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The Connaught Lodge

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights here, nice and close to the centre (about 15 mins downhill - remember back is uphill!!), the food was excellent, and the spa facilities were also very good. The staff could not be faulted and were very accommodating. There were a couple of minor issues with parking, but the staff were very helpful with this and provided... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nicki for your "Excellent" review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Please see below regarding guaranteed parking. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading great reviews for this hotel, we must say we were disappointed with our brief stay. The lodge (rather than the main hotel) was rather scruffy with poor carpets and furnishings for a 4 star grading. We had asked for quiet rooms but it was noisy with a function going on just below us late into the evening. We... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Sincere apologies Sue. With regard to the noise, a tad unfair as you were called well in advance and informed about the wedding. The entire hotel has had a major refurbishment but the common areas' carpet has had a lot of wear over the summer and will be cleaned properly at the first opportunity. Best wishes and apologies once again... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel and really good buffet. Very nice wedding venue. Its about a 10 minute walk into town. Bit of a hill coming back. Free car park. Road parking if u can get a space. Otherwise there is a pay car park just round the corner. Drinks reasonable prices. Garden area. Very nicely decorated and looks lovely and modern and... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Plum for your very nice review and delighted you enjoyed your stay and the wedding reception - it was a great day. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures... More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We searched the internet to find a base for us to enjoy our time in Bournemouth this year. We looked at the various options that were available and fell upon the this hotel and commenced our research to see if it met our requirements. The hotel website was very informative and clearly identified the different rooms and facilities it offered.... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

It's a long time since I read such a comprehensive review Andrew, worthy of any travel writer!! We were delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for taking the time out to write such glowing report. Until the next time...... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are... More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Car parking very tight. If you can't get a spot you can double park and leave keys with reception. When I challenged about free spaces that had key bollards blocking them, was told they were for executive suite guests. Leaves a bad taste when you'd been there 3 days and spent a lot of money on food drink etc.!! Room... More 

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Thank CHARDC
David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry you felt that way CHARDC but guests in the executive rooms are paying considerably more for their stay and they only get these allocated spaces if they book direct with the hotel - please see below. Delighted on the other hand you enjoyed the facilities we had to offer and thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes David F... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for a long weekend away and stay at this hotel after reading the glowing reviews below. I think a clear distinction has to be made between a stay at the Lodge and the main hotel. Our stay was in the Lodge and although we had booked through booking.com as a nonrefundable booking our room without breakfast... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

So sorry to read of your all round disappointment Val which really seems to be all about the price but you did stay at the most expensive time of the year!! There is absolutely no difference whether you stay in the Lodge or the main hotel - the rooms in the Lodge are slightly larger on average and less expensive... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for two days over bank holiday.staff are all superbly presented and clearly proud to be there.the spa facilities exceeded expectations and are fully available to guests in the Connaught Lodge which we were in.We had dinner in the main restaurant the first eve and the food was OK.nothing wrong with it but it was clearly the victim of a... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Daniel for your really lovely review and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I have to correct you on one point - we are not part of any standardised food chain; absolutely everything, without exception, is prepared in our kitchen by our chefs. Pay the kitchen a visit and see for yourself the next time... More 

United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Lovely hotel and staff and great facilities with a pool, sauna and steam room (towels provided). Food was excellent and afternoon tea looked amazing. Great location not far from the front but you can't see the sea if your looking for that. Seating outside if nice and some lovely settees inside for you to relax and have a coffee, beer... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Sue for your most generous review and delighted you enjoyed your stay. For future reference we don't have any ground floor rooms in either building but if you have any mobility issues you are better off staying next door, in the main building, where access to all floors is much easier. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director... More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Was a lovely one night stay was well looked after even down to the parking at the evening, the breakfast was lovely with lots of choice, are room 227 was gorgeous spacious and bathroom was outstanding. We used the spa facilities well swimming pool, jucuzzi and steam room was lovely well looked after and felt upper class. Definitely recommended would... More 

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Thank Katie M
David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Katie for your lovely 5 star review. Delighted you enjoyed the whole experience and I hope we have the pleasure of you company again soon, Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a Junior Suite in the Connaught Lodge which is attached to the main hotel with access to both gained through a courtyard garden. Room facilities were very good. Water, tea and coffee ( made special by having a Nespresso machine for proper coffee) and even a bowl of toffee (nice touch). Location was perfect. Ten minute walk to... More 

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Brollycat for your very generous review and recommendations - we were delighted you enjoyed the experience and had the time to make full use of all the facilities the hotel had to offer. Until the next time..... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Connaught Lodge

Address: 32 West Hill Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $91 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Connaught Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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#4 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#12 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#14 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
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