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Wessex Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
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Ranked #48 of 71 hotels in Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at the Wessex hotel last weekend and was absolutely fantastic stay, friendly and helpful staff very clean room. Will definitely be staying at the Wessex again highly recommend to anyone who is looking to stay in a hotel in Bournemouth. Tara Wilkins

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gm_wessex, General Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review the Hotel following your recent visit. Well 5 out of 5 what more can we ask for. Your comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Wessex Team More

Guernsey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel a number of times 20 years and always enjoyed the experience. What a shock this time as even the exterior looked tired and in need of redecoration. The double room was large but the decoration left a lot to be desired.Then the television didn't function (weak signal) and a man replaced the aerial cable. It... More

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gm_wessex, General Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave your comments following your recent visit to the Wessex Hotel. Your comments are much appreciated, we review them on a weekly basis so that we can see were are customers believe we can improve and were possible we always try and deliver the change that is required. Having... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to stay at the Wessex hotel for the weekend arrived about 9pm on Friday, reception looked nice and staff friendly then went to our room well it was out dated which I could cope with but the smell in the room was really bad (like an old stale smoking room) and there was cobwebs around the ceiling in... More

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gm_wessex, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, I am sorry that you thought that the Hotel was poor, we have recently taken over as the new owners of the hotel and we are aware that there are improvements that need to be made and I found your comments very useful. I would find it really useful if you could let me know which website said... More

Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here, on first impression I thought it was a mistake but as soon as you get inside the hotel is completely different very tidy and very helpful staff who seem to bend over backwards to help anybody. The rooms are a tad dated but any hotel up at that end of Bournemouth are and... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a special offer bed and breakfast deal at this hotel. Central location and free parking good. The hotel looks so shabby from the outside that if I hadn't already paid I would have run away. However, on entry, the bar and lounge areas were clean, bright, comfortable with a great ambiance. The room was shabby and outdated, but not... More

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Fareham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say that first impressions count and they surely did here. The hotel is large, with ample parking (free at this hotel), only a short walk to the city centre so quite well placed. It is very tired looking both inside and out. On arrival at approx. 1.15 we were told that booking in would be at 2.00 pm. I... More

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Bournemouth, Dorset
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I will say is that my sheets were stained before I even got into bed. We returned back after a night out at 2 in morn so didn't ask to be moved but slept on top of the sheets and got up at 630 and drove home to my clean bed. Rooms dated, floor boards noisy every time anyone... More

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there on a 2 night 3 day break. Had ordered upgrade room which was 248, very spacious, very dated and needed decorating, floor creaked but was a bright airy room and did find beds comfortable. The towels etc were changed daily but it should be possible to clean the carpet which in actual fact was quite badly stained as... More

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Derbyshire
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As part of a gift voucher we opted to stay at the hotel to experience Bournemouth for 2 nights, having read reviews I was prepared for a slightly outdated hotel. What I didn't expect was just how shabby and in need of restoration parts of the hotel would be. Upon check-in we were told we had been upgraded to a... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

stayed here twice last year reception clean and tidy,the rest of the hotel needs major revamp as showing its age the pool area is shabby. It was meant to be a no smoking hotel but every day and night someone was smoking on are floor are room stank we complained to reception the response was, are we sure it wasn't... More

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Also Known As:
Wessex Hotel Bournemouth
Address: West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wessex Hotel 3*
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