing we could say bad was the
shower wasnt the best as it was a water saving system but u get used to it. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, ignore the bad reviews some people expect the world. Also good location.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, 5 September 2011
Nice to be appreciated. The client obviously had one of our 'non-refurbished' rooms but it was clean and the rest of the hotel more than made up for it. By the by we have introduced a new scheme - book direct and receive 10% off all food and drink purchased at the hotel during your stay, (we save agent fees...you get cheaper drink and food...everyone wins). We guarantee there is no agency site that offers a cheaper price than booking direct.

The issue of the shower pressure arising agan.....it is a shame that the 'water saving' feature that the local water board asked us to use has reduced water pressure to the point where we expect we will have to go back to the old system.
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Property: Hotel Celebrity
Address: 47 Gervis Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Celebrity 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a tree lined avenue on the East Cliff, just one road back from the sea, the Hotel Celebrity is a family owned and operated hotel that prides itself on friendly and fully trained staff dedicated to spoil you and cater for your requirements, making your stay a memorable one!!!The Head Chef and his brigade have successfully gained an outstanding reputation for providing traditional “home cooked” food. Alternatively, our vibrant Lounge-Bar, with its stylish celebrity-themed décor, is the ideal place to enjoy tasty food and drinks that uplift your spirit without emptying your pockets!!! Each morning, all guests can partake of our complimentary “all you can eat” buffet breakfast (freshly-cooked traditional Full English, fruits, cereals and plenty of coffee to set you up for the day. The Hotel’s comfortable en-suite bedrooms, with their new mattresses and 32” flat screen TVs, offer very good value for money to guests on a budget seeking 3 star accommodation. We offer free off-road parking facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Superb location, just a ten minute walk from the main bus/coach and railway station, Hotel Celebrity is just a short stroll from Bournemouth sandy beaches, town, Pavilion Theatre and BIC. Whether you are on your own, you’re a family, in a party, on holiday or “down for business”, you can always be sure you will have a warm welcome and a lower priced 3 star accommodation as, we believe, great value for money beats a high price!!! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Bournemouth
Bournemouth Quality Inn

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