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Hamilton Hall

Certificate of Excellence
1 Carysfort Road, Bournemouth BH14EJ, England
Hamilton Hall
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i asked for free holiday which john very kindly said yes to i went there on the 7th may till the 13th may as johns guest as soon as i walked in to hamilton hall i felt relaxed calm and very very welcomed was shown my room got undressed and with in ten mins was walking around compleatly naked no... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Hamilton Hall is a NOT FOR PROFIT VENUE - only paid for through the hard work of its owner and with no financial backing from a charity, big business or anyone or anything else, just our hard work - and we offer free weekends and week long periods to those who are unwell and seriously in need of a break,... More 

Totton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

catering for all shades of gay men, HH provided every comfort. Reasonably priced and very friendly. Special events and karaoke are regularly available, and it's not far from Boscombe beach. The staff make this a home from home.

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Introducing a very informal and small CABARET EVENING with ' THE NAKED SINGER' ROBERT - is a new way forward for Hamilton Hall and this first evening was such fun, and where even I murdered a couple of songs - that this is going to become a regular evening here - maybe monthly - so keep an eye on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I arrived at Hamilton Hall exhausted and in need of recharging both my body and soul. My first impression was how relaxed the hotel/home appeared; there seemed to be a peaceful aura emanating from every corner. The rooms are of a very good standard for the price charged and the food was exceptional and delivered in abundance. I found the... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Hamilton Hall starred in the TV programme 3 IN A BED ( first series ) and it showed how we offer a safe and secure venue for men in a world that offers abuse and homophobia - even now - and how support and friendship is so important in this corporate run world of anonymous hotels with anonymous staff and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Hamilton Hall is a gem of a guesthouse! I've stayed at Hamilton Hall 4 times over the last 10 years - and each time I've had a great time there. The place is well decorated (many exotic statues and paintings/wall hangings adorn the communal rooms, as well as the bedrooms) and it all feels very welcoming. The host, John Bellamy... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

It costs a great deal of time and money keeping Hamilton Hall redecorated, new beds and bedding, updating and renewing on a constant basis in order to keep the venue as you would hope to find it. In the spring a fortune is spent on the garden and many of these hidden costs go unnoticed - or unappreciated - until... More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Once again a fun and fascinating visit to the unique Hamilton Hall. Good company, good food, good conversation. HH has been a home away from home for me for a dozen or so years and hopefully for a dozen more.

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Another lovely review, thank you - It touches me dearly to know that what we offer here at Hamilton Hall is appreciated and enjoyed. Since the TV programme ' 3 IN A BED' was shown again recently - we received hundreds of e mails of congratulations and appreciation of our NOT FOR PROFIT aspect and especially because we offer FREE... More 

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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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9 helpful votes 9 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 

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