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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 #39 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
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5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner booked a last minute trip to Bournemouth and chose to stay here. It was pricey but we wanted to stay somewhere nice and thought it would be worth it. When we entered the room we noticed an obvious burn mark in the middle of the room, the toilet didn't flush and if you want food or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to the Oceanview hotel, a great location in between boscombe and Bournemouth beaches. Nice walk along the cliffs each way to both. Large very spacious boutique family room new carpet very large bed plus another single bed. Luckily both times we have had a lovely see view as well, the swimming pool looks nice but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel very last minute for a random weekend away, the location is perfect, just across from the beach and in walking distance of the oceanarium along with many other attractions and resturants. The hotel has a beautiful pool although it wasn't warm enough to use I imagine it's lovely in the summer. The room was clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for the bank holiday weekend with my husband and 14-month old baby. This is a typical English seaside hotel. No bathrobes or mini bars, but clean, friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble. We had a sea view room with a cot for the baby. There was plenty of room for all our clobber, and all... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good staff and food,hotel itself very dated ,old fashioned,great view of the sea and quiet location, possibly for the older generation,15min walk to town and main beach area .pool area nice and water looked clean but didn't go in bit cold

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

just had a 3 night stay at the ocean view 7th till 11th of april staff were very friendly and polite The hotel is very tired and worn and in need of a full refirbishment breakfast was great and plenty of it but you have to go next door in the evening to the cottonwood hotel for your dinner but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had great 2nights at ocean view hotel spacious room lovely view,extremely helpful and pleasant staff.Good buffet breakfast and nice evening meal at sister hotel.Overall excellent value for family of three.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First night here , there didn't seem to be much parking here and we thought we d have to pay down the road to park which we did as we couldn't get in the car park however the receptionist after taking down our details said we can park at the collingwood hotel and the bay view hotel car parks could... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found all the staff to be friendly and welcoming. I will be sure to pass on your great review to our chefs. We are very lucky at the hotel to have such a skilled team of chefs who really do produce dishes of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have just returned from a fabulous Easter weekend in Bournemouth staying at the Ocean View. It's location couldn't be better being right across the road from the sea. Aside from that, what makes this hotel so special are the amazing people that work here. The food was simply outstanding, so Bravo to the Chef. The staff, well, they were... More 

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

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Easter weekend at the hotel. It was a great weekend and I had many other very positive comments from others in your group. We are very lucky to have such a committed team of staff at the hotel who really do always try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well , what can I say !! I had to go to Bournemouth to help clear out my Aunt's flat ( on Valentine's Day ) , not very romantic. However prior to me staying I got a courtesy call from the hotel to see if they could make my Valentines stay more memorable after explaining that my mate and I... More 

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