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1 Carysfort Road, Bournemouth BH14EJ, England
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Hamilton Hall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place is a national treasure. Bring an open mind, a sense of fun, some broadminded notions and you will have a ball. You will need to keep up with the conversations around the communal dining room as they might range from politics, show business, conspiracy theories, holidays in Hawaii, public personalities or any other subject. The views will be... More 

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slammer9Dorset, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS AND GUESTS I am always aware that some of those who attend our Special Events might get the wrong idea and not come with the right intentions, and it does happen occasionally. The web site makes it very clear but some people only read what they want. This weekend everything went really well and... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Made inquiries as I found the website hard to fathom I see from other reviews I am not the only one!!! Told I was having a having a bad day – a Homer Simpson day? not sure what that had to do with my booking? Then in a email he sent me he used vulgar language and told me I... More 

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slammer9Dorset, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Hi have you any more spaces for two fabulous people this Christmas? Can you send me some information on your hotel as I do not have time to trawl through your labyrinth maze of a website. Also this is going to be surprise for my truly remarkable young man I would like a nice bottle Krug Rosé Brut NV Champagne... More 

Manchester UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay at Hamilton Hall. You should visit the hotel website before arrival to really understand the ethos of the establishment. Very friendly, felt very much at home. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. Great value for money with a dizzying array of breakfast cereals, juices etc, teas all available and accessible at any... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Another wonderful visit to HH with the irrepressible John hosting in his own inimitable way, this time enhanced by his charming new assistant, Shaun. As always, only one TV and communal eating enhanced the family atmosphere and the conversation was as outrageous, challenging and far reaching as always. I know HH isn't everyone's cup of tea and it is unlike... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

It just goes to show that if you want bland elevator music and blah blah blah boring conversation that teaches you nothing and leads absolutely no nowhere then you have thousands of hotels to choose from and who will delight in a very dull way. If however you want your gray cells challenged and expanded - as we ALL need... More 

Sussex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Hamilton Hall is rather like home from home but just a little bit different ... it has to be experienced to enjoy it. It has a unique friendly atmosphere which is perhaps enhanced by the fact that there are no televisions in the bedrooms, meaning that social interaction with humanity has to take place in it's lounges, dining area and... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

It has been a delightful summer season, very busy and a joy to meet so many wonderful and entertaining people and share so much laughter and be a part of their holiday week (ends.) Even last night, a couple of guests watched Hotel Budapest - the movie - with me in my private studio at the top of Hamilton Hall... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent 3 nights at H.H. last week and was delighted by the relaxed and comfortable environment. I had a very nice room and the communal areas of lounge, separate TV room, breakfast room and garden were all really comfortable and nicely furnished with a touch of the exotic This made it feel that bit special. It was excellent value.

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your break with us. Just imagine what a longer spell here would do to your mind, body and soul... I do hope we shall be seeing you again soon. We are offering a long stay winter deal that is cheaper than paying rent and includes all food etc. and days out visiting local sights... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I noticed this "men only" Hotel and noticed that my intended stay also coincided with "Naked Month". This was a first time visit for me and after the 5 minute taxi from Bournemouth Station (£5) to Hamilton Hall I was greeted at the door by John who made me welcome with a brew and a "get to know you" chat... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

I really do have the best job in the world. I get to meet so many wonderful people and share a few days with them as they relax and unwind and enjoy the facilities I offer here at Hamilton Hall and reviews like this are reward in themselves and make all the hard work worthwhile. Naturally, it is always wonderful... More 

Oxford
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have just returned from a long weekend at the Hamilton Hotel and wish I had booked in for a longer stay. It was the first time I had ever stayed in an all male hotel and was a little dubious to begin with. However within a few hours I felt totally at ease and comfortable. The hotel is very... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thanks for yet another great review. I was on a special diet myself some years ago and appreciate how hard it can be to travel and manage a special diet with public restaurants etc. and how frustrating it can be - and there were times when I just wanted to cry with the limited choices and frustration at my health... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've visited Hamilton Hall on many an occasion over the past 10 years or so and know the place well. You won't find anywhere else quite like this in the UK for gay men to come and relax, be themselves and chill out. I always receive a warm welcome make new friends on every visit. The garden is beautiful, I've... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thanks for these kind words and good to see someone who understands the passion and love it takes to run such a venue. The garden is always a delight and with this summer being a really good hot and sunny one, it is a little gem. Thanks again. John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my first visit to HH and I was travelling alone. The welcome was warm and friendly. The room was nice and I had my own shower and toilet (room 6 Serenity). Everything was clean and pleasant. The evening meal is excellent; at £15 I initially thought it was a bit expensive but it was very good quality and... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Once again it goes to show that what we offer here is appreciated and valued above and beyond other venues and how - sometimes - the smaller more intimate venue can create and nurture an atmosphere of peace and calm not found in larger corporate venues. I do like a challenge and thoroughly enjoy those who have something to say... More 

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Additional Information about Hamilton Hall

Address: 1 Carysfort Road, Bournemouth BH14EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hamilton Hall Hotel Bournemouth

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