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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this hotel for a short break last week-end, We have visited a number of times over the yrs as it's very good value. We booked on a bed & breakfast deal and the breakfast was really good with everything you'd want from cereal,pastries to a full English, we didn't have a evening meal. Our room (241) needed a... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location to town, clean room, good facilities such as TVs kettle etc food excellent with superb friendly service from staff and swimming pool/gym a bonus treat with clean amenities oh and free parking too. Overall great value

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London
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel needs a complete overhaul, it really is very dated and as a tourist hotspot in a prime location they really should invest in its refurbishment. We didn't get a particularly warm reception either but as we were only staying one night we decided to tough it out. Breakfast was good, plenty of hot and cold choices but this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked in late on Sunday night and woke up early Monday morning only to find 5 or 6 big brown bed bugs running around my double bed. There were blood marks on pillows and sheets were I had rolled on them. I have not noticed any bites on my body but they were 100% there. I changed room from... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in August.Our room, on the top floor, was quiet as requested, spacious and clean.There was ample choice for breakfast and plenty of tables available. For me, the indoor and outdoor pools, both heated, were a bonus. The hotel is very near the beach and the town centre. If you expect perfection in terms of... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are more than pleased we provided what you needed and left us satisfied. You kind comments are truly appreciated and we will look forward welcoming you in the Wessex in a near future. With many thanks and regards, More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok providing you don't mind no hot or cold water in your room. Bar will provide jugs of water to wash in. Pity as parking good and room ok. Food acceptable but no working toilet in room with lack of water. Reception not forthcoming on repairs.

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1 Thank emhazards
Northamptonshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old fashioned British sea side hotel in need of a lot of money spent on it, Its not a bad hotel just one that needs a lot of tlc, the shower reminded me of a hose pipe with a leak in it !!!! the breakfast was good and the staff friendly imo just a bit over priced... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are fully aware of the update our hotel needs and working really hard on it -that I can promise. As everybody is entitled to their own opinion I have to disagree with you on the breakfast being overpriced - we do offer everything you could possibly think of for breakfast - from continental (selection of pastries, fresh... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this hotel on a dancing holiday. The accommodation was basic but very clean. The main meals we great, they need a better variety on their sweets but overall there was plenty to eat. We were in the ballroom every night but the bar wasn't opened. We had to go into the other room to get a drink.... More 

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

Dear Anne, Thank you for your positive and objective review. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay and have to agree with you in regards of the ball room bar not being opened - we have experienced staff issues and wasn't physically possible for us to open another bar and would like to truly apologize for that. We hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights over a weekend with a friend . The room was clean and tidy but my only complaint was the lack of water pressure for the shower and then the lack of cold water in the evening . The reception staff were very helpful in trying to rectify the problem. All the staff were lovely and the... More 

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

Dear Jack, It is lovely to read such an objective and kind review. Apologies for the water pressure - there are peak times when many guests are using showers at the same time which affects the pressure a little bit. Thank you so much for your heart-warming comments about our staff, breakfast options and your kind words in general. All... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wessex is in an excellent location a few minutes away from the Upper Cliff path and with a bus stop nearby that takes you into town or out to Swanage. The room we had was larger than you often find in seaside hotels and included two comfortable chairs to relax in . It was spotlessly clean and the bed... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am the first one to admin we are an elderly hotel and the style sort of goes with it. You will also be pleased to hear we do have refurbishment plan in progress and doing as much as we possibly can. We hope to have another opportunity welcoming you in our hotel and kind regards, More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $62 - $150 (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:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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