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The Connaught Lodge

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here whilst watching the human league. Good value for money and great location. Short walk to exhibition centre and the shops, and sea front. Hotel staff were friendly and hotel was clean. Had a nice cooked breakfast in morning and the buffet was served to you which was nice, and kept things hygienic. I didn't have time to use... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the lodge and had a huge room and king bed. Everything we needed . Great location and would recommend over the main hotel where we stayed our 4th night due to no availability at the lodge . Room was much smaller. Most staff where helpful and very friendly except for a very curt young man... More 

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and my apologies regarding the service your received from one of our team in reception. Your comments will be used for staff training to ensure this doesn't happen again. I was delighted you enjoyed your Lodge room, thank you for your comments regarding the spa and food. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have regularly been visiting Bournemouth on business for the past 3 years and will always select the Connaught Hotel if I need to stay, on this recent stay I was pleasantly surprise at the increased comfort and space offered in one of the Lodge Suites. I am use to the cleanliness & excellent facilities offered by the hotel but... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Although we stayed in the lodge, we had a lovely room, nice decor, we only booked a week before so were happy to stay in the lodge, will book early next time and stay in the main building if possible. We were warned there would be weddings at the weekend, which was considerate as some hotels we have been in... More 

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Thank chtismike18
David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for your delightful review and so good to know how much you enjoyed your stay. 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 you get the room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights late September. The Lodge is separate from hotel & feel it needs some upgrading & would not rate it as 4 star value. The bedroom needs updating /refurbishment as currently shabby & very basic with tiny TV no minibar/fridge or extras as you would expect from 4 stars accommodation. The staff were efficient & professional... More 

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

Sorry we didn't match up to your expectations Els and apologies about housekeeping's early morning call. Delighted on the other hand you enjoyed the spa. 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... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

My boyfriend and I had made a booking at Royal Bath Britannia Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday, 15th October. As a Sales Director of IHG Hotels, I have NEVER experienced such an appalling experience in every aspect, and so we immediately left the hotel just half an hour after our arrival. We stumbled upon The Connaught Hotel and the experiences... More 

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Thank TheWanderer68
David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Delighted you found us in time J and enjoyed your stay - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Here's to the next time.... 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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We have just got back from our three night minimoon at the connaught lodge and had a lovely time. Overall it was a nice hotel with some lovely facilities. The decor of the public spaces eg the reception, was stunning! Really well put together. The main hotel offered two restaurants and a hotel bar. As it was our minimoon our... More 

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

Congratulations to you both on your minimoon and so delighted you really enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have music in the Brasserie/main bar and none in the drawing room so as to appeal to both sides - hopefully the lack of music wasn't in the main bar!! I hope you repeat... More 

Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 12 noon and while check in wasnt till three we were told we could use the facilities and leave our car in the car park and if we wanted to go into town the hotel would call us when our room was ready. Superb room, very spacious with a walk in wardrobe come changing room. Toile/shower room was... More 

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

Thank you so much Dod for your "First Class" review - delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we see you 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 lowest prices and... More 

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night on our way through Dorset. Excellent hotel with great food and very polite staff. Had use of spa facilities but unfortunately did not have time to use these. Very clean with spacious rooms. Minutes from the beach and walked into town, this was a 10/15 walk but very pleasant along sea front, quicker if we had... More 

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

Thank you so much Dawn for your super review. Do please let me know which room you stayed in so we can check the mattress. 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... More 

Wallington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $77 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Connaught Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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Hotel Style:
#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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“Top floor quieter if staying in the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles chtismike18, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Room 230 was very comfortable. Great nights sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles TheWanderer68, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Suites in the Lodge are on the road so can be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles NickiSteve1, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Only book the main hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Sueondartmoor, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“No view but very spacious double room.”
 of 5 bubbles sologal2016, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
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