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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter, grand daughter, husband and myself stayed in the Cumberland hotel in August. We had an amazing time. My daughter entered a photo competition to win a two night stay. We never believed she would win. She gave the prize to us as her father is going through a very tough time medically. We have just returned from the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights in the Cumberland hotel mid-September 2016. The hotel seems to be very popular as a venue for weddings, there was one both days. The main restaurant, Ventana, was a highlight. It is surprisingly high standard and food is very good and nicely laid out. I can see there is ambition in the kitchen. As regards the... More 

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kent
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arriving at the hotel it looked very nice. My husband had booked this for a surprise for the end of our holiday . He had booked the honey room . On entering the room it was lovely big four poster bed and nicely decorated, but on going into the bathroom we was both disappointed. I know you don't sleep... More 

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SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sexylamb, Thank you for your review. A good review, and we are pleased you overall experience was enjoyable. We are pleased you like the room, it is just disappointing to hear about the bathroom. We have continuous programme to update rooms and bathrooms. We do have various rates including bed and breakfast to room only. We hope to welcome... More 

Ascot
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Art deco type 1930's type hotel with a great location over the sea at Buscombe beach. Food 'ok'. Bars nice. Bedroom comfy, good beds and very clean but our bathroom functional but dated. Outstanding service with lots of lovely young staff. Liked it as a place to stay. Recommended.

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Thank MPSmith4258
SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MPSmith4258, Thank you for your review. A good review. We are pleased it was all enjoyable for you. Great compliments regarding the service. We hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates and offers, please visit our website or call our reservations direct. Best Regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a lovely weekend getaway, the service was excellent and the location and rooms were very good. Was right by the beach and has a great atmosphere. Would stay here again, and would recommend staying in a room facing the cliff.

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SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amna S, Thank you for your review. Great review regarding your recent stay with us. A pleasing result. We hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates and offers, please visit our website or call our reservations direct. Best Regards, More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a night when on business. The hotel was nice, and the staff were polite. The room had a nice bathroom, but the room itself was very small. Also, the walls of the room were extremely thin, and you could hear pretty much everything that was happening in the room next door. The breakfast in the morning was... More 

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SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LAtoasia, Thank you for your review. Overall I think a good review. Our apologies if you received any disturbances. Also lovely compliments regarding the staff. We hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates and offers, please visit our website or call our reservations direct. Best Regards, More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My only complaint is that there is only one lift! Apart from that, thoroughly enjoyable. Helpful and pleasant staff, clean room, facilities OK, not too far from town centre/train station and overlooks the sea. Would visit again and recommend.

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Thank Lizzzzzzzxxx
SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lizzzzzzzxxx, Thank you for your review. A good review regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased it was all enjoyable. Great comment about the food. We hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates and offers, please visit our website or call our reservations direct. Best Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed with wife at the Cumberland many times now. Booked this time for 5 nights bed and breakfast as could not commit at the time to half board as usual. Explaining the situation manager allowed 3 nights at the previous booking rate to which we then added the remaining two later. The manager also arranged a change of room after... More 

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SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael J, Thank you for your review. A great review regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased it was enjoyable, and any queries you had was easily fixed. We do hope to welcome you back soon again. For the best rates and offers, please visit our website or call our reservations direct. Best Regards, More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for Basil Fawlty comedy evening. Excellent fun all evening with entertaining cabaret throughout. Stayed extra night and with stunning weather, an all round great weekend. Needed longer to make use of all the facilities and a balcony next time.

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Thank Sarah J
SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah J, Thank you for your review. Lovely review regarding the sitcom experience evening with us. A pleasing review. We do many entertainments nights throughout the year, so please visit our website or call us direct and we can send you our flyer. Best Regards, More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been invited to an auction night to raise money for a local charity, I was pleasantly surprised at the venue. I've driven passed many times and always thought it looked a bit tired but it really doesn't when you stop and look. There is an overwhelming Art Deco theme, which continues throughout the entire hotel. We were greeted by... More 

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Thank NINA W
SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NINA W, Thank you for your review. Great feedback regarding your event with us. We are pleased it was a good night, and hope you raised enough money for your charity. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Best Regards, More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Ventana Grand Cafe
Ventana Grand Cafe
Cuisines: European, British, Gastropub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cumberland Hotel

Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $84 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Cumberland Bournemouth
Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
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