Since we were coming from the States, we wanted to reserve something that was not to risky for first couple of nights. This worked for us. Right in the middle of Bournemouth, the Ramada Encore had clean rooms and a good base. On-site parking and free wi-fi. The restaurant is nothing to speak of and other than foreign tour groups, not one ate there. The breakfast was traditional English buffet style. If you are coming in from far away and do not want to take a chance on a smaller place, this works fine.