We booked for a single Saturday night as needed to be walking distance to the O2 Academy. Externally and on arrival, it all looks rather depressing in the daylight, although reception was helpful and cheerful and decor in the bar and reception area is cheerful but all rather cheap. Bar service was poor and although a lovely view to the sea, the rooms were disappointing. The in-room guest information states 'already regarded as the latest word in chic, contemporary decadence' probably 3 descriptive words that I would not apply to the Cottonwood. I understand what they were trying for - but have missed it by miles. Breakfast was well presented with a nice selection of fresh fruit. All in all it is a cheap wedding venue party hotel - I now understand why we had to pay upfront when we checked in (a first) and why the bar staff were a bit rude when we wanted to put the drinks tab on our bill... I guess they have loads of people leaving without paying?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic and recently refurbished Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free parking is available on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The boutique hotel has 28 stylish rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a hairdryer. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private modern bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, provides contemporary brasserie food all day. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset's leading chefs. Guests can enjoy a range of beauty treatments in the on site beauty parlour Beauty Essence, as well as live entertainment in the Bar Vista. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Minotel