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Review of Ramada Encore Bournemouth

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Ramada Encore Bournemouth
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Bath Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2NS, England (Formerly Pavilion Hotel)   |  
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Rating summary
  • 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a few days. There's on site parking (free) which is convenient when you don't want to park on the street. Also free wifi with a pretty good signal. The rooms are clean and quite spacious and comfortable with a good sized bathroom. There is a pretty good variety of food at breakfast and the restaurant offers dinner (kitchen closes at 9pm) which is good if you've had a long day and not in the mood to go far. About a 10-15mins walk from the hotel to the beach, shops etc which is quite pleasant. Also a 20 mins drive from Poole, which is very historic for all those who are interested. All in all a great hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestyBournemouth, Director of Sales at Ramada Encore Bournemouth, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
We are very lucky with our location and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took four rooms for a family weekend in Bournemouth. The hotel is quite central, had good parking facilities and was clean and efficient. The rooms were 'minimalist' but were ok - a good bed, a decent TV and a wet-room, although storage was sparse. Breakfasts were self-service and good.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestyBournemouth, Director of Sales at Ramada Encore Bournemouth, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
It is good you enjoyed your stay and our signature hot and cold buffet breakfast. Perhaps sign up to our monthly newsletter on our website to get the latest offers.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our second stay at the Encore. We had a nice room, looking over a car park at the rear/side of the hotel so no traffic noise. The bed is very comfy (nice and firm) and the room is large with a good sized bathroom with walk-in wet room.Tea/coffee facilities are provided in room and the reception are quite happy to provide as much extra milk as you need. Air-conditioning is provided which came in handy as the weather when we stayed was quite warm.
We went out for breakfast (there are several Wetherspoon pubs in the vicinity) so didn't try the breakfast.
The only drawback to the room was the lack of a fridge/mini-bar. I would like to have chilled a drink before I drunk it.
Other guests were a little noise (inconsiderate) when coming in late at night (doors banging at 2 or 3 in the morning), but otherwise, a good stay and we would definitely use the hotel again.
P.S. Free parking provided and the hotel is about a 7 minute walk (down the hill) to the beach.

Room Tip: Get a room towards the back or side to avoid road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestyBournemouth, Director of Sales at Ramada Encore Bournemouth, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, even though some other guests were a bit noisy. Its very hard to monitor this but our night porters are on hand if this was to get too loud.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The `Ramada Encore` is in Bath Road Bournemouth, only a short cab-fare from the railway station or five minutes drive from the main tourist entry route of Wessex Way, and five minutes down-hill walking distance to the eastern beach.
I chose the hotel by default as all other previously used hotels had doubled their high-season prices into the hundred-plus,- so wasn`t expecting much at £85/0 per room for two. - (I was wrong..)
Car-parking was simple, secure and free in the front, rear, or basement garage- (complete with lift to reception above)
The hotel staff were professional, and the hotel and rooms were well designed, spacious, crisp, clean. and quiet enough to sleep with the windows ajar, as the hotel is screened by mature `Cedars of Lebanon`
Generous modern wet-room shower, Room-refreshment facilities, television, wifi, air-conditioning, - and alternative feather pillows on request, were off-set by a not-so-soft bed-base.
Well-cooked full-English breakfast buffet was discounted from £10 to £8/0 if pre-booked,
The front dining room with-a-view was airy and spacious with a civilised alfresco verandah for smokers.
For an inexpensive short stay,- (a relative`s funeral nearby)- I rate this five out of five.

Room Tip: When booking, choose the direct hotel site.- The Ramada `Central-booking-site staff hail from Mars...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestyBournemouth, Director of Sales at Ramada Encore Bournemouth, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
I am glad you came across our hotel by accident and hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I booked this hotel for the central location . It's ideal to walk to town or to the beach . The rooms are nice and I liked the wet room style bathrooms . Some of the staff however could definitely improve on their customer service skills . When I checked in at reception l asked for directions to the beach and town .The lady checking me in referred me to another gentleman who spoke better English . The gentlemen gave me directions but was very dismissive and looked most displeased when I asked him for a map . I chose to eat in the hotel when the food arrived it contained a pot of dried up coleslaw . I asked if it could be changed and it was . When the waiter returned with fresh coleslaw he said it tasted and looked bad as it had dijon mustard in it . The pot was much better so I had clearly been served yesterday's coleslaw . Finally despite there being no more than six customers in the restaurant /reception snd the staff were just chatting no one cleared the table for over half an hour . Overall I wouldn't go back again

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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WestyBournemouth, Director of Sales at Ramada Encore Bournemouth, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
To be honest if I had received this kind of service, I would not go back either and please rest assured this is not our normal high standard and I will be speaking with my team about this.
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Address: 22 Bath Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2NS, England (Formerly Pavilion Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#21 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Encore Bournemouth 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary hotel, close to the town centre, shops and sea. With 114 bedrooms the Ramada Encore Bournemouth is an exciting new hotel experience. The concept is simple - fresh, stylish, vibrant and upbeat, with comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Rooms include doubles, twins and wheelchair accessible twin rooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, with power shower, internet access, generous work area, and more. Car parking on site with no extra charge, and a licensed bar. ... more   less 
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