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The Green House
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Bournemouth
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“very good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

It’s hard these days to find a good hotel in Bournemouth (that will make me popular with the other hotels) as the standard has dropped over the last few years. When trawling the internet for a one night stay I found this hotel and booked three rooms and hoped it would be as described.
The hotel is very good, the staff are welcoming, polite and extremely helpful, rooms are smart, comfortable and spotless, beds are good and the little touch of a folded sheet on the end of the bed for use if the duvet was to hot was most welcome in 27 degrees of heat.
We had two smaller doubles with walk in shower and a one large double with role top bath and walk in shower all of adequate size, wardrobes could be a bit bigger as don’t offer a lot of space just enough space for a one or two night stay.
Bar is light and smart the selection of drinks is good and a fairly priced wine list was most welcome.
Restaurant food was the only real negative maybe trying to bat above their weight, all three main dishes had some cooked and some seriously under cooked food on the same plate, lack of sauces was also apparent which were desperately needed to bring the plate together. My first and last experience I hope of slowly cooked pig cheeks served dry, were was the lovely cooking sauce?
I would have no hesitation booking this hotel on my next trip to Bournemouth and recommending it others

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

A last minute business trip brought me here after my usual Premier Inn was booked up.
So glad I found the Green House. For not much more I got a large comfortable, beautiful room.
The room came with still and sparkling water in large bottles, tea and coffee and biscuits.
The bed was large and comfortable and as the weather is scorching you are also presented with a sheet if the duvet is too much. Blinds also keep the room cool.
Breakfast in the restaurant is a great selection of pastries, fruit and cereal followed by the usual array of cooked breakfast, omelettes, and porridge and for an additional fee a champagne breakfast....shame I was working.
Also has a lovely bar with great friendly reception and staff.

Stayed July 2014
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I stay in this hotel regularly and always look forward to going back.

The rooms are superb, albeit a little strange with the bath tub plonked in the middle of some rooms. Every room has a difference to the other which is nice. The beds are quite soft, not for everyone but I like that.

The food is good, however I'd like to see a better breakfast with wider variety.

It's about a 15 minute walk from the centre of town which is ideal and has free parking outside which is adequate considering how many rooms the hotel has.

To be pedantic it would benefit them to install a lift, those stairs are a trek when carrying bags to the top floor.

All in all it's a great hotel, I'll always go back.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Greenhouse is a really nice venue - beautiful rooms, clean, complementary fresh milk (nice touch), friendly staff, quality bar, great breakfast. complaints? - None!

Buckets and spade available from the reception area are a nice touch!

Green Features: this hotel is all about being friendly to the environment - they have considered every aspect and minimised potential environmental impact.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here many times over the last 4 years whilst our daughter has been at university and we have one more night booked later in the year for her graduation. Whilst it is great to stay in a hotel which is not part of a chain and that tries to be a little bit different it would also be nice if their systems were sophisticated enough to pick up returning guests. There is no sense of being made to feel as if you are anything other than just another faceless guest through the door. When we first stayed it was a really good hotel that was very welcoming - now it is just a hotel that could do with a bit of a freshening up. It is certainly good enough for us to stay one more time but not enough to make me feel like I will miss not going back.

In terms of location etc within Bournemouth it is still spot on - after all, that is something that cannot change!.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A pleasant experience all round, with comfortable rooms, friendly staff and tasty bar snacks for an afternoon of playing backgammon to avoid the rain. The breakfast was pleasant too, but the dinner restaurant was very expensive. I would return.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and were beautifully looked after, lovely staff, very comfy room and well equipped. Would very happily stay again. All the hotel rooms are named after trees which reflects the eco-ethos beautifully. Thank you

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Green Features: Very well executed and without stinting on comfort.
  • Stayed July 2014, 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
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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 Romantic 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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