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
Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Littledown Sports Center and Altitude High …More
The location of the hotel is sublime, couldn't be any closer to the beach with amazing sea views, provided you get a room with a sea view of course. Unfortunately we didn't have the luxury of a window let alone a sea view, we were greeted with 4 walls and a small "sky light", our room was in the 800's, couldn't say if they are all the same within that wing but ask the question, especially if you are claustrophobic you will feel very uncomfortable. The room size was also pretty narrow and small, not worth the money I spent. No room service, no mini bar either.
As far as the hotel goes, its very dated inside, if they invested in the hotel and updated the decor to something modern, it could be something spectacular. The pool and spa facilities are ok and the gym seemed to have an ok range of equipment, I'd say enough to cover all muscle groups again, investment here would attract more people.
Parking will cost you £20 per night, or £15 at the NCP across the road.
Traveller from Buckinghamshire
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …More
I chose this for the location. It's a short walk to the beach. Great location and for the price I thought it was reasonable value. I had a superior room for me and my two children. Room and hotel environment is pretty dated but comfortable. What made the hotel was location and GREAT personable staff who were attentive and helpful. Plenty of other families gave it a relaxed atmosphere.
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach …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.