We stayed at very short notice (booked the night before!), as we needed to find somewhere to stay for one night to visit relatives. We actually chose this B&B as it was the cheapest one we could find at the time, and although the reviews we had seen were great we were not too worried about it as we were not planning to stay long-term.
As it turned out we were incredibly lucky to find such a gem of a place!
Karl was lovely, very laid back and friendly and very accommodating (moved his car when we got back at 11pm so we could park in front of the hotel).
Our room was at the front but the noise from the road was not at all intrusive. The room itself was beautifully clean, as was the bathroom, and complimentary items provided were of extremely high quality.
The bed was wonderfully comfy and I slept extremely well.
Breakfast - well this was amazing, initially I was a little disappointed to find we had to pay extra for a full English, but we just opted for the continental anyway. I was very glad I had, as the range of cereals was stunning, catering for all tastes including those with allergies to wheat. The crowning glory was Karl's fresh fruit salad - delicious, fresh and full of top quality fruits such as mango, blueberries, strawberries to name a few!
The garden was also a delight as were the two cats that befriended us!
I would highly recommend this place for both short and long stays and if ever we are back that way would stay here without hesitation.
Thanks karl for making the stay so wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Strand Hotel is a small guest house in the centre of Boscombe offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Boscombe Pier and beaches are just a 5 minute walk away, whilst the centre of Bournemouth with many attractions is just 1.5 miles away. The O2 Academy Bournemouth is a 3 minute walk from the hotel, and AFC Bournemouth football ground is about 1 mile away.The room price includes a continental-style buffet breakfast (cooked breakfast available at extra cost) and there is free wifi access throughout the hotel. ... more less
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