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“Cheap and cheerful” 3 of 5 stars
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Britannia Roundhouse Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Meyrick Rd | Landsdowne, Bournemouth BH1 2PR, England   |  
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Ranked #66 of 76 Hotels in Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for weekend with my partner, overall we was really pleased. The staff were very helpful literally bringing all our drinks food to room and this was even in the early hours of morning :) the restaurant was ok nothing great but for the price reasonable. The room we got was massive more an apartment. ..A seperate lounge which was huge a big double bedroom and a lovely bathroom. There was another room which i assume is an extra bedroom but that was locked. There are ironing facilities in a little room along the corridor. Don't get me wrong it's long overdue a make over but i wasn't complaining the price met what we recieved. It is very close to the beach too and the busy streets of clubs and shops. Be advised that the area there is quite high fir young people wanting to just get drunk

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rather than writing any further reviews, as there are plenty to give you an idea, I have decided to simply show you a few pictures of our room.

They speak for themselves!

Only upside was the location. It's not even value for money.

Room Tip: nothing I can offer here...all of the rooms we saw were awful. All pictures were taken in room 544...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Amazing (comedy) value

Given Bournemouth’s status as one of the UK’s most popular destinations for stag and hen parties coupled with the fact that the Roundhouse is one of the few hotels in the area that provides rooms with three bedrooms, I was expecting the hotel to be a combination of What Happens in Sunny Beach and Hotel Inspectors. No reality TV show, however, could have prepared us for the reality awaiting at the Roundhouse.

Upon entering reception, we were greeted (in June) by the jolly sound of a Christmas CD and several cheerful Christmas decorations. After checking in, the lift took us to the sixth floor where we were met by some serious 80s décor. The look and feel of that period was further enhanced by a complimentary odour that had possibly lingered since that time. When entering our room, it became evident that the treats in store for us at the hotel had only just begun.

The bathroom door had on it a large brownish-red handprint, which resulted in a fun guessing game about how it originated. Our conclusions differed as it could conceivably have either been created via faeces or menstruation. In addition there was a potent smell of cigarettes which, despite the window being fully open, had not yet dissipated. I had thought that the smoking ban (given that it extends even to bus stops) would have prohibited guests from smoking in hotel rooms. Apparently not. Conveniently for anyone who enjoys smoking whilst sitting on the loo, there is an ash tray affixed to the bathroom sink. Less conveniently, the toilet was unfortunately both blocked and leaking onto the floor. The hotel kindly provided a pile of extra towels as a resolution to this.

I had misplaced a sandal strap, so had a look under the beds to see if it had dropped onto the floor. I was somewhat surprised to find that the cleaner had thoughtfully left us with some additional items in the room – a half empty bottle of whisky (with most of the contents spilt onto the carpet) and a rather large pair of leopard print knickers! We let reception know, and their response was ‘yeah, yep’. That was all.

Being certain that stag and hen parties could largely only populate the hotel at weekends, I was prompted to wonder what their other clientele might be comprised of. This question was answered at breakfast on the Sunday, when we noticed a lady on the next table sporting an electronic tag.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you were stuck in a time-warp then this hotel was probably one of the best in the country... in 1980-something. It is old, tired, dirty and the staff impolite -Fawlty Towers is a 5* palace compared to this.

To be fair the rooms are a decent size and the breakfast is ok... and seeing as we were using this hotel as a 'base' for a weekend of drinking it wasn't too bad as we only saw it in darkness.

Room Tip: Make sure you're not above the Reception/Smoking area -the hotel is yet to discover air conditio...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hotel was the worst we have ever stayed in. Dirty very out of date. Even the reception was depressing, this is your 1st impression. The food was terrible and served with the tables joined together like a works canteen. We made an attempt to eat the evening meal, terrible. So for the rest of the holiday we ate out. Would not recommend this hotel to any one.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Luton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with 16 blokes and to be honest it's very basic. The food is edible but nothing special. It is self service so can eat as much as you like.
Bedrooms are also basic but had decent sleep.
It's location is great as the surrounding area is buzzing.
If you want up market don't stay here.
If you want a place as a base with no frills, this will suffice

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a horrible, depressing 'hotel' and I can not think of anything positive to say about it. It is very basic and dated in every respect, and getting a good night sleep was difficult (the hotel is very noisey and the bed we had was very uncomfortable). I recommend staying somewhere else.

Room Tip: Top top - don't stay here, stay somewhere else
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Address: 1 Meyrick Rd | Landsdowne, Bournemouth BH1 2PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #66 of 76 Hotels in Bournemouth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Roundhouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 127
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