very convenient to town centre.. Staff very obliging. Did have trouble with the shower. Maintenance man did look at it but we still had trouble with it. Beds comfy. Breakfast monotonous. Lounges clean and tidy.
Browsed Internet for a hotel that had a family room to sleep 2 adults and 2 children. There was hardly any that slept 4, loads that slept 3, 2 adults 1 child. This hotel did what I wanted, available on the dates I required, and the food was excellent. Very clean and staff very friendly.
The room was spotless and the bed very comfortable. The hotel is great for the beach, the town and transport links (regular bus from across the road to the train station). The breakfast was of an excellent standard and hot and fresh. The dining room is run efficently and with values that are hard to find in many hotels these days.
Traveller from bath
Impressive hotel with grand façade situated opposite Bournemouth’s pier, beach and conference centre, 120 meters from the …More
I booked to stay here as I have stayed several times before over the past 8 years. Although the communal areas e.g. dining room, bar, terrace, pool etc were still lovely the single room I was allocated was not great and very small. I appreciate that I paid for a single room but the room was dark and small and the room could do with a refurb. The towels were tiny, hard and stained (although clean)! The room was on the first floor and the whole floor decor really needed an upgrade. On requesting a bigger room the staff member I spoke to was very nice but suggested I already had one of the bigger single rooms! On his suggestion I decided to upgrade to a standard double (supplement of £20 per night) after being shown it by one of his colleagues. This room was on the 4th floor and much brighter and airier! (also the towels were much bigger and fluffier!)The room furniture was a lot nicer also. My only issue with this room was that it was very very hot!
we only booked on the morning of our stay, and whilst when we arrived all of the paperwork was in place, (I only had a screenshot on my phone as confirmation), we were disapointed in the room size, it was much smaller than the ones shown on the website, and we felt that we had been squeezed into what was probably used as a single room
A very comfortable hotel in a great location. Big outdoor heated pool is fantastic, plus smaller indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Changing rooms could do with refurbishing as they are rather tired-looking. Lovely gardens with plenty of walks. Staff all very friendly, helpful and plentiful. Food at breakfast and dinner very good with adequate, varied choice. Bar open all hours. West Wing has larger rooms and is newer on th decor, the old part could do with having bedrooms refurbished, and introducing different pricing for different sized rooms. We booked 3 double rooms, all wee the same price.,2 were large light and airy but the 3rd was disappointing. It was half the size of the others, dark, dingy although clean, likewise with the ensuite. This should only be marketed as a single room in my view, and at a much lower price.
Traveller from Bedford, UK
Believed by many to be the best kept secret in Bournemouth - The Chine is an oasis of true comfort and relaxation set in …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.
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