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The Ocean View Hotel
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a New Year's Eve celebration meal and entertainment. We were met by a friendly face who showed us where everything was, the pre meal canapes were in abundance, nice fizz, shown to our table, napkins placed on our laps!, table was laid out well with crackers, party balloons etc, food was lovely, water offered to us, wine that was pre-ordered was already on the table, waiting staff happy and friendly, band was very good too. Very good evening.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank eliza246
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2014

Dear Eliza
Wonderful news that you had a great time at New Year. We have had so many positive comments, we'll definitely be organising something very similar this year, perhaps even before. Do keep an eye on our website for all our latest events or perhaps sign up to our newsletter and we'll keep you posted.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Ocean View Hotel in the near future.
Best wishes.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Choosing a venue for your business Christmas lunch can be a tricky one... I visited a number of local hotels before looking at The Ocean View and have to say I knew as soon as I walked in that it was the one. The decor is beautiful, the main event room was spacious and had a lovely view. As far as the organisation of the day, the events team really went above and beyond to make sure everthing was perfect. We probably weren't the easiest of customers with a few last minute menu changes and cancellations etc... but nothing was too much trouble.

On the day, the room had been beautifully laid out and the food was lovely. All the waiting staff were brilliant and Liz from the events team was even around to ensure we were all ok. My department have quite high standards when it comes to their Christmas Parties and I have to say The Ocean View hotel exceeded our expectations and went that extra mile to accommodate us. It was a great day and I cannot thank all the staff enough!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank LaurenDuff123_xxx
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2014

Dear Lauren
Thank you for your positive feedback about your Christmas Party Lunch, delighted that it all went to plan. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again this year and perhaps help you with any additional events you may need to arrange.
Best wishes.

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We only stayed one night and arrived late. Parking is a little limited when the hotel is full. Even though there was a Christmas party on the room was quiet with only a little noise in the corridor at the end of the party. We would go back again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jonathan_knight
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Jonathon
Thank you for your comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay. I do hope we will welcome you back to the hotel in 2014.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We booked the Marquess Suite for a Private Lunch for my Dad's 70th Birthday. The room is very nice and overlooks the sea and the pool. We were a party of 15 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of space in the room. The food was very good, we pre-ordered from the Wine and Dine Menu which was great value for 3 courses and a drink. The staff were outstanding, really friendly, nothing was too much trouble (they even set up the place names and decorated the table for me in advance, got me a stand for the cake etc), they clearly knew what they were doing and ensured everything ran smoothly. Thanks very much for a wonderful day.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lexy34
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your Fathers birthday at the hotel. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to the hotel in 2014, keep us in mind for Bournemouth's Air Festival, we have a great spot to enjoy the flights and soak up the sun.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding @ the Ocean View in Bournemouth & we loved it there.Not pretetious in the slightest but nothing was too much for the staff who made us so welcome.A massive thank you to Sarah for arranging our big day you made a very special day something extraordinary,thank you 5 out of 5.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
Thank RobChristchurch
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Rob
Delighted that your wedding day went off as planned, we pride ourselves on helping to create picture perfect wedding days for all our bride and grooms. I do hope you will return in 2014 to celebrate your first anniversary with us.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas.

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