We went for a conference at the BIC as the Croham was about a ten minute walk away. I admit the room rate was cheap. But, cheap or not, we didn't expect insanitary. The first room we were given in the old part of the building stank of stale smoke, the sheets and bed covers had fresh stains all over them and there was a thick layer of dust all over the surfaces. The carpet was also damp as if something had recently been wiped up from it. If the whole of Bournemouth hadn't been booked out for the conference we would have stayed elsewhere. As it was we complained and were moved to a room in the new extension bit of the hotel. The room was very small, but a slight improvement on the previous room in that it didn't have the stale smoke scent in the air. However the bed linen was still heavily stained.
The mattresses in both rooms were very soft and full of broken springs.
Didn't try the breakfasts as I wouldn't have risked it for hygeine reasons.
The really cheeky thing was that the manager tried to charge us an extra night because we switched rooms within 10 mins of checking on the grounds that we had "used" the room. He argued with us for ages saying the bed had to be re-made. We explained we had only pulled back the heavily stained cover to see if the sheets were equally soiled.
Unless you are very desperate for a place to stay in Bournemouth, avoid The Croham Hotel.
Oh and they charge you £3.50 a night for parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- **UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT** Situated in the West Cliff area, within easy reach of Bournemouth's town centre, the sandy beaches and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), this comfortable hotel offers good-value en suite rooms. The Croham Hotel is just one mile (1.6 km) from Bournemouth Railway Station and has easy access to the A35 and the area's major road network. The great location means that the hotel offers easy access to the pavilion, the piers and the theatres. All of the town centre's shops, bars, cafes and restaurants are within easy reach. All of the rooms have either a shower or a bath with shower. Each room has a TV with Freeview digital channels, tea/coffee and a hairdryer. The restaurant offers traditional English cuisine and international classics. A freshly prepared breakfast is served daily. There is a lift serving all of the hotel's upper floors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Croham Hotel Bournemouth