OK got stranged in bournemouth miseed my last train home. I chose this "hotel" as it looked grand and actually quite attractive. Firstly its not a hotel. Its a bed and brakfast. Had my receupt said bed and breakfast with the £64 price tag to match I would have been a bit less peaved off as they clearly state they are a hotel. They are not. You get a small dingy room with a single with that you cant sleep with. My legs hung off the edge of the bed. Freezing cold room I mean freezing they had to give me a fan heater but it took 2 hours to heat the room up/. The bathroom was even colder it was freezing honestly I went into the bathroom clothed and actually ran the water first then got undressed then got into the bath.Everything did everything warm up but really 3 hours? I didnt get any tears I thought even bed and breakfasts give you these. I dont know if we are supposed to get these so I cant comment. Everywhere i have stayed has always provided me with tea making facilities. There was a distict odd smell about the place I dunno what it was but it was throughout the whole building. The internet was free to their credit the breakfast was nice to their credit. I was not happy about the price my room was so cold I didnt get even an hours sleep and the hot water took some 15 minutrs to "get hot" this was at 2am by the way not exactly peak time. Its a lovely buildig but more attention to detail is needed.Its over priced I favour IGH book in advanced get it cheaper these hotels just seem to wanna rip you off. Dont bother. Really. You will FREEZE to death you might not wake up! Im so sorry this is a negative review but I paid £64 for a room without compliments no heating a single bed luke warm water and very slow internet. At £30 this would be fine but almost £70 NO just NO. Staff friendly and attentive. You dont get what you paid for really you dont.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refreshed, revitalised and revived.... Back in the day, a trailblazing boutique hotel for Bournemouth, the Orchid has almost completed a dramatic transformation with bedrooms refurbished, lounges, function rooms and public areas re-imagined; the whole hotel re-born. More than a mere makeover, it's an evolutionary change for the Orchid, setting it apart as the only hotel of its kind in Bournemouth- offering a unique blend of contemporary comfort, informal elegance and charm. 90% of the refurbishment has now been completed with the last phase being our new restaurant which we aim to have open by this Summer, offering informal elegant dining emphasising on simplicity with great food and service. Freshly cooked breakfast with ample choice, beautifully designed bedrooms with power showers, air conditioning and crisp white linen....At the Orchid you will find an effortless blend of home comforts, contemporary sophistication and exceptional service designed to put you at ease from the moment you arrive. ... more less
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