This is the first time I stayed in a hotel right on the beach. It was absolutely fantastic to be able to walk from the room down to the beach. The hotel grounds were lovely.
The cottage was away from the main hotel. We were able to park our vehicle right outside of the cottage. Be sure to give front desk your tag number of vehicle. We were told we didn't have to use the parking eye kiosk.
The room was clean but some of the bath towels left lint and fuzz all over the body. Our room was a cottage with a portable air conditioning unit. That A/C unit sucks. We dealt with the heat for one day because the hose was not properly attached to the wall. Someone came to check the unit and decided to open a window and stick the hose out. It leaked water on carpet and with the window been propped open for the hose a bee flew into the room!
Breakfast buffet is good but pancakes taste doughy sometimes. It was crowded on a Friday morning. After waiting for more than 5 minutes I was seated at a table and when I went to get my breakfast only to return to find another family sitting at my table. I had to wait with a plate of food in my hand while the waitress find me another table. I was seated at a dirty booth that had not been cleared yet. Had to wait for silverware, pot of tea, napkins and a teacup. Had to flag down different waiters to get each of those items. Me and another guest were looking for the glasses for the juice. We summoned a waitress and she came back and handed the other guest two glasses instead of bringing out a tray of glasses for all the guests. I had to wait for a glass. Spent Friday morning just waiting for things and dealing with absent-minded waitresses. It was unbelievable how inept they were. Overall, it was lovely place to stay in spite of the minor annoyances.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Bournemouth
- Bournemouth Marriott