I booked this hotel back in January and managed to get it for £70 for two nights, without sea views. The actual rooms are a decent size and were clean, beds are comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. In your room tea and coffee is supplied. The bathroom is not very big, but is of adequate size, plenty of towels were supplied which were clean. Staff were polite and helpful and the car park is a reasonable size which is free to park in, though I wouldn't want to try and get a space when the hotel is busy.
I would say those are the positives. Some of my friends that I went with paid quite a considerable amount more for the hotel, up to £150 abet this was with sea view. For the standard of the accommodation I wouldn't of wanted to pay anymore than I did. The hotel does creek a lot, sound insulation is poor between floors and rooms, and the hotel is dated it could really do with a complete refit to bring it up to modern day standards because it is in a good location. It appeared that the majority of people staying here were pensioners, though I did see a few families. On booking in I had to wait 10 minutes for anyone to show up at reception and it was the same situation when I was booking out which was frustrating. If staff need to go and do other jobs or the hotel isn't that busy I don't have a problem with that, but they should have a bell or something so you don't have to stand around in limbo.
Bournemouth has a lot of hotels and if I come back again I would probably choose another, especially at the price bracket they're charging.
- 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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