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“even the dog was not happy”
Review of Alum Dene Hotel

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Alum Dene Hotel
Ranked #83 of 131 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We needed a hotel for a week end that took dogs,thus far this is a good choice,
Out side the hotel was very smart and only a hundred yards from the chine so
good for the dog.
Hosts were very freindly ,The room was clean ,but the bathroom needed a deep clean job
with the shower and the toilet had to be cleaned on arrival ,
there was no effort put into cleaning the halls and stairs over the time we were there.
Meals breakfast was at nine this was cereals -grape fruit-orange juice to collect
from hall by the front door on your way to dinning room,then the choice was
bacon x2 one egg one sasage one tin tomato,this was nearly cold on the first day
and nearly warm for the rest of the time even after being told it was not very hot on the first day
we had dinner the first night because the trip to bournemouth had been a six hour drive
the choice was limited first it was at six o-clock,we had soup to start this was good ,
then it was cottage pie (this came on it's own) nothing else,my wife had a salad
lettuce half an egg half a tomato and three of the thinnest rolls of ham.
and small slice of cake for afters,this was £12 each on the bill,
Why did you put up with this i hear you say? well we had people to see and it was a
bank holiday weekend ,my wifes cosin was with us as well and they come from
a long line of cooks and bakers,so as well as being horrified at the food they had
lots of fun talking about the dispair of it all.
there was said to be a well stocked bar but this was not even opened and the room was
in total disaray so you could not use it at all, ??????????
SO IF YOU LIKE VERY CLEAN, AND GOOD FOOD CHOICES,AND HAVE NOT COMITTED
TO A LOT OF VISITING OVER FIVE DAYS LOOK A LITTLE HARDER

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank 348,745
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We were looking for a quick weekend break and decided to go to Bournemouth.

We have a dog and this was the first time taking him away from home for a few days, we quickly found this hotel and contacted them and they had a room so we booked it.

Turned up and it was a great location from main road to get to and also right by the beach.

The owners, an older couple were welcoming and polite and friendly, we are a gay couple so always a bit cautious to reactions but they seemed friendly and nice - they showed us to our room and asked if we were happy with it.

Now you need to remember the statement - "you get what you pay for" it cost us something like £55 - so you can't expect something amazing. We wanted a good location b&b that was able to accomodate us and the dog and somewhere to sleep for the night. It did the job perfectly.

We had a lovely trip and walks along the beach with the dog.

Breakfast the next day was very good - the landlady was friendly and pleasant and cooked a fantastic large full english.

Got talking to another couple who we saw the night before in a dog friendly pub (goat and tricycle) and they said that it was their third visit.

A perfect b&b which is clean, but basic. If you want somewhere more - pay more money.

There is some green area just at the end of the street for dog walkers.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Adrian L
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My library book got stolen from the room. The landlady slammed the phone when I called to ask for it.Very rude instead of helping. Obviously pleasant to some and downright rude to others just the landlady not the others

  • Stayed: August 2012
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8  Thank Whatthehel
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our second visit to the Alum Dene was as pleasant as our first,welcoming hosts,large clean room and the superb location in alum chine make it a perfect base. Very reasonable rates and dog friendly too! you dont get that very often in bournemouth !! only a five minute walk down to the promenade which takes you either to bournemouth or sandbanks. we will definItely return with our pooch again

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MiltonKeynesMookey
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Address: 2 Burnaby Road | Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
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Ranked #83 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth

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