We stayed here whilst in Bournemouth for a beach wedding. The Hotel staff on arrival were professional and friendly, immediately giving the impression of a well run hotel. We stayed in the Tulip Suite which was a good size. The bathroom had an all singing, all dancing spa bath (slightly reminiscent of a space ship - coloured lights which changed colour and a radio incorporated!) We managed to soak the bathroom a couple of times by turning on a tap which sent water from one jet straight across the room and into the bedroom (soaking the contents of my vanity case!) We used this once just because you have to - but it was really noisy and took ages to fill. The shower was perfectly adequate. We also used the gym and swimming pool which was all pretty good - didn't stop in the pool long as quite a few people. We ate in the restaurant on the first night - superb food and service and actually extremely reasonable prices. The only problem for us was the very soft mattress on our bed - we were both left with bad backs! I actually almost rolled out when I got to close to the edge as it just gave way - might suit other people though. Other than that - the hotel was smashing as were all the staff. If it wasn't in Bournemouth we would definitely use again - but sadly I'm not a great fan of Bournemouth and doubt I would have the need to stay again. I will look out for other Best Westerns though as I would happily stay in another one.
- 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