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“Afternoon Tea!” 5 of 5 stars
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Langtry Manor Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 Derby Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QB, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Bournemouth
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We took my mother in law here for her 91st birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the tea absolutely delicious. The scones were superb. The staff were lovely and made us feel most welcome. We were shown the kings room and other memorabilia to do with Lilly Langtry. We all agreed it was a very pleasurable afternoon despite the awful weather outside.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Visitor,

It is really nice to know that you enjoyed the tea and your visit to us despite the weather we are all suffering at the moment. Before coming to Bournemouth 35 years ago I lived a long time in Southampton and ran a business at the Bargate. So it is especially pleasant to me to know that you enjoyed your visit.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Recently stayed at this small privately run hotel for 2 nights. We had a couple of minor issues which initially put us on the wrong footing, however these were sorted out and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a room with Jacuzzi bath. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food (breakfast and dinner) were excellent. So nice to get a hot fresh breakfast as opposed to the standard hotel tepid buffet. The hotel is in an ideal location to springboard into Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole, with buses only a short walk away. Price wise, very reasonable. Some rooms may seem small, but they have all the necessary amenities. We didn't get chance to use the fitness centre at a nearby hotel, so can't comment. We look forward to going back later in the year.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Guests,

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor. I look forward to meeting you when you return. If you are not already a member I recommend you join our Langtry Manor Loyalty club whose members receive a number of advantages and offers as well as a 10% discount on accommodation on return visits within the year when they are booked directly with us
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Middletown, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed only 1 night and were sorry we couldn't stay longer. We were put in the Sarah Bernhardt Room (emoting optional) and found it large with a fireplace (non-working) and a cramped but adequate bathroom with plenty of hot water and a huge tub/shower. Breakfast was in the lovely ballroom and was ample and delicious. The house is chock full of memorabilia, the staff was very friendly and interested in chatting about the house and its history, including the filming of some of "Lillie," starring Francesca Annis (whom we had met twice). Great fun, and comfortable. We had dinner at the hotel, which was pleasant but not outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, the hotel and its history. I hope to see you if you come down this way again. If you do I recommend you try our Edwardian banquet on Saturday evenings which as well a a six course meal includes a sequence with Lillie Langtry (or rather her double) talking about her life and times.
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed for one night in the Grand National room. What a gorgeous room with fab jacuzzi bath. Spotless and spacious. The staff were all lovely and couldn't do enough to help. Breakfast was delicious and very relaxed. Overall a lovely romantic night in a gorgeous hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Jo,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Langtry Manor. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay will us so much, we pride ourselves on being a place for romance and it is so good to and it is heart-warming to know that we are pleasing our guests so much.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Boracay, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed over new year for 2 nights including the gala masquerade ball on NY eve. The building is impressive and with the links to the Langtry period is sprinkled about the hotel. The multi cultural staff are excellent and made our stay comfortable and very pleasant. The meals are very good and made on the premises by a good chef. Now the bad bits... The place has been modernised to a degree ... But the furniture and bathroom was chipped, scraped and rusty. For the price one would not expect a cheap rusty iron shower curtain with very cheap shower rings. We particularly were looking forward to a luxury jacuzzi and the tiny bathroom and tardy fittings disappointed us. The bathroom was really tiny. Far from luxurious. The NY eve ball was fitting for the elderly with an elderly gentleman on an electric organ (see photo). Reminded me of Jess Yates but less talent.Needless to say we left well before 12. Overall this is a nice place but very overpriced relying on the history of the building. The staff are great but we won't be back. We did not bother to walk the few minutes to go to the shared fitness centre.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback this will help us enormously in improving things in the future and I am very pleased that you liked the hotel, and found your stay comfortable and the service and food so good.

Of course any price seems too high if it did not meet or exceed your expectations and I do understand you did not enjoy the entertainment.

Not long ago the hotel was redecorated in a ''distressed look'' which was very fashionable at the time. However this does not excuse the use of cheap fittings and clearly chipped furniture in your room and these will be replaced/renovated as part of this years maintenance program. In an historic building it is not easy to change the size of the bathroom. For your next visit should
you change your mind about coming back please do not hesitate to mention your expectations when booking.

Music is of course a matter of taste and while some people really liked it others like you were disappointed or felt that it was not as good as prior years. We are revising our strategy on this and considering alternatives either having a different level of entertainment or having a separate dance room and entertainment for those who prefer a different style. It is no excuse but it is extremely difficult to book the right entertainment for a New Years party. What I can commit to you is that should you return for a New Years party at the end of 2014 you will find an amazing change in the entertainment. Lets hope it will be more to your taste! Again do not hesitate to contact me to discover its style at the time of booking.

Thank you once again for helping us improve.
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Excellent from start to finish. We couldn't have wished for better.
The staff attention to us was second to none- the meal was excellent as was the evening buffet.
Our room was first class - bed very comfortable and cleanliness first rate.
Breakfast the following morning was great too.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
What a lovely review for a very special couple! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and feedback with so many. I am so glad that you found everything to your liking on your special day and I shall ensure our staff are made aware of your delight.

Thank you once again
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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Thank you Langtry Manor for a truly unforgettable stay. The room was impeccable and luxurious. The staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and the food was sublime. We had a lovely relaxing stay and felt very welcome by the whole team. Thanks.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Pamela H, Owner at Langtry Manor Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

First I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with so many others. We love to hear such high praise of course and the staff love to know there efforts have been appreciated.

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and loved the hotel, food, and service. And look forward to seeing you again soon to thank you in person.
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Address: 26 Derby Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#11 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#17 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Langtry Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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