ok I shall begin at the beginning, we arrived on Friday afternoon into a car park with a pile of broken sofas, there were 22 of us on my daughters hen weekend. we were met by a very pleasant woman who had us all in the bar area, which was shabby and grubby and explained that she had put us all on the ground floor because there was cctv covering that area and as there was a stag party in the hotel she likes to make sure that the girls were safe. (confidence instilling). some of our rooms were right next to the bar area. we had a room with a double & single bed for 3 of us. as soon as we got the room we noticed that the door would not lock, the manager came straight away and fixed it for us. the room was pretty dire. no shower curtain, no grout in bathroom tiles, toilet not bolted to the floor, a challenge after a few Bacardi's, the bath looked as if someone had taking a bite out of the side of it. I stated that we would be leaving with verruca's and pubic lice at the very least. good news was that the bed linen was clean, we did not dare look at the pillows or mattresses. The ceiling light was exposed the cover long gone. the carpets through out the hotel were minging and we wore shoes at all times. some of our party were in the basement which was dank and damp smelling. I have to say at this point I cannot fault the staff they were all really nice people who were trying to do the best with what they had. . . . the bar had 3 wine glasses in total which for 22 women was annoying but it didn't matter what shape the glass was we still drank ok. the Stag party sharing the hotel were all very pleasant and at times very entertaining which made it all the more bearable. The drinks in the bar were ridiculously cheap although we were warned that the booze was running out and they didn't know when it would be replaced as the hotel was changing owners the following day. the breakfast was fine, not top notch but not the worst that Ive had either. the second night we had a thunder storm early evening and a bloke in the bar stated that it was raining . . . . in his bedroom! he showed me the pictures of the water coming through the ceiling and the flooded bathroom floor/sodden bedroom carpet. I felt blessed with our hovel of a room. Another stag party of 13 turned up there were no rooms for them, they had pre booked and paid in advance like we had, the hotel was over booked, they were not given any alternative but to try and find other accommodation else where. The hotel without a shadow of a doubt can only be described as a skanky Fawlty Towers but it was so bad that it was funny, we laughed a lot, didn't expect much and had a singing entertaining evening with the stags from Coventry in the early hours of Sunday morning in the bar. we only paid £70.00 each for 2 nights b&b. we didn't complain about what we had or didn't have, we went out and partied came back and partied some more, it was what it was and it didn't dampen our spirits. you want luxury pay more!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to St Michael’s Hotel, one of the liveliest hotels in Bournemouth! Situated in a prime location right in the heart of Bournemouth, it is just a few minutes walk from the beach as well as all the popular and vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants. Perfect on the weekends for Stag’s and Hen’s, group bookings and parties!! The St Michael’s Hotel also offers comfortable and spacious sleeping accommodation for families, with our welcoming and friendly staff on hand to help make you feel at home. All rooms are equipped with the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. With a wide variation of room types the hotel can offer accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Michaels Bournemouth
- Hotel St Michaels