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“Best Trip Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Green House

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The Green House
Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Spent three days at The Green House. My partner surprised me by booking this hotel for our last trip before he goes on a journey for awhile. The room was perfect, it felt like we are staying in our own bedroom. The bed was heaven. I loved just laying there at the end of our day and spending quality time. The bathroom and the bath tub was amazing. The food in the restaurant was delicious and just the right portion. It was the perfect stay during one of the most important time in our lives and I am so glad we stayed in this wonderful hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012
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oosullivan, Manager at The Green House, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and stay with us! It's lovely to hear that in your case we exceeded your expectations! Please contact me directly and I will make sure your next stay is even more fabulous!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Me & my other half at last minute decided to go to the Dorset Steam Fair - when I say last minute we actually left home at lunchtime Saturday.
Despite hours of scrabbling around on the iPad whilst the other half was driving we couldn't get a hotel in Dorset - so thought Bournemouth might be worth a shot. It might be worth mentioning that we are very fussy when it comes to where we stay - I'm not really overly fussed but Mr would never dream of staying anywhere less than 4 stars.
I found this hotel on one of the comparison sights, checked the reviews and looked at the photos and after Hubbys aproval decided to call the hotel directly.

Bearing in mind it was by this time 3 in the afternoon and we wanted a room that night - we were soo pleased to be told that they had one room left :) the lady on the phone was more than helpful and reassured us that it didn't matter what time we checked in as they run a 24 hour reception, but did we have an idea of what time we would be arriving? We didn't know but it didnt seem to be an issue.

We arrived just after 11 and although the receptionist had told us there was plenty of parking we did struggle to park our large 4x4. This was mainly due to inconsiderate parking by other guests and I feel this problem may be down to no parking lines? Or that they were very faded out. After about 4 attempts of parking :p with the assistance of parking sensors thank goodness... we went in.

It was very obvious there was a party in full swing - which we didnt mind although we were worried that after having spent the day in a muddy feild and being slightly tired and muddy we would be confronted by party goers - however we werent, the bar and function rooms were totally seperate from the main reception and we walked straight in and were taken to our room without hesitation.

The man on reception took us to our room which was called "aspen" and showed us where the light switches were and how to turn the TV on.

The room itself was lovely! I read the room guide and everything in the hotel has been considered with regards to the environment - even down to the toilet roll and the paint on the walls! I spent a great deal of time reading through and learning about where the bed sheets were produced and what they were made of etc.

The only down point was.... the lack of soundproofing! We could hear the music thumping from the party - which I switched off too, but also every noise coming from the hall and movement from the room next door, perhaps in their eco drive they had comissioned the doors to be made out of cardboard ;) but - as I said, not really a huge deal and we were soon asleep in our very comfy bed!

We had a great nights sleep for a great price which did include breakfast - however as per our usual selves we were unable to drag ourselves out of bed in time so we are unable to comment on that!

I would reccomend this hotel to anyone and would definately stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Attended a function here, and neither stayed in a room or ate in the restaurant.

However, the function was beautifully presented and an excellent hot buffet provided on the lawn. The bars and public areas exuded chic. All the staff I saw were slick, courteous and very professional. Bar service was faultless and whole place screamed glamour.

I would love to stay here and enjoy the many lovely facilities of this beautiful hotel, set in a peaceful street just a pebble-throw from all the attractions of this stately seaside town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on the night of 01/09/2012. The master bedroom we had was very tastefully decorated, with a wonderful large 'organic bed', everything was spotlessly clean. On the downside the eco friendly lights were so dim we could not find our clothes or read in bed. The ensuite bathroom had a fantastic walk- in shower with wonderful natural stone everywhere, but again very dim lighting and nowhere to put make up or toiletries.The advertised chef baked biscuits were 3 tiny mouth sized slivers. Perhaps small points but when you are paying over £200 per night then these details become rather significant.
The restaurant food was delicious. It couldn't be faulted for its creativity and balance of flavours. However we found the service a little brusque and lacking in human contact.The layout of the dining room didn't facilitate relaxing over a meal either. We were sat at a table which was essentially in a corridor between the bar area and the kitchens and the waiting station.The dining room floor is wood, so noisy and creaky and throughout our meal we had waiting staff stomping past our table as they careered between bar and kitchen.This could probably been rectified by redeploying staff so they weren't rushing between all the various places.At breakfast we were sat in the body of the restaurant which was more comfortable and the staff were much more relaxed and engaged with the customers.
We'd say if you have plenty of money then do go there and enjoy the delicious food and classy surroundings. Or go on a day when it is not full blown prices. We didn't feel it justified its prices.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Excellent hotel. Service, food and staff all top class. Taster menu is superb and beautifully presented by attentive waiting staff but expensive if not included in your package (ours was!) Other a la carte menu is also first class. As a retired couple it suited our needs very well.
Would not hesitate to recommend or go there again if we could get the same sort of deal!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Just returned from Bournemouth and our stay at The Greenhouse... Excellent service, the food was amazing ( we had the taster menu) and would def recommend this option...the hotel is modern but classy, impeccably clean, staff were attentive but not annoyingly so.. If I had one criticism it would be that whoever allocates the rooms, should maybe check the guests staying in each room, as we are a couple on a romantic weekend away from work and kids, and next door to us was a couple and their little boy, who was quite excitable!!! Would def stay there again, and would recommend to all..





  • Stayed August 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We have just returned from a 4 day break at The Green House and can highly recommened it to others.

This was the first time in a long time that we have stayed in the UK for our summer holidays and usually holiday abroad, but the hotel and gardens had a continental feel about it..and the sunny weather certainly helped!!!.

My wife is currently pregnant and the staff were only to happy to assist with any dietary requirements that she had. The bar in the evening was very peaceful and ambient, and offered a happy retreat. Other benefits was ample free car parking, the great garden facilities to relax, and the great attitude of all the staff.

My only concern was the lack of air conditioning in the rooms and it was very warm at nights. However this was mainly down to the high tempatures in the day and certainly i wouldnt complain about the British Weather being like this!!!

Overall, a great stay and i certainly will be recommending to family and others

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Green House
Address: 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#7 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Green House 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Award winning Green House is a stylish boutique hotel, nestled in the beautiful East Cliff area of Bournemouth town. Winner of the AA Eco hotel of the year, as well as Considerate Hotel of the year 2013, the Green House lives and breathes sustainability. Home to the highly acclaimed Arbor restaurant. At Arbor our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond our menu, it's a deep held belief that runs through everything we do. From sourcing the best quality local and sustainable ingredients to the low energy induction cookers we use in the kitchen, from the honey bees on the roof to the FSC timber on the restaurant floor, it is not a commitment we take lightly. You will see a lot of what we've done for yourself, but sometimes it's the things you can't see that make the biggest difference.The Sustainable Restaurant Association recently awardedus top marks for our efforts. If you are staying with us at the Green House then dining at Arbor is a must! ... more   less 
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