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“WOW! A Sunday lunch experience to remember!”

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Village Hotel Bournemouth
Ranked #30 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A mixed group of us visited here recently for their Sunday Carvery Lunch. WOW! what a pleasant experience - a very relaxed buffet affair with so much choice it was mind boggling!

A 5-course lunch for £12.50 (ish) without drinks is incredible and to execute it with such variety, quality and service is nothing short of miraculous!!

Soup, cold meat, fish and pate starters, sumptuous carvery for mains (or freshly cooked pasta if you would rather) followed by mouth watering desserts and cheese and biscuits was the order of the day - oh yes, and freshly cooked waffles with toppings galore if you've any room left.

Excellent value and very pleasant surroundings with ample parking - what more can you ask for?

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed at the De Vere Village in Bournemouth as we were attending a wedding reception. The room was very clean and comfortable. Check in and out was very smooth. Breakfast was included and was what I expected. Staff were very helpful and professional. You get access to the gym from the point of check in until 3pm the day of check out. Parking is free as well.

Would definitely recommend for a short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank wiffy0
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Good gym, sauna and swimming pool. You can still use it after the beach on the same day you check out. Open until 10 pm, children allowed until 7pm. Good food/breakfast in the restaurant, check special deals. There is a table-tennis in the 1st floor, they should offer a kids club during school holidays. You need a car to explore the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank mlcjk
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

just come back from a 2 day stay here. Decided against taking the car to keep the cost down, reading on the hotel description its close to the beaches. OMG how wrong were they. we arrived at the train station and asked for walking directions to the hotel only to be told its impossible to walk there. took a cab to a business park where the hotel is situated. £14. checked in then decided to walk to the beach as its 'close'. myself and 15 year old son then walked following directions for 3/4 of an hour. after this we got puzzled and a newsagent confirmed we hadnt gone wrong in directions but it would take another 3/4 of an hour. i dont consider an hour and a half tidy walk to be close to any beaches. there were buses we found out opposite the hotel at the hospital which cost £4 return for 2 to bournemouth and took half an hour. taxis cost on average £10 - £14 each way to get into the town. The rooms are average travelodge quality. internet worked fine, no ipod dock which was advertised, tv channels bog standard terrestrial plus sky news and sport. vibrant decor was a hard bed, a brown sofa, and an obligatory wooden desk and wardrobe. tea and coffee facilities were there. room overlooked a concrete ballustrade and window opened 4 inches at best which meant that due to the temperature throughout the hotel being roasting we had to use the a/c which was a shame. the room was a good size tho. the bathroom had 2 nasty soap dispensers making it feel very M1 service station rather than nice hotel. we had a dirty towel in the bathroom, and the finish was stained in places, peeling and shabby in others.

Breakfast involved a long line to a bog standard breakfast buffet, of cheap sausages, bacon, beans, mushrooms and eggs. bulk bought continental pastries, the toast and machine and cereal and juice. it was fine but nothing special.

Didnt use the leisure facilities as by the time we had made our way back from town they were shut.

to be honest i wouldnt come here again. its too far out and not enough going for it to merit the expense of travelling to and from the town. if i was the hotel and wanted to make things better i'd run a complimentary minibus to and from the town once an hour.

Room Tip: i'd upgrade. our room was like a travellodge quality. it was clean tho other than the towel
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This hotel is like other Village hotels that I have stayed in and offers the same high quality environment, leisure facilities and warm welcome. For the first time we upgraded to 'Upper Deck' which was lovely with a few extras including smellies that you can take home and Sky HD! The hotel is well situated for catching a bus into Bournemouth and is directly opposite the main hospital so is out of the main town and attractions so do not expect seaside views. Would stay again here and it is a good base for exploring the local area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lucy60_12
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We live near this hotel and often drink in the bar 'The Victory' so I cannot comment on the hotel but felt strongly that I should warn travellers of the rip-off in the bar! Unless people start complaining or stop drinking there, their prices will seemingly continue to rise. We actually walked out when we found out what they were charging for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc - £29!! You can normally by a bottle of champagne for a similar price in other bars around here.Their cheapest bottle was £16 - still pricier than most other bars around here. My partner was also shocked to pay £5 for a pint of Peroni at the weekend.
I can't imagine how much it would cost for a small family to drink in there - even with the various offers they provide.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank ItchyFeetWanderlust
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Visiting friends and decided to stay the night so we holed up in the De Vere Village.
Extremely convenient for where our friends live. Initially it seemed a strange place to have a hotel It is in the middle of a business park and directly opposite the huge hospital and miles from the centre of Bournemouth. On reflection though, I guess these surroundings do generate business for what is, an upmarket Travelodge. The parking is plentiful and free, the Front Desk staff were extremely efficient and polite. We stayed in an "UpperDeck" room, which was well appointed, clean, had everything you needed and tried its best to be individual with the "V" branding everywhere which added a bit of quirkiness.
The facilities are good, an onsite Starbucks, a huge gym/spa (I didn't see the pool) a pub and a grill/coffee shop, none of which I had time to experience, apart from the grill/coffee shop for breakfast.

Breakfast was sad sort of affair and for the cost of providing it, the quality could really be upped, it was works canteen style. The service was pretty hopeless with a distinct lack of training for the waiting staff.

At £130 for B&B it was ok but not fab. Would I stay there again? In preference to a seaside B&B probably, and for convenience most likely. The place was inundated with young families which seemed strange to me, but given all the onsite facilities and the location, I guess its a good base for a family to start from to explore the surrounding area. If you get a good rate, its more than adequate.

Room Tip: if you can get a deal.....book the upper deck. The extras are a nice touch to what is otherwise a tr...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Village Hotel Bournemouth

Address: Wessex Fields Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ, England (Formerly De Vere Village Bournemouth)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £44 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Hotel Bournemouth 3.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel Bournemouth is a short drive from the town centre and boasts 7 miles of sandy beaches that Bournemouth is famous. Conveniently located just 3 miles from Pokesdown Rail Station and Bournemouth International Airport. Village Bournemouth is ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. Nearby attractions include Monkey World, Castlepoint Shopping Centre, New Forest and the Oceanarium. Village Hotel Bournemouth has 116 bright and modern bedrooms, a choice of stylish dining or a traditional pub, Starbucks Coffee Shop, a relaxing Spa, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, Swimming Pool, Meeting and Conference Centre, Live Party Nights, Wedding Licence, free parking and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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