Too many cheaper hotels/guest houses in Bournemouth are marred by being dated, dirty and struggling to meet the basics of a comfortable stay. This hotel, which to be fair is more of a small B&B, manages to tick all the basic boxes of a pleasant stay at a very good price. In Bournemouth, it is probably the best budget stay I have had.
It would appear that the place has had a recent revamp as the bedroom was modern, with a good quality power shower and beds. Perhaps it is a bit on the small side for our family room, but storage space is plentiful with fast-free wi-fi and an iron that works well as nice bonuses. Yes, the en-suite is a bit small, but it works well and there is nothing grubby about this place. I found it bright, clean and modern.
The staff clearly care about guests here and that is a nice touch, especially as many larger places lack any personal touch. Car parking appeared to be an issue, but we were allowed to park at a sister hotel owned by the same people, so that was overcome without issue.
I am a big fan of a quality breakfast and although a top notch full English is not on the agenda, at least what you are paying for is pleasant. Basic cereal from brand names, with tea and crumpets etc provided via self-service is ideal for the money, especially as there are plenty of more extravagant options available if they take your fancy.
Overall, it is a very good hotel that works because it does everything it aims to well. There is no extravagance or illusions of grandeur here. If you want free shampoo sachets, mega breakfasts or satin sheets then this is not going to provide any sense of luxury. However if you want just a clean, well-run basic establishment that will provide a pleasant fuss free stay, then look no further.
Little choice, but our room was well positioned.
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