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“Loved it - pity our time was short” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southern Breeze Lodge
Ranked #6 of 144 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Loved it - pity our time was short”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

From the time we stepped out of the car, we received nothing but the most warm of welcomes from both Fran & Mal. The lodge is very clean, hospitable, and you feel very relaxed from the moment you arrive. First rate breakfast, we stayed in the king room as just sitting in the bay looking forward to the sea is great(better when the leaves are off the tree, says Fran & Mal). Would we go back most certainly. Near beach & shops, bars what more do you want.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sheila H
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We are delighted you both enjoyed your stay and loved it. We have put our heart and soul into Southern Breeze Lodge so it is lovely to wake up to reviews like this and guests really telling us they enjoyed their stay. After the storm the leaves are falling fast and what we call our sea glimpse is appearing fast. There is something special about relaxing in that bay window. I often find Fran there when she should be working. It was lovely to meet you both and hope we will see you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was our second visit and Fran and Mal greeted us like old friends. We stayed three nights. Our rooms were very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast menu caters for all needs including our daughter who requires a glutton free diet. Nothing was too much trouble. There are no parking problems and it is close to the beach and cliff top pathway. There are several good eating establishments with five minutes walk. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank John S
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
It was so nice to see you again and we are really pleased you enjoyed you stay again. As seasoned visitors to the South Coast we are so pleased you have chosen us for your stays in Southbourne. It was really a great weekend for us seeing so many returning guests all at the same time. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and look forward to you both staying again in May.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I came here with my girlfriend and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Definitely a great place to stay. The beach is 5 minutes away and breakfast is great! I can only recommend this cute bed and breakfast :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review. We are so pleased we lived up to expectations after being recommended by a previous guest. We loved having you stay and hope we will see you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Thank you to Fran and Mal for another great weekend at Southern Breeze - my 4th stay. Nothing is ever too much trouble and as I have always been given a different room each time I can confirm that they are all 5 star plus. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with so much choice that I wish I could stay a week to sample them all. How many home from homes would also change all the clocks in the room with a note to explain that BST was ending and that the clocks had been adjusted. The attention to detail at SBL is second to none and I cannot wait to return. Thank you so much to you both. I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: They are all great but if you want a separate seating area, ask for the one at the top of the house.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Angela K
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
We are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay again and we are chuffed seeing so many returning guests. This weekend we were 100% full with guests that have stayed before and its just like catching up with old friends. Big thank you for such a great review and see you again soon.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

From the moment we arrived, Fran & Mal made us feel welcome and very much at home. The room was spotless and made up every day. The breakfast menu was to die for and all my little preferences were dealt with without any trouble at all. Oh and yes we had the muffins in our room too!! And as if all that weren't enough, their local knowledge of where to go and restaurants was very useful.
We will definitely go back (if they'll have us!).

Room Tip: Any room will do!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PeanutJ47
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
We are really pleased you both enjoyed your stay and we really did love having you stay with us. We have been so lucky, having such great guests and its been lovely to see the guests get on so well and getting to know each other. Thank you so much for such a lovely review and answer to your question we would definitely have you stay again.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Malcolm & Fran are amazing hosts who really can't do enough for you . The breakfast is 1st class . We have stayed here before and will stay again when visiting family.We have stayed in 5* hotels and this compares to it if only they had a spa .

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank stannys
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
It was so lovely to see you again and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay again. It has been great to see so many returning guests this year and really pleased we have been living up to expectations from their first visits. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
PS We would love a spa but not sure how much work would get done.
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were greeted at the car when we arrived, helped with our luggage, and shown to our lovely room all with a smile. The breakfast in the morning was incredible, too much choice and all executed beautifully. A nice touch was after our room was made up Malcolm & Fran had left us two chocolate muffins - which went down a treat. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Chris & Lucy

Room Tip: All the rooms are nice, there didn't seem to be a room where you are short changed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank chris_gray88
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287MKnight287, Owner at Southern Breeze Lodge, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
We are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay and it was a real pleasure having you stay with us. Massive thank you for taking the time to write and post such a lovely review and hope to see you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mal and Fran
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Property: Southern Breeze Lodge
Address: 20 Southern Road | Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Breeze Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Breeze Lodge.Under new ownership from August 2016 )Southern Breeze Lodge is a lovely 100-year-old character building just two hundred yards from the beautiful cliff tops over-looking Bournemouth's seven miles of glorious sandy beaches with beautiful views from Poole to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight. There is a zigzag path or a lift, just three minutes walk from the Guest House, which takes you straight down to the promenade. The Guest House is also situated close to Southbourne's many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.The Guest House is in a great location to explore the south coast. ... more   less 
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