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1 Carysfort Road, Bournemouth BH14EJ, England
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Hamilton Hall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 2 weeks ago

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

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

Matt and I have just spent a lovely couple of days enjoying the special hospitality that John and Frank offer at Hamilton Hall. We felt as though we'd had at least a week with them so chilled did we feel as we left. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, the room well appointed, the company always entertaining and enlightening. We'll be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
slammer9Dorset, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

I really do have the best job on Earth, meeting such wonderful people and sharing a few days of laughter and fun with them, and all in my own hotel / home. It is always a joy to meet guys like yourself and have a few days. We do have a laugh here and I do warn people on our... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I was a little nervous to be travelling alone, to a place that I had not been to before, but was quickly at ease, within the homely environment of Hamilton Hall. My room had a shower and wash basin, with the shared WC across the hall. I cannot understand where the negative few comments that I have read, since returning... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you guys. Very good of you to leave a report here. I am also amused and bemused by the few negative comments we receive as some must expect Heaven itself - but then - judging by some of the people in the TV programme 4 IN A BED - some people are just never happy. How sad for them.... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed at the hotel a few weeks ago now and If your looking for a men only hotel, then you can't go wrong here. The owner was very welcoming and hospitable. I have never been to a hotel that gives you full access to the dining room any time of the day or night, with food and drink on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thanks Guys. It really is a lot of fun to meet so many great people and have a meal around one table together and share conversation and laughter. Too many people are so busy with their lives they eat at separate times and that ' meal time' together seems to have been lost in many households and actually taking the... More

Manchester
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at Hamilton hall for the one of the themed weekends and would highly recommend the venue to any discerning gentleman with an open mind seeking an alternative type of retreat. I found the place to be tastefully decorated throughout with the emphasis on relaxation coupled with a heavy touch of humour. I am still laughing at some... More

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

5 OUT OF 5 - BRILLIANT. It is always good to read a positive review and to see how people do appreciate it when you offer something a little different and a little more soulful. Corporate venues and many smaller venues are just so anonymous - believing that this is what the customer wants, but Hamilton Hall believes is friendship,... More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The rooms are small and smell really bad. There was hairs in the bed and marks on the bed. The food is so bad not worth eating. Go to a cafe Don't stay there at your own risk you have been warned !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to a proper hotel and be treated normal

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

HA HA ... This review really made me just laugh. It is so sad when people leave reviews like this that are either just so fake it is beyond comprehension - or the person needs a reality check as their comments are so far off the mark it it beyond a joke. Just read other reviews and see for yourself,... More

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have just stayed at Hamilton Hall for a themed weekend and would like to highly recommend it to any one with an open mind and who wants to totally relax in a well managed and run hotel The bedrooms were well decorated and with large comfy beds and the home cooked food tasty the other guests all seemed to... More

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slammer9, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Another lovely review. Thanks. When you own and run a small venue such as Hamilton Hall - and when it is run as a NOT FOR PROFIT VENUE where all monies are put back into the business offering FREE HOLIDAYS to those with HIV or the elderly or anyone seriously in need of a few days or a week away... More

Kent
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have just had a nice long weekend in Hamilton Hall, its in a very quiet location, I was made most welcome, the room was clean, bed comfortable to say the least, sharing food and good conversation is always a winner for me, the lounge areas are very much a home from home atmosphere, a fantastic place to just go... More

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slammer9Dorset, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

It is always good to read a positive review and see we score top marks across the board. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you here again. Hamilton Hall gives away scores of free holidays to elderly men and those with HIV who are in desperate need of a few days away and we... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My partner and I stayed for a long weekend at Hamilton Hall for one of the themed events. The welcome could not have been warmer, the room and facilities were great and the bed oh so comfy. This is much like a home from home, relaxed atmosphere, sense of community all around and the home made food delicious. The range... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
slammer9Dorset, Owner at Hamilton Hall, responded to this review

Thank guys for this wonderful review. Good to hear you enjoyed the weekend and will be back. We get about an 85% repeat clientele here - and this compliments that what we offer is well received and that we are doing something right. I did enjoy meeting the pair of you and right from the start I could see by... 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): $
Also Known As:
Hamilton Hall Hotel Bournemouth

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As seen on national & international TV. Clothing Optional. Men Only. Retreat style hotel. Some room sharing. Private rooms also. Specializing in events for gay / bisexual men. Very informal & friendly. Like nowhere you have stayed at before. Huge repeat custom. As seen on Channel 4's '3 In A Bed' programme (April & August 2010) to huge acclaim. Open since March 2000 and going from strength to strength. Newly refurbished and decorated - newly double glazed - all for your comfort and enjoyment. Massive Diary of Events throughout the year offering workshops - seminars etc. on Sexual - Self and Spiritual development of mind, body and soul. The only venue like it in all of Europe. Women only events also available. ... more   less 
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