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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just arrived home from a night at this Hotel after seeing Kaiser Chiefs at BIC. The hotel is a 5 min taxi drive away from the BIC. When we arrived the car park was jam packed and when we checked in the very kind receptionist moved a barrier to give us a space to park. Check in was easy and...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting to attend a funeral, so only a short visit. It's a stylish hotel with a slightly retro air. All the staff were exceptionally courteous and helpful which made it very welcoming. The pool/steam/sauna area was surprisingly spacious. Breakfast was well-cooked and plentiful - and, again, very courteously served.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came to this lovely hotel for a Cream Tea and to use the Spa . The Cream tea was excellent value for money and very plentiful. The cakes, Scones and Sandwiches were very nice and extremely fresh with lots of choice. The staff were very friendly. I'm yet to see a Cream tea as high standard as this. I totally...

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for two nights had a twin room very big room very clean and comfortable beds. Excellent food in the brasserie both nights and lunchtime. used the sauna, steam room and swimming pool on the Thursday. Was a bit disappointed that the spa didn't have any treatments left for the Thursday but they managed to fit us in briefly on...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Michelle - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that we managed to fit your treatments in. Please remember to book treatments in advance to avoid disappointment as the spa is generally always booked up in advance. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from our stay at the Connaught and have been perfectly happy. Yes, it's old-fashioned and a bit creaky, but it's adequate for a stay in Bournemouth and an easy walk (10 mins max) into the centre of town, and another easy walk (10 mins max) to the beach. Our room was small but fine if all...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rob - I am pleased you enjoyed your stay overall, thank you in particular for your comments regarding the spa area. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night on business. Regularly visit Bournemouth but hadn't found a hotel which ticked all the boxes until now. Convenient location with it's own car park. Being half term and Valentine's Day the hotel was quite full, but had quick and efficient check in. Had a long day so decided to order room service, had to wait just...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rob - I am delighted you have now found a Bournemoth hotel which ticks all your boxes and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee...

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with our choice overall. It is a well run, clean, smart and friendly hotel and at all times the staff worked very hard to give it a high standard. We stayed in the Tulip Suite which was very nice and spacious, great bed, it also had a seating area and...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Jasmine and for your comments regarding the team. I have asked our maintenance team to look at the shower to see if we can increase the pressure in any way. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay overall and look forward to welcoming you back again soon (note, extra toilet rolls are in the bathroom...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking for somewhere to stay after a wedding, we were drawn to the Connaught Hotel due to its high rating on Trip Advisor. The room was clean and tidy, although there was a very strong and stale chemical cleaner type smell coming from the bathroom that was a little off-putting. The breakfast was good, with a good number of...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Hannah, Overton and for your comments the spa. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Connaught hotel as all the reviews we read were very positive. We agree that the staff were all very pleasant but felt very disappointed by our room. We booked a superior double room directly with the hotel..On a very positive note if you book this grade of room or above you are allocated a parking space for...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Overton and for your comments regarding the team, and in particular the brasserie. I am sorry that we didn't manage to tick all of your boxes, if you would like to return to us please call the team and request a quiet room and they will do their best to accommodate you.. Best wishes, Simon...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a night in Bournemouth, Best Western Connaught Hotel. This is a great hotel, 5min walk from town centre and plenty of restaurants and bars. 2 min walk to the beach. Rooms are nice and have everything you need. Absolutely spotless. A few little things like the doors and some fittings are quite dated but overall it's perfectly...

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lynn, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures you get the room...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's No 1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa, an award-winning double rosette restaurant and 54 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, including 3 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff and is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club await you. The Bluewater Spa offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and 3 massage therapy suites, to include a double. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a fine dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by Ben Nicol, the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. Trip Advisor has once again awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to the Hotel, the Spa and to Blakes Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $98 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bournemouth
Bournemouth Best Western
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#1 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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“we were at the front and we had a very peaceful time - a handy balcony but too cold to sit out”
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