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Bed & Breakfast by the Beach

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7 Burtley Road, Burtley Manor | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4AP, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was thoroughly bowled over by the quality and dedication to detail of the experience at B&B by the Beach in Bournemouth. The place is spotless, the rooms large and very comfortable and the breakfast, superb. I can't remember seeing a "Specials Board" in a B&B before, but thoroughly enjoyed the kippers, the fresh fruit and the delightful banter of... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had another first class experience at Chris and John's home. If you want clean and stylish accommodation, with lots of very thoughtful extras, together with a wonderful breakfast, then this is the place for you. The accommodation is more like that of a quality, small boutique hotel, and cannot fail to please. Husband and wife team, Chris and John,... More 

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berkshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a one night stay and I want to go back already. As said by many others, this place deserves to be number one B and B. The bed is sooo comfortable and lots of little touches that you certainly do not get in any hotel let alone bed and breakfasts. The breakfast was outstanding, the choice was... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Stay here for a second time with my daughter for two nights on my visit to Bournemouth Chris & John are the prefect host so welcoming the B&B is spotless Room are lovely with nice little extra touches like fresh flowers bending is nice fresh and crisp ,breakfast is the best I have had in any were I have... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd stay and every bit as good as the first, so pleased we could come back. Wonderfull comfy bed, homemade treats and fantastic breakfast. Always a very warm friendly welcome. We are hoping to return later in the year and stay a bit longer. Fantastic thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a night at Bed & Breakfast By the Beach and can see why it's number one in Bournemouth. Lots of little touches that made our stay a a bit special and everything is of a high quality. The bedroom and spacious bathroom were spotless and tastefully decorated, an extremely comfortable bed. In the morning, a super breakfast... More 

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Edinburgh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a short break at this wonderful B&B and loved every moment. John and Chris are fantastic hosts - nothing is too much trouble - and you feel warm and welcomed from the minute you arrive. There are four, beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms, and everything is spotlessly clean and fresh. Breakfast is to die for - a fantastic... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

And good value too on our deal.. The hosts are a really lovely couple who do a professional job without it beings apparnt .. good location especially for beaches the nature centre and the awesome mudieford sandy peninsula. Good for Bournemouth also.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We recently stayed with John and Chris for the third or fourth time and it was wonderful as always. It's not just that the rooms are warm, comfortable, spotless; not just that they have everything you could wish for such as tea, coffee, decaff varieties, herbal and fruit teas; not just that the breakfasts are fantastic -- delighted that another... More 

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Thank you, thank you! You made what was a very sad trip a comfortable experience. This is a B&B out of the ordinary. We have visited before, and wouldn't honestly consider anywhere else if we're in the area. We were made thoroughly welcome, the room is warm, comfortable and has all possible home comforts. The breakfast is beyond marvellous. I... More 

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