My wife and I stayed for a 'long weekend' (3 Nights) break at the end of November.
The room itself was attractive in decor, room was warm enough, the bed ok. What really disappointed me was the hot water or lack of it. When you've trudged around Bournemouth in the cold, wind and rain all day, there's nothing more you would look forward to than a hot bath and relaxation - well this didn't happen... The hot water tap ran so slow it took an age to run a bath, the water was not hot and even if it was by the time the bath had run it had become tepid. The shower also had no power, there was a distinct lack of water pressure or a faulty boiler - I chose not to complain but should have. The water in the shower and sinks was a little better each morning. Not good enough for a 4* hotel in my opinion.
The food in the restaurant was superb, we ate there on two evenings. Drinks are expensive at £3.90 a pint of San Miguel.
Maid service was excellent and the staff left an anniversary card and rose petals on the bed to acknowledge our 27th anniversary - a nice touch.
Didn't use the spa but it looked decent. Car parking was adequate.
Be careful, its a good 3/4 of a mile walk down the West Cliff down to the pier and town, not ideal for the elderly or infirm. There are no decent pubs close by either.
Would I stay agian? not sure but there are decent deals to be had in this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hallmark Hotel West Cliff, Bournemouth is centrally located to the town being only ten minutes walk away, and only ten minutes walk to Durley chine which leads to seven miles of beautiful beaches. The hotel offers 83 rooms with comprehensive meeting and event space for up to 300 people. Leisure facilities include two pools, jacuzzi,steam room, sauna, gym and five beauty treatment rooms. Free high speed WIFI, car parking is available at a charge of £10 per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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