Just stayed at this Hotel having searched for a budget hotel near the BIC. I payed £63 all inclusive for a twin newly refurbished compact room with breakfast for two people for a Saturday night stay. very good price considering the price the Travel Lodge next door charge.
Location - very close to the beach, 5-10 minute walk to the BIC and main shops. You do have to go down hill at some point which means you have to come back up !!! Bournemouth is quite hilly anyway so be prepared for that, however there is always a taxi and it cost us just £4 from town to the hotel. We had our evening meal in a lovely conservatory fronted Italian called ALCATRAZ situated next door to Yates.
The Beach is lovely, never had any complaints about Bournemouth beach. Plenty to eat and drink and to entertain the children if you have any.
Hotel - We got a compact twin room which had recently been refurbished and was perfectly adequate for what we needed. I did have pictures but they are too small to upload?. We had a small problem with the TV which was quickly resolved by the manager. We had twin bed, a flat screen TV, shower etc and were in room 4. One slight issue for me was that the pillows were quite flat but that's a personal thing and I did not ask to see if they had any more.
Yes it may be a little run down in places, its an old building after all but they are in the process of refurbishing all the rooms. There are creaky floors but again its an old building but the dining area is spacious and bright and the hotel was clean and welcoming. The bar area is comfortable and there is some parking but just get there early rather than later.
Food - we booked for breakfast in the morning. There was 3 choices of cereal, grapefruit, prunes, yoghurt, danish pastries, tea and coffeee, apple and orange juice. We also payed for a Full english and could choose from sausage, bacon, beans, eggs, fried bread, toast and tomatoes. All adequate and we had plenty to eat but dont expect top of the range bacon/ sausages as after all it is advertised as a budget not luxury hotel.
They are soon to be converting to a Travel rest hotel but definitely one to remember if the prices stay around the same
- 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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