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Bed & Breakfast by the Beach
Ranked #1 of 134 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had an overnight stay here as a treat for my husband's birthday and I simply couldn't have asked for anything better. it wasn't just the accommodation - excellent in all the respects mentioned by others - or the extra little touches also described, but Chris & John really do go the extra mile. When I asked about booking a mini-cab, as we were eating in Christchurch, Chris insisted on driving us there which was so kind & considerate of her. She, John & their daughter all sang Happy Birthday to my husband when we came down for breakfast & a birthday card from them all was on our table.I can't imagine receiving those kind of thoughtful gestures anywhere else. The breakfast was definitely the very best we've had as were the goodies in our room, all made by Chris who is clearly an excellent cook. These two certainly know what works and they clearly make a huge effort to maintain such a superior standard. Their overall generosity & care in terms of making their guests feel comfortable exceeds anything I've experienced before. Excellent value for money, if it's possible to put a value on this kind of hospitality. We'll definitely be back ... maybe for my birthday!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Beautiful house and rooms! The rooms are of a good and generous size - they are airy with lots of light and beautifully decorated. The hosts are lovely and polite - very friendly and bubbly! Breakfast was cooked for us there and then - good choices and generous helpings. Very comfortable and cosy. We couldn't ask for more and we will be coming back!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Hannah L
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Best b&b we have ever stayed,lovely welcome by John and Chris,we were a little early,traffic better than expected.Offered us coffee or tea in the garden,beautiful like garden of Eden.Bedroom was modern and plenty of extras Jar chocolates to die for, plenty of sachets of coffee tea,hot chocolate,Horllicks biscuits bottled water etc.Best nights sleep we have had for a long time,and watching tv in bed,comfy bed and pillows.No seagulls to wake us at 4am. Never seen such array of food for breakfast. ,fresh fruit ,cereals,porridge,smoothies ,fruit juices and all with a smile from John and family,we had to leave as family problems at home plus we had to return also as a family funeral, but the two days we were there we felt special,and John,Chris and family are a special find and as Arnie says we will be back

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank blockflat
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Only been here 2 days out of 7 nights stay, and every thing all the previous reviews say is 100% true. The place is amazing. From the first meet and greet at the doorstep on Saturday we knew we could not of found anywhere better. The breakfasts are to die for. All the little extras they add are well appreciated. The bedroom and bathroom decor are to the highest standard possible. The location is superb and having a bus stop on the doorstep makes it even better even though we have a car with us. Could not of found a better place to stay.
Nicola & Nigel from Maidstone.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed 4 days at B&B by the Beach and we enjoyed every single minute. Chris and John are lovely, the rooms (we had no 2) are well designed (beds are maybe too soft for our taste) and comfortable. And the breakfast itself is a great pleasure!!

You really feel that John and Chris are born for B&B and they enjoy to host their guests. Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank tommibommi
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we knew we had found a gem of a place. The warm welcome, the exquisite furnishings, stylish bedroom, luxurious bathroom and homemade brownies was an excellent start to our holiday. The breakfast room was a joy to behold - light, airy, immaculate with stark white table cloths and napkins (no paper serviettes here!!!) and with elegant white china, it was such a calm yet cheers place to indulge in the best breakfast ever. Bowls of fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries etc. Chris's own smoothies and a whole range of cooked meals accompanied by fresh coffee and the best homemade jam and marmalade was wonderful. Perfection!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife & I spontaneously decided to go to Bournemouth for a couple of days staying over night. I was unsure whether to go for a hotel or guest house as I found one of each I quite liked on TripAdvisor, both the same price. I opted to go for 'B&B By The Beach' as I thought it was a better location, in-between Bournemouth Pier & Hengistbury Head Beach (voted best in the area). About an hour and a half walk alone the beach to either, Bournemouth Pier in one direction and Hengistbury Head Beach in the other. Upon our arrival we were warmly met by both Chris & John (husband & wife), the owners of 'B&B By The Beach', and they instantly made us feel welcome and comfortable (loved John's sense of humour). These two are fantastic! Very friendly and helpful the whole stay. Genuinely lovely people too. Chris & John have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into there B&B, and it shows! Nicely decorated and very clean. Fresh flowers in the room and other little touches like two wine glass with bottle opener and a packet of cheese nibbles, selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc with biscuits, and my favourite was an air tight jar of homemade rocky road! (Lovely touch). The room was modern and the bathroom very big with bath, shower, mirror, chair etc. Also in the room there was everything you might need e.g good hair dryer, iron, heater, safe, kettle, TV etc. The first day we left the car at the B&B and took a very short walk down to the beach, passing a Co-operative food store along the way. We then walked alone the beach to Bournemouth pier, spent the day in Bournemouth before getting the 10:40pm 1C bus (advised by John) back to Southbourne Crossroads bus stop just around the corner from the guest house (took around 15mins at that time of night). The following morning we had a 5* first class breakfast (starters included, a lot to choose from) and John's eggs were fantastic! After settling the bill for the room Chris & John offered us to leave the car at the guest house, even though we had checked out, while we enjoyed our last day in the area. Again we took the short walk down to the beach, this time we walked along the beach in the other direction to Hengistbury Head Beach and Christchurch Harbour. We had an excellent fish & chips at place called the Beach House, a great recommendation of Chris'. Overall a awesome trip made so by Chris & John and their fantastic guest house! We 100% recommend this as a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bed & Breakfast by the Beach

Address: 7 Burtley Road | Burtley Manor, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: $99 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superbly situated 200 meters from the beach on a very quiet road. Voted by Tripadvisor reviewers as 5th best B & B / Inn 2016 UK & 13th best in the world 2016. ... more   less 
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