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“An Good Hotel in a Good Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Menzies Carlton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Overcliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DN, England   |  
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Ranked #36 of 70 Hotels in Bournemouth
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An Good Hotel in a Good Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed here last month while I was on a business trip. The hotel is located on the seafront and just couple of minutes walk from the town. The location is quite handy if you wan to go out for drinks or food. The seaview room given to me was very nice and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good and highly recommended. The staff were very good. The complemetry tea bags (Pure Tea Selection) in the room were nice and of good quality. Now I am trying to buy them online (cant find them in any super markets). The only disappointment was the fitness centre (Few heavily used old equipments kept in a small room). I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are very Good and got really good views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

We went to the hotel for a couple of days as it was our silver anniversary. We were upgraded to a lovely sea view suite which was really appreciated and was a really lovely big room plus lounge area. Everything clean. Breakfast was excellent and varied. Didn't use any leisure facilities. All in all an excellent break in a very nice hotel. Would definitely go back.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed here for a few days to visit our son, we arrived on the Saturday and the hotel was very busy. Our rooms were both lovely and spacious, very clean and full of character. We went for a swim the pool was very nice and warm. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant on the saturday which was extremely busy, the food and the service wasn't great. On the Sunday morning we went for breakfast it was so busy and you had to ask for tea and coffee 4 times and wait half an hour before you got it. The hotel is really well situated and just a short walk from nice restaurants and the town. On the Monday morning we went down for breakfast and it was lovely, it was a lot quieter we were seated straight away and offered tea, coffee etc. I would stay in this hotel again because of its position, nice rooms and nice staff, I would probably avoid the weekends and opt for a weekday break as they don't seem able to cope when it's busy. Also I wouldn't eat in the hotel as the food isn't great and it is only a five minute walk to a variety of restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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verwood
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I recently worked as a Toastmaster at this hotel and must say the staff were all very good, they were attentive and looked after the guests throughout the banquet. Igor the banqueting manager that night, and the waiting staff kept everything flowing from the kitchen and the evening was enjoyed by all the guests.I have read various reprts about this hotel, and I must say every time I work there I enjoy my time there. The function manager works hard to ensure the booking details are correct and I have no problem recommending this hotel as one of the best in Bournemouth for functions, and being on the sea front and having an indoor pool must be a benifit during the english winter, good luck to all at the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Just spent a lovely relaxing weekend at the Carlton hotel in Bournemouth, Staff throughout were friendly, professional and attentive from the warm welcome at reception through to the efficient food and drinks service and the unobtrusive housekeeping. Stayed in a. Seaview room and have no complaints with the room. Pool, gym and spa were a little limited but adequate for a quick dip, run or basic massage, staff in these areas were equally helpful. Would recommend this place for anyone who wants to go away and do little or nothing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

In a package over the weekend in February.

We were put down on a table for 2 where they serve the food. Not the best position. Looking above at the old chandeliers (when it WAS 5 star........now sadly NOT) there were 10 bulbs in the light. Six of them had gone so it was a bit gloomy!

I ordered the wine, a bottle of Chablis. The Wine Waiter asked ME for the bin number. Not a good start!

I had Dover Sole. Lovely. It came with chips..........great you think...........I had 6 chips. Yes 6!

The main waiter did not smile once. It was all a bit tired and sad really.

Wouldn't go back. Faded elegance!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxted, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just returned from a one night ( sadly only one night) stay at the Menzies Carlton. What a lovely break! Every single one of the staff we encountered went out of their way to ensure we were well looked after - from the upgrade to a suite when we arrived ( because the lovely lady on Reception thought that as we were a family we would enjoy it) to our charming smiley waiter at dinner, the spa staff, housekeeping ...everyone was so friendly and helpful. The room was wonderful; spotless, spacious and well equipped (and when we asked for extra cups they were delivered in less than five minutes). We enjoyed the spa and dinner was a real treat - lots of little details that made it feel special and indulgent. Perfect weather helped ( even in February) as it made an early morning stroll on the beach very enticing. Then back for a really good breakfast, plenty of everything and all well cooked and presented. In summary, a great location, excelllent value for money and outstanding service made this a birthday treat to remember. Thank you. PS rated children's activities average only as we didn't use them so can't judge.

Room Tip: Room 217 was fantastic! A bright spacious suite with a good balcony and great view...
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  • Stayed February 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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Additional Information about Menzies Carlton Hotel

Address: East Overcliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Menzies Carlton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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