Nice hotel clean room good facilities e.g. swimming gym spa and kids club every day during holidays. Staff are helpful and accommodating. breakfast choices are good and kids dinner buffet available too.
The hotel is excellently located; an easy walk to pier, beach and shops. We didn't have a car with us but did not find that a problem. The car park was very crowded so it is probably easier not have a car. Our room was on the ground floor with an excellent view of the car park! It was spacious and comfortable and also suitable for a disabled person.
The reception staff were good and at check in we were accompanied to our room by the person checking us in.
Breakfast the first morning was excellent. A wide choice all of which was good. The second morning (a Saturday) was less good. The dining room was busy and the staff were somewhat overwhelmed. They were slow to replace items which had run out although they tried hard to be pleasant.
The hotel was busy as they had a lot of guests who were attending a big conference at the BIC. I imagine this must be a regular occurrence for them.
Traveller from Herts, UK
Impressive hotel with grand façade situated opposite Bournemouth’s pier, beach and conference centre, 120 meters from the …More
Good hotel.large family room. Free parking.minutes to beach,BIC, gardens etc.
All staff really pleasant. I would use again if the price was right. Paid this visit £360 for three nights for 2 adults,2 teenagers which I thought was good value.
Traveller from Leamington Spa
With distinctive gables and turreted towers, this hotel occupies an early 19th century building, 200 metres from the beach …More
Spent 3 nights at the Ocean View Hotel. Good big room with sea view. Hotel furnishing and décor is a little tired but cleanliness is excellent, hotel staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Quiet hotel, no excessive noise. Very good breakfast buffet and excellent bar food and evening meals at the next door sister hotel, The Cottonwood. Only one little moan - the WF was intermittent.
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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