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The Fairmount Hotel
Ranked #119 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“OK for the money”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

to be fair, the fairmont isnt great but on the other hand it was only £25 so lets not complain lets just be realistic. Plus Points -Ensuite room. Clean. Tea Making facilities.negative points - very basic, no wardrobe just hangers and hooks on the wall. breakfast at another establishment across the road. If you need cheap accommodation in Bournmouth then im sure there are many far worse.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in November 2013. The place is disgusting.
1) We arrived to find the room dirty and the carpets had not been vacuumed in a long time
2) The bathroom door broke and my friend was trapped inside. Upon calling hotel management to help they simply said there was nothing they could do until the morning. The incident occured at 8pm. We were then left to kick the door to release my friend from the bathroom. We complained again and again over the remaining 2 days yet the door was not fixed, so we had to use the facilities without ever closing the door.
3) The shower was weak and cold
4) We left the hotel a night early as our whole experience had been terrible. I woke up on the morning of our actual checkout date with an email detailing a list of charges to our room for 'hotel damages'. These included makeup on towels and the pillow. Please view the attached images for how ridiiculous these are.

Do not stay here, it is not worth it. Hotel management are rude and unhelpful and clearly out to get as much money as possible from you when you leave.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed in this hotel on 7/11/13 on arrival we had to pay an additional £5 for parking overnight which was kind of expected being in the location it is. We also were asked to sign a piece of paper on arrival at no point were we asked to read and sign any terms and conditions. We got to our room where we had 7 beds squeezed in the room and the curtain was hanging off the rail but all seemed ok at first for what we were paying. Shortly after our neigbours above us arrived which sounded like a heard of elephants which was persistent for most of the evening and which also woke us up at 7am the next morning. The showers were clean enough but they were push button showers which lasted no longer than 7 seconds on pushing which was rather frustrating, but again you get what you pay for. Five of us 7 girls took our own towels , and 7 white towel for each person was provided by the hotel. Which then leads me to the most disappointing part of the whole experience, Today we received an email from the hotel themselves explaining that they were going to going to take a further £50.00 out of the bank card that paid for the hotel for 5 'Make up' staines to the towels provided so apparently they need to buy new ones. Firstly 5 of us took our own towels, and secondly these marks are minimal and could easily be washed out . We were all outraged to hear this and are going to be on to trading standards first thing Monday Morning, this is not the first time this has happened either as there are many other reviews similar. This is my first time on Trip advisor as i am generally very happy with experiences I have at similar hotels and am not one for complaining but this by far has been the most disappointing and WE WIL NOT BE RETURNING!
Please note do not use this hotel if you want to be scammed for using their towels/bedsheets!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We Stayed here for one night on the 7th of October we came to Bournemouth for a music event a the bic centre , 4 girls in early 20s we shared in room 27. There was 3 single beds and one double the room was spotless and the beds were so comfortable!! One of the comfiest beds I've slept in. Tea coffee kettle all included. Bathroom nice and clean. Also the hotel had a vending machine with beverages paracetemol and snacks for when we were coming in the early hours.for four you gs girls coming for a night out it had everything we could of needed and everything was nearby. Thanks for a comfortable stay at a brilliant price if I ever come back ill be staying here.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Arrived last night at the hotel for an overnight stop ahead of a meeting with work.

For £19.50 what more can you expect? The room was clean and tidy and the service was great on arrival.

Other visitors are quite loud throughout the night but I suppose the hotel can't stop that.

Overall a pleasant stay and worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel as part of my hen night in Bournemouth. After reading other reviews on trip advisor I was really worried but when I arrived I pleasantly surprised!
The room was clean and spacious and had everything that we needed. We were only using it for somewhere to get ready and then sleep so it was perfect for our needs.
The location is also good as is not too far a walk from everything. Breakfast was included and we were given vouchers as this was at a pub around the corner. The breakfast was actually really nice!
Would reccomend staying here if you just need a cheap room to stay in.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

I only stayed here overnight and booked the room through laterooms.com.
I have to say I wasn't expecting much as I paid so little but the room was lovely. The hotel is a dated and the carpets could do with a bit of a shampoo but you can overlook that as the room was clean and the bed very comfy.
The hotel owner/manager? was really nice. Friendly and happy to help.
Give it a whirl.. see what you think x

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Fairmount Hotel
Address: 15 Priory Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fairmount Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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