This was a last minute booking on the day as we decided to get away for the weekend. This hotel was surprisingly nice given the outside of it - looking a bit worse for wear.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Room was very large (surprisingly) - 306 with a seaview
Bathroom was large but the shower was rubbish (only fault of the room) water was hot but not enough of it (no power shower)
Clean and tidy.
Bed wasn't great for me but i'm use to luxury but it was good enough for a two night stay
Breakfast room - beautifully decorated and clean
Food was good standard for this type of hotel - usual
Good end of East Cliff far enough away from the noise but do check about functions being held before you book and ask about the Cottonwood Hotel next door's functions (part of same group) as these can be loud. The area echos due to large buildings, just the way it is. At 4am a couple of drunks were messing around on their way home to hotel and it was loud but this isn't the norm.
Free parking (if not in this hotel the one next door)
Pool area and gardens are kept very very well. I watched the pool being cleaned and it is thorough... the maintenance man is obviously good and thorough - nice to see for a change!
Be aware that there are 3 floors therefore significant stairs to climb but there is a lift if you can't be bothered.
Would recommend to anyone business, families, groups and solo. Reasonably priced and nicely kept.
- 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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