A few positives about this hotel are it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and the town centre and there are quite a few pubs and restaurants around. I stayed with a friend and we are both students so the price was brilliant - it worked out at £10 a night each. Continental breakfast is included although this consists of Asda value bread that you toast yourself and the choice of 2 cereals. I believe you can pay for a full English but I have no idea how you go about doing that and I can't imagine it would be that nice.
On arrival we were greeted straight away and shown to our room but we were given no information whatsoever - we were just told people would 'be around' if we needed anything. Therefore we had to go and find them to ask where breakfast was and what time. There was also a whiteboard in reception with a list of meals under each day and prices which we assumed they cooked but we were never told how we went about ordering this or what time dinner was and we chose to eat out every night anyway.
The room was VERY basic - don't expect any towels, shampoo/shower gel sachets or even a bin! There was a dressing table with no mirror or chair so that defeated the object. The beds were average - nothing good to say but nothing bad either. We had no shower so we both had to run a bath every night/morning and the mirror in the bathroom was cracked.
On our first day we opened the window to let some fresh air in but we couldn't shut it after; it was completely stuck and we were on the ground floor so it wasn't exactly safe. We wern't told what time they locked the main doors so some nights we could walk in but other nights we had to ring the doorbell and wait for someone to let us in.
At the end of the day we had a roof over our heads and somewhere to sleep but this hotel is far from decent but you get what you pay for. If I were to visit Bournemouth again I wouldn't come back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to St Michael’s Hotel, one of the liveliest hotels in Bournemouth! Situated in a prime location right in the heart of Bournemouth, it is just a few minutes walk from the beach as well as all the popular and vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants. Perfect on the weekends for Stag’s and Hen’s, group bookings and parties!! The St Michael’s Hotel also offers comfortable and spacious sleeping accommodation for families, with our welcoming and friendly staff on hand to help make you feel at home. All rooms are equipped with the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. With a wide variation of room types the hotel can offer accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Michaels Bournemouth
- Hotel St Michaels