Well, Renzo ( owner) was waiting behind the (locked) front door when i arrived. He gave me the key, had a very brief chat and that was the last time i saw him. Can't say much about the service, except there was no service front of house.
The room was ok - VERY clean and tidy, but the bed itself was a little tired and it sagged quite noticeably - not the best night's sleep I have had by a long way.
The decor generally is a bit dated and the prints of "old masters" hanging everywhere don't help. It really could be much better than it is.
Breakfast was reasonably good, but starting at 8.30am to 9.15 on a Saturday & Sunday is firstly a bit late and secondly far too short. Likewise dinner was from 6.15 to 7pm only, which makes it a bit rushed.
All in all it is a reasonably average sort of place that really could do with modernizing its decor, and some training in how to do customer service properly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit Britain 4 Star Guest Accommodation with Silver Award and Breakfast Award. An elegant Victorian villa which has been lovingly refurbished to offer comfortable surroundings for your holidays. Situated in a quiet area of the West Cliff, just 5 minutes walk from beach and 10 minutes walk to Bournemouth International Centre and town centre, pier, etc.All rooms are en-suite with bath and/or shower, TV with freeview/radio, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Superior doubles and family rooms have king size or superkingsize beds. Large car park within hotel garden. Free WIFI. Bed and Breakfast with Evening Meal available on certain dates. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your The Winter Dene reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.