spent 3 rainy August nights here. Good pool area. Hotel owned pub next door with reasonable food. Good breakfast and attentive service. Hotel not quite in centre but easy links via bus and land train stops outside, also cliff lift right opposisite. Our room at rear uninspiring but clean and spacious. Good in hotel restaurants seemed a little expensive and no choice for kids, but overall would stay again and beach/ town restaurants 6-7 minute steep walk down the hill.
Bournemouth tries hard with good gardens, activities and fireworks through the Summer.
Well maintained hotel adjacent to beach and all main attractions. Despite being very busy, it was the Air Festival weekend, staff were friendly and courteous . Restaurant served excellent food with the menu of the day in particular offering good value for money.
Traveller from Leamington
Impressive hotel with grand façade situated opposite Bournemouth’s pier, beach and conference centre, 120 meters from the …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.
A large pleasant hotel with a 2-3 minute walk to the cliff edge/sea views which are lovely. Its a slightly longer walk into town but downhill and there is a lovely park through which you can access the town. The hotel has pleasant lobby, reception and seating areas, which are spacious, clean and tidy. There is a large parking area outside too.
I found the Hotel reception staff to be welcoming, efficent, and proffessional and the housekeeping staff to be friendly, helpfull and approachable. Our bedroom and en-suite bathroom were very generous sizes and clean and tidy. So a lovely start to our short trip to Bournemouth. We only had breakfast which we found to be very nice. All the food appeared to be clean, well presented and cooked and there was plenty of choice.
The Hotel accomodated dogs, which personally i found very favourable and it made it feel more homely to us as dog lovers ourselves.
As a disabled visitor i found it more difficult to get around. Unfortunatly 2 lifts were out of action, 1 to access the Hotel and the other to take us to our room. Being situated on the 3rd floor i needed a lift and had to use one at the other end of the Hotel and climb some steps. At breakfast i was seated a long way from the food and with 2 sticks found this difficult. I did ask if it was possible to be moved but got no reply.
All in all this Hotel is definatly worth a try, but i would contact them first if you are disabled.
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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