We were 6 to visit family in Bournemouth and stayed 3 nights from May 9th at the Menzies Carlton hotel. I stayed in a double room on the 1st floor with beautiful sea views. Other members of our party stayed on the 2nd and 3rd with equally stunning views. We arrived late on the Thursday evening to an incredibly warm welcome, I even received a call from reception to make sure I had found my room ok. We couldn't have been better looked after by the hotel's staff over the 3 days, so high marks for the friendly staff that gave quite a home-feel of the hotel.
The hotel rooms were very clean and spacious (I had one with a small balcony which was an added bonus).
There was a great selection of food at the buffet breakfast, frequently refilled which has proven to be a pet-peeve of mine when not done at other hotels I've stayed at. The bar food was also of a very high standard and I was impressed by the gastro-pub type presentation and, more importantly, taste of the food (highly recommend the fish and chips and house burger).
The location is perfect - within easy walking distance to the city centre, and needless to say, a stone's throw from Bournemouth beach (right in front of the East Cliff lift down to the beach or a walkway for those who prefer). I didn't try any of the spa or fitness facilities so I cannot comment.
Much credit to General Manager, Philip Barton, and his team for the high standards maintained at the hotel. The entire experience would definitely make the hotel a clear choice for the next visit to Bournemouth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star stunning hotel on Bournemouth's cliff-top, offering traditional stylish rooms, many with sea views. Award winning restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam room, sauna, and beauty treatment rooms. An easy walk down the zig zag path to the golden sands, and 5 minutes walk to the town centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Menzies Carlton Bournemouth
- Hotel Menzies Carlton
- Carlton Hotel Bournemouth