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The Ocean View Hotel

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised my girlfriend last week with a few days in Bournemouth. Did some shopping, walking and visited the Oceanarium. We were lucky with the weather as it was clear the whole time though it wouldn't have mattered. Loads of things to do close to the Hotel. The hotel itself is clean, comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Staff all friendly & very welcoming, allowed us to leave car in car park all day as we arrived in the morning to go walking. Hotel room was very small & dated but very clean. Breakfast was very good & again staff friendly & attentive. Great location & great views. I would stay again but hope to get a bigger... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the dreadful gales/rain, we had a great time over 6 nights at the Ocean View. Food was excellent, just to our taste,and despite having to serve two large parties at dinner each evening, the resturant staff coped very well and we never had to wait long between courses. The buffett breakfast comprised almost of everything anyone could have wanted,... More 

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1 Thank Ann G
Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Rooms are brilliant, massive bathroom . Beds are really comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone . Rooms are very clean and tidy , staff are really friendly. Bar area is nicely decorated and looks wonderfull.

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1 Thank Claire D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My bf booked a room for us at this hotel as a surprise for me for our anniversary. I didn't know ab it till the end of our dinner on the night. We went to the room and found that the toilet doesn't flush. I had to call reception twice until finally the manager came upstairs to check on it.... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I made a return visit to this hotel for Christmas and was delighted with the service and the food. The staff were marvellous and the room was luxurious. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Although in a secluded position, the hotel offers easy access to the beach and is within easy walking distance of the town centre, the best... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Attended a Christmas works party here,the meal was reasonable however only 2 small bowls of vegetables on a table 10 + 2 small roast potatoes each DJ was OK. Room Horrid bathroom worse staff miserable

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3 Thank Kim W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We had over 60 guests with us for this weeken, and what a faboulas time we had. The service, rooms, food were excellant. The staff could not have done more to make our stay a wonderful sucess, so much so we booked for next year before we left. Congradulations to the Ocean View

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1 Thank Terry1940
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

we stayed here because the sister hotel was full, we were only staying for one night but would have no problem returning. the staff were great and our breakfast was hot and tasty our sea view room was clean and warm.

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1 Thank kevin g
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We picked this hotel because it was the only one we could get at the time we needed. From the outside it has an air of fading glory, a view reinforced by the missing letter "e " from Hotel (shades of Fawlty Towers). But the receptionist was friendly. polite and helpful and, on first sight, the room looked good with... More 

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