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Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020
Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020
Bournemouth has all the trappings of a lovingly-preserved British seaside resort that has attracted holidaymakers for over a century. For starters, the staggeringly long 7-mile stretch of sand ensures that everyone can find their own little spot. Along its edge are the stereotypical sights of British seaside towns – long rows of colourful beach huts, striped deckchairs adorned by ice-cream wielding visitors and a long wooden boardwalk pier. There's a modern side to Bournemouth, though, where trendy new seafood eateries sit side-by-side with bars and clubs. If you score yourself a bed and breakfast in Bournemouth, you'll be moments away from almost 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, many registered as being of historic interest.
Hotels can be so impersonal, but thankfully Bournemouth has got its fair share of B&Bs offering personal service in a home-away-from-home. Forget the Bournemouth bed and breakfasts of the past, where dreary interiors weren't made up for by the overcooked food. Today, the bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth are competing with the facilities and standards of hotels. Some are located along the clifftops overlooking the sea, while others line up along the leafy avenues and streets. You'll find them in elegant period Victorian houses or more contemporary properties. You can find 4-star or even 5-star luxury in some, while other budget options punch well above their 2-star and 3-star weight. Either way, you'll find the experienced owners of Bournemouth bed and breakfasts provide an intimate level of service that just isn't available in the larger chain hotels, attracting the same visitors back year after year.
The facilities differ greatly between the bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth, but you'll likely find most have spacious well-appointed guestrooms, comfortable beds and private ensuite bathrooms. Want to see the Bournemouth bed and breakfast options available? Expedia lets you browse a whole array of potential places, with photos and detailed descriptions of each residence to help you decide. You can go on to make a booking in just a few clicks. The hallmark of a good B&B is the breakfast – well, it is in the name – and the properties in this south-west seaside retreat excel. After a good night's rest, you can set yourself up for the day with a hearty English breakfast, milky tea or strong coffee and a range of fruits and pastries, while chatting with your fellow guests.
It's unlikely, but if you tire of the beach, or the famously changeable British weather takes a turn for the worse, there's plenty of things to keep you occupied. If you don't want to go it alone, you can leave the planning to the experts by jumping aboard the hop-on hop-off bus to take a whistle-stop tour of the seaside town's most famed sights. Alternatively, you could dive into the Bournemouth Aquarium to take a journey through the world's creatures of the deep, from the Amazon to the Great Barrier Reef. Nearby cruises from Poole Harbour take visitors out to the landmarks on Brownsea Island, or you can amble along the "Golden Mile" to admire some of the world's most expensive homes.
Bournemouth is seriously kid-friendly. You'll have the little ones smiling from ear to ear when they swing their clubs along the 18 holes at the Mighty Claws Adventure Golf, scramble along the forested adventure courses in the Moors Valley Country Park or ride the roller coasters at Adventureland –and they're all within easy reach of your Bournemouth bed and breakfast. After your seaside adventure concludes, you can hop on the train and head north to take in the elegant splendour of Bath.