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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Lesley V
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly but the hotel décor let the accommodation down. Lift was small and smelt musty. Towel rail in bathroom coming away from the wall, wall paper in bedroom lifting and very scuffed/marked in places. Breakfast was limited no fresh fruit and the cooked was the same bacon, sausage, egg, beans every day. A lot of banging doors but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was a 3 star everywhere except for bedroom. Food, cocktails, staff, outdoor pool was great. Parking was a bit of a faff as parking spaces were small. Worst of all is room was BOILING when arrived! So opened Windows wide and went out till evening, thinking room would of cooled down by time got back. When we came back... More 

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Thank Jenna J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was excellent and my room overlooked the sea. That was the only good bit. My bathroom had mould around the bath and the soap holder was rusty. Had to go to the sister hotel to eat and as it was raining was not very convenient I ordered a steak and was kept waiting 40 minutes for it to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I know this hotel quite well, going for the airshow most years. But I had the pleasure of attending a friend's birthday party here at the weekend and it reminded me what a great place it is. A relaxed atmosphere, lovely views and just out onto the cliff top to gaze over towards the Purbecks as the sun slips down... More 

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for a weekend stay, I somehow managed to book a family room by mistake so it was a really decent size. The pool area is lovely and private although there is a lack of sun loungers and people do reserve them really early so get down early if you want one. Hotel staff were nice and friendly and... More 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Check out the quite new Italian Cafe in this hotel on the East Cliff. Friendly service and lovely pizzas which you can take away too. Drinks a bit expensive and was some broken glass that needed sweeping up but food recommended.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $78 - $216 (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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