We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wessex Hotel

West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Wessex Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Wessex Hotel
Wessex Hotel
Wessex Hotel
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    26
    72
    53
    24
    19
See reviews for
25
104
4
13
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (69)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (194)
  • Mar-May only
    (66)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (53)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (43)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (32)
All months
Ruislip
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in April while visiting family in the area, we had a superior room which was very comfy and very large! Although the decor was a bit dated it was clean and I couldn't get over the size of our room with double aspect windows, tea making facilities also! It does seem like a rabbit warren with lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janet302014, Thank you very much indeed for your comments following your recent stay at the Wessex Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our location and how highly you valued your experience with us. I am also very pleased indeed that we were able to enhance your brief time in Bournemouth in some way. Your recommendation is... More 

Northants, UK
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned home following a lovely weekend break at this hotel for the second time. This hotel exceeded our expectations this time with a few changes that have been made. We were allocated room 385 which was massive, very clean and adequate for our needs. We had both a bath and a shower cubicle and the shower was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MsLCS, Thank you very much indeed for your lovely comments following your recent stay at the Wessex Hotel. As a regular guest your comments and recommendation are particularly appreciated. Your feedback on a guest loyalty program is well received by myself and something I will be putting into place within the next couple of months. We look forward to... More 

london
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room , spacious, clean and bright also nice and spacious hotel entrance, bearing in mind it's a 3 star, but outside of hotel could do with a lick of paint. We may of just been unlucky, but the stay was ruined by heating problems and no cold water, also staff were not great in dealing with this. We were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Latranla, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us and please also accept my apologies for the less than perfect experience you had whilst staying with us. It is very disappointing indeed to hear about the frustrations you experienced. The hotel is now operated by Bespoke hotels and we are slowly carrying out improvements to the... More 

lincolshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into the foyer you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a much higher standard hotel. The money spent here would be much better employed in the guests rooms. On arriving the check in was quick and we were given room 154. It had damp walls and black mould along the skirting boards. There were cobwebs hanging from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bigguyx, Thank you very much indeed for your comments following your recent stay with us. I am deeply disappointed and very sorry indeed to hear your comments about your overall experience at the Wessex Hotel. The hotel is now operated by Bespoke Hotels, and we are now slowly starting to receive investment from the owners to carry out much... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night & were amazed. From the time we checked in we were made to feel very special with nothing being too much trouble. The room was lovely & very clean. We took our Standard Poodle Charnie & she was made a big fuss off with the Bartender even bringing her over a fresh bowl of water.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave Osbourne, Thank you so much for your delightful review! I am most pleased to read that you and your delightful dog Charnie found our service levels to be of the highest standard and your overall experience of the Wessex hotel to have reached your expectations. At the Wessex Hotel, we pride ourselves on extending true genuine care and... More 

West Drayton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can honestly say that i cant wait till next Easter to stay again. I stayed last Easter under a new management and was happily surprised with the staff training and cleanliness but after staying this Easter and being under new management again all i can say is WOW, Food was a major improvement, rooms had everything, toiletries, tea facilities... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natasha G, Thank you very much for this fantastic review. I am sure Richard and the team will be thrilled to read this as this is what we strive to achieve at The Wessex Hotel: service anticipation and excellence. We work very hard in order to meet our esteemed guests' expectations and I am delighted to read that we... More 

glos
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dance organiser's extremely good, dancing to live music morning and evening. Hotel Reception and bar freshly refurbished, staff extremely obliging and professional. Food good but mainly meat and two veg. Rooms and corridors very dated and tired, badly in need of updating and refurbishment. Our room looking very tired heated towel rail in bathroom or radiator in bedroom did not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Safetybob_13, Thank you for your review of the Wessex Hotel. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the dancing and the entertainment whilst staying with us I'm sorry you found the bedroom to be tired, the hotel is now operated by Bespoke hotels and we are slowly carrying out improvements to the bedrooms. We require considerable investment in the building to... More 

Morecambe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we stayed for 3 days at the wessex,although a little tired, the staff were very approachable and helpful,the breakfast a great start to the day,our room lacked for nothing and was larger than a lot of hotels ,we will certainly stay here again when in bournemouth as it represents excellent value for money

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear roger j, Thank you so much for your terrific comments following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear how highly you liked your room as well as the service that you received from the team. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Wessex Hotel soon. Please do let... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Chose this hotel as it's dog friendly and a reasonable price. Our room was OK, warm and spacious with lovely high ceilings. Pity there was no proper shower, but the one over the bath worked well. The bar area was very comfortable but now the best part... the bar staff were absolutely smashing people. Very happy and helpful especially the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julian S, Thank you so much for your lovely comments following your recent stay at the Wessex Hotel. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and it is particularly pleasing to hear your comments about the service improvements you received throughout the hotel. It is the staff that truly make the difference and we are... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a trip using a voucher deal for a 2 night deal; we arrived to check in but our room wasn't ready although were able to leave the car whilst we had a walk around the town centre, and it was ready on our return. Location is great, handy for all the shops, restaurants, museums, and beach promenade in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mark S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Whizzydot, Thank you for your comments following your recent stay with us. I appreciate your time in providing us with detailed feedback and we apologize for the shortcomings you encountered. I do hope we will get the chance to welcome you back to the Wessex hotel in the future. Once again, thank you for sharing your observations with us.... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

60 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (51)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay