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Wessex Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed for one night midweek and had a premier room which was excellent, large, comfortable and with a splendid bathroom that had both a bath and a walk in shower. Had to close the windows at night due to noise from and adjacent hotel. Breakfast was adequate with a good range of cooked items and limited cereals, just white... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a two day stay here bought for us as a Christmas gift {They are no longer on our list} after arriving and having to wait to check in while the receptionist was on the phone and the other person did not seen to want to get off his butt in the office we were allocated... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ammo321, Im sorry that you did not find the Wessex to your liking. St James hotels took over the hotel in March this year and are aware of the tired decor within the building. We currently use our own linen but negotiations are in place to replace the hotel linen stock and im sorry you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its 12.14 on a Saturday and I am sitting in by bedroom in the Wessex Hotel . I am listening to a particularly vibrant form of Rap music being played by the builders just outside my windows, interspaced by cries of “ Any more Bad boys there Mick” by the obviously “East Laandarn” building fraternity. It is interesting watching the... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were welcoming nice entrance to the hotel... Our room was a classic so it was dated but clean and spacious..... The car park was plentiful BUT I know the sign says enter at own risk but someone did pinch the wheel caps at som point! .... The worrying thing we found we went to breakfast and the girl didn't... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sue C, Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I wasnt aware of anything being reported to us regarding hub caps being taken from your car and can only apologise if this was the case, we do not normally have issues with our car park. I hope to welcome you back to the... More

Romford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been given a Gift Voucher for a two night stay at one of a number of locations/hotels, my wife and I were somewhat put off by previous reviews of this Hotel. Nonetheless, the most recent reviews had been more encouraging and we decided to 'give it a go' and we weren't disappointed. True, it does look a little tired... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Doug_T580427, Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of all our facilities and I hope to welcome you back to the wessex in the future. Regards More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a short break in Bournemouth staying at the Wessex Hotel. First impressions were favourable. The reception/bar /lounge area was spacious and in good decorative order. The disappointing part was the room. We stayed in a standard (or should I say sub-standard) room which was old and tired. The furniture was probably 40 years old. The... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review David Rodger, Im sorry that the Wessex hotel was not to your liking, it is very dated in areas and some would consider this dirty or stained, I can assure you that our stay do a very good job at keeping the hotel clean, however the age of some areas and furniture does show. St... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stayed one night the rest of the party I went to Bournemouth to see 25 of them were staying in the hotel for 5 days and they were very pleased with everything. I had no complaints at all my single was clean and tidy with a large bathroom. Food was good both evening meal and breakfast. All the staff... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review BJHawkins, Im delighted you enjoyed your stay, your group were a pleasure to deal with, I hope to welcome your group back to the wessex in the future. Regards More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for the weekend of the Bournemouth Air Show. The beauty of this hotel was the location. A short walk to the beach and you can park! The hotel is nice and has a pool and Italian restaurant. The room was fine and breakfast was very good. Didn't have a lot of contact with the staff but found them... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Stuart D, Im delighted you enjoyed your stay and I hope to welcome you back to the wessex in the future. Regards More

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on Wednesday 27 Sept; dark-haired receptionist miserable; a contrast to the helpful and friendly young lady on-duty Friday 29 Sept. Public areas in and around Reception pleasant with comfortable seating - shame they leave main doors open whilst guests stand on steps smoking - smoke drifting into the building. Bar Manager refused to serve my husband a half-pint of... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Trevtipper, Im sorry you found the hotel to be 'scruffy'. It is in fact quite clean, however the building is so tired and worn that some people see this as dirty. St James hotels aquired the hotel in March this year and have begun an internal refurbishment program to start correcting this, this includes replacing... More

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only in Bournemouth for one night. We were initially put off, and to be frank, offended by mature female receptionist (straight black hair tied back)behind the reception desk moaning loudly about "foreigners travelling in groups" to another female member of staff, as we were being served by a very helpful young male male receptionist. We could not believe our ears!... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Happy_Guildford, St james hotels aquired the Wessex in March this year, we are aware of the dated nature of the building and have begun an internal refurbishment program to begin correcting this. In regards to us not having stock of the advertised beers/ciders, the only product we did not have available was the Thatchers Gold,... More

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Address: West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wessex Hotel 3*
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