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Hamilton Hall

Certificate of Excellence
1 Carysfort Road, Bournemouth BH14EJ, England
Hamilton Hall
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived at Hamilton Hall in need of rest, recuperation and enlightenment; I found all three here. It is a lovely warm environment that greets you at Hamilton Hall and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was great and the rooms comfortable and well decorated. The owner, John Bellamy is a very genuine, enlightened soul who loves... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 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 

Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've just watched the TV documtary "4 In A Bed" in which Hamilton Hall featured and felt compelled to post a review even though as a heterosexual female I would not be one of your preferred guests! The programme was a real eyeopener into Hamilton Hall - but for all the right reasons! You are providing a fantastic offering to... More 

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for this thoughtful review. The TV programme was great fun to do and while it is 5 years ago, it has now been shown around 8 times, and every time we get hundreds of e mails from those who have appreciated our ethics and our Not For Profit aspect. Too many businesses are all about money money money... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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