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Park Central Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AJ, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for New Year's Eve, as part of a New Year package with the Crab Restaurant which is situated below the hotel. Upon arrival, we found that we had to park the car over the road in the main BIC car park, which wasn't a problem, but we only discovered this upon arrival. The staff were friendly and efficient, and the room was fantastic although again, when my wife booked, she asked for a sea view to be told that they didn't have any available. The room we checked in to had a sea view, although it was extremely warm even with the radiators off and the window open. The only issue is that a room facing the front and a window open is that you hear all the party goers coming back from the clubs at all hours which can be disturbing. The location is fantastic for the BIC, Bournemouth pier and for walks on the front, as well as the town centre and we would probably stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in January. Staff very frienly and helpful, and we were given a free upgrade on arrival. Room large and clean and bed very comfortable. Breakfast was very nice, with options for cereal, and pastries. Location of hotel is directly across the road from the BIC so would be perfect if seeing a show. Overall we liked this hotel very much and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Bournemouth.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at Park Central Hotel for two nights and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the moment we arrived, we were happy with our choice. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. We were given the chance to leave our luggage in the hotel before check-in whilst we explored the area. The hotel was located in an ideal area with everything nearby, like the Pier, the Bournemouth International Centre, the Pavilion, Oceanarium, the town centre with many popular high street shops and department stores and the Lower Gardens.

When we returned to the hotel, we found out we were upgraded to a Sea View room, located on the top floor loft. The double room was clean, spacious with spectacular sea views. Bed was comfy, towels were clean, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee were provided, as well as a hair dryer and iron.

The breakfast provided at the hotel restaurant was reasonable, with a choice of buffet and hot meals.

Overall, the hospitality of staff was very welcoming and the whole experience was excellent. We would definitely return there again.

Mr and Mrs U

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Apart from a small bar area (we counted 8 seats) in the Crab restaurant, this "hotel" has no communal areas to sit and read the paper or socialise. We were in an executive room, (406) which was disappointing. No one had tested the facilities, there was no plug anywhere near a mirror and the kettle had to be placed on the floor to be plugged in. The wardrobe was in the lounge and we both bumped legs getting round the bed in the bedroom and negotiating the tv. Bathroom had a very small shower cubicle (neither of us is overweight) and a cloakroom basin with very poor lighting. If they knocked down the wall between the bedroom and the sitting area it would be a lovely spacious room and much more comfortable. To be 4 star they should have spent a little more in the bathroom. Having said all that, the staff are very friendly and the hotel is very clean. Food was good but a bit more fresh fruit at breakfast would have been in order for 4 star, Hope this is not too picky a review.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Four of us stayed for two nights, just after Christmas, and the welcome could not have been warmer. All the staff are really friendly, and the hotel's location makes it an ideal place to start from when visiting the local attractions in Bournemouth itself. We all loved The Crab restaurant, where we enjoyed wonderful meals, and a lovely relaxed atmosphere, served in an attractive room, overlooking the sea and the busy street scene outside.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Stayed at the Park Central on a Christmas package. Our entire experience from booking through to check-out was excellent. Staff were very helpful and friendly, food was superb and room large spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The various activities organised were well thought out and enjoyable. Would recomend to others and will be returning ourselves.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited the Park Central Hotel for their Christmas package again this year. As we have come to expect the service and staff were excellent, nothing was to much trouble. The entertainment was well organised and very good. The location for the town centre is good, a walk through the park for 10 mins and you're then in Town. (look out for the squirrels in the park they are funny).
once again a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear are quieter. We had room 203 which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Park Central Hotel

Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Park Central Hotel, the newest four star hotel in Bournemouth. With our 50 unique rooms each with its own individual and modern look, we can proudly offer luxury accommodation which is stylish, sleek and original. Indulge in our accommodation with all the luxuries you will expect from a four star hotel. You could not ask for a better seafront location then the one Park Central Hotel has to offer. With the Bournemouth International Centre adjacent to the hotel and the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre only a two minute walk away, we have the perfect location for both business and leisure. Crawl into bed for a sound's night sleep in our comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen, thick duvets and plush pillows. Wake in the morning, relaxed and refreshed to in-room tea and coffee facilities, power shower and deluxe toiletries. With complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and sleek flat-screen televisions, our rooms offer the perfect blend of innovative design and contemporary boutique luxury hotel accommodation. ... more   less 
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