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The Balincourt

Certificate of Excellence
58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF , England
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Ranked #27 of 150 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherlene778 The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay, breakfrast was great, they served nice and fresh biological food and a choice of gluten free food is available which is excellent. Friendly staff and the service was great! Will come again.

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Charlene, thanks for your review. We'll pass on your comments to the staff who always like to be appreciated! More 

Falkirk,UK
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balincourt lived up to it's other reviews. Spotlessly clean, high standard of housekeeping and excellent breakfast. Nigel and Allison are lovely hosts. The hotel is traditional but none the worse for that. Really nice touches like bottled water were much appreciated. On a main bus route and just a short walk from the overcliff. We had a lovely stay... More 

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Thanks for leaving your comments. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Bournemouth. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed with my girlfriend at this hotel in June 15. The gentleman who owns it was welcoming and polite. The hotel is very traditional. We are a young couple and it almost felt like being at grandma's house, only much bigger! What i mean by that is that the hotel is comfy, cosy, warm, homely and welcoming. The room... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Jacob, thanks for your review. As you say, the Balincourt is a traditional experience and appeals particularly to people who like quiet, high quality accommodation. We hope to see you both again soon. Thanks again. More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Room 4 this weekend. A very warm welcome from a delightful lady, very comfortable room (the sofa in our room was a nice touch) and spotlessly clean throughout. Breakfast was a real treat. Lovely walk along the beach which is a short walk from hotel. We will definitely return and recommend. Thank you for... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Jo, thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the walk to the beach. As other reviewers have noted, walking through the gardens is particularly delightful. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Recently returned to the Balincourt....wow ...it keeps getting better and better..instantly felt I was back at home ,greeted by Nigel and Alison is a pleasure in it self ....breakfast amaxing....can't wait to return ....

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Simon, it was our pleasure to have you as a guest again. Thanks for your comments. They are really appreciated! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are a retired couple who enjoy walking and found the Balincourt to be well situated for exploring the local area with a pleasant walk through lovely gardens to the beach. The owners, Alison and Nigel, and all their staff were very friendly. We had a spacious, very clean and quiet Deluxe room at the back of the house and... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt and hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed for one night. We had a quiet double superior on the ground floor. Although there wasn't a view the room was spacious, fabulous bed all the usual free complimentary paraphernalia. We paid for breakfast and it was superb. Nice linen, china and hot plates. Friendly staff. Super.

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please note that breakfast is not an extra and is included in the room rate. More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Spent two nights here in what seemed to be a recently refurbished room which spacious and comfortable but was on the ground floor where the only view was of a fence about a meter away from the window. There was quite a bit of noise from the room above too where you could hear the bathroom fan and the floor... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. As always guest feedback is reviewed by management in order to improve guest experience. More 

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

When I made the booking, I spoke with Betty who assured me I was having a double room with en-suite shower and a super king bed, she further confirmed I would have a sea view. We paid our first nights deposit, but upon arriving at the hotel I was upset to see it was situated on a very busy road... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As part of our policy of continuous improvement all comments are reviewed by management and action taken where appropriate. For the benefit of other guests, the Balincourt prides itself on making sure that guests have the best possible experience when staying with us. If you have any issues or are dissatisfied in any way please... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We have just stayed here for 3 nights. We had room 1 which is on the ground floor on the side . It is a beautiful, large room and has a 2 seater sofa and chair as well as the super king size bed. The side rooms have no view but they are quiet. The bedding is superior quality, the... More 

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Thanks so much. We really do appreciate your comments and hope that you will visit us again soon. More 

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