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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Ranked #34 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The location of the hotel was superb, the room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Dinner was exceptionally good and very reasonable and if we lived nearer we would visit The Garden restaurant often! The staff were professional and friendly. The only downside was that we had only booked for two nights and not three!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you for your review and I am delighted that you had a wonderful time at the hotel. I will be sure to pass on all your comments to the Head of Departments and their teams. Do keep an eye on our website and perhaps join our mailing list, as we have some superb offers available as we move into spring and summer. Best wishes.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is the perfect hotel for a weekend in Bournemouth. It's right on the seafront and walking distance to all the tourist attractions. We had a large, sea view room which was very comfortable and well decorated. The bar is very impressive!! Elegant decor and comfortable furniture again with views of the sea. We had 3 course dinner in the restaurant with wine, which was great value, I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel and I do hope that you will choose to stay with us again should you come to Bournemouth. You may want to sign up to our mailing list as we have some superb offers coming up, Bournemouth is such a lovely place in the summer time, sitting on the terrace, enjoying the view with a cheeky glass of Vino!

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We just popped in for lunch as we have been there twice before. Have just been diagnosed as wheat intolerant so asked if the chef had any gluten-free bread otherwise I would have just had chips!! Not only did they have gluten-free bread but the chef came to me himself and asked if I would like the bread toasted (instead of a sandwich) as he had always found it very dry and like cardboard. I could then have my smoked salmon on the side. It was delicious served with the salmon, butter and a small side salad. Needless to say we were so impressed we thanked him and left a large tip. Shall certainly go there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you so much for you review on Trip Advisor of which I have passed your comments to our Executive Chef. We very much pride ourselves on our ability to cater to the majority of dietary requirements and any special requests. It can often be a difficult decision for people with food intolerances to choose a venue to dine at and with reviews like yours it very much gives peoples the confidence to choose our product and service. So thank you once again and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I had a very pleasant stay at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth, which has been recently refurbished? I had booked a single room and was delighted when I was upgraded to a double room.
The lounge and bar were comfortable. Had a snack lunch which was nicely presented. Breakfast buffet was quite adequate and coffee was good.
The downside to the hotel was there was no disabled access to the reception and the disabled toilet was downstairs with no lift access. There is a lift to the bedrooms.
The floorboards are a bit creaky.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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EastcliffProject, Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad that the team were able to upgrade you to a double room rather than a single, where possible we always try to upgrade peoples room category. Access to the hotel is very limited for those in wheelchairs of which we are always very open about. The disabled toilet downstairs provides a facility to those purely using the Garden Restaurant as there is also access via a ramp to the restaurant. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had booked at the sister hotel and got upgraded to the Cottonwood. On arrival the reception was okay (I have a guest house and really make a fuss of my arrivals, especially if it's awful outside) We had booked a family room and I asked for a seaview, was told it is £20 more. We only booked for one night so was not really worth it. The entrance is lovely, the bar area, beautiful and certainly had the WOW factor. I love all the bright pink and opulent gold decor. Lush seating in the bar area. Our room and bathroom was MASSIVE! We were also delighted to have a seaview....strange that the receptionist did not know this ? We did not have the pleasure of eating in the restaurant, our family had booked elsewhere, but it looked lovely. Breakfast was great, a good selection of continental and cooked food. Overall a great experience and certainly will be sending more guests your way :-D

Room Tip: The lift makes quite a noise but it's not enough to keep you awake.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We have eaten in the restaurant on several occassions and found the food excellent. What a great chef! The waitress service was excellent and Julie was particularly helpful and attentive. The fixed price 3 course menu was superb and the supplement for the steak was well worth paying as it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. The glass of house included was excellent quality, and the upgrade to a bottle was great value.
We will be dining here again. One of Bournemouths hidden gems.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We arrived to a warm welcome by the receptionist who couldn't do enough for us. However when entering the hotel the decor really hits you. Although classed as "boutique" it is a mismatch of different styles which doesn't quite come off. The feature wall in our room was rather bold for the size of the room and the throw didn't match the furnishings. The bathroom was tired with filler visible on the skirting board as well as glitter mosaic tiles. However the beds were very comfortable and the linen of good standard. That said the staff in the dining room were pleasant as was the food and the set menu for £14.95 for 3 courses was good value for money. Again the dining room decor was too bold with red and black flock wallpaper on the ceiling. Breakfast in the morning was good with plenty of choice in cereals. To sum up our stay keep the staff and cuisine but time to change the decor.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms on the first floor
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#15 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: $58 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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
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