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The Ocean View Hotel
Ranked #64 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Bournemouth
2 reviews
“Excellent Day had by all”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We went to the Ocean View for the wedding reception of my Nephew and his Wife Dom and Ellie over the weekend and it was FANTASTIC. The Decor was lovely, the room had a woodland theme, the food was absolutely great and the staff were amasing. We had an excellent time and would recommend this hotel to anyone considering having an event.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

we stayed at the hotel on a Friday and Saturday, but were not warned beforehand that it would be full of stag and hen parties. The noise was terrible as they returned in the middle of the night. We couldnt get served at the bar as staff was late, for which he replied "I had something else to do" We tried to speak to manager to no avail so we wrote to manager but obvouisly not interested, will not return and would not recommend

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We had one of the recently refurbished rooms and it was very impressive. Large, sea view, nice big bathroom, very comfortable bed and attractive furnishings. The only fault we could find was the rather small TV which couldn't be seen when in bed as it was below the footboard.

The public areas are very pleasant with some very attractive furnishings and decor. We were there for a weekend event which included DBB for both nights and was extremely good value. Both food and wine were very good and we were extremely impressed by the service on Saturday night when over 100 people were served efficiently and courteously. Staff were also very helpful and friendly. In the warmer months the outdoor pool, although small, would be a welcome attraction. There is a lovely sandy beach within a very few minutes' walk.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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surrey UK
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Arranged a dinner dance weekend-great setting with plenty of space for 100 of us, Used all rooms, renovated rooms spacious but all clean and comfortable. 'Extra' guests accommodated in Cottonwood hotel. ~Staff lovely, especially Greg & Tatiana and ample food, lovely dance floor & good disco. Would recommend & use again, only criticism is had to order 'real ale' in and this ran out!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed in a first floor room, with a sea view. The double room was spacious but outdated - apparently it's undergoing rennovation. The bed was comfortable, but clearly two single mattresses joined together which was occasionally less comfortable! The bathroom is a greatt size, but the shower is far too low - I'm only 5'4 but the shower was at the level of my chin! Also, the shower screen isn't level with the bath so there is a gap for water to escape - the wooden bath panelling is rotting in places and the carpet was damp. Why put carpet in a bathroom?! The staff were very friendly, and for only £35 it was a bit of a bargain!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Good Points:
We used a voucher for our stay here, so the price was very good. Bournemouth is a lovely seaside town and this hotel is pretty central, so that too was very good. The view from the window was excellent - we had a sea view. I found the staff friendly and helpful and I slept well - there was practically no noise discernible.

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As others have noted, the hotel is being renovated, so some of the décor was a bit dated. The lift was rather Hercule Poirot - very small, with a door you have to close yourself. It's a bit like shutting yourself in a cupboard. Breakfast in the morning was a bit hit-and-miss, there wasn't enough fruit juice, there was no porridge (despite it being on the menu), and there seemed to be too few waiting staff. the bathroom was just like a partition built into a large bedroom, although the facilities were fine.

Overall, the Ocean View has promise and despite a few niggles, I would return again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

We spent a week at Ocean View with our two grandchildren. The staff, from management to cleaners was so courteous and helpful, even with our grandchildren. The atmosphere was happy and cheerful. Waitresses, bar staff, reception and management are all to be commended. I would also like to compliment the chefs on the excellent meals at breakfast and also the evening meals we had at The Cottonwood Garden Restaurant. Our bed linen was good and the room was cleaned and kept tidy everyday. We realised the hotel was under new ownership and refurbishment was underway. Measurements for curtain replacements in our room were made. I personally found the lounge/bar decor more tasteful than the Cottonwood bar. Location ideal for views and walks. Would use hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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lukaszGM, General Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
I am so glad that all our staff met your needs and that you felt well looked after, as this is very important to us. I am also pleased that you appreciated the décor, and did not object to further plans for refurbishment during your stay. This is much appreciated. Our location is also ideal and I am glad you made the most of this. We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are in the area.
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Property: The Ocean View Hotel
Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With beautiful views of the coastline from the cliff top, the elegant Ocean View B&B has an outdoor swimming pool and leafy gardens. Bournemouth's vibrant town centre is 10 minutes' walk away. The spacious bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi, and some feature spectacular sea views or a private balcony. Guest can relax on the terrace beside the swimming pool, set within the gardens. The Ocean View's restaurant offers a menu using fresh local ingredients, with classic cocktails on offer in the stylish bar. The seafront hotel is directly above miles of golden sandy beach, accessed by pathways or the cliff-top lift (in summer only). Guests have free parking, and Bournemouth Railway Station is 1.2 miles away. ... more   less 
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