Finding a place to stay that will totally accept my 'Female' side, has always been fraught with danger! The Bondi was highly recommended by many of my friends on the 'scene' as a place that was not only tolerant, but went out of their way to be more supportive and friendly than any other place I've stayed in.
Jan has done an amazing makeover job on the place and the overall effect is rather stunning - especially the staircase! The rooms are lovely and comfortable.
Because of how nice the Bondi is now, I will have now hesitation recommending it and I sincerely hope that instead of reading some of the rubbish here on Trip Advisor, you instead look at their websites guestbook.
Speaking for myself, it is a lovely, friendly place and I will stay there everytime I go to Bournemouth (about once a month)