Having just spent a short break at The Connaught, we can only reiterate the comments made by other guests. The staff, from the management down, made every effort to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they possibly could. Although the hotel was full, with a large function to cater for, independent guests were not overlooked. We commend the staff who were working flat out, particularly at breakfast, for their attentive service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal in Blakes Restaurant and although we were disappointed not to be able to sample the menu further, due to the function, we can equally recommend the bar food. In fact, it was commendable that they declined bookings for the restaurant (until later in the evening) in order not to overstretch their resources and to ensure they maintained an excellent service. The new reception area looks very good, so some of the rooms and the hotel corridors could perhaps do with a "brighten up" as they seemed quite dated in comparison. However, we found the room we were moved to, to be brighter, clean and comfortable. The shower room was tiny but adequate for a couple of nights. Never-the-less, we would not hesitate to choose to stay again or to recommend the hotel to friends.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Best Western