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Arlington Hotel

Exeter Park Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BD, England
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Quiet room. Good bed. Friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Parking. Central location. It is a value for money hotel but all of the staff are exceptional and beat most big corporates for their warmth and friendliness. A couple of observations...the hotel has a certain retro feel so not for you if you are seeking sleek and modern, a small double is... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Arlington Hotel is a very good hotel, lady on reception is always very friendly and helpful. Room is decent size and comfy for one night as we were watching diversity at the bic which is literally a 2 minute walk even less than that from the hotel. Breakfast is lovely very tasty i recommend this hotel for short stays and... More 

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Thank Laura H
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we hope you enjoyed the show. Keep an eye on our website for show break offers. More 

Burgess Hill
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The hotel is in a wonderful location, with a garden gate leading onto Bournemouth gardens and a short walk to the pier, shops or bus stops. Our room was spacious with plenty of hanging and drawer space. Food is as good as ever, the entertainment very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and we’re glad you enjoyed Turkey & Tinsel. We wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The best thing about the Arlington is it's location overlooking the beautiful gardens and parks, it is a five minutes walk to the beach, it is nice, clean, though a bit old fashioned, the food was average but we did have a lovely family room and the staff were friendly and helpful, they also looked after our luggage so we... More 

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

The Arlington is in a great location, and we’re glad you were able to enjoy every moment of your last day. Thanks for staying with us. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Arlington Hotel for Four nights with family in August. Was transferred here after staying the two previous nights at their sister hotel the Whitehall. Due to the hotel being fully booked the Whitehall kindly arranged for us to transfer to the Arlington so that we didn't have to cut short our break. As with the Whitehall the... More 

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Thank Wayne G
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Kirsty and her team work really hard to keep our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Pangbourne, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

this hotel is in a side street close to beach and town center over looks the gardens the room was bit on the small side but was clean and tidy . the staff were helpful the barman was most helpful and the breakfast was not bad you had a choice English or continental

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Thank Sharon W
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We think we’ve got one of the best locations in Bournemouth, and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Positives: - Location great for all amenities - Staff pleasant and helpful Negatives: - We stayed in room 7. The room strangely felt damp and made all of our clothes feel damp too. It may be due to the room having a door directly to the outside, but still felt strange. - The shower dripped so we had to keep... More 

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Thank ClaireBear W
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We’re sorry you didn’t like the room – on the rare occasion that this happens we will try to move guests to another room if they let us know. Our wi-fi has recently been upgraded to a new super-fast hub so we are surprised you had trouble accessing it. We are pleased that our location and our staff were good. More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really great hotel for being near everything the only problem being a bit understaffed takes a long time to get a drink not the girls fault she was busy else were . We had family room which was great plenty big enough the kids loved it. Breakfast was fine but language a problem my friend asked for porridge then scrambled... More 

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Thank Pammysmith
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Oops, sorry about all eggs, we hope you got the porridge. It is sometimes difficult to assess the number of staff needed in the bar – on a really sunny day there’s usually no-one in the hotel, but a grey day is very different. Thanks for the review, and we do hope you enjoyed your time in Bournemouth. More 

Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from the Arlington hotel after a 3 night stay.what can I say well the location is very good 5 mins to the beach in one direction and 5 mins to the town centre in the other direction.staff were very polite and couldn't do enough for you.the food was very good.the rooms were very clean and tidy.all in all... More 

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Thank Peter D
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We’re so pleased you had a good stay with us. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Receptionist polite and helpful. that's the positives out of the way. Dated interior, guessing early 80's at best. woodchip on walls painted magnolia, white bedroomed furniture that I always wanted as a child in the late 70's with pink draylon stools.We kept our socks on as the carpet looked dodgy. An intercom on the wall Hi de hi style, obviously... More 

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Thank Rebecca T
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Oh dear, we really did disappoint you. We know our hotel isn't ultra modern, but we are very proud of the high standards of cleanliness, and our maintenance team have now addressed all the issues. Thank you for the review – we really do appreciate the feedback. More 

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