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5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF , England
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Ranked #24 of 153 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
Neil C London, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Can't fault it. Its super clean, has a lovely lounge area which feels really homely. The wifi was good and worked in the room and the bar/lounge area. Breakfast was first rate and the location was really good for a walk to the beach. We got rained on when we got there, but... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were visiting Bournemouth for a reunion and were recommended the Balincourt for its proximity to the town centre and beach, which is a bracing (in January) but an enjoyable walk away. The cleanliness of the hotel is impeccable and we were warmly welcomed by the owners Nigel & Alison for whom nothing was too much trouble. They kindly recommended... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just spent 5 days over Xmas at this great quiet relaxing hotel. Top quality service, food, rooms, & thoughtful extras mean very well earned 5 star accommodation. The owners live on site & it was a pleasure to share their lovely home over the festive season. Balincourt evening dinners are bookable but not during Xmas/New Year as the owners do... More 

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21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The first thing one wants in a hotel is cleanliness--and the Balincourt earns top marks in this category--our room was spotless and beautifully decorated. whoever does the cleaning deserves great credit. having lovely china cups in the room for tea and coffee--plus a regular replenishment of water bottles ensures that all the little and important things are taken care of.... More 

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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Like yourself, many guests enjoy the easy walk to the seafront and the availability nearby of good, reasonably priced places to eat out. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Bournemouth. More 

Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The little touches in this hotel make such a difference, plenty of coffee and tea in your room, with a selection of biscuits and a couple of chocolates each. Complimentary bathroom items, a comfy bar/lounge and an additional tv room if you want to watch tv with friends/family. The breakfasts are excellent, plenty of choice, lovely hot caffetiere coffee along... More 

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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks much for leaving your review. I'm sure other visitors to Bournemouth will appreciate you highlighting the various aspects of the Balincourt you enjoyed such as the lounge/bar, TV lounge and the extras we include. More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have seldom been to a place that so completely exceeded my expectations. Alison and Nigel have created a travelers delight. Rooms: perfect. Food: perfect. Kindness and generosity: perfect. Arrangements: perfect. Location: perfect. They even arranged tours and taxis, if needed. Let's keep this quiet. It is almost too good to share. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear James, thanks for you comments but please do tell others about how good we are! More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hotel/guest house is an example of how to run an efficient friendly hotel and offer good value for money. Our room was on the top floor which involved a bit of a hike up the second staircase but it was roomy and spotlessly clean. The whole place was clean and tidy and the resident proprietors were always available. The... More 

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Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Michael, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. Other travellers will appreciate the detail you have provided and we appreciate your comments about the quality of the Balincourt experience. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Second time staying here this year. Best place to stay in Bournemouth, lovely rooms, great breakfast. Close to bus stops for many destinations. Hosts very welcoming, walking distance of Boscombe beach.

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Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. As you say, the Balincourt is really convenient for the beach and has easy transport links to just about everywhere! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Horndon-on-the-Hill, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed here with my husband and 2 friends, and found it to be very welcoming, and as the week went on, superb. ..... Very spacious rooms, fantastic breakfast, and all in all our very pleasant experience. We would all certainly visit again, many thanks to Alison, Nigel and the staff, who made our stay so pleasant, nothing was too much... More 

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Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Jean & Guy, thanks for your review. We're pleased that the Balincourt met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again on your return visit. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our third visit to the Balincourt this time for the Air Festival weekend. The hotel was spotless as previously. Good choice at breakfast of cereals, fruit, yogurt and excellent variety of cooked breakfasts to cater for all, beautifully cooked by Alison. (I noticed gluten free options readily available). Alison and Nigel are very welcoming and go out of their way... More 

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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Michael, thanks for your review. No matter how many glowing reviews we get, we really appreciate the time people take to leave their thoughts for the benefit of other travellers. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the Bournemouth Air Festival, and look forward to your return visit. More 

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Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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