Visited recently for just one night. lucky enough to have the last parking space available. Got checked in and the reception staff were very friendly and efficient. Given two rooms in a 'wing' at the back of the principal hotel building. The lift was surely the slowest in the modernised world! Nice enough room. Excellent bed, firm and comfortable and a surfeit of quality pillows (always a personal priority). Excellent en suite (but very noisy) and a large flat screen television, trouser press and tea/coffee making facility. For the cost, a bottle of mineral water should have been supplied free and not £2.50 ($4). Thought this was a tad mean.The corridors outside were somewhat undulating and creaky and I would have like direct access to the main building without using the open car park. (what happens when it rains?).
Went to the patio bar and ordered two drinks. Fifteen minutes later they had to be 'chased up' and were delivered without ice. Nice touch though, we weren't charged and that cooled my ire. Bit disappointed with the restaurant and not being able to get a table at short notice for evening dinner. The menu wasn't especially prepossessing though.
In rush to get there, forgot certain toiletries found wonderful help from a very efficient concierge who got me shaving and tooth brushes. A sublime Full English breakfast is offered and can last many hours.
Next day, the ever friendly reception staff extended my parking time again without charge (normally £10 daily).
Going to Bournemouth? Give yourself a treat and come here. It is in a superb position. And just down the same road there is a wonderful little pub called The Hop Inn; basic but atmospheric, selling a pint of good, honest English real ale and the live music was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sweeping sea views, an exquisitely detailed lobby and outstanding staff welcome you to the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel. Located adjacent to from the Bournemouth International Centre on the Dorset coastline, we offer a setting that both business and leisure travellers will appreciate. Richly appointed guest rooms offer supreme comfort and secure high-speed Internet. In summer, the sun terrace and outdoor pool provide the perfect retreat. Wifi is available free of charge in the lobby, lounge and bar to all hotel guests. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Marriott Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Marriott