This place is a dive. The guy on reception barely knew his own name let alone which of us were staying in which room. We were a group of 12 (booked way in advance) and checking in was a total shambles. One of our group was actually given keys to an already occupied room, the inhabitants of which were not amused when our friend opened the door.
Another room (supposed to be a triple) only had a double room in it and one of our group actually ended up just leaving and getting the first train home.
The room was clean but very shabby and the bathroom was vile. There was no shower, just one of those rubber tap attachments hanging on the back of the door should you wish to use it - no thanks.
Breakfast was equally poor... the bacon tasted and looked like it had been deep fried for several hours.
Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Luckily, we were only there for one night after a night out for a friend's birthday and were able to make a speedy exit (escape) in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This TravelRest has 25 of the 45 bedrooms fully refurbished to the smart, clean and comfortable TravelRest bedroom standard. The remaining 20 bedrooms are traditionally furnished family and standard rooms, offering great value and some with views towards the sea and Bournemouth bay. TravelRest bedrooms feature free Wi-fi, flat screen TV/DVD, iPod docking stations (on request), toiletries and the TravelRest hospitality tray. Key features at a glance: Situated in one of Bournemouth's prime locations, with easy access to beach, town centre as well as the key business locations within the region, via Wessex Way. Just 100 metres from the seafront and within a few hundred metres of BIC. Easy walking distance of the town centre and main entertainment attractions, bars and shops. Two styles of guest bedroom - contemporary TravelRest Rooms featuring designer fabrics, toiletries, hospitality tray and IPod docking station. Traditional budget rooms - classically furnished rooms, some family sized and other with views towards the sea and bay. All rooms feature flatscreen TV and DVD player. Free parking on site (limited) with alternative on road free parking within the immediate area. Bar and cafe open throughout the day. 24 hour reception. Free wi-fi. Group friendly. ... more less
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