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The Winter Dene

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11 Durley Road South | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5JH, England
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The brilliant breakfast was the highlight for me - especially good having my favourite newspaper waiting everyday. Overall, the place is very well run, I loved the attention to detail; smart white linen on the dining tables; the bedroom was very comfortable; fresh clean linen.

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rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a medium-size family run hotel not far from the town centre. It has ample free parking and it shouldn't take more than 15 to walk to the pier. Rooms are a good size and free wi-fi is provided throughout. Of particular interest is the guest lounge, with its original features and paintings, a selection of board games for... More 

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Thank John J
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the book collection. We are lucky to have the lounge for guests to enjoy and we also have seating in the garden during the summer. This year we won Gold in "Bournemouth in Bloom" which we are very proud of. More 

Reading
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The generous breakfast was not the only attraction of this medium sized family run hotel, but it was one of the things that impressed us. Fresh and dried fruit are served daily in their spacious dining area overlooking the garden, with local sausages one of the attractions of the cooked breakfast. Such were the portions, I had to ask for... More 

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Thank KozakReading
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review. We are pleased the breakfast set you up for the day. It is always a pleasure to see people satisfied after an enjoyable meal. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just returned from a short stay at this excellent hotel . The welcome was warm and so was the room. Beautifully decorated and furnished room with a lovely new shower . The breakfast was lovely and the humour of the host was appreciated. We would certainly return.

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rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are renewing some more bathrooms this winter. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Last minute booking for 1 night. Saw the reviews beforehand which on the whole were favourable. On arrival we were greeted by the owner and she was extremely friendly. Our room was room 8 and was perfect. It was beautifully furnished and a really good size. It is such a delight to have a room with real character. The bathroom... More 

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Thank Carole R
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - and for such kind comments. It did wonders for our morale! The Winter Dene is a lovely building with large rooms and plenty of parking and garden space. We hope that our guests enjoy a relaxing stay in comfortable surroundings with good food and hospitality. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Winter Dene hotel is a beautiful building in a great location. Upon arrival I was offered a larger room as it was out of season and I was travelling alone which was great. Although I had the free upgrade there were a number of stairs to climb as I found myself on the top floor. The room was spacious... More 

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rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which we have noted. We are pleased you found the surroundings and location good and hope to be able to welcome you again sometime. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We didn't feel very welcomed by the male host. We arrived at 17:00 to check in. We presented to the front door to ring the door bell. A man appeared from the rear of the house to met us on the steps. He didn't greet himself, he asked what I wanted in a irritated tone of voice. I advised I... More 

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1 Thank Marty H
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

The Winter Dene has been welcoming guests for 21 years - with many returning many times to enjoy the friendly atmosphere, comfortable rooms and the good food that is served here. You did not enjoy your stay, which is a shame because we certainly do not judge people for their way of life. On another site you commented that your... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great mix of modern and traditional .great host super breakfast very clean nice and quiet would love to go back and hopefully will .Hotel also has free parking which is great in centre of bournemouth,stayed with wife as a relaxing much deserved break away from the kids a real treat and well worth the money paid.

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Thank Chris W
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay here. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We booked a long weekend here at short notice due to needing to attend a funeral and wanting to combine the stay with the Bournemouth Air Show. We had room 4 which overlooks the rear garden and was lovely and spacious. The room had everything we needed and was very clean. The shower was great and the whole bathroom looked... More 

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Thank Jeannette_A
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are proud to serve a quality breakfast and we think it is an important part of a stay away from home. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant little hotel in a great location. Great service and value for money. The beach is minutes away as is the centre of Bournemouth. 10 min drive from the airport and free parking. Loads of bars and restaurants close. The owners were great.

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Thank Hannah2304
rompipalla, Owner at The Winter Dene, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we hope you will visit us again. More 

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