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“Shining Topaz!”
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Topaz Hotel
Ranked #94 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Shining Topaz!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you are looking for a warm welcome coupled with superb value for money in Bournemouth, then the Topaz is definitely the place for you. This cosy family hotel is clean and tidy with excellent facilities, and guests are always treated to a hearty breakfast with plenty of choice by the friendly team. It's situated just a few minutes from the beach and town centre, and there are excellent links to the many attractions in both Dorset and the New Forest. I've been taking regular breaks there since 2007; I'm now into double figures and wouldn't go anywhere else.

Why not do yourself a favour and look it up? Then you too will discover that the Topaz is Bournemouth's brightest gem!

Paul
Notting Hill

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Cornwall, England
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58 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

So nice to find a really clean, well run Hotel, delightful owners and generous breakfast too! Had a great stay here, so convenient for walking into town. Definitely book here again when I next visit Bournemouth.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Can't say too much as we just love this hotel and would not stay anywhere else in Bournemouth. There is absolutely nothing we would complain about with this hotel.

The hotel rooms are very clean and the management and staff go out of their way to make your stay happy. This is our second time this year and we will be back in a couple of months.

The breakfasts are delicious and probably the best breakfast in Bournemouth.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Muenster, Germany
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We highly recommend staying in this B&B.

We travelled with my parents in a group of 4 and booked 2 double bedrooms to stay 2 nights in this excellent B&B. The rooms are tidy and very clean. The bathrooms were equally nice. There are bars and pubs nearby but not directly on the road, therefore it was very quiet and night time.

The owners were very welcoming and friendly, breakfast was great and you get to choose from a large selection of dishes at a buffet. There is plenty of parking behind the house and the beach / city centre was easily accessibly by foot. The owner also gave us good advice on activities in and around Bournemouth and we could leave our car for the whole day after we had checked out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here in July for 3 nights with my girlfriend. Was are 2nd time here as we came dwn last November. This is a great place to stay close to the beach and town centre Jamie is a great host makes you feel very welcome breakfast is really good help yourself to buffet. Are room was a good size Overall had another great stay at the Topaz defo be back soon Ashley

  • Stayed July 2012
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Berkshire
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Stayed for one night with my husband as we were going to a show at the Pavillion. Lady on Reception was very welcoming and helpful. Room nice (Room 4) - at the back of the building, and therefore quiet and it was very clean. Loved the fact that there was more than one teabag and coffee sachet (unlike some places) who only think you need one drink for a one night stay. Also liked the fact that the hairdryer was near a mirror (small details like that do matter). Bathroom was spacious with lovely white towels. A key is given so you can come and go as you please which is nice. The B&B is very near to the beach and centre so the location is excellent. The owner Jamie (lovely man) is very friendly and helpful and is very hands on. During our stay, he was there to greet guests in the breakfast room, sorting coffee and toast etc. and overseeing breakfast. The cooked breakfast was superb quality and beautifully cooked and we both agreed that it was better than we have had in some hotels. Lots of juices, cereals etc. were also available. It is a B&B and not a hotel and is terrific value for money. If you are looking for a nice clean place with a really good breakfast, a totally hands on owner and great location, think you would be hard pressed to find better!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed at The Topaz for 3 nights July 17th-20th.Found it easily enough and the car park, which is a bit tight to get into but not a problem if you're careful. We were met at the door by the owner Jamie who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Checked in quickly and found our room (3) fair size, very clean, with a view of the main street. As others have said, the bathroom was a bit on the small side but perfectly set out and adequate, not a problem for us but you could struggle if you were a 'big' person, if you know what I mean :-)
The hotel is in a perfect position midway between the beach and the town centre.
The breakfast, as others have said, was really good, especially for a small place. The quality of the food is on a par with much more expensive hotels we have stayed in.
One nice touch was there was an iron and ironing board right outside our room door for guests to use. In other places we've stayed you usualy have to ask at reception, wait for it to arrive, then they come and take it away again, smiling for a tip. So this was very welcome.
There are a couple of pubs at the top of the road which are ok but nothing special. There is an Indian restaurant just around the corner and this is very good, great service lovely food, nice bright interior. There is a very interesting pub a couple of streets away called "The Goat and Tricycle" they sell about 12 real ales and an interesting menu including goat curry.
All in all we were very happy with our stay at the Topaz, nice, clean friendly, bargain price. If I was asked to find a criticism it would be that our room was very slightly cold on one or two occasions but this could be down to the lousy summer and the fact that I'm very nesh! I like to be very warm indoors, but that's just me. I can understand the owner not putting the heating on in July of course I can.
Would we stay at this hotel again? Yes we would. Will we? Unlikely but that's only because we've 'done' Bournemouth now and there are so many other places to see in the world.
Thanks Jamie (Maximus!)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Topaz Hotel
Address: 79 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DR, England (Formerly The Redlands)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Topaz Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated on Bournemouth's Westcliff, we are within a 5 minute walk of the town centre, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) & the award winning beaches. The Topaz has recently undergone a full refurbishment, bedrooms are modern "un-chintzy", clean, bright and decorated to a high standard, most rooms have en-suite facilities, all with LCD televisions, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and Free wireless Internet. We offer a high standard of bed & breakfast accommodation with delicious continental, full English and other breakfast options. ... more   less 
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