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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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Ranked #1 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Firstly I'd like to say how nice the venue is and the main hotel does have wow factor but after having our wedding there me and wife are still not happy: ( I'm not going to go into detail on here yet but I might in future if hotel don't get in touch to explain how our day went so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

At nearly £200 a night half board I expected a lot more from this hotel especially as it has received the TripAdvisor award for 2014....Don't know how. Firstly the positives..., I will say they this hotel has some good points that frankly can't be beaten in any hotel I've stayed at. The staff were very friendly and tried to correct... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I wasn't going to write a review , but then I thought I chose this hotel based on other peoples reviews and we were very disappointed. Our room was terribly hot, in fact the whole hotel felt like it lacked ventilation. We had a balcony room so we slept with the doors open as this was the only air we... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We enjoyed our stay, first night we stayed in the Lily room which was superb. In the evening we dined in Blakes restaurant and the food was exceptional .we also dined in the Brasserie which we also enjoyed. On our second night we had to move rooms due to the Lily room being taken, reception organised moving our suitcases to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a fantastic time at the Connaught. Been here several times the past 8 or so years, so great to see how it's changed/improved over time. This stay was great for the bank holiday :) Brilliant room (stayed in room 236 in the lodge), nice and big, light & airy. Full of everything you'd ever need (TV, Coffee/tea, soft bedding,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner had booked to stay at this hotel and having read all comments good and bad before hand we thought we would try ourselves. We were going for relaxation and for the location of the BIC. Parking is horrendous and we and other guests had no choice but to park in disabled spaces. We informed reception of... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our third trip to The Connaught, and it won't be our last, the room was clean, fresh towels every day if you wish , great Breakfast , unlike another re-viewer we have no problem having Breakfast served to us and my partner did go back for more !! , yes parking can be difficult but as said previously it's free... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel with a friend recently for our annual girlie weekend away. Last year we stayed at a hotel near Hook which had a Spa. We booked a superior room with a small balcony overlooking the car park, which I am so glad we did, as the room was quite warm, without any AC or anything. The... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the third year my daughter and I have stayed at The Connaught. We continue to go back because the whole package is just so inviting, The staff are attentive, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are excellent. The food is outstanding whether you choose to eat in the restaurant or bar. This year we have... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed her in with our family for a 5 day break, found this hotel to be spotless, think cleanliness hotel I have every stayed in, the staff we all well presented and perfect manners, nothing was too much trouble for them. The Breakfast - good selection of hot and cold food. One small problem is the rooms are far... More

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Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel 4*
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Best Western Bournemouth
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This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's #1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa and an award-winning double rosette restaurant. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club awaits you. Centrally located on the West Cliff, the hotel is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. The Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and massage therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a superb dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. The hotel has 56 beautifully decorated en suite bedrooms, including 2 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. ... more   less 
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