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The Durley Dean Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth BH2 5HE, England
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Ranked #43 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Clare L Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to this hotel for a 3 night stay. Check in was super quick, having arrived early, we were in our room by 10:30am. Decor lovely, just been updated. Lovely staff, who seemed helpful. Thought breakfast price was a bit steep so each morning ventured down to Harvester, a 5 min walk on the beach front, where it was good... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Durley Dean at the end of August to see a show at Bournemouth BIC. The room (201) was ok, a little small but it did the job. However on arrival at 2pm our room wasn't ready, despite booking for check-in at this time. Once the room was ready the water was running brown, we later found... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for 1 night on the bank holiday Sunday/Monday. Having booked a superior room, I can honestly say the only 'superior' thing was the size of the room. Check in was busy but smooth and the staff were super friendly. For the price we paid, I'm surprised it didn't include breakfast, other hotels in the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel, but what really makes it is the wonderful staff! We booked into this hotel, after a horrendous experience at another hotel in Bournemouth. The staff welcomed us in and set about rescuing our holiday. It was the little touches here that really made it - the waitress filled up our toddlers water bottles and added... More

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Leiston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed for just one night in a very small room at great expense. We'd specified that a parking space was essential, but didn't get it. We paid £9.00 to use the NCP instead. The room was clean, bed comfortable, despite being very small it was acceptable. No view, but that didn't matter to us. We'd been... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights with our teenage kids (16 & 19). Great location, car park tiny but we got a space 1st night, in pubic car park across road on 2nd and on road right outside on 3rd - in Bournemouth this is actually not bad. Rooms nice and clean, beds comfy if you don't move - the doubles are... More

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Northampton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Durley Dean Hotel with my Partner and our 2 Children aged 1 and 5 for 1 night as my partner had travelled to Poole for Business and we tagged along for the ride as it was the School Holidays! We were given a VERY large Double room with an adjoining room for the Children. The adjoining... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually had a nice time in Bournemouth but no thanks to the hotel. To start with the positives - both the room and the hotel itself were reasonably clean and the beds were comfortable. These two things meant that I couldn't justify a one star rating. Apart from that however there were only negatives. The decor was dated, there... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed here for 2 nights in August 2014. The location of the hotel is excellent, very close to beautiful beaches and also close to the main roads etc for access to other areas. The price we paid did not include breakfast, we would of had to have paid extra for that, something which i knew when... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over priced,dirty and over rated. Needs decorating and new carpets. Never again. Must be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Double bed was two twins pushed together. Meant to be a superior room. Hate to think what the normal rooms must be like. Bathroom was dirty and tiny.

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Address: 28 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth BH2 5HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Durley Dean Hotel 3*
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Durley Dean Bournemouth
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#20 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
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This Victorian townhouse offers bright, modern rooms, located just 5 minutes' walk from Bournemouth's award-winning beach. With a restaurant and lounge bar, there is also free High Speed WiFi and limited free parking with additional on road parking close by. The hotel has just completed its final phase of refurbishment with all bedrooms fully refurbished and a £100k refurbishment of the hotels Leisure |Club The Durley Dean's rooms boast contemporary design, and each features a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and a work area. All rooms also have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The hotel is well-placed, 0.3 Miles from the bars and shops of the town centre. 10 Minutes' walk brings guests to Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pier. Residents have free use of the swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room that make up the hotel Leisure Complex. There is also a golf club within 5 minutes' drive. The menu of British cuisine is made using local produce, and served in the stylish No. 28 Restaurant. The Durley's bar offers Dorset Cream teas, beverages and snacks during the day ... more   less 
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