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The Ocean View Hotel

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
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Ranked #43 of 73 Hotels in Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well arrived friday afternoon and on arrival was not expecting the best external damp and poorly painted but remained optimistic. Went for a pint at the bar to admire the view. The water feature in the corner of the bar was disturbing water from the heavy rain was pooring onto the sill. As my lip ran over what i can... More 

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Essex/London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a budget hotel, but clean, good rooms, nice food and amazing staff. Ok its not top end, but hey you aren't paying top end prices. Have to say the staff at the sister hotel next door (Cottonwood) could learn a lot from these guys! Service with a smile... top team at the OV.

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found all the staff so accomdating and friendly. I will be sure to look into your comment regarding the staff at our sister hotel as this is very surprising to hear as in fact it is one team that work across both... More 

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

Very friendly staff beautiful sea view spacious room and good food very clean and in a quiet location,,,, a lovely break away however no diet coke served in a bottle or can only cheap tap imitation flat tasting liquid therefore we had to go and find a local shop to buy proper diet coke

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found all the staff so friendly and welcoming, and managed to take full advantage of the magnificent sea views. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is close the beach, has it's own swimming pool and very helpful staff. The bar is open until late, although the choice of beer was limited. Cost for the single room was reasonable, it was comfortable and just nice. WiFi worked well.

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very lucky to be situated in probably the best location in Bournemouth with such wonderful sea views from many of our bedrooms I'm so glad to hear you found the staff so accomdating. It's great to also read that you found the wifi working well in the hotel, we did have some... More 

tamworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights for my honeymoon this week and couldn't fault the hotel one bit. A bottle of wine was left in our room for the first night, and our room had an amazing full view of the sea, the breakfast was lovely- with great choice, and the staff were very friendly. My husband had a few... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. It's great to hear you decided to spend your honeymoon with us at the oceanview and that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back for your 1st year anniversary if not sooner More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were welcoming and friendly, lovely room with a great view of sea and pool The hotel is in a great location that's about 10mins away from the town centre and pier so not far from night life but just out the way so the hotel is peaceful and quite and across the road to the beach We had... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on your recent stay. It's so great to hear yet again like many reviews we receive that you found all the staff so accomdating and friendly. We really do pride ourselves on our customer service we provide. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hotel. The room was very small but since hotel space is at a premium in Bournemouth the rooms down here are never really the biggest anyway. It was an outdated room in a typical old fashioned, creaky seaside hotel. We didn't spend time in the hotel we just used it to get changed in when we arrived and to... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us and found the staff so friendly and welcoming. We do continue to invest money into our maintenance program at the hotel to ensure we meet every guests expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just enjoyed 4 nights half board at the ocean view hotel, very nice especially the staff who were very efficient and friendly. Hotel very clean only downfall are the squeaky floorboards. Food well presented and quite tasty, always a choice of ,3 and a help yourself breakfast.

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Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your coaching holiday with us and found all the staff so friendly and accomadating. We hope to welcome you back very soon More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I booked the hotel on the internet. The rooms were a bit expensive for what I paid circa £70 for a room B&B. Beds a bit uncomfortable and hotel dated. The floor boards above creaked loudly with the guy above sounding like he was doing a dance at 12.30pm (maybe he was). The internet was not available in all rooms... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited Dorset for a couple of days in early May,on the spur of the moment and booked just an hour before leaving ,our choice of hotel therefore was somewhat limited, Those that were availiable had very mixed reviews, so our decision was finally based on economy and the location. Not expecting much, we were greeted by a very friendly... More 

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