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MaeMar Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PQ, England   |  
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Ranked #132 of 151 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
somerset
1 review
“hen night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

was a great stay breakfast was good and lots of it ,bar open late , rooms clean and good hot showers
one bed out of the three in our room not good but sheets and bedding immaculate
couldnt have wanted more from this place for the type of weekend we were having or the budget

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Somerset
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

After reading other reviews after I had booked was a bit worried, need not have been, Staff were polite and friendly, bar open very late, good breakfast, beds could do with renewing but bedding clean, overall a good stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Look, top hotels just dont want us on stag weekends so this fits the bill. Rooms were ok, all with bathroom, Bar was open whatever time! We could walk into town and back again! it wasnt the ritz but then we didnt pay for the ritz!

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

I went to the Maemar on a stag party and it did the job. I would not want to take my family there. The room was clean and secure with a basic TV. However, the shower was a small trickle of either boiling or freezing water. The location of the hotel is good as it's ten minutes walk to the town centre and has a bar at the reception.
This is a noisy hotel full of people coming home in the early hours. The breakfast was awful. We had to clear our own table as they were all dirty and had a ten minute minute wait for greasy food. We didn't bother on the second morning.
All-in-all, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Although the name is Maemar hotel shouln't be call hotel at all, some services were not provided or late. Like Room service, we left the room at 10 am after a very sad, and greasy breakfast, we come back at 6pm and our room wasn't done, we were laying in bed when around 6.30 the housekeeper came to check if we needed room service!! Quite late don't you think!
The receptionist was very helpful, he changed us the room as the heating was noisy, he was very friendly with us.
Common rooms were very lonely and a little bit sad. There was a drunk lady, drinking wine early in the morning walking around the tv room bare feet, not very welcoming when you cross the main door.
It is in a very good location, close to town centre and beach. Breakfast room felt a little lonely as we were the only ones, maybe because the offer is not very wide and they take you to the basement for it, so you don't have a nice window to have some natural light.
I won't be coming back, but if you want to spend little money that is what you get.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dulverton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

The staff were very hard to understand.
Room temperature was stifling on arrival. Uncleanliness throughout the whole of the hotel, including the bedding.
Room was unclean containing hairs in the shower, in the sink, on and in the toilet and also some hairs found in the bed. The carpet looked as if it had not been hovered for at least 2 weeks, dirty marks were also found on the walls, ceiling and the radiator.
Double room contained two single mattresses on a double base. Constant noise throughout the night making it very difficult to get sleep, The kettle for the room was a different make for the base meaning making a hot drink was very hard.
If choosing this hotel I would recommend cleaning products such as bleach to be taken in luggage.
*Photos on the website were nothing like the actual hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

It really depends on what you want. I went to this hotel as part of a 16-strong stag party. As far as I'm concerned, it's not a hotel that you book into for a week as part of a holiday and expect have a great night's sleep. For 1 night stays or party weekends, it does it's job.

The few staff that I saw seemed really friendly. Everywhere looked very clean, tidy and fresh. The rooms are possibly recently redecorated.

Location wise, it's walking distance from the beach and the centre.

The main negative point is that the beds are awful. Incredibly soft. However, if you're not planning on staying in bed for too long ( I was in it for just over 2 hours) then it doesnt cause a massive problem.

The bar and lounge area is perfectly suitable with a large screen tv on the wall and a pool table.

Breakfast was half decent aswell. Eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, hash browns all freshly cooked and put out for you to help yourself along with the usual cereal and toast.

Would I go again? If I was going again for the same purpose and with people who didnt want to pay more for a better hotel...then yes, I possibly would.

Would I recommend it? Maybe not but I wouldnt warn anybody against it either.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about MaeMar Hotel

Address: West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #132 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MaeMar Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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