Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
877 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pet Friendly
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationBournemouth International Centre6 min walk
Popular LocationBournemouth Lower Gardens8 min walk
Popular LocationOceanarium9 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Premier Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Room
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room

About this area


Wessex is located in Bournemouth. St. Peter's Church and The Square are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Oceanarium and Bournemouth Pier. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fitness First Stadium or Poole Stadium. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing and other activities like golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bournemouth International Centre - 6 min walk
  • Bournemouth Beach - 7 min walk
  • Bournemouth Lower Gardens - 8 min walk
  • Oceanarium - 9 min walk
  • Bournemouth Pier - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Bournemouth Station - 8 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 16 min drive


  • Lulworth — 1 min walk
  • Tiien Thai Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Goat and Tricycle - 6 min walk
  • Brewhouse and kitchen - 6 min walk
  • Valentino - 6 min walk

About this property


3-star Bournemouth hotel in Bournemouth City Centre, walk to Bournemouth International Centre
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a spa tub are on-site. This hotel has 109 rooms.
Wessex offers 109 forms of accommodation.
An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility



Check-in time starts at 02:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Pets are allowed with a deposit of GBP 10.00 per night
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25 per night.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only; guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Wessex
Wessex Bournemouth
Wessex Hotel
Wessex Hotel Bournemouth
Wessex Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Wessex and receive a full refund?
Yes, Wessex offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Wessex cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Wessex have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Is Wessex pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of GBP 10.00 per night.
How much is parking at Wessex?
Self-parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Wessex?
Check-in begins at 02:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Wessex?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Wessex located?
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Lower Gardens and Oceanarium. The Square and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre are also within 15 minutes.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Good Hotel - now closed
This review is irrelevant as the hotel is now closed
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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Would definitely recommend
We had a lovely stay. The room was big and comfortable, and very clean. Staff were polite and helpful. Hotel is situated within walking distance to Bournemouth town centre. A lovely stay would definitely recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

3/5 Okay

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Good location but needs money spent on it.
The hotel could be amazing; great location and beautiful building but the owner doesn’t want to spend anything on it. Staff are very pleasant but the hotel is more than tired and needs a full renovation. Great for a nights stay and the price was very low too, but could be so much better if the care was taken to make it right. I wish these people would start to realise that the reason people stay at the Hilton and pay top money is because of the fact that it’s clean, appealing and has everything people need.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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Great staff excellent location
Lovely service great location sad they are going to demolish it wanted to go back next yr,facilities amazing,breakfast could not be beaten fabulous hotel and staff
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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Overnight stay
Great place to stay, every thing a little tired but clean with friendly staff. Buffet breakfast excellent, replenished regularly no dried food at all. Good choice of teas too and the pastries say no more! Swimming pool small but good for a refreshing dip, towels supplied.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

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