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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is an ok hotel. Problems with tuning the TV, had to try a couple of times as cable wasn't plugging properly. Room was very outdated but clean. The Internet connection was rubbish, the bed wasn't very comfy. Staff was friendly and luckily we found parking, other wise parking would of had to be outside and paid. Ok for one night... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying at this hotel and we were very pleased with both the room (Sea View) and the staff. It is the vista from the front rooms that sell this place, we had a terrace off the bedroom which looked straight over Bournemouth bay, with unrivalled views to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Purbeck, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights with a couple of friends and what a great time we had! Didn't know what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Ok so the hotel is shabby and in need of remodernisation, but the sheer cleanliness of the hotel and the very helpful staff more than made up for that. I... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Ocean view for one night. As previous guests mentioned in need of refurbishment. Problem with parking due to a meeting held in the hotel on arrival, so had to pay for street parking intially until I was advised to try the 2 X sister hotels ( next door) on check in. Front bar lounge area was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an average 3 star hotel. It has pros and cons... the pros would mainly be its location. It took 7 minutes walk to the beach and its a lovely scenic 20 min walk to Bournemouth pier. It was also a short walk from bars and restaurants. The hotel itself was good however in need of an update. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms were small and basic. I was boiling at night was very stuffy no ventilation. Beds quite springy and shower room was a bit weird. Feels like lodging at someone's attic more then a proper hotel. Could be better. Window handles very salt bitten and frames wouldn't stay open. Pool closes early and isn't heated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for two weeks whilst we were waiting for other accommodation to be arranged, food was lovely and the staff were really friendly but the hotel does need improving. The decor is similar to that of the Faulty Towers TV show, quite dated and old fashioned. The free WiFi only cover the main lobby areas and rooms that are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Ocean View for a long weekend to visit my daughter. Hotel was very clean and quiet when I stayed. Room small but perfectly adequate, clean with a clean bathroom and a very nice shower with good water pressure. Bed was very comfortable however room was very hot which did make sleeping very difficult even with window... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with my girlfriend, we had a nice room and comfy bed, situation in a great location next to beach there was not alot of walking, this suited us. the staff were nice and friendly and happy to help, the pool was nice and clean and so was the hotel in general. Would come here again... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Pros: Close to beach, Free (small) car park Cons: No wifi in room, rooms very noisy, room V hot - no air con, small TV When booking a hotel I always ask for a quiet room as I am a very light sleeper and any noise means I just won't sleep. This hotel thought a quiet room was one on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $61 - $209 (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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#18 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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