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The Cremona Hotel
Ranked #60 of 133 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2013

I decided to try the Cremona having read the rave reviews and have come away from my two night stay bewildered by the praise this hotel has earned. On the plus side it is very clean and it is well situated, being close to the beach and town centre but everything else: the rooms, the breakfast and the quality of service is just about OK. There is absolutely nothing special about this hotel and there are many better places to stay where you are treated with genuine warmth and real quality.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I went for a short stay in Bournemouth with my husband and 18 month old son in July 2013. Jing and Martin made us welcome in their lovely hotel. The hotel is centrally located and is only a short walk from the beach and town center. Rooms are clean and have tea & coffee making facilities. Large choice at breakfast. We had to leave early in the morning for our excursions on 3 out of the 4 days we were staying there and Martin was very obliging and gave us a packed lunch to take with us as we were skipping breakfast. Many thanks to you both for the lovely stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front can be a bit nosy in the early morning. If you have the option ask for a room at...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Nell079
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Many thanks to Jing and Martin for making our stay in Bournemouth such a pleasant experience. We were attending a convention at Bournemouth International Centre and the hotel was just a short walk away. They helped us find reasonably priced car-parking nearby and also agreed to start breakfast a bit earlier than usual so we could leave in good time each morning. Martin kindly took our luggage up to our room and provided much valuable local information and maps to make our week-end a success - many thanks to you both... hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Kathie H
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Martin and Jing were very friendly making it a relaxing stay. Martin recommended an excellent Thai restaurant and he was very knowledgable of local area. Room was very clean and modern. Locaton was great for beach and town. We went to see a show at the Pavaillion and the BIC, hotel is ideally located to both venues. We parked the car on Thursday when we arrived and didnt move until the Saturday when we left. Everything was within walking distance. Will stay again as we have family in Bournemouth. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kerri W
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

the host there is really unfriendly, although his wife try to help me, He refused to help me move my luggage, and have no patient to listen what my request was. Although the breakfast is nice, but anything else make me felt uncomfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank montespangil
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Really nice B and B well located 5 minutes from the beach.Well run,family friendly and very warm reception from the Hosts.
Martin has a wealth of information and tips about the local area and will help you get parking for your vehicle in a private car park for £5 per 24 hours.
The rooms were well presented with and have the furnishing that you would expect for a 4* establishment.Its very clean and some good quality bathroom products too.
Breakfast was excellent and Jing offer a couple of variations with an eastern flavour which were delicious.Lots of cereal choices too!
We went with 2 kids of 6 and 4 in tow and they were qually comfortable and well catered too. Sad to leave at the end and were particularly touched when the owners waived us a fond farewell.
Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: We got the large family room at the front which has lots of space!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank sanjay o
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We booked The Cremona the night before a staying. We managed to park without a problem. The welcome was extremely welcome and the room was immaculate and obviously recently refurbished. Travelling with small children is a mixed blessing but we were made to feel at ease at The Cremona. The breakfast was good and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the Shanghai eggs for breakfast.

Room Tip: We had room 4. A spacious family room with a double and 2 singles.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank reebjm
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Additional Information about The Cremona Hotel

Address: 61 St. Michaels Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 133 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: $68 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cremona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A gracious Victorian town house set over three floors lovingly restored, now a stylish lady, in a great location for the wonderful sandy beaches and Cosmopolitan town centre, our 4 star bed and breakfast offers you quality rooms all with en-suites at a great price.Private parking off site. ... more   less 
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