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The Orchid Hotel

34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3DH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 66 hotels in Bournemouth
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Refreshed, revitalised and revived.... Back in the day, a trailblazing boutique hotel for Bournemouth, the Orchid has completed a dramatic transformation with bedrooms refurbished, lounges, function rooms and public areas re-imagined; the whole hotel re-born. More than a mere makeover, it's an evolutionary change for the Orchid, setting it apart as the only hotel of its kind in Bournemouth- offering a unique blend of contemporary comfort, informal elegance and charm. Our New Restaurant, No 34 opened its doors just a few months ago, offering informal elegant dining emphasizing on simplicity using locally sourced ingredients. Freshly cooked breakfast with ample choice, beautifully designed bedrooms with power showers, air conditioning and crisp white linen....At the Orchid you will find an effortless blend of home comforts, contemporary sophistication and exceptional service designed to put you at ease from the moment you arrive
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Jayne9714 wrote a review Yesterday
7 contributions
We stayed here for one night and it was great from start to finish. Check in was easy, the room was lovely, clean and modern and the bathroom was huge ! We also enjoyed an afternoon tea which was very enjoyable, and some drinks at the bar which were very reasonable. Breakfast was also very good and all cooked fresh for you. Staff were very polite and courteous, would definitely recommend and would be my first choice to stay if I was in Bournemouth again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
DLG wrote a review Sep 16
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Treated my daughter to afternoon tea at The Orchid before she left for Uni. What a treat it was - lovely warm scones and a great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Our favourites were the smoked salmon sandwiches and decadent chocolate brownies - Delicious washed down with a cool glass of Prosecco. Thanks to Jenna for looking after us so well. We will definitely return...
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from natalie jordan, General Manager at The Orchid Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your afternoon tea with us. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the chefs and Jenna. So glad you enjoyed your treat out with your daughter and do hope she has settled into uni. Be sure to book in for one of our festive afternoon teas launching in November!
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YSR79 wrote a review Sep 16
London, United Kingdom27 contributions21 helpful votes
Just spend one night at this hotel during my trip to Bournemouth. I booked the deluxe room, the room was so small with old carpet, bed also was very small and uncomfortable. Shower room again was very small. In fact the door was touching the toilet when opening it. Also the room and the hallway had a old carpet smell. Very unpleasant. I am quite disappointed of my stay and will definitely not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from natalie jordan, General Manager at The Orchid Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you leaving your comments regrading the orchid hotel. This does not even sound like the orchid. The deluxe rooms are exactly that and have good sized beds in them which we always get great feedback from. I’m not aware of any issues with rooms in the last few days and have been on duty myself and would have been the first person on hand if there where issues! Very difficult to resolve something that is not reported! Reception are also on hand 24/7 to help! Our carpets have also been cleaned regularly. I’m very sorry that you feel the Orchid was a disappointment and this is not something a take lightly. All feedback is welcomed and we take these comments on board
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kirbs2016 wrote a review Sep 13
Salisbury, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband and I had afternoon tea today at The Orchid. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff and shown to our seats, asked what we wanted to drink and was served very quickly followed by our afternoon tea. We were not given a choice of sandwiches e.g. fillings, white or brown bread, we were given 6 brown bread sandwiches and 2 white, 1 ham, 1 cheese and pickle, 2 salmon and 3 cucumber and what I think was cheese spread. The member of staff that showed us to our seat then left the room, she returned once and asked if all was okay, we asked for more sandwiches as these would not have been our choice, and were told that that was not possible. Another member of staff walked past us on 3 occasions and not once asked if all was okay, he then left and we didn't see anyone for 20minutes. We would have liked more drinks but know one was around to ask. Felt very disappointed by both the service and food, if your not giving your customers a choice of sandwiches at least give them 2 of each filling maybe one on white and one brown, also a greater variety of fillings, not just one meat.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from natalie jordan, General Manager at The Orchid Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Very disappointed to read that on this occasion the orchid failed to deliver the normal standards and service that we always so hard to deliver! Please rest assured that your comments are taken very seriously. Please do email natalie@orchidhotel.co.uk and I would like to speak with you personally Kind regards Natalie
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OxfordHalal wrote a review Sep 11
Oxford, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights and we were so glad we did. Check in and check out was easy. Free parking onsite was plentiful. Location excellent. 5 min walk from the quieter Boscombe beach. We went to Sandbanks the second day (a 15 min drive) and Durdle Door for the last day (1 hour). We stayed in the suite. Our bed was very large and comfy. They put the travel cot and baby hotel sheets ready for our arrival. En-suite was small, but newly done and bath was comfortable. Would of been nice to have a his and hers basins. Nespresso machine was great in the room. Breakfast was very good - the croissants were fresh and slightly warm. The rest of the pastries were not as good. Cooked vegetarian breakfast was nice. Poached eggs perfect. Hash browns were a delight. Just a few minor improvements/suggestions I can offer : - breakfast was very good...but please can the staff/chef taste the vegetarian sausages. They are very dry and do not taste of anything at all. Could offer more options such as smoked salmon. - fruit salad was not sweet and unpleasant- perhaps some mango/watermelon/strawberries would sweeten it up. - more milk and tea (or even fresh milk) in the room. - biscuits were terrible - fridge in the rooms (perhaps to store fresh milk) Excellent hotel. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from natalie jordan, General Manager at The Orchid Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review of the orchid. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed Bournemouth and some of the local beauty spots. I will of course pass your comments onto the chefs as we always take feedback on board! We look forward to welcoming you again
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$108 - $953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDorsetBournemouth
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Orchid Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Orchid Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The MacGuffin Project (0.2 miles), Rubyz (0.04 miles), and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Orchid Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, breakfast buffet, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Orchid Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Orchid Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Orchid Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Revolution, Agora Restaurant, and El Murrino.
Is The Orchid Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Bournemouth.
Does The Orchid Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Orchid Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Orchid Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.2 miles), Christchurch Priory Church (4.1 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (4.1 miles).
Is The Orchid Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.