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“Refurbished hotel in wonderful location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Park Central Hotel
Ranked #6 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
London
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34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Refurbished hotel in wonderful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Lovely refurbished hotel very friendly in a brilliant location close to everywhere and by the beach. The hotel rooms are spacious and newly refurbished that i like as I am very fussy about the standard of hotel I stay in. You don't need a car for the location

Room Tip: The single bed room don't have a view which I didn't know so I would of booked a double if I...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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West Cork
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My teenage daughter with her friend and I stayed at the Park Central Hotel last night. This turned out to be the perfect choice of hotel, not only because it is directly opposite the Bournemouth International Centre and the fact that it is very centrally located for shopping and for the pier and beach but also because the customer service and attention to detail here is exemplary i.e. puzzle books in girls' bedroom which were very gratefully received!.

From the moment we walked into the hotel, the staff were courteous and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are squeaky clean with crisp white linen. They are also quiet and we all enjoyed a great night's sleep. The breakfast served in the wonderful Crab Restaurant is superb with very friendly staff serving an excellent cooked and buffet breakfast. Superb smoked salmon and creamy scrambled egg!

Cannot fault this hotel and would highly recommend it to anybody. I would definitely choose this hotel again. Excellent value and excellent service. Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

From checking in to leaving all the staff were very efficient and friendly. Food was fabulous compliments to the chef my posh fish and chips were yummy. Room was spacious and very clean. Bed very comfy. Breakfast was lovely too.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed 4 nights during a recent conference at the BIC. The Park Central location (directly across the street) is perfect for quick and easy access. Their parking is in the BIC car park which is not a problem. The hotel is an old Bournemouth classic which has been redone in the last several years. The room was spacious except for the bathroom. Minor problem with shower leaking around the curtain onto the floor, but otherwise okay. Nice view of the sea and adequate amenities with flat screen TV. Complimentary wireless internet access was a bonus. I didn't take advantage of breakfast, but the dinner I had at The Crab was excellent (see other review). I'm sure they would be up to preparing the Full English heart stopper. Everyone at the reception desk was helpful and accommodating. There may be more posh, but the location was perfect and the rate reasonable. What's not to love?

Room Tip: ground floor convenient with some rooms having sea views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St.Neots
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed here with another couple for a 2 night break late September . The Reception staff were always friendly and helpful, the room was bright and the breakfast was good. We did have a few small problems, one was the shower door came off its runners and although I think the hotel tried to fix it, eventually it was my husband who fixed it, but then it broke again the next day! Overall I would recommend this hotel and we had an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Remember to book a parking space at the car park opposite, if you have a car. This cost £7.50 a nigh...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cambridgeshire
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93 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Spent a lot of time researching a hotel to stay in in Bournmouth. Park Central was in an excellent position, very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were quite good albeit ours had a couple of annoying faults - mainly the shower door which seemed impossible to keep on its rollers. Breakfast was very good, all cooked to order with plenty of choice and food. A little pricy but then a lot of decent places in Bournmouth are. I'd certainly stay there again without major concerns. Car parking over the road in the BIC was a little pricy but very convenient and not such bad value for Bournmouth near the pier.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I booked this hotel months in advance of us attending a gig at the BIC and then wasn't sure I could make it so cancelled the room a few days in advance to avoid any charges. When my situation changed again I called to rebook and they charged me almost twice the price!

I was also told that I would have to sort my own parking as they had no available guest spaces but that they would deduct £5 from our bill. The car park cost £12 for 24 hours, not bad in a seaside town but I was never given the £5 as promised.

The rooms are nice, spacious, clean and the staff and friendly and helpful, no complaints there but the room we wre given was on the roadside and there was constant traffic noice and people shouting and talking and drunkenly singing outside until about 2am.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room on the side of the hotel that doesn't face the road as if you need the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nicole S
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Additional Information about Park Central Hotel

Property: Park Central Hotel
Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Park Central Hotel, the newest four star hotel in Bournemouth. With our 48 unique rooms each with its own individual and modern look, we can proudly offer luxury accommodation which is stylish, sleek and original. Indulge in our accommodation with all the luxuries you will expect from a four star hotel. You could not ask for a better seafront location then the one Park Central Hotel has to offer. With the Bournemouth International Centre adjacent to the hotel and the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre only a two minute walk away, we have the perfect location for both business and leisure. Crawl into bed for a sound's night sleep in our comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen, thick duvets and plush pillows. Wake in the morning, relaxed and refreshed to in-room tea and coffee facilities, power shower and deluxe toiletries. With complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and sleek flat-screen televisions, our rooms offer the perfect blend of innovative design and contemporary boutique luxury hotel accommodation. ... more   less 
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