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“A Fantastic Hotel to Stay At.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Fantastic Hotel to Stay At.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2007

We loved staying at the Anglo Swiss Hotel for our annual family holiday. From the day we arrived the staff were very friendly and looked after our Family of Four extremely well. We had a Family bedroom with ensuite facilities which were perfect. The room was very clean and comfortable, perfect for our needs. All meals were extremely lovely with good sized portions. There was a good children's menu available which our children loved. Just to mention the 'lamb shank' and steak dishes are something not to be missed.
We very much enjoyed the swimming pool and leisure facilities which we used every day. The Anglo Swiss is within easy walking distance to the beach and town.
We would certainly go back and recommend to all our friends and family.

  • Liked — Good Food, friendly staff and a clean and tidy hotel.
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank PHBWestSussex
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bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2007

Absolutely fantastic! Nice rooms, delicious food, friendly and attentive staff, good location.

  • Liked — absolutely everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank ever-ever
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2007

i stayed at the Anglo Swiss Hotel in mid august for 7 nights. i dont usually like staying in hotels in mid august because they are very busy but with this hotel i really didnt ind.

three of us travelled down to bournemouth after booking 2 double rooms on their own website and we arrived much earlier than the 3p checking in time, so we went in and asked if we could just park our car in the car park for now and they said no problem.

at about 3.30pm we went back to check in and it was all very smooth even though the girl was new and did have to ask a few times, we went up to our rooms and what a nice surprise, the rooms were spacious, modern and very clean!

we only booked b and b but 2 nights we did eat in the hotels "aqua" brasserie and on the second night we ate their they had a number of specials including crocodile steak - it was delicious

breakfasts were fantastic - a large choice and you were just left to yourselves and could go up as many times as you like for either the cold or the hot buffet or both

all of the staff whom we came accross were lovely, caring, welcoming and polite

we really enjoyed our stay in the anglo swiss and would definetely reccomend it to anyone!

  • Liked — the rooms, the staff and the breakfasts
  • Disliked — nothing - all was excellent
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank cosmic84
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guildford
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2007

Excellent ..... food room and service were all very good. We had a wet but most enjoyable stay - made so good by the hotel staff and the feeling of being well cared for. We can highly recommend. Paid £110.00 for bb for 2 of us and worth every penny.

  • Liked — great room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank strawberry21smile
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Ware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2007

The hotel's publicity and website are very misleading. The location is good, they have parking, staff are friendly and helpful, breakfast was very good and the communal areas on the ground floor have been recently refurbished in a pleasing, contemporary, 'boutique' hotel style. I understand that some of the bedrooms have also been refurbished, but certainly not ours nor the otthers that we were shown when we complained. The rooms were very small, the decor 1970's, the room door was cheap and could not be locked, the furniture was cheap and flimsy and there was black mould/mildew on the steel window frames and around the bath. Our window overlooked a flat roof with building waste and cigarette ends. It 's not worth anything near the rate that they charge. The room was nothing like the photos on the website or in their brochure.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Room
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank WareBear
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Bay of Plenty
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2007

I came to Bournemouth for the first time after choosing the Anglo Swiss Hotel for its brilliant location. It's close to the beach, the town centre and the railway station. I was initially booked in to stay for a week while travelling around England & Europe but was enjoying my stay so much, I extended my stay to two weeks. The food was extreemly good with generous portions and good value too. The staff were so friendly, nice and professional and took time to get to know me and not because they had to but because they genuinely wanted to. They remembered my name and made me feel welcome all the time. Nothing was ever too much trouble, the service was always excellent.

The hotel room was beautifully appointed with a lovevly big comfortable bed and overlooked the front gardens of the hotel. The leisure centre was perfect for what I wanted with a nice big pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Big fluffy towels were provided too and all this was available to me at no extra charge.

I had a really awesome stay, so thanks to all the staff and management. I will definitely come again and would recommend the Anglo Swiss Hotel to anyone thinking of going to Bournemouth for a long or short stay. Definitely one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a long time and I do quite a lot of travelling staying in hotels all over the world.

  • Liked — Staff, Service, Food, Location, Accommodation
  • Disliked — Nothing I had a lovely room
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank KiwiBayofPlenty
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2007

Just got back ....

The hotel was located very well but the rooms are v small (including the bed!). The room had v few facilities (no where to sit) and was very hot at night. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. Had to sleep with the windows open & then was still v hot. Plus need ear plugs!

Lift v small and slow!

Breakfast was ok. Nothing special. Service at breakfast was good.

For the rate of £100 per night I would have expected better. Also a pot of tea at the bar (1.5cups) was £2.85 - seemed a bit steep.

Staff at reception ok though slow at checkout time. No one at desk and lots of people waiting. Need to have people at the desk!

Overall ok but rather pricey....

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small bed
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank pp101
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale
Address: 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#9 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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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