The plus side for this hotel is the sea front position, good lounge and eating areas, and a lovely spa pool.
It does not make it clear from the booking process that parking costs an extra £20.00 per night.
The first night we were in rooms that were very noisy due to a generator running 24/7 above the room. I asked to be moved, and luckily we were to a much quieter room.
Overall we had a good stay though, and the pool is fantastic.
Traveller from gloucestershire
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …More
We booked this break to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. We used the pool and sauna/steam room/jaccuzzi. One thing to be aware of is the steam room and sauna take a while to get going so set them going before you change in the changing rooms if you want to use them first. Our room though compact was clean and quiet (it was in the rear of the hotel). The evening entertainment was good though geared to the 'more traditionally mature' residents so we discovered the excellent Hop Inn nearby and just had nightcaps in the hotel. The hotel is a bit of a climb from the town - a factor for those less physically able but is possible to minimalise the route by using backstreets rather than the more obvious route. All in all this is a hotel that we would use again were we in the area.
Traveller from East Sussex
Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and …More
We had a 2 night stay at the hotel and it was perfect for our needs. The room was spacious and clean and the staff were very helpful. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Bournemouth near the hospital but we found the bus services excellent and very good value for money We seemed to pay £2.40 each wherever we went whether it was to town or Poole Quay. The only minor thing was because we booked through Expedia and not direct with the hotel we would have had to pay £5.00 each to use the pool and leisure facilities. I would have thought that this should be free to all residents. Although it didn't effect our stay because the pool was out of use anyway. We didn't eat at the hotel so unable to comment on the food.
Traveller from bedfordshire
Located in Holdenhurst, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Littledown Sports Center and Altitude High Ropes …More
Friendly check in service. Not so friendly was £10 a night charge to park in their car park. Room was clean fresh and well appointed. Slightly disappointing was that the bedroom windows refused to shut due to them being very old crittal single glazed frames and the hinges were totally siezed due to layer upon layer of paint over probably 30 years. Fine in summer when the weather is warm but in October it did mean the room got quite cold at night. Restaurant food, as well as the range of choices, was good but on the dear side.The bar prices for drinks, hot beverages and snacks were expensive - £3.25 for a cappuccino, £5.95 for a glass of wine and £6 plus for a G&T. Despite this we would go again to this hotel but probably park the car on Merrick road where parking charges only apply 9am to 5pm
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …More
Room and bathroom was on the small side but had a very nice balcony overlooking charming gardens to the sea.
Hotel was charactful and the staff efficient. booking through Expedia was on balance exceptional value.
Traveller from cotswold
Situated on the waterfront, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bournemouth Natural Science Society, Bournemouth …More
Voted “the happiest place in the UK” in a 2007 poll, Bournemouth is a rapidly growing coastal resort town, with 11 km of sandy beaches. A vibrant town center, picturesque gardens, and sightseeing cruises from Bournemouth Pier add to its appeal. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde here, and the town figures prominently in many of Thomas Hardy’s classic novels.