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“cheap.cheerful and clean!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Celebrity
Ranked #29 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“cheap.cheerful and clean!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

was a bit worried when we arrived as a bit garish from outside. entrance hall was lovely and clean. staff friendly. rooms clean. Well situated for walking to the beach. staff really friendly. discount off drinks for residents. good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Carol M
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Lauren, thank you for your review and comments We have 4 priorities - good value, clean, great staff, good food. It is nice to know we hit these targets. thank you again..
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Pagham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed here for one night at the end of May in a double en-suite bedroom. Clean, tidy and enough space. Bathroom had shower in bath and a heated towel rack. Hotel is a little out dated. Buffet full English breakfast provided which was really nice. Hotel staff were really friendly too and allowed us to park our car in the car park before check in so we could have a walk around Bournemouth. Would recommend this hotel as it is great value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LAUREN D
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Lauren, miss hit a button and sent my comments on your review to Carol who sent in slightly later. Sorry, Carol. The comment though fitted both as the comments on the reviews were similar. We try to hit the targets of 'great value' - clean rooms, good food and great friendly staff. Pleased to see we met with both your approvals.
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enfield
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Hotel Celebrity, the reception area and bar/lounge areas are very nice, our original room that we were shown was really lovely, large , with a big sleigh bed and matching light oak furniture,but unfortunately we had to ask for a different room due to quite a loud noise coming from extractors at the back of the hotel. Consequently we were given a room rather below standard, with very squeaky floorboards and not very nice furniture! we also had to wait until almost breakfast time to get hot water in the bathroom! but our T.V and bed were both very nice. There were a few 'faulty towers' moments! but the staff were all very nice. Great location and good value for money !!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GINGEREnfield
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We appreciate the comments the guest has made......the noise came from a faulty extractor in the hotel next door, since we were full the client could only be offered a room in need of refurbishment that is one of our 'last lets'. After the experience of this guest and their comments which we take very seriously our maintenance team are spending all their time currently upgrading all non-refurbished rooms. (Normally we concentrate on one room for a total refurb which takes 4 to 8 weeks but for the next several weeks we are concentrating on improvement areas in every room to lift the quality of the total stock of rooms ready for the very high occupancy levels of the summer months.)
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Average looking hotel from outside. Was very impressed with the rooms and other ares in hotel. Decor to a very good standard, decent location from main areas in bournemouth. Food quality was very poor. The breakfast served was below par, not a great selection or quality of food. Also we planned to stay for an evening meal. We had to wait an hour due hotel reservation policy, and then once we got seated we waited 15mins before we decided to leave as we had not been served.
Food quality and service needs to be improved before I consider coming back, the only thing that saved this from a total negative review is the decor and good standard of the room we stayed in.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank am_0579
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
It is worth reading the review below in conjunction with this review....same experience !! Everyone has their own opinion and it is the collective clients opinion that has resulted in TripAdvisor awarding the Certificate of Excellence 2013 - this goes to the top 10% of hotels worldwide with the highest average client rating....our average for the last 6 months was just under 90%...and it takes a lot of 5 scores across the board to make up for the shortfall of reviews such as this one.

Turning to the points. Breakfast is free and included in everyone's rate - it's a help yourself buffer breakfast so pick out exactly what you want from fruit juices, cereals, fruit, (tinned and fresh), hot buffet of sausages, bacon, fried eggs, potato & mushrooms, fresh grilled tomatoes, fried bread, beans. Coffee/tea. We are a working peoples hotel and our prices are set at a level that is fine by working people - our breakfast is for clients who want a good start to the day......not sure what this client expected !!!

Our evening restaurant is very popular and we ask people to book a 'time slot' so that we don't get too many arriving at once and so have delays in food service. Prices for our home-cooked food, (we don't buy in and make everything from scratch), from an extensive menu is shown on the review below. Fantastic value for money.

But then you can't please everyone....just the vast majority.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just returned from a two night break in Bournemouth and stayed at the Celebrity Hotel, what a nice experience.
Although our room had not been re- furbished, (I was told this before we arrived) it was still very comfortable and clean, excellent value for money as it also included a really good buffet breakfast.

We opted to try the meal deal for our evening meal - £12.95 two course or £16.95 for a three course, this includes a free glass of wine or beer + coffee if booked in advance.
It was our wedding anniversary so was given a bottle of wine instead of a glass,Thank you.

I must say the staff are very friendly and go that extra mile. We would definitely recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sue L
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for your kind review.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Despite or because of the garish red exterior initial impressions were that of surprise. However, the happy, larky interiors with blow up photos of comedians and celebrities made the experience thoroughly individual and quirky. The service however was polite, straightforward and efficient, with rooms clean and neutrally coloured. No Basils. Staying in the childhood home of Tony Hancock made an impression and despite the gloomy end of his life, this place seemed imbued with lightness and fun.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank John M M
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. In addition to the ground floor we have now themed 7 bedrooms. Frank SInatra, Elvis Presley, (these 2 are accessible rooms suitable for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties), then Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and David Bowie. We are placing write-ups of the celebrity in the rooms for clients to take away as as a memento of their stay. Every celebrity themed room is totally refurbished to a high standard before we finish off the theming.
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London
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed for one night and were in the "David Bowie" room. The room was large, neat and clean and is one of the recently re-furbished rooms including the bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful on arrival and even allowed us to check in earlier as we had a wedding we were attending. They arrange a taxi for us to get to our function as well. The hotel was a 10-15 minute walk from Bournemouth Train Station and only five minutes from the sea front. Great value for money and if visiting Bournemouth again I would not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rach2010London
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Ken R, Owner at Hotel Celebrity, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have themed a number of rooms now, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra, (the latter two being accessible rooms designed for independent wheelchair users and those with walking or other physical infirmities). It takes us quite a while to theme a room because we start by taking the bedroom back to brickwork, re-plastering, re-decoration, new electrics throughout, new bathroom, new furniture. We often can put in a new floor and a new ceiling. This process takes us between 4 to 8 weeks depending upon the size of room, (we do all the work ourselves using a carpet fitter and a plasterer both we have known for years so know the high quality of their work. Then we theme the room with pictures and a write-up about the artist for clients to take away as a memento of their stay. A labour of love really.
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Property: Hotel Celebrity
Address: 47 Gervis Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Celebrity 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a tree lined avenue on the East Cliff, just one road back from the sea, the Hotel Celebrity is a family owned and operated hotel that prides itself on friendly and fully trained staff dedicated to spoil you and cater for your requirements, making your stay a memorable one!!!The Head Chef (Owner’s wife) and her brigade have successfully gained an outstanding reputation for providing traditional “home cooked” food. Alternatively, our vibrant Lounge-Bar, with its stylish celebrity-themed décor, is the ideal place to enjoy tasty food and drinks that uplift your spirit without emptying your pockets!!! Each morning, all guests can partake of our complimentary “all you can eat” buffet breakfast (freshly-cooked traditional Full English, fruits, cereals and plenty of coffee to set you up for the day. The Hotel’s comfortable en-suite bedrooms, with their new mattresses and 32” flat screen TVs, offer very good value for money to guests on a budget seeking 3 star accommodation. We offer free off-road parking facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas. Superb location, just a ten minute walk from the main bus/coach and railway station, Hotel Celebrity is just a short stroll from Bournemouth sandy beaches, town, Pavilion Theatre and BIC. Whether you are on your own, you’re a family, in a party, on holiday or “down for business”, you can always be sure you will have a warm welcome and a lower priced 3 star accommodation as, we believe, great value for money beats a high price!!! ... more   less 
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