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“Another Great Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Connaught Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32 West Hill Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England   |  
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Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Another Great Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is the second time we have visited this hotel. Unfortunately the dining room was fully booked the evening we arrived. However the staff recommended a couple of good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Our room was a good size and very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was a delight! We shall be returning for our third visit soon!

Room Tip: The rooms in the Lodge appear to be bigger than those in the hotel. However all rooms are decorated...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Good to see you back Holidayhaunts and thank you for another great review. If you book on our own website you will see a new link to enable you to book a table in Blakes at the same time - I would not want you to miss out again!! theconnaught.co.uk

Best wishes

David F Miller
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  • 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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Chelmsford, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Our second visit for New Year. This time staying at the Lodge. We had a family room as we had our daughter with us so had plenty of room and kettle for teas/coffees. As our last visit you could not fault the food. Tasty and very well presented. Always plenty of choice at breakfast; pastries, cooked breakfast, cereals etc. The spa is also worth a visit, used the gym, pool, sauna and steam room. Had a very relaxing massage.

Well done Connaught, another successful New Year's celebrations.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Many thanks Global-ant and a very happy New Year to you all. See you next year!!

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David F Miller
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Leamington Spa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Third visit and even better than before. Took my wife for the first time and she was delighted to find a teapot in the room As an avid tea drinker this was much appreciated. Also she was pleased to note that all the crockery was manufactered in Stoke - her home town - so another plus. The room was excellent with all mod cons and even a walk-in wardrobe. Breakfast was of the usual high standard served in the lovely dining room. Parking was no problem and the free wi-fi was very welcome.
Staff were welcoming,pleasant and professional. I am looking forward to my next visit. This hotel is a must if you are visiting Bournemouth.

Room Tip: Room 201 in the Lodge is superb.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
A delightful, comprehensive review Chrisatholly, thank you very much. We have carried out a great deal of refurbishment works in the Lodge over the past 12 months with more planned for 2013 - your "it gets better every time" comment is very welcome.

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David F Miller
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Just returned from a weekend away and have to say was perfect. Check in was a breeze with the staff warm and friendly, offering to to show us to our room and carry our luggage too. Room was spotless and had everything we needed. Made use to the pool,sauna,jacuzzi and steam room which were all clean and well maintained. Great facilities. The wife had an aromatherapy massage which was her first, she couldnt get over how profesionnal the set up was and enjoyed every minute. Breakfast was well laid out and catered for all tastes with staff again very friendly and helpfull. We had room service on a couple of occasions which arrived prompt. Hotel in walking distance of the beach and town centre so we parked the car and didnt move it for the whole stay - just as well as previous reviews had mentioned car park a little on the small side and cars being double parked. On the whole cannot fault anything. Staff were all warm and friendly and would recommend a stay here to anyone.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 2nd floor of the lodge and hardly heard a noise throughout our stay
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
What a splendid 5 Star review Mark, thank you very much. It was really nice for us all to read just how much you both enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of all the facilities - I hope you're already planning a return visit!!

Best wishes and a very happy New Year to you both

David F Miller
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had an excellent night's stay.We were attending a show at the BIC. The hotel is very convenient for this venue. The free parking was a bonus. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and there were tea and coffee making facilities in the room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hope you had as good a time at the show Valerie - many thanks for your super review.

Best wishes and a very happy New Year.

David F Miller
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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We arrived at the reception desk and were greeted warmly, were booked in to the hotel quickly and smoothly and given directions to our room. We were also asked if we needed help with our luggage. Our room was clean, warm and the decor was fresh and up to date. The room was very comfortable and well equipped.
The breakfast menu was comprehensive and we were at no time rushed from our table or rushed through courses.
When checking out we were again asked if we needed help with our luggage.
All staff were polite and approachable. The hotel itself is an ideal place to stay if you are attending a show at the BIC

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thank you for your "excellent" review Sharon. Best wishes to you and your family for 2013.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

On way home after spending Christmas at the Connaught. We stayed in the lodge, we previously had a family room booked but due to the refurb it was no longer suitable. We ended up with 2 rooms which actually worked really well. The rooms are basic and televisions are really small but other than that they met all our needs.
Things worth a mention are: swimming pool, sauna etc. lovely to be able to use these modern facilities over Xmas period. Attention to detail: the bowls of sweets everywhere were lovely and very appreciated by the children. The games all set out in the suite in the lodge was perfect for traditional family fun. The visit from father Christmas was very well done, kids got fab personalised presents for their age group etc and quality time plus photo! Champagne reception Xmas eve was great. The quiz, games and activities were all very family orientated, we felt as a family that we had been very well looked after by all the staff as they were so friendly and helpful.
Food was gorgeous, loved afternoon tea, breakfasts and my sea bass on Xmas day was heavenly, thanks to Victoria for looking after us throughout.
There were a lot of older clientele at the hotel and the disco in the evenings was a little haphazard but everything else was perfect and we never once felt like our children were a nuisance as can sometimes happen in hotels.
Hoping to return next year :)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
A great review of not only the hotel but also our Christmas celebrations - Santa was delighted to be mentioned in despatches as was Viktoria - thank you. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Best wishes to you and your family for 2013.

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Address: 32 West Hill Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Connaught Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more   less 
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