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Wessex Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
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Ranked #50 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in the hotel with my wife and two children. The hotel needs a complete renovation, the room given to us was very unwelcome and it was not the family room as requested on the telephone, all family rooms are on 2nd floor, we stayed on a makeshift family on the first floor. The toiletries have been used especially the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 1 night, only because on seeing the room had limited time to relocate and no where to be found in time. Room a disgrace even the manager who was called to room agreed. Walls, carpets, headboard and chairs all stained. Both tub style chairs had damaged/missing legs and should have been in the skip. Reduced price given but female... More

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kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned Saturday from 2 nights stay. We were lucky to be in one of the far rooms where there were just 2 off us, on ground floor. We was opp a flight of stairs but was pretty quiet. At first we was worried as we had a adjoining room, thought we were in for some noisy nights but complete opposite.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed for 2 nights with my sister. Short walk from the beach and town center - ideal for a weekend break on a budget. The room was spotless - rather "retro" in it's furnishings, but other than being a bit dated there was nothing wrong with the room. We had a meal included in our price, which was great... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Bluekapow, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards More

Hartfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was expecting worse in view of the reviews here. The fact is that this was probably one of the cheapest hotels available in Bournemouth on the night in question so given the price, it was a surprisingly good offer of accommodation for the price, to include breakfast. Firstly, the hotel has very spacious public areas and plenty of parking... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review S_frost209, I thought that was a very honest and balanced review. Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards More

Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night for my birthday and daughters birthday, when booking central reservation could not have been better telling us they would try and place our two rooms close together, however on arrival rooms were ground floor and fourth floor the receptionist was not a friendly warm person and I don't understand this as her work would be more... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sandyvickery, Its my understanding that you booked through Expedia, looking at your booking I can confirm that your request for your rooms to be close together was not passed onto the hotel. And as the hotel was at near full occupancy, the receptionist was not able to assist you. We do advise that if you... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been staying as a family at The Wessex now for many years- also meeting up with friends in recent years. Over the past couple of visits we have made comments about how the hotel badly needed a refurb and a good tidy up of the appearance outside. Well I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review colin057, The most enjoyable part of the summer for me has been speaking with regulars such as yourselves who have seen the improvements that have been made over the recent months. We are under no illusions however, we have a long way left to go. We look forward to seeing you again next summer and... More

KENT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sad,tired & dated. The decor in the bedroom was shabby, the bathroom was rank & the lift was an experience. We were at the front of the hotel, very noisy Saturday evening at 3 in the morning through traffic & shouting people. Perhaps the back would have been quieter. On the up side - comfy bed & clean. Hot water... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review btsread, We are sorry that the hotel was not to your liking, St James Hotels acquired the hotel in March this year and are aware of its tired decor. We are in the process of a property improvement program and we hope that you would consider using the Wessex again once this has advanced. Regards More

Poole, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

public areas at front look swish ie reception and dining but behind the scenes the rooms are tatty, the bedding stained. It looks positively grubby although in fairness the decorating is so poor its a filth trap. Booked with on site therapy at Only Way Is Wessex - they did not bother turning up for two appts and the hotel... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sarah 996, We are sorry that the hotel wasnt to your liking, the hotel was taken over by St James Hotels in March this year and we are in the process of improve the standards both in service and decor. I can only apologise on behalf of The Only Way is Wessex, this Salon is... More

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

My boyfriend & I stayed here on Sunday 3rd August for 2 nights as we were visiting his family so only wanted a hotel as a base really. We checked in at 10pm and the receptionist was lovely. We made our way to our room and were shocked as to how warm it was, we opened the windows and eventually... More

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Wessex_Management, Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Batman 1966, Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback on the areas we still need some work on. Weve sadly had a high volume of staff turn over in the last few weeks and its clear we need to carry out some more training, particularly with our breakfast service.... 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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