U-Escape

U-Escape, Bournemouth: Hours, Address, U-Escape Reviews: 5/5

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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
U-Escape is part of the live, ‘escape the room’ phenomenon that has taken the UK by storm. Suited to teams of 2-6 people, you have 60 minutes to unravel the mysteries and complete your escape. You need to use the power of your mind and communication to solve mental puzzles and physical challenges to ensure successful completion of your assignment and secure your safe return to the real world.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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JoeAndEllie
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a truly excellent Escape Room experience! We booked it more or less randomly to escape a rainy afternoon in Bournemouth, and we were very pleasantly surprised.

To date, we have attended around 15-20 rooms across several different companies in several different cities, and we both agreed that this was one of the very best. The scene-setting by Jodie was very immersive and the atmosphere was maintained throughout with voiceover updates. The room was very well equipped and decorated, and the storyline was engaging enough to remain at the forefront of our minds.

Without wanting to give too much away, the room we attempted was a great balance of logic, code breaking, physicality, and thankfully without any of the more arbitrary "logic leaps" that we've found a little frustrating in rooms with other companies. The room was reasonably challenging for just the two of us, but the requested clues were subtle enough that we still felt like we could attempt and solve the puzzles ourselves.

As we are now reasonably well-seasoned room escapees, I feel I can say with confidence that overall this is easily one of the very best we've done. Thanks again to Jodie for being a fabulous host.
Written September 10, 2021
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Casey C
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
A group of 4 of us completed the Barber Shop mystery as part of my best friends 30th birthday, we had so much fun! The clues were a great mixture of challenging & simple with a storyline to keep the adrenaline going! The owner and host Jodie is amazing, she’s friendly, provides amazing customer service & communicates throughout the entire process from booking to when you leave the building, even sending a thank you email and memento photo the very next day!
All COVID rules were followed and adhered too.... and when you’re in the room you barely notice your mask!
If you’re looking for an escape room but are anxious, this is definitely a fantastic one to start with and will certainly give you the escape room bug.
5 Stars for everything! Thank you Jodie & U-escape for a brilliant evening :)
Written August 16, 2020
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Kat3003
Bournemouth, UK4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We played the barber shop room. It was well thought out, detailed and challenging enough to really get you immersed in the game. The host was brilliant, from setting the scene, getting into character and subtly helping along the way if needed. After a tense last few minutes, we escaped with 2 mins to spare. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back again.
Written November 28, 2021
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James
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I played ‘The Barber Shop’ room on 26th September during our trip to Bournemouth. Having played many escape rooms over the years, we would thoroughly recommend this particular room and venue! Clearly a lot of thought and creativity has gone into this room which we found very enjoyable yet sufficiently challenging.
The host/owner was very welcoming and she gave a great introduction ahead of us entering the room. We also felt comfortable playing this room with all COVID guidelines followed.
Written September 26, 2020
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Fifi
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed The Barber Shop challenge! This is the first Trip Advisor review I've ever bothered to complete - it was that good. It was just the right level of difficulty - we had to work very hard but didn't need to give up. The clues need concentration so we had to engage and concentrate hard for a full hour. All five of us worked as a team. Two of us had been to escape rooms in other places and both said that this was the best. There are classy, original furnishing features which add to the sophisticated set design. Slick and original designed technology adds a wow factor combining with good old fashioned puzzle solving skills. You can tell that a great deal of careful thought has gone into the original design of the whole experience. We felt personally welcomed by Jodie - over the phone when booking, at the introduction and the debrief. Our three teenage sons were fascinated by how the technology works. We had a lot of fun together as a family. Go! It's worth the money.
Written December 30, 2021
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marisaC97
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
It was both our first times doing an escape room, and the experience was great and very rewarding!
We were only staying in Bournemouth a few days and it was one of the best parts of the trip, fitting in super easily between shopping/spa-ing and eating.
Jodie, the host/owner was very friendly/accomodating and very good at playing the head detective of the Barber Shop Mystery, (even hinting us in the right direction when needed, without giving up the answers).
We escaped with just a minute to spare, after managing to solve all the interesting, fun and sometimes difficult puzzles they had in place - all in all, a close shave.
Written October 19, 2021
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joannaoco
Bournemouth, UK12 contributions
May 2022
I've done quite a few escape rooms all over the UK and, in terms of puzzles, Franksy is the best yet. The creator has taken escape rooms to a whole other level in terms of creativity. So, so clever. There was one puzzle, which when you worked it out, made you stand back and go "WOW" for it's ingenuity. It's prfessionally done and is so much fun. Our group of 6 had three newbies who had never done escape rooms before and now they're hooked!
Written May 17, 2022
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Linesy88
Nottingham, UK62 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Having reviewed all escape rooms in the local area, as we were only in town for 1 day we decided upon U-Escape and what a great choice it was! We chose to complete the Barbers Room. Upon arrival Jodie was so welcoming, happy and genuinely excited to show us the rooms she had created, which having completed 130+ rooms is a great first sign!
After introductions and scene setting we entered the Barbers shop. I must say I was very impressed with how immersive the game was with all its little details. The puzzles are super varied and does not rely on 4 digit locks keeping you entertained throughout with always something to be doing. We were able to escape and had great fun in doing so. For beginners and seasoned campaigners U-Escape is certainly a location to try out :)
Written September 11, 2020
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BHart
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Myself and four other mum friends played the Barber Shop escape room at U-Escape in November 2019. As a group we like to go off and do different challenges and this was our first escape room experience as a team. And what a fab experience it was! From the moment we arrived to when we left, Jodie, our host, was so welcoming and supportive (we were a little nervous!). She did an amazing job of setting the scene and building the experience before we entered and, when we got into the room, we found the most authentic and creative staging. The game itself, with a diverse range of challenges and puzzles, was the perfect level for us; challenging but achievable. Escaping in 47 minutes, we were delighted, and Jodie was so positive in her feedback. All in all, WE LOVED IT and left vowing to play another game very soon! Thanks Jodie and team, The Merley Mums xxx
Written January 12, 2020
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LouG
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Fantastic night and very well organised. As a newcomer to escape rooms this was a whole new experience and one I will most definitely be doing again. I had absolutely no idea how to begin but the host was great guiding us through it and only helping out it we really did need it, which fortunately was not too often!! Would definitely recommend whether for a group of friends or a works party. Loved it 10/10.
Written December 7, 2021
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U-Escape is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM