After reading some of the other negative reviews, I felt compelled to have my say. I visited the Bourne hotel as part of a small stag party during the summer and despite a few small criticisms, we all had a fantastic stay.
Firstly, as other reviews have stated, the location is ideal for the city center and connecting junctions. However there is a rather steep hill to tackle. The reception and bar area are very spacious and the drinks are competively priced. Theres also a decked area towards the rear for those perfect summer days.
For the price we paid, the hotel is excepetional value for money. We had 3 twin rooms, which were basic yet perfectly functional and spacious. The decor was dated, but certainly not an issue for us. The beds were comfy, yet the duvet supplied was very thin. Once again, not a problem for us given the temp. There was a large wardrobe complete with hangers and a small tv. Sadly no Sky or freeview, just the basic channels.
My main criticism lies with the bathroom. Whilst on the surface everything looked clean, on closer inspection the bath was very dirty. Not your normal dirt, it was ground into the bath after years of neglect no doubt. Also the showers over the bath were rather pathetic and there was plenty of mould around the window.
In regards to the staff, I found them pefectly polite bar one. The chap in question was very blunt and could barely raise a smile. Still, we all have our off days. The rest of the staff were great, including the night porter as the reception is manned 24/7. The breakfast was excellent. Plenty of food available, all hot and the restaurant was perfectly clean.
You can also use the Marriot hotels leisure facilities free of charge, which is located just across the road. Such facilities include a gorgeous swimming pool, a well equipped gym and a sauna etc.
If your after a cheap yet well equipped hotel, this is the place to stay. A good all rounder.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bourne Hall Hotel: comfort and style with a very warm welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bourne Hall Bournemouth
- Hotel Bourne Hall