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“Fantastic location, lovely hotel, good service.”

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The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Pleasant and attentive service, good meeting facilities, lovely rooms (we had sea view rooms - thank you). Car park and a great central location just a few minutes walking either to town, beach or BIC (Bournemouth arena). No gym or fitness facilities but the beach is right next door with a long promenade for a walk, run, cycle or even a sea swim or surf weather permitting.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I stayed at The Hermitage on December 13th as part of my company's Christmas party. The room rate of £44.50, including breakfast, I thought was excellent value. I'd booked a single but they kindly upgraded me to a double with a great view of the Pier. Parking was a real problem though. The room was clean and tidy, although I found it a bit warm and had to open the windows. I decided to have a bath before going down for the party and whilst the bath was deep enough it certainly wasn't long enough. Even with my back against the back of the bath I still couldn't stretch my legs out. It did not feel comfortable. The bar managed admirably with the amount of people who were also there for their Christmas parties and the prices on the draft beers were quite reasonable although a lack of choice was disappointing (no premium lager on draught). The prices for the bottled lagers were on the expensive side, especially the Becks at £3.60 for a 275ml bottle. The staff throughout the Hotel were excellent. Always smiling and helpful. The meal was good, if a tad over-priced at £34.95 a head. One of the most expensive for the Christmas period in Bournemouth I was told. The real bug-bear regarding the food were the supplements. Nearly £12 for the steak, nearly £10 for the sea bass. There were supplements on the Thai crab cake starter and the cheese board. Now, I accept that many restaurants charge supplements on some courses but these supplements bordered on extortionate. Given what The Hermitage normally charge regarding supplements on food it smacked of profiteering without any justification, especially as it was already charging £34.95 a head. Two of my colleagues had the steak. Neither of them was asked how they would like it cooked. Both steaks arrived cooked medium, which one colleague was happy with. My other colleague preferred his steak rare but said it would do. With a supplement of nearly £12 the least they should expect is to be asked how they would like their steak cooked. I did enjoy what I'd chosen though and the rest of our party (around 17 of us) were happy with what they had. I have to agree with a previous poster regarding the size of the dance floor. It was far too small for the number of people there. Breakfast was fine and plentiful. My over all experience was a positive one and I would definitely stay at The Hermitage again. My mark of 3 for value reflects the over-priced supplements on the food and not the cost of the room itself.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Stayed on 21st December for Christmas party. Hotel very clean and welcoming. Room in keeping with rest of hotel, very clean and well appointed. Staff on arrival and during evening were all very helpful and smartly turned out. The Restaurant Manager was on hand all evening, ensuring staff were attentive and helpful. Food was good for the amount of people that were catered for and beer prices were kept at pub prices which was a welcome surprise . The only criticism at all was the tiny dance floor, perhaps some tables could have been moved or rearranged so more people could have danced. Breakfast good as well. Very nice stay and good to leave a Hotel without feeling ripped off. Congratulations to all staff and management.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

My wife and I have spent our first Christmas holiday at the Hermitage Hotel.
We had a second floor superior sea view bedroom, which was very spacious, very clean and well equipped, as a surprise, there where fresh flowers and a box of chocolates in the room.
All of our meals chosen from a varied menu, where provided in the restaurant and where excellent. The restaurant is very spacious and comfortable. The restaurant Manager Charles and his team, certainly looked after us with a first class service.
Live entertainment was provided each evening, the Salvation Army Brass Band and a local choir provided additional carol music on Christmas Eve.
Various quizzes and bingo where provided each afternoon for those interested.
The weather was mixed, but with only a very short walk to the pier, promenade and gardens we found the hotel to be in an excellent position.
We would like to thank everyone working at the hotel during our holiday, for making it so wonderful and memorable and we have made a provisional reservation for next year.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Booked our christmas party here. So well organised even down to pre-printed place cards for every person with the menu they had picked printed on it so no confusion when the food was delivered to the table.

The food was piping hot and tasted amazing which was pretty good when there were probably serving around 100 people at the same time.

The disco after was excellent, the DJ played everything we asked him too and more. Book your xmas party here you wont be dissapointed

Room Tip: Room 210 amazing view and roomy
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

I booked our faculty xmas party at the Hermitage on Saturday 6th December. This was exceptionally well organised. Forms were emailed to help with an easy planned event. Food on the night was easily the best food I have eaten for an Xmas party. Staff were very efficient. The whole experience was amazing. Would definitely use the Hermitage in the future.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

We have stayed in many many hotels in Bournemouth. And paid for the best rooms with sea views or as they classed superior. . Why we never stayed here before I do not know. . But this hotel outshines the rest by far. . Pay the extra. . You won't be disappointed

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth

Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £80 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star AA rated Bournemouth hotels, the Hermitage Hotel commands the very best location of all Bournemouth hotels - directly opposite the Pier, Beach, Pavilion and Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) with direct level access to the town centre gardens. Privately owned hotel with 74 en-suite rooms, many with sea views, complimentary onsite parking and WiFi for all guests. AA Rosette for food excellence serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, a quality Bournemouth restaurant. Perfect for residential conferences, fully equipped meeting room hire with boardroom layout facilities or the ideal venue to hold private parties and celebrations, ladies festival or Christmas office parties. ... more   less 
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