We hadn't expected anything better than we got, particularly as I had spoken to the Manager when we booked the room several months ago. I'd read some pretty poor reports on your website about this hotel so thought I'd beard the lion in its den and just ask him outright about what he thought of the reports. He said he didn't deny that some of it was true as it wasn't possible for them to redecorate the whole building in one go. This was honest of him and as the reception of the wedding which we were attending was held in this hotel we really had no choice but to stay there. The Manager suggested that we booked one of the more expensive rooms - £75 instead of the normal £50 to ensure getting a nicer room. I agreed to this but when we booked in and they took the payment before handing over the key it was for £50! I decided to say nothing until we'd seen the room. Although ill lit and rather dull in decoration and furnishing - 60's in appearance - there was no unpleasant smell and it was reasonably clean. The tv was pretty ancient but we didn't switch it on in any event. The shower was nice and forceful with plenty of hot water. The bath was a jaccusi. However, the extractor fan didn' work. There were plenty of tea bags, coffee, etc. and toiletries were fine too. On the whole it was better than expected so we took the room and saved ourselves £25. The breakfast was good with a reasonable amount of choice. During the night it was very noisy as there isn't any double glazing. At 4.0 am. I saw people walking past the hotel and could hear them talking. People coming to bed in the early hours have no consideration for others but this can happen anywhere. The bed was comfortable and clean.
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Roundhouse Bournemouth
- Hotel Britannia Roundhouse
- Roundhouse Hotel