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Arlington Hotel

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Exeter Park Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BD, England
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my elderly mother-in-law to Bournemouth for her birthday/Christmas gift and the Arlington didn't disappoint! Though the rooms are a little tired and some a little small, they are clean and tidy. The staff were absolutely wonderful - smiling, pleasant & very friendly. The food is good offering a nice range in the evenings for dinner and breakfast more... More 

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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Initially I picked the Arlington because of the price, which was reasonable for my 3-night stay. Sometimes small independent hotels in England can be a bit disappointing, but this wasn't the case with the Arlington. It's ideally situated on a hill overlooking the Lower Gardens and the beach and shopping centre are both just a short stroll away. I booked... More 

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Our location is one of the best in Bournemouth, and the views across the Lower Gardens from the terrace or the bar is lovely. We agree Bournemouth is very peaceful in May and June. Thanks for your recommendation More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Small compact double room, as advertised, was just right for us both. Overlooking the park, which was a nice view to wake up to. As others have alluded to the toilet and shower room is a bit cramped, but it's nothing that cannot be overcome, and should not spoil your time there. Very friendly staff, nice breakfast choice. The entrance... More 

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Thank Mandy S
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We think we’ve got some of the best staff in Bournemouth, and it’s so nice to hear guests confirming that. Thank you for your lovely review. More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Room was very clean but very small. Pleasant walk-in shower, but again bathroom was tiny. We stayed at the back of the hotel overlooking the gardens which was very good. Breakfasts were excellent, buffet service for cereals, waitress service for full English which was a delight. Very friendly staff and brilliant location for BIC and the town centre. If you... More 

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Arlington is perfectly located for the BIC, the beach and the town centre. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent one night here on a Saturday and it was lovely. Fantastic views into the park, perfect amount of breakfast and we even had a bath in our ensuite (a rare occasion we have found). The staff were very friendly and VERY helpful! The parking is first come first serve (we arrived early so got a space) but there... More 

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Friendly staff and a great location are two of our best assets! So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for a lovely review More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Room quite small very basic but clean breakfast was good but found if you wanted dinner you had to go to the sister hotel further up the road. Staff very helpful and the lounge area had a lovely view of the park. The location is fantastic and if the hotel was updated this would make a big difference to your... More 

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Thank Maureen E
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, we agree the location is fantastic. Rest assured, our lift is regularly serviced, and is safe and reliable. More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This hotel is tired and needs an upgrade, but is good value for money. I had a single room at the top of the house which was small but clean and I was warned it was small but it was ok for one night. The big picture window in the bar overlooks the park and breakfast is ample and waitress... More 

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318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We like to think we offer good value, and our location is one of the best in Bournemouth. More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Nice hotel don't expect high tech & modern very traditional independent hotel clean & tidy nice sitting area with views of the park (although a bit dated)but acceptable Great location for the town, car park at the front of the hotel for about 12 to 15 cars

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Thank Chris E
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Our bar does have one of the best views across Bournemouth Gardens, and we’re glad you found the hotel clean and tidy – our housekeeping staff have very high standards. More 

London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a small centrally located hotel which only serves breakfast and bar snacks when requested. Its neighbouring sister hotel, the Whitehall, serves evening meals. Both hotels are well run, welcoming and friendly. The clientele in the Whitehall was quite elderly whereas the Arlington had a better spread of customers. The breakfast was fine, but not wonderful. Continental options were... More 

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Thank Gerda L
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

We hope you had a great Easter in Bournemouth, and sorry you found the breakfast inadequate – most of our guests really enjoy our breakfasts. We are pleased you were happy with the discounted prices we offer for our smaller double rooms. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I was given tickets to see the Hollies at the Pavilion theatre and decided to make a night of it so booked a basic room for one night. Hotel very central only 5 minuet walk to the front, BIC and the Pavilion theatre. Staff very friendly, room small and basic but good for one night nice view of park out... More 

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Thank Jayne S
318sarau, Manager at Arlington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We hope you enjoyed the Hollies! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small, independent hotel in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, with its own entrance directly into the gardens. Very close to beach, BIC & Pavilion theatres; both are less than a 5-minute walk - the BIC just around the corner with one pedestrian crossing to negotiate, and the Pavilion Theatre a short and pleasant stroll along the path through the gardens. The main shopping area with its impressive variety of shops and restaurants is also just across the Gardens, making it easy to leave your car in our free car park for your entire stay. Short breaks to one of Bournemouth's theatres, a weekend getaway to the seaside, or a family holiday - The Arlington accommodates them all. Cyclists and walkers are always welcome at the Arlington and we can arrange cycle storage, cycle hire, and packed lunches for day trips. The Arlington Hotel has 28 rooms- single, double, twin and family rooms. Some rooms are on the ground floor, while there is a lift to the two upper floors. All bookings include: • FREE parking • FREE WIFI in all public areas • A full English Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arlington Hotel

Address: Exeter Park Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $85 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arlington Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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