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The Cliffeside

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF, England
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff are welcoming and helpful, rooms are clean and breakfast is good, The downstairs area (reception bar and restaurant etc, is quite inviting and looked after a lot more than the rooms, as you go up the stairs it becomes dark and out dated, the rooms could do with some tlc, floors are creaky and some Bodged DIY in places.... More 

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

Stayed here for a one night stay for a family wedding. The room itself was a good size and had great storage space for suitcases without being in the way. Had a nice partial view of the sea from our window (being from Bournemouth, that wasn't really a must for us though!) The breakfast in the morning was delicious, and... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear SouthernCoastBelle34 the restaurant team were very happy to read you kind comments on the wide variety on offer during our breakfast service. we really value reviews on our hotel so we can further our development and become one of the best. i can say in response to your comment on the rooms and bed that we are undergoing a... More 

Worthing
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed one night to see the Airshow paying over £200 for one night . I have since looked at the website and it would be £75 for the following weekend ! Of course for £200 I expected more than a small dark room facing the tired and dirty looking wall of the building opposite . The whole place looks... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear Liz101worthing Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we value all customer feedback and where we can use it as training tool to improve on the service we provide. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by the WIFI not working, this unfortunately was a part of a bigger issue beyond our control. We are... More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended hotel for the day to watch the air show. It was fabulous, the food was divine & plentiful, the meal even included a very generously sized glass of wine. The location was a perfect viewpoint to see all the aircraft. The staff were great & worked so hard to make it a memorable day for all their guests. My... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear Ruth B Thank so much for taking the time to write us a glowing review. So pleased to hear you and your guests enjoyed the day with us to view the Air show, our team of staff will be thrilled when they read you kind comments. We Look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Kind Regards. Rob... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night (in August 2015) The hotel is very outdated and in desperate need of a refurbishment. The room we stayed in was very small and we could find only one plug socket (rather irritating). Neither of us are very big but we found the bed uncomfortably small. The bathroom could also have done with a... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear as112015 Thank you for taking the time to post us a review, we take all customer feedback seriously and use it as a training tool where ever we can to improve on the service we provide to a better guest experience. Thank you for you kind comments regarding our team of staff , they will be delighted. We are... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big thanks to all at the cliffeside ! booked last minute for a working visit to poole and got a fantastic price for peak season in Bournemouth . Wasnt expecting much for price but had a lovely twin room . a bit dated but possibly one of the cleanest rooms ive slept in . Staff on reception were lovely friendly... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear Billywales50 We are all ecstatic with your positive review on our hotel. having positive reviews helps us to motivate our team to keep working as well as they do. we look forward to welcoming you back for a return stay! Many thanks Robert Tuck Junior Assistant Manager More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night in July 2015 with my wife. We upgraded to a sea-view room (extra £10) with a bay window so good sized room. Very clean hotel. Great buffet breakfast. Outdoor pool is not heated but you can use one of two other pools in the next door hotels owned by the same company. Excellent staff. Will... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear Castlestreetboy i was delighted to read your very positive review on our hotel. positive reviews on our team help us to improve in the right directions so i thank you for that. we all look forward to welcoming you back for a return trip where we can hopefully impress you again. Many thanks Robert Tuck Junior Assistant Manager Cliffeside... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of July with our two children aged 8 and 4. The hotel is in a lovely location on the beach front. We started off in room 5 which was very comfortable but had a whirring noise from the electricity generator next door. The manager was very good and moved us to... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Dear Dayz_11 Thank you for your fantastic review on our hotel. having good comments about our team really help us to develop in the right ways. I must apologies for the first night of your stay with the whirring noise but and very happy to see that the team dealt with this well. I can only apologies for the next... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice location and rooms are adequate and clean, although the water temperature for the bath and shower is a little over freezing. The noise inside the hotel is quite loud, you hear everything in all the rooms! The restaurant menu is average and not vegetarian or vegan friendly at all! I was surprised there wasn't even a salad option.... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Tracey LC Thank you for taking the time to post a review we value all customer feedback. I was pleased to you enjoyed your stay in Bournemouth and where we are located. I'm sorry to see we did not meet your expectations with our menu, we always have a vegetarian option everyday and salads and vegan options are available on... More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my Daughter to the Cliffside for a few days of girly time this last week. Check in was easy and hassle free, the room was spacious enough for our needs and had a side sea view which was enhanced by the wonderfully designed window to make the best of the view, lovely. The location was excellent and it... More 

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Tcornish, Manager at The Cliffeside, responded to this review

Sandz77 Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us , we do value all customer feedback. We use it where ever we can use it as a training tool to improve on the service we provide to you our valued guests. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the view from your room and overall enjoyed Dining... More 

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