My son and his children live in Bournemouth so my husband and I go to Bournemouth 5 or 6 times a year. Over the years I have stayed at most of the hotels around the area from the 4 star hotels to the cheap boarding houses but over the past year we have decided that the Kiwi is the best value for money.
We don't spend a lot of time in our room so the Kiwi's rooms are adequate for our needs. When we were last there in January we were upgraded to a room on the corner of the building with a balcony which was great - although I would agree with a previous reviewer that I too had the same issue with the radiator being too close to the toilet!! It was a bit dated but fairly comfortable - a better pillow would be good... We have also stayed in their refurbished rooms which were very nice with a clean and simple colour scheme and new, modern touches where possible. Another plus point is the lovely breakfast the Kiwi serve for a realistic cost.
As others have also said, the building is currently being refurbished but when we were there in January we both felt it was being handled very well and we didn't feel inconvenienced at all.
West Cliff is our preferred location when we are in Bournemouth as its a short walk to all the entertainment, bars, the town and the seafront so in summary I would recommend the hotel as a cheap and clean place to stay.
- 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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