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“A dated hotel in a good location” 3 of 5 stars
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The Trouville Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5-7 Priory Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DH, England   |  
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Ranked #43 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
Arroyo de la Miel
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17 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A dated hotel in a good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Bed in room 102 old and sagging crippled my back and I asked for a single mattress to be laid on the floor, but I was offered another room (101) not next door as might be expected but around several corners up and down a couple of short flights of steps where the bed was slightly better, not good but slightly better.

Water in the bathroom was signed as not drinkable so perhaps a bottle of mineral water in the room would be acceptable.

An old building, or rather a chain of three buildings linked together crating a maze of corridors and a series of interminable fire doors to negotiate and manhandle your luggage through.

Both of the rooms were used had windows looking onto interior walls and roofs that were particularly disgusting due to the pigeon droppgs and and assortment of other detritus that has accumulated on the window sills and and in the “safety nets” that I presume were installed to catch heavier stuff falling from above. As an old building there were other problems, every floor board creaked hardly any windows could be opened (and we were lucky enough to be there in a very hot period)

A good hearty breakfast but Breakfast tea only 1 teabag in a huge teapot.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When I first arrived the hotel seemed nice. Check in was swift and staff were nice and efficient. The room was large and not too bad decor wise. The bathroom was in need of some redecorating. Now the interesting part! Our room had 2 radiators in it Both were on full, only one had a thermostat to turn it off. We were staying in JULY in was at least 25 degrees outside!! It was so uncomfortable even with the windows open. Outside the windows were the air conditioning vents which were very noisy but we put up with the noise rather than boil. I asked at reception if our heating could be turned off and after some difficulty making the receptionist understand what I wanted I was told it would be checked. When we returned that evening the heating was still on and we noticed the radiators in the hallways were also on! There was no chance of our room cooling down with heat being pumped around the whole hotel. The restaurant had the air con on and the windows open!
Also in the evening there was only one member of staff working at the bar who was also seeing to reception so we waited at least half an hour to get served a drink! If they turned their heating off they would be able to afford to pay another member of staff!
Would not stay there again on principle even though the location is good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is traditional but contemporary. If you are walking to the hotel be warned its on a steep hill and even the fittest guy with luggage will find it a challenge.
The bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom could do with been updated. There is a shower over the bath but is connected to the hot and cold taps. The room can get warm in the summer and if you are at the front with the window open it gets noisy with traffic and party of people going to town. We did not have breakfast or dinner there but did hear from other guests it was great.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Having read previous reviews, I was surprised not to encounter squeaky floorboards and faded grandeur. A clean, well-serviced, spacious room on the top floor (217), reached by a perfectly adequate lift.
Good location for the front and the town. Breakfast and evening meal were fine, and I'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

in the right location but in desperate need of a complete overhaul, both décor which was rather shabby, very squeaky floor boards, a lift which Charles Dickens would have been at home in.
The other thing that need overhauling is the service/attitude of the staff from reception to the restaurant. add that to a 40 minute wait between courses
But for all that it was cheap at £70 per room bed and breakfast
You get what you pay for

Room Tip: Room facing the main road was very noisy
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just returned from a weekend stay at the Trouville Hotel.
Yes the hotel is somewhat dated with creaky floorboards etc, but then if you want a characterless or generic hotel then there's always the Holiday Inn.
Found the hotel to be in a great location within minutes of the many bars and restaurants and also a short walk to the beach. Didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food.
Would definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great location but very dated in need of an overhaul and some serious maintenance . Scary lifts and the squeakiest floor boards I have ever heard not a good place to stay with children or if disabled as to get from ground floor to top you need to change lifts and one has a door you would expect to find on the titanic.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Trouville Hotel

Address: 5-7 Priory Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Trouville Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Trouville Hotel Bournemouth

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