We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Balincourt Revisited”
Review of The Balincourt

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
The Balincourt
Ranked #20 of 134 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 24, 2012

My Partner and I, have just had our 3rd visit .
This time we stayed in a different room, all their rooms are up to the same high standard, extremely clean and very comfortable.
The breakfasts are freshly prepared, with plenty of choice and something to suit everyone !
The Balincourt, has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The hosts, Nigel and Alison work very hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable holiday and they certainly achieve this!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank lizlittle10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear lizlittle 10

We're so pleased you've enjoyed another stay with us.

It means so much to get these kind of comments from guests and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave your review on TripAdvisor.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (219)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

153 - 159 of 219 reviews

Reviewed August 11, 2012

Booked this wonderful B&B for an overnight stay in Bournemouth and wasnt disappointed! The room was ready on our arrival, The owner showed us up to our room, which was lovely. The little extras go a long way, things like fresh flowers in a liitle vase, cotton wool balls in a pot. The bed was very very comfy, couldnt fault the room at all.
The full english breakfast was delicious , even if you didnt want the fry up there was plenty to choose from. The B&B is on a main raod, but you do not notice any traffic noise. Great bus services run into town, so you can leave your car at the B&B and get into town very easily.
We had room 10 which was at the back of the house, over looking the garden, which again is very well presented! Would definatley stay there again and recommend to anyone thinking of staying there .

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank teresa C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear teresa C

On behalf of everyone at the Balincourt, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed for a long weekend and chose the hotel following excellent reviews. The beautifully kept garden and Nigel's friendly welcome gave an immediate indication of the standard of the hotel...so very clean and well kept. We had a lovely huge light and airy room at the front. The dining room cosy but luxerious, clean tableware etc..excellent breakfast..absolutely nothing to complain about. In a great location away from the noise/buzz of Bournemouth town centre but regular buses for bournemouth or boscombe, bus stop over the road or about £5 for a cab. Very reasonable rates, would most definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sarah H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear Sarah H

Thanks for highlighting so many positive elements of your stay at the Balincourt. We put a lot of hard work into maintaining as high a standard as possible and it's really gratifying to get feedback like yours.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 1, 2012

I booked this guest house quite near to the date I was travelling to Bournemouth - an unexpected trip. The price was beyond reasonable. My room was absolutely immaculate with some lovely touches that made the stay incredibly comfortable. Everywhere was clean and tidy and incredibly inviting. The owner was polite and kind - even offering to help me carry my bags up to my room! I was in a room at the front of the house but even though the guest house is situated on a busy main road there was very little noise. I thoroughly recommend this guest house for trips to Bournemouth - I enjoyed the short time I was there!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank LucyGee80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear LucyGee80,

Thank you for leaving your review of the Balincourt which will I'm sure be helpful to others considering staying here.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was an immaculate guest house, in a great location. Spotlessley clean, and very well kept. The bed was extremely comfortable and the breakfast perfect!! We had room 8 a superior room which was lovely and quiet and cool. Would definately recommend for a short break.

Room Tip: we stayed in a superior room and it was well worth the extra money
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank chimma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Thanks so much for leaving your review. I've passed on your comments to our staff who really appreciate guests leaving feedback.

Once again thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Balincourt.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

This was our first holiday to Bournemouth, and when we arrived at Balincourt Nigel made us feel very welcome.The location was in easy reach of the sea front and shops and plenty of buses to go further afield.Our room was really lovely and the bed very cosy,hot drinks and bottled water available in rooms every day even treats of biscuits and chocolates.The food was excellent.We are planning to visit Balincourt again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Carole S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Dear Carole S,

Thanks for leaving your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Balincourt in the near future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stayed here for a friends wedding. The owner was polite and helpful and the hotel was very clean. They obviously take a lot of pride in looking after and running the hotel. I wouldn't really say it was5 * and it was more like a b&b but lovely still.

  • Stayed: July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Hopperrl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Dear Hopperrl

Thanks for leaving your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt.

Re your comments about our 5* rating, it is awarded by Visit England as guest accommodation rather than as a hotel, so your comments are perfectly correct. Achieving the rating was extremely challenging but it provides guests with one of the best indicators of quality guest accomodation in the UK.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Bournemouth hotels
0.1 mi away
Langtry Manor Hotel
Langtry Manor Hotel
#1 of 66 in Bournemouth
927 reviews
0.4 mi away
Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa
Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa
#18 of 66 in Bournemouth
191 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel
#11 of 66 in Bournemouth
3,571 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 mi away
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
0.7 mi away
The Green House
The Green House
#3 of 66 in Bournemouth
915 reviews
0.6 mi away
The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
#4 of 66 in Bournemouth
837 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Balincourt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: $132 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA and Hotwire so you can book your The Balincourt reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing