My first time at Hamilton Hall,plenty of parking space,
Hamilton Hall is situated 14 minutes walk from the sea front,in a quiet peaceful street away from the noise of town traffic.
I was greeted by John at the door and he made me a cup of tea whilst having a chat, then showed me to my room carrying my bag for me.First impressions go a long way and Hamilton Hall does not dissapoint, the heavenly smell of insence drifts through the hall to greet you and make you feel you are home.
Room 3 "Joy", is a spacious twin in brown and tan hues,nicely decorated warm and welcoming,with its own shower and basin cleverly installed as a walk-in room.
Didnt have to wait or mess around with the shower, the hot water was there strait away.and warm towels on the rail finished the job perfectly.
The beds are very comfortable, plenty of pillow choice,and cushions, i had lovely rays of sun streaming through the window on my arrival.
The rest of the hotel is of course maintained to a very high standard,with cosy sitting rooms, study area, meditation room, with relaxing music playing in the background and a well set out well decorated Dining room.
Residnets can join in with meditation work shops, and are encouraged to be themselves and feel at home.
John himself and his staff run this not for profit Hotel to a high standard and i got to meet "Missy" the resident dog who was no trouble at all.
I like the way Hamilton Hall is set out,there is a smoking area for those who do, outside,
the garden is tastefully set out with "nooks" for sitting and meditating,or just chilling with a beer.
The food is home cooked, hand prepared and very tasty,with a help yourself approach to breakfast for the hungry traveller.
Cerial, fruit,toast, fruit juice,yogherts,jams ect tea coffee,a miriad of fruit and specialist tea's to.
John is a very knowledgeable friendly person and nothing is too much trouble,he is a very expirienced person, well travelled and also has a professional approach to the day to day running of Hamilton Hall, it is an ideal place for indulgent "me" time and as such i felt very relaxed in the other guests presence.
would i return to Hamilton Hall, yes i would, very much so, in fact i wouldnt go anywhere else.
a huge thank you to John and his staff for making me so welcome. ,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As seen on national & international TV. Clothing Optional. Men Only. Retreat style hotel. Some room sharing. Private rooms also. Specializing in events for gay / bisexual men. Very informal & friendly. Like nowhere you have stayed at before. Huge repeat custom. As seen on Channel 4's '3 In A Bed' programme (April & August 2010) to huge acclaim. Open since March 2000 and going from strength to strength. Newly refurbished and decorated - newly double glazed - all for your comfort and enjoyment. Massive Diary of Events throughout the year offering workshops - seminars etc. on Sexual - Self and Spiritual development of mind, body and soul. The only venue like it in all of Europe. Women only events also available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hamilton Hall Hotel Bournemouth