This privately run hotel is in a handy position for the beaches at Boscombe. The Liston has character not like the "sameness" of the chain hotels.
The furnishings and decor in our bedroom I would describe as classic the room being most comfortable. No a/c but we did have a fan which kept the room cool.
Appreciated were the fridge and in room safe, hair dryer and iron coffee making facilities and even an umbrella.
There is a bar and dance floor next to the more modern dining room and outside very well tended gardens where refreshments can be served.
Breakfast was served by attentive staff and the food was cooked to perfection.
The hotel is in a residential area and apart from the Liston there really isn't anywhere to go in the vicinity for a drink or a bite to eat unless you like a Harvester which is on the sea front. There is a bowling club on the cliff top nearer Southbourne which serves very well priced food and drink although not sure if it serves alcohol.
We had a very good stay at The Liston and thank you to the owners and staff for all your hard work. It is appreciated.
Boscombe town is not really within walking distance and I would not advise visiting in the evening as the town is very run down.