I booked a double room for three nights and was given room 317, which was very cramped and I'm not even sure that the bed was a full double. Having discovered an alternative hotel nearby at similar price with vacancies, I was going to check out after one claustrophobic night, but was persuaded by the receptionist to view an alternative that would be available for my final two nights. The contrast was 'enormous'(!) - spacious room, bed the size of two singles, and much bigger bathroom too. Buffet Breakfast included in the rate was reasonable (if a bit slow at being replenished), but at the advertised £10.95 if not included would have seemed a bit steep, especially as the only freshly cooked option was waffles - for an extra £4! No porridge on offer, plenty of hot cross buns as it was Easter but no way to toast them. Quiet location but within walking distance of station (10-15 mins), town centre (10-15 mins) and a selection of restaurants in nearby Old Christchurch Road (5-10 mins). I'm sorry that my first impressions of the hotel were spoilt by room 317: I think they should re-classify it as a single or offer a discount if sold as a double. I'm sure they were hoping I would not complain.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Royale
- Best Western Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Best Western
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The privately owned Best Western Hotel Royale is situated on Bournemouth's exclusive and tranquil picturesque East Cliff. All 64 bedrooms - including eight spacious Studio family rooms - have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. The modern leisure club boasts a large and airy indoor swimming pool. Adjoining the leisure club are the hotel's beautiful sheltered gardens, ideal for soaking up the Bournemouth sun. ... more less
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