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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

And so it was decided that we should go on a pilgrimage to the south coast. Yes Bournemouth that'll do. Wessex hotel looks ok. Hmmm armed with a sat Nav from the early thirties. We had difficulty in finding the location. Arriving there you will note externally that the brickwork has been painted with whitewash probably about the same time... More 

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littlehampton
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 2 nights and had a lovely time. Hotel very well situated. short walk to town and lovely West Cliff area. Room was clean, breakfast very nice and good choice but the best thing about the hotel was the staff were all very friendly.

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West Wickham, Kent
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Wessex over the weekend on a bed breakfast and evening meal package. This 3-star hotel is appropriately graded. The room was very clean but the decoration was tired. There was a warning sign in the bathroom saying not to get in the shower until the right temperature was achieved.. Unfortunately, after numerous attempts, I realised is... More 

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Gloucestershire
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 2 night stay here. Looks bit tired from outside but a really lovely hotel. We had booked a premier double room definately worth the extra bit of money lovely massive room and we wern't bothered about the lack of view as didn't go away to look out the window. All staff from start to finish were... More 

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Tereza S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your uplifting review and let me say how grateful we are for your kind comments. It is nice to hear our staff has made your stay as comfortable as possible and it is also great to hear you will be returning. We wish you all he best and kind regards, More 

Romsley, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First the good. Nice restaraunt with good staff and lovely food. Decent bar area and not too expensive. The bad. Bedrooms very old and faded decor. We had a large water mark on our ceiling. We only stayed 1 night as part of a coach tour but would have not been pleased if we had paid £90 a night.

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west sussex
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27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights . The staff are very friendly and helpful . Our room although dated was very clean and you don't stay in room much so that's fine . ( Not sure why there was gaffa tape rather badly put around the bathroom window , looked untidy and shabby .) the beds were comfortable and the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights on a recent visit to Bournemouth. Our room was nice and spacious and clean, light and airy. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was of ample size to incorporate a bath and separate shower cubicle. Toiletries and other items provided including a mending kit. Clean towels and linen on both nights. Tea and coffee making... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good 3 star hotel which accomodates dogs. Rooms clean , good food, well worth what we paid. Good location to beaches and town. Staff friendly would recommend as a nice budget hotel. We bought as a groupon and we were happy with the general standard, food, cleanliness and location and would use again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have driven past hotel every time I go to Bournemouth which is probably 4 or 5 times a year so thought I'd give it a try, hotel is clean and staff are friendly very welcoming but the hotel is very dated and a bit drab, carpets in corridors were very worn and in places stuck down with tape. I'd ask... More 

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Tereza S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. I can see where you coming from with regards of the refurbishment comments and can assure you we are updating our hotel as much as we can. We wish you all the best in the future and kind regards, More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights whilst at a conference at the BIC - didn't spend much time in the hotel other than asleep! I was greeted professionally on arrival and found my room easily, it was very small and a bit tatty but to be honest I didn't really mind as the hotel is 5 minutes walk fro the centre of... More 

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Tereza S, Front Office Manager at Wessex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your prompt review - we appreciate your honesty and kind comments about our staff. We hope to have an opportunity to welcoming you in the Wessex once again, Many thanks and kind regards, More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 109-bedroom Wessex Hotel is on the West Cliff, just five minutes' walk from the centre of Bournemouth, where you can enjoy award-winning Blue Flag beaches, fantastic restaurants and bars and many family attractions. The Hotel has its own leisure club with comprehensive facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium and beauty treatment rooms. There are also function rooms for large-scale business events, lavish and intimate weddings and other celebrations, free parking and free WiFi throughout Enjoy a seaside holiday, a family break or a romantic getaway at the Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wessex Hotel

Address: West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $79 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wessex Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Wessex Hotel Bournemouth
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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