I stayed in this hotel back in October, with my partner for the Bournemouth running festival. We chose to stay here mostly because of the location. It was nicely placed compared to both the start and finish line of the marathon.
It was my first stay in a Bed and Breakfast, so I must admit that I wasn't too sure what I should expect. The first thing that I will say, is that the staff that we encountered were absolutely lovely and extremely helpful as well as accommodating. They even allowed us to stay a little bit later so that my partner could come back and shower after his race.
The room (including the en suite) was very clean and tidy, albeit smaller than I expected. Though this is more to do with the fact that I'm used to staying in hotels, where the rooms tend to be more spacious. There was a selection of tea and coffee for us to use. However, I couldn't use the kettle in the room as it looked like it hadn't been de-scaled in a while and I'm very fussy about that.
Breakfast in the morning was a choice between continental or full English buffet. Everything was hot and well cooked and the bread (which I think was fresh) was lovely. The lady (cannot remember her name) checked on us throughout our breakfast and made sure that we had lots of tea and coffee and that everything was okay.
Parking could be an issue for some people, as the spaces are two deep and if you park at the front, you need to hope that the person behind you left the keys to move their car. For us this wasn't a problem because the beach is about 20 mins walk away, so we didn't move the car all weekend.
The only two things I would say are, please de-scale the kettles and the bathrooms could do with an upgrade. But all in all we both really enjoyed our stay and will probably stay here for the festival next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ashleigh is a family run . All rooms are en suite providing Free view TV with, hairdryers and hospitality tray. We also provide free computer access, and WiFi connection is available in all rooms. We believe we offer a high standard of accommodation and cleanliness.Free parking and lovely garden. Please holiday in relaxed and informal surroundings. You will find in each of our refurbished rooms a clean and contemporary look, that features calm and modern design. ... more less
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