On arrival we found that the carpark was already full. Fortunately there was a parking space on the road opposite the hotel with a very reasonable charge.
The two female receptionists on arrival and departure were very friendly and helpful, as were the staff in the restaurant at breakfast. The breakfast choice was ok, but on the second morning we had breakfast in the Cumberland, one of the sister hotels, and thought it definitely had the edge on choice and quality.
Our room was terrible! I'm sure it must have been the worst in the hotel, and certainly the worst we have ever stayed in. Although clean, it was VERY small; dark, as it was on the side of the building with the neighbouring hotel just feet away, and although the window was wide open the room was very hot and airless. We were in Bournemouth for a wedding, so in such a small, hot and claustrophobic environment it was a nightmare getting ready. Definitely not worth the money!
This hotel is in a very good location, with excellent views to the front and one side, so I would recommend anyone booking to make sure to choose their room carefully, and arrive early if you want to park in the hotel carpark.
Also, although we didn't need it personally as we were at a wedding in a neighbouring hotel, there didn't seem to be any entertainment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantastic Bar and Terrace overlooking Bournemouth's beautiful coastline. Superb Swimming Pool with sun loungers and modern outdoor seating. Brilliant new bar menu launched, serving a great selection of Fresh Salads, Light Meals and HOMEMADE BURGERS. An excellent location for a comfortable stress free break in Bournemouth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cliffeside Hotel Bournemouth
- Cliffside Hotel Bournemouth