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Westcotes House
Ranked #27 of 134 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 29, 2012

We chose this B&B after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and the location to our friends we were visiting in Southbourne, and glad we did.
Westcotes House is perfectly positioned, immaculately presented, with very friendly and accommodating hosts. Our room (4) was at the back overlooking the much appreciated car park and Red the accent colour. It was bright, fresh with new carpets and had a sliding door to the en-suite - as space here was a premium - sitting on the loo was a little close to the back of the door, the lack of a blind a little disconcerting and there's a knack to using the flush.
Unfortunately we had an issue with noise on our 2 night stay, which we discovered was down to someone moving into the flat above and the kitchen area being above our room. We mentioned this to the guys on departure and they hadn't realised, but assured us this would be dealt with and apologised profusely.
We had a follow up email regarding the noise, a further explanation and apology, which was much appreciated.
We wouldn't hesistate to stay at Westcotes House again and happy to recommend it, even without serving the traditional breakfast.

Room Tip: Having seen the other rooms during our stay, I would reccommend a sea view.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

I really wanted to recommend this great boutique B&B we stayed at last week (it’s very modern unlike one we previously stayed in in the same area) We were swayed to book this place by the fact that there was parking at the back away from the road and it’s position opposite the sea (you literally have to cross the road and you’re on the beach!!). As soon as we entered the super stylish entrance/sitting room we were welcomed by our host Ross who showed us to our room at the back of the house overlooking gardens. It was clean and comfortable with en suite and I thought the colour coding of the rooms was an unusual and interesting twist on the norm. It was a bit chilly outside when we arrived so we opted to sit downstairs in the lounge and read the many coffee-table books provided before we went out. There's a lovely bar-come-relaxing area too and we were really impressed by all the little touches throughout (fresh flowers/art on walls/candles etc). After a very comfy undisturbed night’s sleep we went down to the breakfast room where several couples were already being served. My husband had a bacon sarnie and I had the scrambled eggs option which was yummy. In addition to our order there was a good selection of cereals and fresh fruit plus teas and orange juice. After breakfast, before a walk along the beach, we sat in the bar/sunroom reading and enjoyed the outside decking area in the sunny sea breeze-very relaxing! Ross and Graham really looked after us, and we were made to feel at home. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

I needed to visit friends in Bournemouth and found Westcotes House via Google maps and a search for hotels near my friend's postcode.

From the other reviews and photographs, the place stood out as friendly, clean and easy on the eye and this all held out to be true on arrival.

You could not ask for a warmer welcome or to be put at ease more readily than by this utterly charming, attractive and well maintained guest house. We were made to feel that it was a home-from-home.

Everything was beautifully presented and the room was spotless and comfortable at more than reasonable rates. Breakfast the following morning was generous, well presented and fresh.

Westcotes House may not be in the centre of Bournemouth but it sits right on the best stretch of beach and some of the nicest cliff-top walking. A good range of bars and restaurants are a short walk away.

Couldn't recommend them highly enough.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

My husband and I spent an evening at Westcotes House this past weekend and it was absolutely lovely. The owners were so friendly and really made us feel welcome. The common areas were beautifully decorated, clean and inviting. The room (room 3), was comfortable and had a lovely side-view of the ocean. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and plentiful, and the breakfast room was gorgeous with a beautiful view of the sea. The location was also great, with easy access to the cliff walk and beach. All in all, we were more than happy with our stay and would highly recommend Westcotes house to anyone visiting Bournemouth!

Room Tip: Room 3 has a nice side-view of the sea. We saw into Room 2 and it had gorgeous front-views of the s...
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I stayed for one night and was very impressed. The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating.
I stayed in one of the dog friendly rooms and it was immaculate. There is a tea tray, tv with free view, complimentary water and robes.
There is free parking and the location is fantastic! A stones throw from the beach and a 10min walk to the town.
The breakfast was lovely. They have help yourself cereals, fruit, and juice. I opted for a bacon butty which was a generous portion size and my partner had a mini fry up which hit the spot!
There is also a communal lounge which guests are free to use and a bar to order drinks - something unusual for a B&B.

I will definitely stay again if I want a couple of days away.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Westcotes House is under new (in 2011) and enthusiastic ownership. The rooms and public areas have all been re-decorated and re-styled.

In December a new decked terrace was being installed to the front of the hotel, overlooking the beach road and the beaches. Next on the agenda I understand will be the en-suite bathrooms - not that they are disappointing; they just don't reflect the same flair that the rest of the hotel shows.

The new management show real enthusiasm and attention to detail. The hotel provided everything one could ask for, and certainly deserves its good TripAdvisor Ranking.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have stunning views the length of Christchurch, Boscombe, Bournemouth beaches. En...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

We recently returned to Westcotes and had another very enjoyable stay. This time we were in a sea view room, which was very nice; clean, spacious and with great views. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful and we'll definitely be back again to stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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3  Thank JMarshall84
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Additional Information about Westcotes House

Address: 9 Southbourne Overcliff Drive | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: $103 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character guest house on the sea front in Southbourne, Bournemouth. On the Overcliff near Fishermans Walk and next to Grand Avenue. We have 6 en-suite rooms, 3 with stunning sea views across Bournemouth Bay. ... more   less 
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