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The Connaught Lodge

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32 West Hill Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Connaught Lodge for two nights. Very comfortable convenient hotel, walking distance to shops and sea front. Lodge been refurbished to good standard, restaurant very nice and food and service very good. Bar and small garden comfortable for drinks. Only small problem room very hot, need air conditioning unit, other than that would recommend for short break.

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us Diana and thank you very much for your very kind review. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights in the Connaught Lodge. Very clean room and all public areas. Has been refurbished to a good standard. Restaurant was good and pleasant staff. Short walk to sea front and town, for shopping. Nice bar & grill, with small garden to have night cap drink. Would recommend. Only small problem rooms need air conditioning of some kind... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review and recommendation Diane and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath... More 

Canadian in Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy to find a single room in the Connaught for 65 GBPs - in their "Annex" building. All the reviews I read about the place were glowing - so I expected it would be a '5' experience. I don't mind not being in the main building nor in a smaller room, but, sadly, the Annex was a... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Hannah and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. However my apologies for your disappointment with you room - we gave you a small double, the last on the list to be updated, thinking you would be more comfortable given the length of your stay, sorry!! The Lodge has recently undergone an entire makeover -... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for a business trip at the lodge. Our room was on the third floor, I think room 243. The lift is v small & only fitted 1 of us & the bag at a time! The room was basic but large and unfortunately very warm. We got the fan going but not much air to... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Sarah for your very kind review of our hotel although I was sorry to read that your husband's steak was not up to his expectations - if you have a moment please drop me a line to let me know the problem, it really does help us to get things right. Hopefully we'll see you again soon and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous stay here the staff were excellent nothing was too much trouble.Loved the saxophonist playing in the evening.Room was great Beautiful swimming pool, good food, and lovely staff can't wait to come again

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Jackie for your lovely review; we were delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you want.... More 

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just stayed at the Connaught for two nights. The room was a little small as was the bathroom but for 2 nights it was OK. The room however was unbelievably warm for some reason that we never worked out, so we relied on the fan provided to keep the room bearable at night. Breakfast was fairly standard and... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you "Perfectly Acceptable" review Sandra and we were delighted you enjoyed your stay overall. We have 66 car parking spaces which generally copes with the demand and is one of Bournemouth's largest!! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director... More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After an hour or so searching for a hotel for us to stay at in Bournemouth we decided to chose 'The Connaught Lodge' its part of ' The Connaught Hotel' but is in a separate building just through a courtyard or across the car park. When we arrived the gentleman at reception welcomed us, checked us in and told us... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kernowstar for your "Excellent" review - hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you want. More 

Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Just spent another break at the Connaught Lodge and it was just as good as the last time. Most helpful and welcoming staff, and great spa and pool which is a good size so you can have a nice swim!.......all very pleasant.

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Good to see you back again Fube and many thanks for your most generous review./ Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you want. More 

Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I booked this hotel on very short notice and got the last room. I picked it because of the proximity to the beach, town centre and the fact it had a pool. Check in is at 3pm but we arrived about 11:40am as we wanted to park up and go to the beach. I went to the reception area just... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks NikNik for your "fantastic Hotel" review which is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again very soon by which time the new sign should be up showing the way to the garden!! Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Me and my partner stayed here for one night as we had a wedding to attend to. When we got into bed we found it very hot, opened a window but I'm afraid that didn't help. We were in and out of sleep and were very tired the next morning other than that breakfast was good.

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the trouble to write your review Samantha and apologies for the heat - it's that time of the year again and in common with most of the hotels in Bournemouth we don't have A/C. We have, however, just applied a sun reflector to all the South facing windows in the Lodge and it has made a... More 

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