Brief stop over had top room by lift, you could see over to the main Hotel and over roof tops. Neat room and very tidy. Tea and coffee making facilities,. a bit more milk would have been good. Had a problem with getting TV channels but response excellent, and request for an iron an ironing board was swift. Decided to have dinner and that was fine with a bottle of wine two courses about £58.00. The hotel is part of the gest western group and is across a courtyard which enters the Dining/Breakfast room. Bar prices were reasonable for a pint of lager and a glass of wine. Breakfast was a buffet with plenty of choice and tea and coffee served at the table and as much toast white or brown as you wanted. Choices included various ceraeals, fruit and fruit salad, muesli, yoghurt jams, marmalade plus make your own breakfast served at the far end of the room by a cheerful gent. Staff were attentive and very helpful, though on arrival one receptionist appeared to have a bit of an attitude. The swimming pool sauna and steam room off the swimming pool are for guest use and also a gym and I very much enjoyed having those facilities. This hotel and staff deserve a good rating, the parking is an issue though as it is in Bournemouth generally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more less
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