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The Suncliff Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   29 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AG, England
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Ranked #33 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hotel was ok, they are doing the right things, just some investment is required to make it better. My room 128, you could not swing a cat in it. I feel as I booked via lastminute.com (months ago) I got a discount so was put in the smallest room possible to match the discounted price. I still paid £142 per... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you were just reviewing the staff then the Suncliff would be an easy 5-star review as they were friendly, helpful and tireless. The exact opposite of the exceedingly tired hotel, furnished with anaglypta on steroids - painted nicotine-khaki, composite ceiling tiles, 60s style hessian wallpaper, grubby 60s carpets, etc. The rooms were equally tired if not so ancient, concave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my children here for the night for an impromptu seaside trip. The car park was all higgldy piggldy due to preparation for the air show, and I had to leave my keys with reception in case they had to move my car. As we were only staying the one night, this turned out to be a non issue.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi, I stayed at the Suncliffe hotel on the bank holiday weekend and was so disappointed with the rooms. The beds were uncomfortable, the bathroom was so dated and the water was boiling to the extent we could not use the hot water tap! !!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

just got home from our stay here which was awful. the hotel is dated and in desperate need of updating. the wallpaper was coming off walls, damp patches and holes in ceiling. again rooms were outdated (our room 233 had a baby pink bathroom suite with shocking pink toilet seat!) lack of tea and coffee facilities. bed was comfy and... More

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

The Suncliff is part of a cliff top trio under the Oceana resort banner. Great views over the channel to the Isle of Wight and along to Poole and Swanage on one side and Christchurch on the other. We had a sea view room at the front with a small balcony which, when it wasn't raining, was pleasant to sit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a last minute break at this hotel. The hotel is a little dated but has good facilities and you can also use the outdoor pool of the hotel next door. The staff were very helpful, polite and friendly and the rooms were clean. For the price I think it was good. The bar prices were fair and so... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the suncliff hotel during the summer holidays with the children. A lovely hotel although in places slightly dated. We were lucky enough to have the penthouse suite, "Beatrice", which was really nice, the patio doors opened up completely onto the balcony and sea view and it was very spacious especially as there were four of us. The... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to my tenancy ending on my house in Bournemouth and needing to stay to take my third year exams I booked this hotel. I was a bit apprehensive about staying/dining alone, but from the minute I walked in the reception team was friendly and very informative and told me everything I needed to know. When I arrived in my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Suncliff Hotel the weekend before last for a couple of nights as a quick break from London. The room was spacious and immaculately tidy with fantastic with a great sea view. The staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for you. Great stay overall and I would definitely return again.

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Address: 29 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Suncliff Hotel 3*
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Mission Statement: The Suncliff hotel situated on the East cliff of Bournemouth five minutes from seven miles of sandy beach is a traditional English seaside hotel which has achieved a high AA 3 star rating of 75%. We offer comfortable and versatile bedrooms, as well as indoor leisure facilities. Boasting various bars and lounges were we provide live entertainment most evenings and a restaurant known for its scrumptious food and excellent service. Our friendly customer service is exceptional and with our ‘can do’ attitude we are happy to go the extra mile to make sure every guest enjoys their time with us. ... more   less 
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