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Elstead Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 - 14 Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QP, England
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Ranked #13 of 70 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014
77nicol Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This hotel is a budget hotel without the low cost price tag. We stayed here for tow nights at the price of £280. Was disapointed. Staff were quite frankly odd. The room and whole hotel was dated. The leisure area was so cold the pool and jaquzzi absolutey freezing. Had to get in the suana to heat up. We had... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicol. I am sorry that you found our staff "odd"! I am a bit confused and frankly bewildered because, as you will see from other reviews guests, we have had great reviews about our staff. The pool and whirlpool is maintained at a temperature of thirty degrees which is slightly higher than most hotel pools. Any higher would be... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've stayed in quite a few hotels in the area and the Elstead is best for quality and service and yet competitive rates. The only problems we had was with the bathrooms and as soon as we mentioned it, the manager Tony, quickly sorted things out. Rooms- clean, well decorated and spacious. Food (dinner and breakfast) very good, service excellent.... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Booby Thank you for your fantastic review. I am pleased we were able to quickly deal with the issue in the bathroom and your comments regarding our team will be passed on. I sincerely hope you will be back soon. Kind regards, Graham More 

Somerset
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
10 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A traditional English hotel which to be fair may need a bit of tender love and attention in a few places but which busy hotels don't? Our room was large and comfy with TV and tea and coffee making facilities with a lovely en suite with piping hot water. Only downside there was the restriction on the bath / shower... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. Your kind comments will be passed to all concerned and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Graham Phillips More 

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's central, clean, welcoming, friendly and, even compared to so-called budget hotels, cheap. The restaurant food is good - and good value - and there's something decent to drink even at the northern reaches of the wine list. The food from the bar is perhaps less good judging by my two visits, even though it comes from the same kitchen.... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tripeadvisor, Thank you for your review and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. You have made a couple of constructive remarks which I agree with and we will look into them immediately. Thank you again and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards, Graham Phillips More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We held a Lone Worker course at The Elstead last week and feel that I must thank Graham and his very attentive staff for excellent service during our two days. Nothing is to much trouble for this hotel, Graham is always making sure that everything is just how it should be and his staff are just the same as he... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Goldie Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write a review. We are delighted that we were able to deliver great service. Your kind comments will be passed to our staff who will be pleased to read that their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Graham More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My first visit to this hotel was as a family in 1963 and have stayed at The Elstead on a number of occasions since then, the latest being for a long weekend from 5/9 to 8/9/2014. Although I'm afraid to say my last visit was in 2004, I'm pleased to report that the high standards still remain. This is a... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nigel M Thank you for posting a great review on Tripadvisor. It is wonderful that you have been staying at the Elstead periodically over fifty years and we are delighted that we are still managing to give good service. We look forward to continuing that standard over the next fifty years! Kind regards, Graham Phillips More 

Benidorm, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As I only stayed briefly one night I can only review my experience on the room. Very old indeed. The furniture was dated. The bathroom looked like it had had a revamp but the sun trap was all cracked and covered in very old seagull droppings. I was called by reception who asked me to turn my telly down at... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Riweb, I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay. I investigated the complaint from your TV being loud at midnight and discovered there were complaints from two other rooms who could not sleep for the music from your room. We never receive comments regarding noise penetration as our walls have good insulation so I am... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My friend and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night to attend a friend's Hen Do. Our room was comfortable & clean & the hotel was in a great location & accomodated our needs. I would definately stay in this hotel again & would recommend to a friend.

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carly Thank you for your kind remarks here on Tripadvisor and for recommending The Elstead to friends. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Graham Phillips More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed over the air festival weekend and found this hotel to be within easy reach of the sea front, just know the short walk routes and plentyful busses in the area making it an easy commute to other local areas. We were put in a room facing the seafront though you can't see the beach or the sea you... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ross Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review on Tripadvisor and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The air show is a fantastic weekend and we recommend everyone to come along next year. If you book direct we are doing some fantastic deals and we encourage all our guests to stay an... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Booked a family room for 3 nights. Decent size room, well furnished, very clean and airy. Good sized bathroom with shower and lots of towels supplied. Used gym, steam room & pool which were brilliant. It rained at some stage every day, so good to have these facilities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was very good and value for money especially,... More 

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GrahamPhillips, General Manager at Elstead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Badpagga Thank you for posting such a fantastic review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and a little concerned that the weather was poor because at The Elstead we usually manage to arrange great weather too! Never mind, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Graham Phillips More 

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Address: 12 - 14 Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elstead Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Elstead Hotel Bournemouth
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#16 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth

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