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Porthleven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very welcoming friendly hotel (just hope it is not going to be demolished and replaced by flats or skyscraper - sadly so many hotels we stay at close afterwards - the staff welcomed us - allocated a lovely seafront room (at extra cost) - nice size room with bath and shower - breakfast was usual English - continental available at...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here twice since March 2017 and each time we have been very happy with the rooms and staff . Have never tried the food or bar . lift to all floors , a bit dated in places but clean and tidy and no issues with un comfy beds . Entrance way has steps but apart from that...

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Thank Martin B
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent experience. Very good rate and complete breakfast. My room was an ocean view room and the view of the sea was wonderful every morning at the sunrise. Bottle of wine as a reception gift. Me and my wife spent 3 nigths and one additional was night was requested and the price was even better.

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Thank Erick O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room comfortable could have done with a suitcase rack and as in all UK hotels it seems no room safes! Hotel is on sea front and a short walk to town centre with excellent travel facilities. The Cottonwood hotel next door is its sister hotel and parking is available in both hotels. Disabled access is a problem as the front...

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Thank patmcadden
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I live in Bournemouth and booked the room for 2 visiting friends. We checked in late due to my friends travelling after work on Friday evening and there was no one available anywhere for quite some time to actually check us in....in the end we had to hunt someone down. The staff member was not the least bit friendly or...

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Thank Sian C
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at the Ocean View this past weekend along with 50 plus members of my church. The welcome was incredibly warm matching the ambience of the Reception. Our room was spotless and warmly inviting. The staff, meaning ALL staff were smiley, friendly and had a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude, which was so refreshing. Conference room...

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Thank Squirrel196
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We stayed at the Ocen view 7-9 Oct. The hotel could do with being re carpeted but the excellent food and friendly staff made it a great weekend. In particular, the excellent food we had on both nights really was the best I have had in Bournemouth.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The hotel is in need of a bit of a refurb - however the rooms are clean and ok. We had an issue with the heating in the room (very cold) however they provided a stand-alone heater which resolved the issue, water etc was hot etc. WIFI only really works in the bar. Staff were excellent, very attentive and helpful....

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Like many of Britains coastal hotels those in Bournemouth are generally 'tired' they need updating. The Ocean View is in this category. The rooms are comfortable there is a lift though again a very tired looking lift. Their is a bar and the food I had there was all very good quality, well prepared. Staff very friendly. Hotel is about...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I wanted somewhere by the sea to stay for the night. Spotted a good offer and went for it. So ok, I haven't got a premium room but it's fine for what I paid. Windows open, it's quiet so a good sleep expected. Friendly staff.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With beautiful views of the coastline from the cliff top, the elegant Ocean View Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and leafy gardens. Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre is 10 minutes’ walk away. The spacious bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi, and some feature spectacular sea views or a private balcony. Guest can relax on the terrace beside the swimming pool, set within the gardens. The Ocean View’s restaurant offers a menu using fresh local ingredients, with classic cocktails on offer in the stylish bar. The seafront hotel is directly above miles of golden sandy beach, accessed by pathways or the cliff-top lift (in summer only). Guests have free parking, and Bournemouth Railway Station is 1.2 miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ocean View Hotel

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $41 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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“Select Sea front room (at additional cost)”
 of 5 bubbles maplethorpepaul, 4 days ago | Read review
“Front Room with Sea View - Room 103 has a large terrace.”
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 of 5 bubbles Jockinafrock69, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Contact direct to obtain further information”
 of 5 bubbles sushisusie, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms next to the stairs have the best WiFi”
 of 5 bubbles 403dand, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a room near the stairs as it is very noisy with peoples passing the room at all times of day and night.”
 of 5 bubbles terry4312, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
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