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“Pretty decent”
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The Strand Hotel
Ranked #18 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Pretty decent”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Stayed here on a lads night out Sat/Sun

the guy was pretty cool and let us come and go when we wanted, the breakfast was ok, i would have loved a fry up but we didn't realise we had to pre-order the night before.

the rooms are actually really nice and the place is pretty clean, there were communal bathrooms which i know some people dont like but for what we wanted it was fine.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We were a family group of five people taking three rooms in this brightly lit, comfortable and peaceful guest house.

Clean, comfortable and well equipped B&B type hotel.

Cooked breakfast superb

Comfortable and relaxing community area

Great WiFi

Sky HD

Good showers

Proffesionaly and courteous hosts

Stayed July 2014
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had a fabulous short stay at this top class guest house. Our room was spotless and extremely well appointed and comfortable.The choice for breakfast was either continental or full English. Again the attention to detail for both was 4 star hotel standard - What a delightful fruit salad. Karl the owner was very welcoming and a friendly smile from Donna, the waitress made breakfast all the more pleasant.In summary this is the Marriott of all Guest houses and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: We had room 1 - it had a lovely bed and a brilliant bathroom. This overlooked the garden and was ver...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

My wife and I visited Bournemouth for our son's graduation so only stayed one night. We were very pleased as the room was extremely clean and comfortable and the owner (Karl) gave us a warm welcome. The breakfast was first class. We definitely recommend this hotel and endorse the other good reviews.
Pete & Gill
Cornwall

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this B&B after reading many good reviews and it did not disappoint. On arrival we were greeted by the Karl who provided all the info we needed for our stay. The room was comfortable, bright and clean with sky plus HD. Breakfast entailed a huge range of cereal, fruit salad, yoghurt, toast, juice plus tea & or coffee. A full English breakfast was available on request at no extra cost (very tasty, cooked to order and filled us till dinner time). The only potential negative is there are five parking spaces available for nine rooms but we experienced no issues during our stay. We stayed in room 4 which had an ensuite bathroom however using the shared facilities would be fine as they appeared clean.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Lovely clean and comfortable room and hotel excellent cooked breakfast owner Karl very friendly what more can you ask ? We will certainly be going back next time in Boscombe Bournemouth
Derek & Sheena Birmingham

Room Tip: check it out on his website you won't be disappointed rooms on top floor nice and quiet
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Myself and 3 friends enjoyed our 1 night stay at this lovely hotel. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly host Carl, even though we were an hour early for check in. He showed us the facilities, the lovely loungeroom, tranquil backyard, the table tennis table and our tidy, comfortable rooms and bathroom. We relaxed in the garden with some ciders and pet the resident cats around the fishpond. Breakfast was awesome, with about a thousand cereals to choose from, fresh fruit, toast and plenty of condiments, coffee, tea and juices. Carl runs a very efficient and welcoming ship and cannot be commended enough. The site is about 10 min up the hill from Boscombe beach, and you can walk all the way to Bournemouth city along the beach, which took us about half an hour. Otherwise there are buses that can take you in to town, or a taxi which only cost us about £8. There is a taxi office up in the shops near the hotel. All in all, a lovely guesthouse that is like you're a guest in someone's home, amazing price for the service and away from the hustle and bustle (and prices!) of Bournemouth.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Strand Hotel
Address: 19 Westby Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1HA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Strand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Hotel is Bournemouth's best kept secret for fresh, comfortable rooms at prices you'll love. Discover a smart hotel where you can relax in style and feel at home. Enjoy free high speed Wi-Fi everywhere, Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities in your room, all Sky HDTV channels in the lounge, and table tennis in the garden. Staying with us, you'll be just 500 metres from Boscombe beach, pier, surf reef and beachside restaurants. A pleasant 2km walk along the stunning seafront takes you into the bustling centre of Bournemouth with its many attractions including shops and department stores, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, parks, an aquarium and aviary, crazy golf, and fairground rides on the seafront. Live music venue The O2 Academy Bournemouth is just footsteps from the hotel, or if you're looking for Premier League thrills, the AFC Bournemouth football ground is only 1 mile away. Our guests also enjoy boat and coach trips to popular nearby destinations such as The Isle of Wight, Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle, which can be booked separately. Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport is a 15 minute drive. For breakfast, indulge yourself with a generous freshly cooked "Full English". Plus help yourself to our plentiful buffet of fruit, cereals (a huge variety including gluten-free options), toast with premium jams and spreads, yogurt, fresh juices and hot drinks. We offer a variety of room types, from small single to en-suite king-size, to suit your requirements and budget. Look for our special offers on extended bookings, and business stays (Sunday - Thursday). We look forward to hearing from you, to ensure that your time in Bournemouth is a refreshing and rewarding experience. ... more   less 
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