We stayed at the Ramada Encore for one Saturday night and found it to be perfectly adequate. It is clean, smart and very modern in its design. The ‘hub’ – reception, small sofa seating area, bar and tables/chairs for breakfast - is fine to sit for a short while although none of the furniture is particularly comfy so you wouldn’t spend a long/lazy time there. Tea/coffee etc is help yourself from machines – you pay for the mug at the bar/reception desk.
Breakfast is ok, and as an inclusion to the £86 room rate we paid wasn’t bad, but I am surprised people rave about it in their reviews – the quality of the food is pretty poor (dried up scrambled eggs, pale cheap sausages, fatty bacon, etc).
Our bedroom was fine. Spotlessly clean and looked reasonably new. Wood flooring looks modern but makes it feel not so cozy as a carpeted room. TV had plenty of channels – I think everything you get on Freeview. Furniture was basic and functional – everything you needed but no luxuries. Bathroom was fine. Again, spotlessly clean and personally I liked the walk-in shower. It doesn’t get the rest of the bathroom floor wet so no issue. I wouldn’t call it a “power shower” though – just normal – we have power showers at home and these were nowhere near.
I would sum it up as being one level up from a Premier Inn, because there is on-site food & bar and lifts to the rooms. Good value for the price we paid and I’d go back if I wanted somewhere basic for a one night stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary hotel, close to the town centre, shops and sea. With 114 bedrooms the Ramada Encore Bournemouth is an exciting new hotel experience. The concept is simple - fresh, stylish, vibrant and upbeat, with comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Rooms include doubles, twins and wheelchair accessible twin rooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, with power shower, internet access, generous work area, and more. Car parking on site with no extra charge, and a licensed bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Encore Bournemouth Hotel Bournemouth
- Ramada Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Ramada
- Ramada Hotel Bournemouth