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The Balincourt
Ranked #19 of 131 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Arrived for a two night stay On July 21 This was an amazing hotel everything was just perfect we stayed in room 10 and it could not be faulted decor and attention to deatail in the room was well above expectations . Went for breakfast while I myself am not gluten free or have allergies it was very nice to see that these guest where catered for . the dinning room it self like the rest of the hotel was immaculate and everything was well codinated in regards to decor and china on the tables
Overall one of the best stays myself and my wife have had anywhere in the world and we travel a lot and stay in a lot of top class hotels will Definatly be back to Balincourt when time allows us hopefully before the end of the year for a longer stay this time.

Room Tip: Amazing room (room10) am sure all other rooms will be of the same high standard may not be the chea...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Hello Martin

Thanks so much for leaving your comments. We were particularly glad that you appreciated our choices at breakfast. We do find that guests appreciate the variety offered, especially for those with special dietary needs.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Balincourt.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Going to Bournemouth? Stay here, you won't be disappointed! We read previous reviews and took a chance. So glad we did. Our room was extremely well furnished, spotless and very comfortable, all you could ask for. Great choice for breakfast and freshly cooked too. Attention to detail shows everywhere especially bedding, crockery and cutlery etc We didn't need to ask for anything as it had all been thought about for us! Don't bother taking the car anywhere the bus stops are right outside and provide a really good service. We will be going back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joan B
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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

We were delighted to read your review.

We do take a lot of care and attention and it's so nice to get positive guest feedback.

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your comments.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed here on a 3-day break. The hotel is very clean as was our room. Good selection of tea, coffee, biscuits & water in the room on arrival and fully replenished every day. The bed was comfortable.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel and it was excellent; well cooked and presented and a good choice on offer. The coffee was pretty good too.
It appears dinner choice has to be made at breakfast time which I would not appreciate doing.
Our room was a little small (No12) is my only minor gripe.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BAtoo
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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Thanks for leaving your review.

Subject to availability we do try if possible to give guests the best rooms that available.

We're happy you enjoyed your stay and our coffee!

Please come back and visit soon.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We've been taking an annual break at the Balincourt for eight years now, and can wholeheartedly say that Nigel and Alison are unstinting in their efforts to make us feel welcome. Food allergies are kindly catered for, they put us in our favourite room, the linen is crisp, the place is spotless and the breakfasts more than generous. We've enjoyed dinners there too, delicious and wholesome. All in all it's a delightful experience--we've already booked for next year!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AnnyBee
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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Thanks so much for your kind review.

It was our pleasure to welcome you back to the Balincourt and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a very pleasant three nights at this guest house which deserves it's 5 star status. Lovely airy room (no. 4 ) . Bed comfortable with nice quality bedding. Good selection teas, coffees etc lots little extras ; biscuits, chocolates , bottled water in room. En-suite also stocked with toiletries.
Breakfast very good choice which was well presented .
Definitely worth a return visit if in this part of country.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Seaspray15
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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write your Tripadvisor review.

We travel quite a lot ourselves so we appreciate what makes a difference for our guests.

It's really good to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will choose the Balincourt again should you return to the south coast.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Although we only stayed at the Balincourt for one night it was a fantastic stay. The room was perfect, really clean, with a wide variety of hot drinks provided.

Breakfast was delicious, again, a wide selection of food and hot and cold beverages available. The English breakfast was great!

A very welcoming hotel and great value for money. We will definitely stay here again.

Thanks!!

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Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

It really does mean a huge amount to all at the Balincourt to get such positive feedback.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have visited the Balincourt each year for about 10 years now, the most recent stay being in May of this year. Every year the excellent standard is maintained in all areas. The rooms are very comfortable, and the breakfast is just lovely. We are always made very welcome. We had to change our booking at short notice, and Alison was very helpful with this.

We used to venture out for an evening meal, but now usually eat at the hotel. The food is traditional English cooking. A rarity these days (it is possible that they will be able to advertise it as speciality cooking the way things are going!) The food is very well cooked and a pleasure to eat.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thanks for leaving your review.

We were interested in your comment about traditional English cooking. In these days of celebrity chefs it's so often overlooked that many people just like good home cooked meals.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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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 #19 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: $108 - $155 (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 
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