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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the sister hotel next door (Ocean View) but used both the bar & the restaurant here during our long weekend stay. The staff could not have been friendlier - especially Alison from the bar, where nothing was too much trouble. Some enjoyable entertainment on the Friday night in the form of a jazz band which was easy... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted a hotel with sea view that was reasonably priced, comfortable and had free parking. Cottonwood was an answer to that. Nice location, we could walk to the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers and look out to the sea from the room. There seemed t be some noise from an adjoining room almost throughout the night and that disturbed our... More 

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

Spent a well deserved night here for an anniversary treat. Greeted by a card from the hotels team and a fabulous sea view. Unique almost kitsch deco throughout the communal areas whilst room was subtly boutique in style. Bar was cosy for the £5 cocktails during happy hour although staff could have been a touch warmer. Gold star goes to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this hotel with my Mum. It was lovely and just what I was looking for. Mrs Slocum wouldn't look out of place here! The room faced the sea on the third (top) floor and we could sea both the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Purbeck from it. It was comfortable and had en suite facilities. The... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Cottonwood Hotel in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank goodness we only had one night here. Last minute booking and so we didn't have much choice on accommodation. We had a family room, which was at the back of the hotel. It was a rather dark, dingy room with poor lighting. It was clean, but lacked any character. An Ikea lampshade and some flock wallpaper does not hide... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your overall experience at the hotel. We do have an ongoing maintenance program currently in place whereby we are working through several of the bedrooms updating them to improve the overall customer experience. I hope we do have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed over night . Last minute deal and not disappointed. Large sea view room. With bath and shower. Spotless and comfortable. Staff are very attentive and friendly and enjoyed a really lovely meal in the restaurant. Dessert was amazing. Pretty outside terrace and quirky decor . But comfy. Clean and enjoyable .

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. We are very lucky at the hotel to have a great team of staff who all work very hard to ensure every customer receive the best possible service and exceed the customers expectations. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff all seemed lovely and very friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely amazing! Lovely hotel set right on the overcliff with plenty of parking nearby. Would definitely recommend and will be revisiting again.

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and the function you attended went so well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future possibly to one of our monthly tribute nights or weekly Friday night Jazz nights. More 

Moulsoe, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay- an end of season weekend break -and having chosen for value it delivered to expectations but big investment is required to update this property. The Cottonwood staff are welcoming, public areas "glamorously" decored and the bedrooms of decent standard. But bathrooms are old fashioned ( bath only throughout the hotel ) even though there has obviously... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review on your recent stay at the Cottonwood Hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us and found all the staff welcoming and efficient at all times and you also enjoyed your breakfast at the hotel. We are very lucky also to have a fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to scotland so booked this last minute as our plans had to be changed. We were welcomed by friendly reception staff who got soaked trying to find us a car space in the torrential rain Our experience here has been positive Very clean environment Lovely staff Supervisior checked if our room had been cleaned No complaints whatsoever... More 

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GEllaway, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at the Cottonwood. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the staff so efficient, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Cottonwood for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. Rooms were clean with high ceilings and decent furniture. We thought the breakfast was very good and we also had Sunday roast on one of the nights which was also not bad. The location is amazing. In a quiet part of the coast - 10 minute walk to... More 

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Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room met all your expectations and had a comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic and recently refurbished Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free parking is available on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The boutique hotel has 28 stylish rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a hairdryer. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private modern bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, provides contemporary brasserie food all day. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset's leading chefs. Guests can enjoy a range of beauty treatments in the on site beauty parlour Beauty Essence, as well as live entertainment in the Bar Vista. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $91 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Minotel Bournemouth
Bournemouth Minotel
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#15 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
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