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“Wonderful”
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Cransley
Ranked #9 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Just stayed at the Cransley B&B for three nights. Hmm.. me and the wife had a three and a half hour ride from the midlands and once we got there we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and nice. He offered us tea and coffee which I thought was good as we were pretty tired from the journey. We checked in and we were told where the beach, restaurants and places to visit all were that we wanted to go to. The bedroom was everything we wanted but the bathroom was average as the shower was not to our expectation. However that was probably due to the fact that we booked online and didnt get a choice of rooms as Cransleys website stated. The owner did try to find us another room but it was already given out. Overall we would come back as our stay was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Cransley, Owner at Cransley, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure meeting you both.
I'm sorry you ended up with a bath when you would have preferred a shower.
As you mentioned in your review, there are pictures of all the rooms and facilities on our own website.
To facilitate this we have added a link to our website at the top of our Tripadvisor listing.

Looking forward to meeting you both again,

Kind regards,

Jonathan Perry
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lincoln
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I am writing this review on behalf of my parents ( in their 70's) who stayed here 6-12 july.
"this is a superb B&B as good as any we have stayed. The kindness extended to us by hosts Jonathan and Simon matched the quality and elegance of thier delightful home.if you are looking for accommodation that is out of the ordinary, GO THERE!! It is nice to be "at home whilst you are away.... and we were". The hotel was immaculate!The breakfast was delicious, and they gave us lots of information about sights to see, direction, bus times etc.
For evening meals... enjoy greek ambience and super food at Romanza in west bourne or Casa Pepe 5mins from the Cransley for lovely food."

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Just made our annual visit to the Cransley in Bournemouth, had a great stay enhanced by some great weather .The Cransley is a lovely house with a beautiful garden well run by the owners Jonathan and Simon who are both keen to make sure you enjoy your stay . They are cheerful and friendly and willing to answer any queries you may have about what is on and where to go and how to get there .The breakfast selection is very good and they make sure you have plenty of toast ,tea and coffee nothing is too much bother .The house has a calming atmosphere and the music playing in the downstairs rooms help to create the ambience .The house is well placed for bus and railway stations and bus route to the town .We have never been disappointed with our stays at the Cransley and always hope to be back next year .Thank you Jonathan and Simon always nice to see you both - Joe & Gladys

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Leicester, UK
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited over the weekend of 12 July, and managed to get the last room when we booked the week before.
Having stayed at larger hotels in Bournemouth we wanted somewhere smaller. Having read the TripAdvisor reviews this fitted the bill.
Hotel is well located about 10 minutes to the beach and similar to towna and the restaurants on Old Christchurch Road.
Very friendly welcome by Simon & Jonathan.
Room was excellent and with good decor as was the rest of the hotel. The garden was wonderful and so relaxing to sit outside with a bottel of wine.
Breakfast was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel. Thank you Simon & Jonathan for a perfect stay - Russ & Sandra.

Room Tip: Our room was South facing with views over the garden.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed three nights at The Cransley in Bournemouth and we were very impressed with everything. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome by the owners Jonathan and Simon. We were served tea and biscuits in their beautiful landscaped garden and Jonathan went to great lengths to ensure we had a good choice of local restaurants to visit and printed off maps and bus timetables, nothing was too much trouble.
The house was truly beautiful, rose oil burning in the hall permeated the whole place and brought the fragrance of the garden inside. The whole house was spotless and tastefully furnished. The bedrooms were immaculate with comfortable beds and beautiful quality bed linen. The toiletries were also good quality.
The breakfast was just perfect and there was a good choice of cereals, yoghurt and fresh fruit aswell as a choice of cooked breakfasts. We had a lovely short break and we cant wait to go back to The Cransley...an excellent B & B.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed for a long weekend over a bank holiday period. Room spotless with lovely welcoming touches. Offered a drink on arrival, offer of bags taken up to room, lovely choices for breakfast with service second to none. Bed very comfortable with crisp linen, room overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden.Many thanks to jonathon and Simon, will be back soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and myself stayed at the Cransley for 6 nights 23rd - 29th May 2013.

My wife had stayed here before when visiting family in the area, and she had had really enjoyed her visit so I knew it would be good.

We stayed in a twin bedded room (No 5) and everything was spot on from the standard of the accommodation to the location, quality of food and above all the warm welcome we were given by the owners.

The owners (Jonathan and Simon), made both us, and our son who came to visit us a few times during our stay, extremely welcome and catered for our every need.

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely home with us - we will definitely be returning in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cransley, Owner at Cransley, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
It was lovely seeing Sheila again and meeting you for the first time. I wish the weather had been a little more clement and typical of Bournemouth for Robert! Hope to see you both again one day,

Regards,

Jonathan & Simon
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Property: Cransley
Address: 11 Knyveton Road | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cransley 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the heart of Bournemouth, with a variety of interesting shops within easy walking distance. However, you will also be only a ten minute stroll from the award winning beaches – or you might choose to visit the beautiful Knyveton Gardens, a park with tennis, bowls and petanque, right on your doorstep. Set in a gracious tree lined avenue in the attractive and historic East Cliff area of Bournemouth. You will love the warm welcome at our small, country-house style Bed and Breakfast hotel. ... more   less 
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