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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife & I attended a Christmas lunch last week for a party of 50. The food was 1st rate and the service could not be faulted.The Head Waiter was buzzing around with everything under control.
So often at Christmas time these functions are not first rate. This was EXCELLENT.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Paul H
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Simply "excellent" Paul, thank you. Being a Bournemouth man I hope we are going to see a lot more of you in our award-winning restaurant, Blakes.

Best wishes for Christmas and a very happy New Year to you all.

David F Miller
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

From the moment you enter the Connaught you feel at home. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was lovely, spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The dinner in the hotel restaurant was fantastic. All round superb. We have been before and we will be visting again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Many thanks London to York a very welcome compliment and much appreciated.

Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year.

David F Miller
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Hotel standard of room ok..we would have liked to have had a bath in the room rather than just a shower..but the room was fine generally. The staff are very good...but the hidden gem is the food. We decided to have dinner there on the first night...the menu looked fairly ordinary and not a massive choice...but how wrong were we when our food arrived! It could beat a number of 5 star hotels and the staff were very attentive. We both had pork belly for our main and I had scallop dish for my starter...they were out of this world...well done to the chef!!!! I couldn't fit in a dessert but my husband had the cheese selection - and loved them! The breakfast is also another good meal. The gym is a very high standard and a nice size swimming pool.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ClareSimpson24
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

What a lovely recommendation for our restaurant, Blakes. Thank you very much Clare - we were all delighted to read just how much you enjoyed the food.

Best wishes to you both for Christmas

David F Miller
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Firstly, I would like to compliment the staff on their friendliness and overall professional approach. If I was to be critical, the car park is very tight, and street parking around the hotel is minimal. There is a public car park a minute down the road but how safe? Although I did not eat in the restaurant the Menu looked good and the dining room was full, and again the tables were dressed well. The Hotel did have an odor of fried food, which was very off putting. My room was clean, and well presented. Its not somewhere I would stay again, however its good points out way the bad.

Room Tip: Room 9 was nice.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank rjcrowther
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Dear RJ

Thank you for your vey kind review - you said the good points outweigh the bad points and I would be very grateful if you could let me know what they are? Your opinion is very valuable in helping us to get things right and I really would appreciate knowing all about your stay with us.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We booked the Connaught on the strength of the reviews here on Tripadvisor and we are pleased to say the hotel lived up to its reputation. We had stayed at the Cumberland before in Bournemouth due to its great seaside location, the Connaught can't quite compete with regard its location (handier for the shops though) but in every aspect it is excellent and just pips the Cumberland as our new favorite hotel in the town. The hotel is spacious and clean, the food in Blake's restaurant is simply superb and all the staff are very friendly, helpful and professional. The spa is excellent with decent facilities and nice size pool, kept very clean as well. A great long weekend stay - we will be back again for sure.

Room Tip: Go for the superior rooms (with balcony) in the main building if possible, better view and away from...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul N
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Just "brilliant" Paul, thank you very much for this excellent review and also for the review that you posted on the Trip Restaurants page about Blakes, our double rosette restaurant - Nicky, our Maitre d', was especially pleased.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were greeted by friendly helpful staff. We were shown a few rooms to choose from.they offered help to carry our bags.
It was a large clean warm room and en suite.
Bar staff were chatty.
Very comfortable stay.
There was plenty of choice at breakfast of hot and cold food. Service was excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Thank you Mrs Wonderful for your splendid review - hope to see you again in 2013..

Have a great Christmas

Best wishes

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

My son was graduating and I was looking for a hotel within walking distance of the Bournemouth International Centre. I couldn't have booked a better place. Welcoming staff greeted us after our gruelling journey from East Anglia, and made us immediately feel at home. The rooms were a good size for UK Hotel Rooms, well stocked, clean and warm, very important seeing that it was early November.
Although we did not spend much time it it, the Lounge / Bar area was spacious and comfortably decorated and the staff were courteous and eager to please.
The jewel in the crown is actually the restaurant. A well thought out menu, excellent food and a good wine list, all at reasonable prices, make the dining experience one that is well worth trying.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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David1007, Owner at Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Many thanks Paolo for your splendid review - I hope you have more children graduating in the years to come as we will get to see more of you!!

Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year.

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel

Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: $96 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's No 1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa, an award-winning double rosette restaurant and 54 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, including 3 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff and is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club await you. The Bluewater Spa offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and 3 massage therapy suites, to include a double. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a fine dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by Ben Nicol, the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. Trip Advisor has once again awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to the Hotel, the Spa and to Blakes Restaurant. ... more   less 
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