We went to a wedding at this hotel which is located very close to the beach and is clearly very popular as it was busy and the car park was pretty full although fortunately we managed to find a space.
The drinks reception was held in a beautiful secluded garden to the side of the Connaught Lodge and you just wouldn't know it was there or that you were in Bournemouth. The plants are very mature and there was plenty of seating in the form of rattan chairs and tables.
The staff had laid out drinks in the shape of a heart which was very pretty and effective.
It was an ideal venue for photographs and there was live music provided by an excellent saxophonist which really gave great atmosphere on a brilliant sunny day.
Didn't stay at the hotel so can't comment on the rooms but the rest of the place we saw looked very nice, it was clean and the staff were friendly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more less
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