We stayed here a few weekends ago on a last minute impulse as we were going to the BIC for the evening. As we live less than an hour away it seems indulgent to stay anywhere expensive so we really were looking for somewhere cheap and this fitted the bill. We got a double room with breakfast for £46 and parking on site is also free. Bargain.
So- it was easy to find, car park was not huge but we managed to get the last space at around 6pm on a friday so would imagine most people were already checked in by this point. There is onstreet parking outside also for a charge although free overnight.
Check in was quick- were given key and remote control (!!). We had asked for a quiet room and were a little disappointed to see we were given a room above the function suite. Thankfully we were out til quite late and the funciton was over by the time were returned and there was no noise of any note through the night. Yes the floorboards creak when you move about but it is an old building.
The room was basic and hadnt had a refurb. It is dated and tired. Bed was not great but we were only there for 1 night. Bathroom was clean but again dated. Room was spacious enough with a very 1980's style white dresing table area. Freeview on the TV was handy- some newer hotels still haven't provided this service so that was a bonus. We had to keep the windows open as the room was quite warm, we also had the fan on all night which was provided. Luckily we were overlooking the garden area so had no noise.
Short walk into town and to the beach- less than 10 minutes to shops/BIC/bars and beach area.
Breakfast was the usual hot and cold selection. Didn't eat a great deal as not hungry but what I did have was fine. The dining area was actually quite nice- and if this is a sign of the way the rest of the hotel will be going then things should look up.
Check out was swift. We left the car in the car park tiil later that afternoon which saved us moving it into a pay and display.
Would I stay here again? Yes. It served a purpose- being central and clean. We had no bother from hen or stags, creaky floor boards certainly didn't bother me and are to be expected with the age of the property.
My only advice to the hotel is to really crack on with updating the bedrooms as they are looking quite tired.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a tree lined avenue on the East Cliff, just one road back from the sea, the Hotel Celebrity is a family owned and operated hotel that prides itself on friendly and fully trained staff dedicated to spoil you and cater for your requirements, making your stay a memorable one!!!The Head Chef (Owner’s wife) and her brigade have successfully gained an outstanding reputation for providing traditional “home cooked” food. Alternatively, our vibrant Lounge-Bar, with its stylish celebrity-themed décor, is the ideal place to enjoy tasty food and drinks that uplift your spirit without emptying your pockets!!! Each morning, all guests can partake of our complimentary “all you can eat” buffet breakfast (freshly-cooked traditional Full English, fruits, cereals and plenty of coffee to set you up for the day. The Hotel’s comfortable en-suite bedrooms, with their new mattresses and 32” flat screen TVs, offer very good value for money to guests on a budget seeking 3 star accommodation. We offer free off-road parking facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas. Superb location, just a ten minute walk from the main bus/coach and railway station, Hotel Celebrity is just a short stroll from Bournemouth sandy beaches, town, Pavilion Theatre and BIC. Whether you are on your own, you’re a family, in a party, on holiday or “down for business”, you can always be sure you will have a warm welcome and a lower priced 3 star accommodation as, we believe, great value for money beats a high price!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Quality Inn