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“Five days at Ocean View”

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The Ocean View Hotel
Ranked #60 of 131 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Nottingham
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3 hotel reviews
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“Five days at Ocean View”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The Ocean View is good value for money, we paid £285 for five nights. The room was lovely and clean,the bedding was clean, and the bed was king sized, the towels were changed every day.The room was lovely and warm.The shower was very poor and needs replaceing with an electric one. The breakfast was very good and the staff were really quick at moving dirty pots off the table, and they were very friendly. The Receptionist lacked interest and never bothered to look up or speak each time we past,which gave a poor impression. The seaview was great.

Room Tip: Floor 3 room 304 has a seaview,but floor 2 has bigger windows,with a full seaview
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Just returned from an Easter weekend break in Bournemouth. Hotel was lovely albeit a little dated, but the room was lovely and clean, comfortable (I would say fairly new bed), beautiful view and fresh towels daily. Breakfast was brilliant having everything available and all the staff were extremely friendly including Dan the bar man who was very conversational. Would definitely recommend this hotel for friendliness and value for money.

Room Tip: Our room was number 209, at the front overlooking a fantastic sea view
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

Very expensive for what it is. £160 for a double room with sea views for 2 nights. First impressions were of a very jaded and down at heel hotel. Great location with a fantastic view however the room was freezing, one window didn't shut properly and the radiator was like warm. The shower was very dated with tepid water. Complained and got moved to another room which was more suitable, until the "double bed" moved apart during the night and I fell between the two.

A wedding party on the second night was very loud and you could hear everything through paper thin walks and floors. Left feeling very exhausted.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Stayed at the ocean view for weekend in jan. Room with lovely sea view, nice modern bathroom, clean room, staff friendly, particularly Paul the manager - couldn't do enough for us - such great customer service. We ate dinner and breakfast at hotel - both excellent quality food and presented well - such good value. Would recommend fish and good selection of delicious desserts.
Will definitely stay and dine again.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

I have just spent 3 days at this hotel in Bournemouth, I am happy to say it was a very nice hotel, clean and the staff very helpful. I upgraded my room to sea view with balcony which was worth the reduced price of £10 extra per night.
Breakfast was taken next door at the sister hotel The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, and it was excellent.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a sea view room its worth it!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

We had our New Years Celebration with friends, who also stayed in the hotel. We started with drinks in our friends room, which was a little tired and old fashioned. The party was well organised, but staffing was poor due to illness. We were crammed onto our table which had so much stuff on it (including the coffee cups etc, which was unnecessary). The food was average and reasonable.
The entertainment was fabulous, and the New Year was seen in with a good old knees up and sing song.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Having only attended a function at their sister hotel (cottonwood) the previous week and had a fun packed evening i was a little worried that the Ocean view might be a let down. Well i was not disappointed, the food was excellant, staff were 1st class and all had a lovely relaxing evening. Well done to all.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Ocean View Hotel

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 #60 of 131 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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