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Devon Towers Hotel
Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2013

It is always a bit difficult to review hotels that are part of a British coach holiday because there is a sort of "sameness" about the hotels involved ! However, my partner and I, together with a family friend, went with Alfa to their LeisurePlex hotel, Devon Towers in Bournemouth. A somewhat dated building it is nevertheless welcoming with very friendly and attentive staff. The food is very good, but the set time of 6pm for the evening meal is really about an hour too early (but seems to be the norm for LeisurePlex hotels). The en-suite facilities were somewhat small but adequate, but the creaking floor in the bathroom was unbelievable ! It even creaked when you were standing still ! One bit of a moan I'm afraid, the tiles behind and above the washbasin
were filthy. Though not readily noticeable they had a sort of smear on them and I did a cursory wipe with a tissue and it was literally black. To be fair this was at a height probably out of reach of the daily cleaner. It is worth pointing out that this hotel is situated only about 200 yards from the upper promenade and a very upmarket Marriott Hotel, but stepping out of the hotel and going in the opposite direction and it seems that you are in bed-sitter land with run-down B&B's and the sort of area where you don't feel at ease after dark. However, the holiday as a whole was excellent value for money and if you want a short break in Bournemouth for a modest outlay, try it !

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank geoff1938
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Had a 5 day coach trip, first time with Alfa, to Bournemouth. Hotel was clean and comfortable, with good food, but you have to order in advance if you want certain things. Evening entertainment was quite good. Staff were very helpful and gave us another room when the tiolet would not flush.Shower doors opened at the corner making it a squeeze to get into if you are a bit on the large size. Bus stop round the corner to Town, where there is a bus to Poole every 3 mins.

Room Tip: Road facing roooms are a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Maibee
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had an 8 day holiday with Alpha from 24th August 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it.
All the staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble.
Our coach driver Gareth was great. Very caring and informative with a good Yorkshire sense of humour. He certainly helped make the holiday.
Good food, excellent entertainment and comfortable rooms. The Air Show was an added bonus.
We will certainly travel with Alpha again in the near future

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank kaylen2013
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

we stayed at this hotel on a alpha coach holiday everything was great hotel staff were great rooms were nice size and clean entertainment every night close to beach only one drawback if you are bad on your legs there is a steep hill to get to it . but we used a cab very cheap so no problem drinks were a bit limited but apart from that all good would recommend to anyone would certainly go back again j -s

Room Tip: 103 or 104 are nice rooms
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank jeffrey b
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited Devon towers as a last minute holiday it was excellent staff and guests was absolutely brilliant especially Michael food cannot be faulted already looking for dates next year can't wait for that thinking of going in August to see the air show

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank Lorr J
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our first venture into coach holidays has been a superb experience, from our driver/courier to the manager and ALL the staff at the Devon Towers. We of course were fortunate to have very decent weather but i am sure the whole holiday would have been acceptable no matter what. I must also mention the entertainment at the hotel, this was of a very acceptable standard.Rest assured that we will be using Alfa Travel and also Leisureplex hotels again.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank alan h
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We loved our stay at this hotel in April that we booked another 5 day trip with Alfa and returned there in June. The staff are all very efficient and its quite comfortable and spacious in the lounge/bar areas. Michael on the bar is a real star and his bingo calling will have you in stitches. He has a fantastic memory and remembered our drinks from our first visit there. The food was again excellent and very well presented. We had another super holiday and enjoyed our trips out. Well done to Alfa.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank ann C
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Additional Information about Devon Towers Hotel

Address: 58-62 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range: $69 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Devon Towers Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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