Having seen the Orchid Hotel website i was driving to Bournemouth imagining a room '50 metres away' to be across the lovely courtyard where i'd enjoy the amazing sounding cocktails once my 4 year old had gone to bed & we'd both wake up to a lovely full english with Quorn sausages before a great day on the beach....well, we had a great day on the beach!! ;-) for what i paid obviously i can't seriously complain about anything but it wasn't by any means what i'd imagined on the way down! We were directed across the road to where i will say we were met by Toni who was the friendliest person ever throughout, tried to help with everything & interacted fantastically with my son, the rest of our stay was 'interesting' to say the least. We would at that price stay again but as a dairy intolerant non lover of cold meat would not opt for breakfast as all that was enjoyed was my sons usual choice of Weetabix! It served its purpose though as it was closer to the beach - where we were going for the free fireworks & our room (although clearly a work in progress like the rest of the hotel) was cool, huge and the beds very comfy. Had i been asked a single thing when checking out other than can i put my pin in, i would have had a few things to comment on at the appropriate time but actually we had a great weekend & to be honest, apart from the breakfast, the amazing cocktails out of reach from across the road & a few 'hairy' moments i got what i paid for so really can't moan, i laugh about it instead and look forward to the new and improved hotel should we choose to visit again :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refreshed, revitalised and revived.... Back in the day, a trailblazing boutique hotel for Bournemouth, the Orchid has 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. Our New Restaurant, No 34 opened its doors just a few months ago, offering informal elegant dining emphasizing on simplicity using locally sourced ingredients. 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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