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“Decent English holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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The Cumberland Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH13AF, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Decent English holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good value for money. Very good for a three star hotel. Very good generous breakfast and in general dining and bar at the hotel have been a good experience. Quite stylish decor of the dining area. Decent swimming pool and the area around it. Beautiful weather helped. The dog was restricted to the room only. Overall, we did not find Bournemouth very dog friendly as most of the beaches do not allow dogs and finding a place to eat out with a dog is rather difficult. Not likely to go with the dog there again.
The room - decent size, comfortable beds but smelly wardrobe so we did not use it.
Overall, the staff were helpful and friendly.
The hotel is close to the beaches. Very good for walking.

Room Tip: we had one of the two rooms for visitors with dogs... rooms overlooking the sea are good
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Dear Inna N,

Thank you for your review. Superb feedback regarding your experience. Will be a pleasing read to the many staff who follow our reviews.

We hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates please visit our website or call our reservations on 01202-298350. We also guarantee the best rate when booking direct.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sunday lunch for a group of 12 in the Mirabelle Restaurant which was to celebrate a friend birthday - we were really impressed with the standard of the hotel, the food and the service; couldn't fault any of it. The restaurant was very busy with other large groups as well but I have to say, the service was excellent. The menu had some great choices and after placing our order the food was served quickly. It was piping hot, tasty and clearly home made. Everyone in the group was really pleased with the choice of venue and I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Dear ahj1970,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the luncheon celebration. Great compliments.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a meal for a family
Members birthday this month and the staff were super friendly, very attentive, food came fast, very hot and fresh. Staff will do anything to help. So relaxed and immaculate decor throughout. Feels very luxurious! Will definitely be returning! Well done all at the Cumberland hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear AJ156.

Thank you for you review. Great comments regarding the hotel and staff. We are pleased that you enjoyed your family members birthday.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

it was our third time in bournemouth so we knew our way round.best place to have a hotel,great views on the beach as hotel was seafront.it was the best hotel yet that i have been to in bournemouth as it has great service clean rooms and wonderful volume as it was quiet at night time and fine in the day.
i would give it 5 stars

Room Tip: if you are choosing a family room i suggest number 208 or 405
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear ariel w,

Thank you for your review. Thank you for your 5 stars, means a lot to the members of staff who work hard delivering excellent customer service and maintaining our product.

We hope to welcome you back soon again, as I am sure you will be. Please visit our website or call or reservations on 01202-298350.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Mr Kevin Wood
Director

My wife and I stayed in Room 121 of the Cumberland Hotel for one night on Tuesday, August 5 and could not have been more delighted with our experience. We are rarely able to afford such a luxury but on this occasion it was a wonderful gift from out sons.

Our room left nothing to be desired being clean, comfortable and with soft towels for us after a lovely big bath and shower that had plenty of pressure. Please pass our thanks to the staff who must work very hard to achieve such a high standard.

On the subject of staff, we were most impressed at Reception with their efficiency and the genuinely warm welcome. Their smiles made us feel our brief stay would be special and indeed that proved to be the case. In fact we found the staff everywhere gave such prompt and courteous service that someone never seemed to be far away!

Breakfast and dinner were superb as was the service and so please thank all those we did not see whose talent and skill resulted in meals to remember! When I asked for the names of those who came to our table they were written down as Meri, Greg, Rubina and Franklim. A big thank you to each one.

The decor was absolutely wonderfully and captured an era of grace and style that we had never seen before and left us feeling that the stress of modern living was far away.

Finally we could not quite get over the heated swimming pools (both outside and indoor) that we thought were quite a luxury and greatly enjoyed - even if the outside one was from the comfort of sun lounges.

As you can imagine, we left with great regret and a determination to return again at the earliest opportunity.

Please accept our most grateful thanks to everyone who makes staying at The Cumberland such a memorable experience.

Kind regards and best wishes,

John and Dianne Adams

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view (more expensive). Room 121 (no sea view) is at end of corridor so ve...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Mr & Mrs Adams,

Thank you for posting you letter on our TripAdvisor page. It was great to get the letter, and it was read to our heads of department at our weekly management meeting. It was heartfelt, and rewarding.
It was our pleasure making you feel comfortable and welcome. We hope to see you soon again.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a lovely evening! 65th Retirement and Birthday Dinner held for Harry at the Cumberland Hotel for 18 friends and all of them enjoyed it so much that we are still receiving Thank You cards now. Saying how fantastic the food was, and the way the staff were so attentive - and most importantly smiling and happy and not in a rush.

There was a slight wait for our friends but the staff were very accomodating and were very happy to wait for our friends to arrive. And allowed us to dine slightly later than anticipated.

The staff could not do enough for us it was fantastic. At the end of the meal all the Dining Staff came around the table with a Birthday Cake and sang Happy Birthday.

Dear the Owners, Mr Hood - we are so greatfull for letting us have a lovely evening. We have been to The Cumberland Hotel before as we really enjoy the great atmosphere and the 'Art Deco' styled public areas including the most amazing Bar and Dining Room overlooking the gorgeous Portfolio Swimming Pool with the Dolphin.

Harry would just like to say thank you to all the Staff and to Becky for arranging this lovely evening.

Thank you

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet and their best room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Jane_C807,

Thank you for your review. Great to read such positive feedback regarding your experience. We are also pleased it was so enjoyable for you.

We hope to welcome you back soon again. Please check our website or call our sales on 01202-298350 for the latest offers.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a sea view room with a balcony (the red room) and it was lovely. Very calm and could just relax. The room overlooked the outdoor pool too which was lovely to swim in as we had very hot weather. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only minor gripe was the time it took for our food to come out at the restaurant and to get served. Overall an extremely pleasant stay and will come back again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Mark A,

Thank you for your review. Very pleasing comments regarding your stay with us. The hotel has been buzzing as usual, but with the heat even more so local patrons. My sincere apologies for the slight wait on food, I can only imagine that the kitchen was very busy and they were ploughing through the orders as quick as they can. Our food is prepared fresh, with local sourced ingredients, but the wait is worth it for the extra care and attention.

We hope to welcome you back soon again. Please call direct on 01202-298350 or visit our website. We do guarantee the best rate booking direct.

Best Regards,
Sean Nell
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Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH13AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#5 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#5 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more   less 
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