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The Ocean View Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
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Ranked #38 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The level of service was exemplary, the staff whilst almost exclusively of foreign extraction, were smartly presented and attentive at all times. What spoiled my stay over three days was the lack of attention to detail in the cleaning. It all has a tired look and whilst the buffet breakfast was varied enough it would disappoint those who insist on... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked a disabled room, sea view, for our Anniversary for 4 nights in early August. We were a bit worried driving down about parking the car having read some of the reviews, but we needn’t had worried as upon arrival as I was looking for a vacate spot when a member of the hotel staff showed us to a reserved... More

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Oxfordshire, UK
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The views are amazing and the pool was cold, but clean. Breakfast was good and an issue with noisy guests keeping us awake through the night was dealt with well. The wifi is non-existant and the shower is rubbish, but these were really the only downsides.

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England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fancied a trip with the family down to the Bournemouth Coast, so we took our chances on the Ocean View. Family room was booked for two nights and upon arrival we were met by the very friendly and accommodating staff. Parked our wagon in the small car park and headed to the room. The lift was straight out of a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often go away by myself just to chill and relax without having to travel too far, so chose a three night stay in Bournemouth as I hadn't been for years - in fact about 20. On check-in, the friendly receptionist took my details and gave me a pass for my car which fortunately found a park in the fairly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights as a break away for my partners birthday. When we arrived they had put a card in the room for him which I thought was a lovely touch ! The room was very nice and clean with a sea view. Staff were friendly and would do anything to help on request. The pool was very... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hotel at the last minute whilst on the road so didn`t really get a chance to do any research. Have to say I`ve never experienced anything quite like this. The place reminds you of a shabby 1920`s museum which is more than likely the era when this hotel was last decorated. The hotel is in need of major... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with the negatives, I requested a particular room beforehand (a fancy looking one from the pictures which also had a sea view balcony) and was promised this due to it being my partners birthday. This request was not met and we were given a bog standard room worth 1/3 of the price! The floorboards were so damn creaky that... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very dated...with the exception of the bar area. We were in a room facing the road and side /back area of the hotel. Bed bases looked like they were taken off a skip...two single bases moved together to make a double....one of bases was covered with material which was stapled onto it.....mattress bit hard.....red runners on the... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Communal areas are nice. Room was the worst I have every stayed in. The bathroom is carpeted with carpet soaked in urine. The mattress will give you a back ache as it is ancient. The management are terrible. I would not recommend this hotel.

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Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ocean View Hotel 3*
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With beautiful views of the coastline from the cliff top, the elegant Ocean View Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and leafy gardens. Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre is 10 minutes’ walk away. The spacious bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi, and some feature spectacular sea views or a private balcony. Guest can relax on the terrace beside the swimming pool, set within the gardens. The Ocean View’s restaurant offers a menu using fresh local ingredients, with classic cocktails on offer in the stylish bar. The seafront hotel is directly above miles of golden sandy beach, accessed by pathways or the cliff-top lift (in summer only). Guests have free parking, and Bournemouth Railway Station is 1.2 miles away. ... more   less 
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