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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
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Ranked #35 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have not stayed at the Cottonwood but have eaten there on a number of occasions. Most recently in the wonderful sunny weather we have dined on the balcony with great views of the sea. The menu is good, with specials of the day and a good selection of other dishes available. Over the last few visits we have had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a week at this lovely hotel from 13th July and loved it. The room was perfectly adequate as were the facilities and the staff very friendly. The food in the restaurant is lovely and the terrace is a relaxing place to sit and take in the beautiful views. Our stay was helped by the glorious weather but all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nicely situated just next to the beautiful Beach of Bournemouth this hotel is a good choise if you want great views and easy access to the main attraction of the area. The room was old and the bathroom even older, but it was clean! The interieur of the hotel was apparently recently updated but made totally tasteless with Strange colors... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Cottonwood Boutique hotel purely for the views and the quieter location it offers. I would agree that the hotel is probably trying hard to boutique itself but shocking pink is more kitsch than boutique..... Style is more Dubai chic than boutique!! Fantastic food, small but well chosen wine list and superb panoramic views helped complete an enjoyable... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor didn't live up to expectation, more kitsch than boutique. The only attempt to make our sea view bedroom 'boutique' was a Perspex chair and matching bed throws. Having said that it was a large room and spotlessly clean. The staff were friendly and helpful although they did attempt to clean our rooms before 9am each day. Not being... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely find. Great location, good parking, very friendly and lovely staff, nice breakfast, comfy bed, pleasant surroundings, all in all they have got it right. We stayed for one night, but wished we had gone for two. We could have done with a bit more tea/coffee sachets, but I'm sure if we'd asked they would have obliged. Highly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what a very pleasant surprise. A last minute booking through booking.com. A big room at the rear of the hotel and very, very warm. Window open to sleep let in some of the neighbouring noises most of which quietened down by 10:00. An afternoon snack turned into a very agreeable evening meal, excellent "real" burger. Bar service was quick... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointment, the setting is lovely, the public areas are well presented and then you see the bedroom. The dirty sheets heaped in the corridor outside the room (at 2.30 with no cleaners in sight) should heve warned us! Please take note of the number if you decide you must stay here - room number 27 . I booked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled planning to stay 3 nights but cut to one lovely hotel with great public areas however I was given possibly the smallest single room I have ever had. Stuck at rear of hotel with tea tray on window ledge a small dining chair and single bed. Why someone had put a tv on a table when it could have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are staying here for 2 nights. It is a great hotel in a good location. The room is large and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and the food in the restaurant is excellent and good value. We would definately recommend this hotel.

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Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Minotel Bournemouth
Bournemouth Minotel

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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth #28 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
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With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic and recently refurbished Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free parking is available on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The boutique hotel has 28 stylish rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a hairdryer. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private modern bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, provides contemporary brasserie food all day. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset's leading chefs. Guests can enjoy a range of beauty treatments in the on site beauty parlour Beauty Essence, as well as live entertainment in the Bar Vista. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth ... more   less 
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