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Wessex Hotel

West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attended a convention at the wessex last weekend at hotel is started to look a bit shabby. Staff are very friendly Room was a nice size but bed rock hard! Meals ok but no fresh fruit available at breakfast

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from a two night stay as part of an Amazon deal. There is a very large free car park at the front of the hotel. Inside, the reception area, bar and restaurant are all very smart and well maintained. All the staff are very welcoming and friendly. Unfortunately the lift will only hold two people so there can... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed Friday and Saturday nights for a conference. On arrival we found a large car park with plenty of space, a welcoming and efficient reception staff. The lounge and bar area is open and airy with welcoming bar staff. Trouble starts when a number of checkins occur together, the lift has capacity for two people only, and has a... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Jigsaw01, Im delighted that you enjoyed your weekend with us, it was certainly a pleasure to have your group stay at the Wessex. As you state, the hotel is in need of a considerable investment. The owner took over the hotel in late November last year, the previous 3 operators that ran the Wessex failed... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight for a function at the hotel in a suite with my husband. Room was huge but in need of updating, bed linen looked very tired & was torn in places & shower had a mind of its own - Fawlty Towers springs to mind!! That said, the food we had last night was fantastic, much better quality than... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review AnnieE1961, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex, it was a pleasure having your group at the hotel and we hope to have you back for your next convention. regards More 

2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here for two days. The room was huge and very clean and comfortable. Everything worked ie tv phone hair dryer kettle etc. We had dinner which was excellent and very well presented. The breakfast ingredients were excellent but the cooking could be improved ie bacon and eggs under cooked but perfectly eatable. Used the pool... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Shangl, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex and I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner booked this an Amazon deal and for £99, for that money it was ok. The room as with the hotel needs updating, the food was pretty good though, but as the title says "you get what you pay for". All the staff were very pleasant and the hotel was ideally placed for the beach and centre. I would... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Seph11, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards More 

Gloucestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought as a special deal so well worth the money, not sure I would pay the full price. Rooms clean and comfortable but could do with a bit of a makeover, lick of paint etc. good food an reasonable drink prices.

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Deb M, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this trip to visit friends in the Bournemouth. The deal itself was amazing value. The hotel public rooms are nice, but the bedrooms are a little tired and in need of upgrading in terms of both furniture and decor. Cleanliness inhibited by the age of the furnishings. However, comfortable bed and quiet room, once we had sorted out... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Countrygirl1_10, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex. The hotel bar prices offer excellent value when compared to other local businesses, our prices are more in line with local bars than they are other hotels, for example, a pint of lager in the hotel is £3.70 whereas you would expect to pay... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought one of these "deals". It is a large hotel in a good location, with imposing foyer, bar and lounge and dining rooms. Ample parking. Fair food, breakfast and dinner good. ROOM - mattress worn out and uncomfortable, did not sleep for two nights, bathroom not ventilated, difficult to control shower mixer, usually too hot - hot tap needed two... More 

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Theoldfossils, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex, the building is tired in some areas but we are working on improving these step by step. In the meantime we believe the hotel offers very good value for money, like you state yourself, you do get what you pay for. I hope to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a 2 night Amazon break for £99. A fantastic 3 course meal included on first night with wine. Great breakfast both days. Room dated but clean. Staff excellent. Would thoroughly recommend. Ideal location close to Winter Gardens and all the shops. Plenty of parking.

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Littlepat2014, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Wessex and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards More 

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