This is a very nice hotel, ideally positioned with superb views overlooking the sea and only a short walk to Bournemouth town and pier. The hotel’s art déco theme has been tastefully finished and complimented by the hotel’s friendly, courteous staff.
Our Executive room was well furnished with comfy leather sofas, glass table and flat screen tv. It was decorated with designer wallpaper, although there was a patch missing beside the door to the balcony and the seams of wallpaper had lifted slightly in places throughout the room. There were no huge issues with the decoration, but unfortunately your eye can be drawn to these slight imperfections.
The bed was a good size, although it looked a little tired and we did ask for an alternative room, but unfortunately none were available. The problem was resolved with 2 duvet covers fitted to the bed as no mattress toppers were available. For me the quality and comfort of the mattress is always important when I stay at a hotel and our initial impressions were disappointing, but thankfully the hotel staff did everything they could to rectify the problem and in truth, my partner and I slept very well. The bathroom did what it was supposed to do, again, it was nicely finished and although the shower wasn’t a modern power shower, it certainly did the job.
The dinner (Mirabelle restaurant) and the breakfast were tasty and all the food seemed fresh. The Ventana Bar played nice mellow, chilled music that suited the mood perfectly. Drinks weren’t significantly over priced and it was a very nice place to enjoy the evening. Parking is limited at the hotel, but you can also park at the neighbouring hotels of the Cliffside and Suncliff or alternatively outside on the road for a small fee.
All in all the Cumberland is a great hotel, the lobby, bar and rooms have been tastefully decorated and both my girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay. We certainly intend to return at some point, but next time we’ll dine in the Ventana Bar and Brasserie as the choice of food seemed more extensive. But without doubt we’ll be back for another enjoyable stay at the Cumberland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cumberland Bournemouth
- Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth