Had a lovely stay at the Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth, hotel is older and character style. Very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Hotel is opposite the pier etc an within walking distance of the BIC, shops and restaurants etc. Lovely buffet style breakfast in the morning with good selection of choices, the only downside is that the car park is not big enough for the amount of rooms there. When we arrived in the afternoon it was park wherever and leave keys with reception for the watch manager on duty to move cars if you were blocked in and needed to get out.