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West Midlands
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a four night stay at this guest house. We found the place beautifully clean and well furnished. Extra touches such as bottles of water and a wide variety of teas in the room added to the experience. Our hosts were obliging and nothing was too much trouble. Free car parking was also a good point.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Returned to the Balincourt as we were attending the Air Show. Nigel and Alison are very welcoming and go out of their way to ensure guests have everything needed. Our room was well appointed, spotlessly clean, and well stocked with toiletries and beverages. Breakfast was a good selection of fruit and cereals followed by a lovely cooked breakfast. Their staff... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel (actually a Guest House), is clean, well-run, managed by an enthusiastic and caring couple who went the extra mile for us, particularly with our dietary requirements and genuinely interested in us and what we did. We'll be back!

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Thank Roger W
Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in July for 2 nights and had a great experience. The owners were very welcoming and the room was clean, quiet and the little touches were really appreciated. There was a good choice for breakfast and again the service was personal and friendly. I would recommend this hotel and will return when i next need to visit... More 

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Thank michellebirch77
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you. Your comments are most welcome and as usual are passed to management and staff. We do try to offer a service that is more personal than other establishments and we are so glad that this was to your liking. Thanks again! More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for a last minute break. The room was quite small and the bathroom minuscule. Although very clean there was a smell in the bathroom due to the masserater toilet. The shower was very poor, weak power and kept going cold due to other guests using the water at the same time, although the water from the taps... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Your comments have been passed to management for review and action as appropriate. For the benefit of all guests, do feel free to speak with a member of staff immediately if there are aspects of your stay that are not to your satisfaction. As is evident from other reviews, we... More 

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

We have just spent 3 nights in the balincourt hotel and what a lovely place it is. When you first enter the driveway you are greeted by a wonderful display of flowering hanging baskets and front garden. The hotel being Victorian has high ceilings, large rooms and a wide staircase which makes it feel very grand. The owners Alison &... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you! A lot of guests do comment on our wonderful Victorian building with its original features. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently spent 3 days at the Balincourt and it is an excellent place to stay. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the rooms have everything you need. The breakfasts are superb. The owners are friendly and nothing seems too much trouble. Highly recommend the place

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My husband and I stayed here last year, it was our second visit. We will definitely be returning again very soon. It is a lovely hotel with free parking. We both like walking so we know the car is quite safe. We have stayed in two different rooms upstairs both very spacious, very clean, and nicely decorated. Even though this... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. This will give a lot of help to other people considering staying at the Balincourt. We're delighted you enjoyed you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We spent 4 nights here while in the area to attend a wedding and had a very nice stay. The room was large, clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated and furnished, and breakfasts were very good. The location is on a main road, but set back and we had no problems with noise. It is within walking distance of the beach... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're particularly glad you enjoyed the walk into Bournemouth. The views of the Dorset coast are breathtaking! More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

If you are looking for a quiet hotel without any disturbance or noise, this is perfect. I stayed here several times over a month while I was doing a course in Bournemouth. The Balincourt was a lovely retreat, good quality rooms with a nice bath/shower, a bar in the evenings for a much-needed G&T, a great breakfast, and accommodating, friendly... More 

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Thank mum121
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

We do like to provide a peaceful experience for guests and are so glad this was to your liking. Certainly many guests appreciate the Balincourt and keep coming back! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $131 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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