Took advantage of a good-priced 2 night break at this hotel through Amazon Local offer in mid July. Hotel has lovely surroundings with a warm open air pool which my wife made great use of. Only a short, but quite steep, walk through the grounds and down to the beach at Boscombe with its lovely sands.
We had evening dinner both nights in the restaurant and were please with our two-course servings (£14-95) both nights - cod, salmon, beef, duck etc. Three courses (£19-95) also available. All were well cooked & presented. Breakfasts were hot & cold buffets (with some items cooked for you such as poached eggs or kippers - no extra to pay). Could perhaps have been a few more types of fresh fruit available. Sometimes ran a bit low when one of the regular coach parties had been in early.
Restaurant, bars & front of house quite well decorated. We were in the west wing (perhaps because we were on special rate?). Had requested a sea view and did get one overlooking the pool with a side sea view so cannot complain. Room was quite large with nice bay windows, bathroom reasonably modern, bed comfortable. As others have noted, the carpets can be rather stained but are not dirty.
We enjoyed the stay here - in fact, we negotiated a good rate for an extra night as the weather was good (although no allowance towards dinner that had been available through Amazon).
Would come back again, on an offer, to this hotel, with friendly & helpful staff and in a quiet location but close to buses into Bournemouth, & Poole.
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