I have read some of the other reviews and I think thye may give a very por impression of the hotel which really isn't too bad. Yes, we couldn't get into our rooms 'till 3 p.m. and yes, you have to go out a back door into a car park in order to get tot he pool and gym area (which consists of a few items of equipment pool side), and yes, our room was on the cool side (half term in 2008 was bloody freezing!), but the room we had was very spacious with a good sized bathroom. Water pressure could have been better, but it was sufficient for a shower. The floorboards were on the creaky side, but we couldn't hear other guests through the walls. My wife and I enjoyed the breakfasts immensely. The sausages wern't up to much but mostly everything else was more than edible. The hotel offers free internet access on a PC in the foyer area. The beds were comfortable and king sized. The hotel is perfectly situated in a quiet wooded avenue just one street back from the East Cliff road. A 2 minute walk and you are within site of the sea. A 5 minute walk in the other direction takes you to a road full of cheap pubs and restaurants (I particularly recommend O'Neill's Irish pub, where you can eat for £3!). Bournemouth twon centre can't be anymore than 15 minutes slow walk away.
Overall, I was very happy witht he hotel and intend to use it again early in 2009. I think it is very good value for money and not something that one could complain about at £60 per night
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The privately owned Best Western Hotel Royale is situated on Bournemouth's exclusive and tranquil picturesque East Cliff. All 64 bedrooms - including eight spacious Studio family rooms - have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. The modern leisure club boasts a large and airy indoor swimming pool. Adjoining the leisure club are the hotel's beautiful sheltered gardens, ideal for soaking up the Bournemouth sun. At The BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale we are very conscious that the actions of each and every one of us may have an impact on the environment. This is the belief that everyone at the hotel works with each and every day to ensure we're doing our bit to help build a sustainable future. To this end we currently hold a Prestigious Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme of which we are extremely proud. The hotel has a Green Committee who meet regularly to ensure that the Green Policy and Green Aims are not only followed, but are constantly updated to ensure that our commitment to the environment and the principles and standards we set are at the forefront of our decision making. All staff at the hotel are required to comply with our policies and are trained accordingly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Royale
- Best Western Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Best Western