I went with Alfa in August the Hotel is a good 10 mins walk from the beach, going down is easy as there is a slope but coming back up is a bit steep if you are disabled, although there is seating at regular intervals to have a rest.There is a good bus service at the end of the street to town, or in the other direction through to Swanage.You can also get a bus on the main road up from the pier to town and then one out back to St Michaels Rd.
The hotel Staff are friendly and helpful I had a single room with a shower as requested,the bathroom was adequate although if you were on the large size it could be difficult to get into the shower as the door hits onto the sink so it does not fully open.The bedroom was a small single bedded room tiny wardrobe and as it was an 8 day holiday I literally lived out of a suitcase.Dressing table with 3 small draws,2 good mirrors, hairdryer,Television was a disapointment with the switch over looming, I would have thought all hotels had freeview by now.It wasn't working properly hard to tune! it into anything.
I never had a problem with the lift it always turned up in reasonable time.The dining room was lovely and the food was generally delicious except for the fish main courses I didn't enjoy any, and the Friday Dinner Menu has Fish and Chips on, don't be fooled this is not fish in batter it was horrible, so on the Saturday I went to Harry Ramsdens near the pier.
The evening entertainment was average to poor with Bingo thrown in, the bar prices were reasonable though.On the whole the hotel could do with updating but all areas were kept clean and tidy.The Theatre on the pier is worth a visit I went in the evening to a show and walked slowly back up the slope and along the road to the hotel.I felt completely safe and never had a problem with noise from the street and my room was at the front.The tour bus is good for getting around as you can get on and off as you please all day,so you won't miss any attractions,museum etc and going through the Chines is lovely.
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- Devon Towers Hotel - Bournemouth [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]. Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 60 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heating and all have private bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. There is an attractive entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. ... more less
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