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The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth
Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great seafront location plenty of parking free wifi.The staff were friendly bar service was good we were there for a function and everything ran smoothly.
My one moan is the bedroom ok for size tea and coffee making tray toiletries hairdryer etc... but so hot and stuffy they do provide electric fans which helps with the heat but then you have to put up with the noise of the fan.
Breakfast was ok we were a large party but the restocking of the buffet was rather slow and quite a few people stood around waiting for eggs.
The fire alarm going of at 7-7.30 sunday morning was not the best start to the day proved to be a false alarm but no staff appeared on our floor to tell us this.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here for one night 27-4-2013. Lovely staff quick check in room very nice and clean.
Lovely position right opposite the pier. Free parking and wi-fi.
We had lunch and dinner there and both were very good the downside was the dinner service was very slow. The head waiter had to keep on at the very young staff to do things and it was no better at breakfast the next morning . Saying that we would go back there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here recently for just one night, our third stay at the Hermitage. Check in staff were very professional and efficient. We had a lovely corner room overlooking the sea. Dinner in the restaurant was good, but I thought the portion sizes a little disappointing. Breakfast was fine, it is a buffet, but the quality was fine. If I had one small criticism it was the quality of the wi-fi, it was extremely slow. Everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly and keen to help. The location of the hotel is excellent, right opposite the pier. We will return, hopefully soon.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MV1961
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time with our stay in Bournmouth at this hotel and thoroughly recommend it. Brilliant value for money - couldn't ask for more :-) lovely breakfast. Fab spacious family room with our baby, so she had plenty of space to run around.
Well done & thank you :-)

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank AmberKD
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

On our first visit to the Hermitage we were impressed with the welcome (excellent porter) and the high standard of the decor and facilities. A spotless room on the ground floor, though the bed was too small (a small double - when a King Sized should be the norm). Bathroom was A1.

Good night's sleep marred by antisocial, selfish behaviour of other guests at 2am.

Breakfast was fantastic; loads of choice, constant replenishment of the hot dishes and a wonderfully efficient and friendly restaurant manager - Giles. Checkout was simple and the free parking never a problem.

A huge amount has been spent on this hotel and it deserves to do well. Excellent location next to the BIC, Pavilion, Sea Front and Lower Gardens.

Room Tip: For a sea view avoid the ground floor!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Having had an excellent meal at this hotel last year we decided to stay there on our next trip and we couldn't be more delighted. It was very easy to park, and check in was very easy after a long and tiring journey. The receptionist was very polite and helpful.
Our very large room on the first floor was lovely with fantastic views over the Pier and Bay. Being a back sufferer I was surprised how comfortable the bed was.
The hotel restaurant was excellent far better than its One Rosette suggests, the dining area is very spacious and pleasant. The icing on the cake are the very polite and professional staff that were well marshalled by a very efficient and friendly head waiter.
The Hotel is an absolute gem and would put many Five Star Hotels to shame, we can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Try and get a sea view, waking up to beautiful view is worth it.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

It's ages since I stayed in a non branded hotel. But this hotel in Bournemouth is excellent for an independent. Very friendly and helpful staff, breakfast to die for! rooms well presented and comfortable, location that can't be beaten. Would recommend to anyone!

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1  Thank josierm533
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Additional Information about The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth

Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: $108 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star AA rated Bournemouth hotels, the Hermitage Hotel commands the very best location of all Bournemouth hotels - directly opposite the Pier, Beach, Pavilion and Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) with direct level access to the town centre gardens. Privately owned hotel with 74 en-suite rooms, many with sea views, complimentary onsite parking and WiFi for all guests. AA Rosette for food excellence serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, a quality Bournemouth restaurant. Perfect for residential conferences, fully equipped meeting room hire with boardroom layout facilities or the ideal venue to hold private parties and celebrations, ladies festival or Christmas office parties. ... more   less 
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