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Park Central Hotel
Ranked #7 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Dorchester
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“A real winner!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just back from a night here. From the moment we arrived we were really looked after. Lovely smiling receptionists on arrival, easy check in. Car park at the bic across the road at £7.50 for 24 hours. Position of hotel is perfect to visit the beach and parks and also the shops. Room was spotless with lovely sea view. Very small bathroom, no bath , just shower enclosure, which was fine for us. Plenty of complimentary tea/coffee and bottles of water. We dined at The Crab restaurant which was vey good, plenty of smiling staff, and very good atmosphere. Breakfast was in the same room,and lovely selection of breakfast available, everything we had was of good quality. A very pleasant stay, helped by the endless supply of warmth from all the staff. Thank you to everyone working at The Park Central for making our stay very special. We will be back.

Room Tip: Sea view a must!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just returned from a one night stay at the Park Central, we paid extra and up graded to a Signature room 504. It was very pleasant and the seperate bedroom was really peaceful. The view was stunning, however I feel it would be a good idea to place two reasonable high chairs in the space where the view can be viewed thus enabling you to sit an look out, rather that stand looking out , it seems a waste of a lovely view. The room was extremely clean and the bed really comfortable, wish mine was so comfortable. We had a meal in the Crab restaurant in the evening, and it was delicious, the staff were really attentive and I would highly recommend it. The breakfast also was really good and excellent value and again staff excellent. The Reception staff also very pleasant and helpful, would definately recommend this hotel and will be going back for another visit in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We recently stayed at the Park Central hotel , coming inside from a rainy day in February we were greeted by friendly efficient reception staff which set the standard for the rest of our stay . The room was large and comfortable with a great view over the beach . Food in the restaurant was excellent and the staff were very attentive without being intrusive . We only stayed one night but wish it could have been more

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

we have just returned from a one night stay at the park central, we were very warmly welcomed on arrival and were told that we had a very lovely quirky room 501, when we first saw the room we were disapointed as the skirting on the set of steps as you enter the room were very badly chipped and in need of repainting, the bed linen and general cleanliness of the room was good as were the towels however the maintenance of the room needs some serious review, there was a hole in the wall opposite the wardrobe the curtain tie back hook came out of the wall when we pulled the curtains as it had only been put back with some glue, the bath panel was screwed on with visable screws and coming away at the bottom, and the carpet has not been laid properly as it is pulled up in the corners of the room, i am suprised at the amount charged for this room as we definatley donot feel that it warrants what we paid, the breakfast however was very good, and the staff were all very polite and helpful, we raised our concerns when we checked out with the reception manager who did offer us a discount on a return visit to the hotel and said that if we had voiced our concerns we may have been offered another room i told her that the room should be of a good standard in the first place and that guests should not have to move around the hotel, we also declined the offer of discount on a return visit as we would not be returning, this hotel room is definately not 4 star luxury :(

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Went to this hotel on a Travelzoo offer. We had a lovely room with a splendid view. The evening meal was great and the breakfast was plentiful, with a great selection on the menu. Would go back to this hotel.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here as it was very close to the Bournemouth International Centre and we were pleasantly surprised by this lovely hotel.
When we arrived, check in was smooth and they upgraded our room. The parking was in the BIC which is secure.
Our room was large and well maintained. We had a seperate living room and the bathroom was good with a powerful shower.
The breakfast was lovely, freshly cooked with good ingredients.The staff were at hand to help and to top up the tea and coffee.
We would stay here again, as it is a great location, near to the bic, beach and town centre. We are looking to go again in the summer.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My partner and i spent a lovely weekend at the Park Central hotel. The staff were all so friendly and very attentive, we didn't want for anything. The food at the Crab a Bournemnouth hotel restaurant was out of this world and the room (especialy the bed) was so comfortable that we opted for a night in rather than a night on the town. We will definitely come back, thank you everone :-)

Room Tip: I thnk most of the rooms have a sea view but if not then always ask for one.
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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 #7 of 66 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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