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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 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held my dad's 70th birthday here, many of our relatives travelled up from Devon and stayed, all loved their rooms. Function room was also booked, staff really went above and beyond to have room decorated and arranged as we wanted it. Staff were all extremely friendly and polite, and the entire evening went off without a hitch. Would happily... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review PhilHaylock, We are delighted that your dad and your party all enjoyed your time with us, we enjoyed having you and we hope to welcome you back for your next celebration. Regards More

Bristol
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night on Saturday 12th July 2014 with my two young daughters. We checked in fine and went up to our room. On entering my first thought was how dirty the carpet was, then further into the room I noticed how stained the walls, headboard and carpet were. This hotel is very old, and... More

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Richard B, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disapointed by your room. We are undertaking an improvement programme across the Hotel to address deficiencies we have identified. In recognition of this our rates are set to reflect the market position of the property. More

london
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was allocated this hotel via a conference website, just a couple of hours in the room was enough. I checked out. Very poor quality room, inadequate furnishings and unsightly bathroom; student visitors running down the corridors playing football and peeling external walls just made it all too much. Very sad.

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Richard B, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you felt unable to stay, I would like to think that the Front Desk team would have tried to find you an alternative room more to your liking. Please try us again when we have completed our bedroom refurbishment. More

Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the previous reviewer we were at the hotel for our second time on the dancing weekend, reception and bar area are lovely with plenty of comfy seating and a TV for our men to watch the footie while we danced the nights away in the lovely large ballroom. All the staff were very friendly, polite and helpful and the... More

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Richard B, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and the report on repair issues. WE have recently expanded our Maintenance team with the aim to respond to issues promptly. More

Spalding, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the hotel on a dancing weekend. The reception area looks very smart upon arrival but the rooms could do with a refresh. That said, yes the furniture looked old and shabby but the rooms were clean and well equipped with everything you could need. The bed was comfortable. I shared a room with a... More

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Richard B, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write such an extensive report. Your comments regarding the room condition is fair and we are lokking forward rectifing such negatives. I will pass on you comments about the staff and thier efforts together with the food quality. More

Maldon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the staff. Every member of staff I dealt with was friendly and did their best to help, no complaints here. When you enter the Wessex, the public areas are spacious and acceptably furnished. Check in at reception was very smoothly handled by staff who know how to smile. Now the bedroom, here things begin to change. I am sure... More

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Richard B, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you felt your stay was so below standard. We do recognise that improvements are needed. Currently there is a new set of menus being introduced and we have expanded our maintenance team to deal with breakdowns more swiftly. Our aim is to move onto general bedroom refurbishments as soon as possible. More

surrey uk
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come back from The Wessex,the staff were so nice and friendly,Mel in the leisure centre was so lovely and helpful she showed us around and explained the system,there was also another female assistant in the leisure area who was also lovely but we didn't catch her name.They provide pool towels free of charge,you can also join in... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Dawn S, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass on your comments to Mel and Beata in the leisure club. We have just invested in new sun loungers for the out door pool and im glad that you were able to make use of them in the great... More

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upgraded to a superior room which was more expensive than Premiere Inn and Travel Lodge. Unfortunately, the quality of decor and furnishings was like taking a trip back to the 70's. Room was large, bed was comfortable, Gym needs updated equipment, Pools looked nice, Sauna was good, staff (that I encountered) were all foreign and tried to be helpful. Overall,... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mark F, I would agree that our superior rooms are more expensive than a Premier Inn and Travel lodge even though they are more tired that you would find in these establishments. The reasoning for this is that we include car parking, leisure facilities, wi-fi and breakfast, all of which are usually charged as an... More

Wellington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok the bedrooms in this hotel are a little tired and need updating but if you want a good value hotel that is a short walk from the beach and town then you could do a lot worse than the Wessex. The bedrooms are clean and spacious and the staff are friendly and helpful. The pool is lovely and warm... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review Panperry, Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the breakfast and food offerings and our leisure club. We are currently in the process of carrying out an internal refurbishment program which I can gladly advise that this includes purchasing new pillows. We hope to welcome you back to the wessex in the... 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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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
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#17 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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