Arrived late in the evening for a conference with colleagues, member of staff on reception didn't seem interested. Outside of hotel has a yellow sign looked very tacky, reception area didn't look to bad (it was what I would have expected from an older hotel), got keys and went to rooms, on the way to rooms the decor got worse and worse, duct tape holding down carpets in hall!
One colleague was unable to walk to well so requested a room with lift access, the lift which you could only get to by walking up several stairs was an ancient cupboard sized lift, on getting to the floor required my colleague then had to walk up more steps in order to arrived at the rooms.
The corridor outside my room had a musty/damp smell, on opening the room I found a tiny single bed (in fact I think it was smaller than a single), the room was stinking of a musty damp smell. down the back of the bed was full of hairs and balls of dust, the bathroom was an avacado coloured suite, with a wash hand basin which was not much bigger than a airplanes wash hand basin. The bath had a dirty off-white coloured half curtain which only covered half the bath, the toilet didn't flush.
Had to sleep with the window open to try and clear the stink from the musty room, this meant that I didn't sleep very well due to the road noise, and itching.
In the morning I needed a shower, however all I got out of the shower was a dribble.
Breakfast was very basic but ok.
All my colleagues had similar rooms to me, so we checked out after one night. There are far nicer rooms available in Bournemouth in other hotels.
Basic/Cheap hotels like this one still need to have the following basics :
clean & non-damp smelling rooms,
A properly working toilet.
a shower that has more power than a dribble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is situated on the top of west cliff with uninterrupted views of the sea and our garden. We are two traditional hotels joined to form the current establishment. As we are built on a hill we only have limited facilities for guests with mobility problems. If you like the more traditional environment in preference to modern boxes then give us a try. ... more less
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