Ratings based on 990 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
50% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from t

Posted 27-Aug-2016
Couldn't have bath as nob was broken. Tiny bath towels
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 26-Aug-2016
Pros: Great location, good spa/gym/outside sitting area and gardens
Cons: a warning about the room size and type would have been ideal. The brasserie (buffet lounge) is huge, but felt like a refectory and could have been bet
Location: Superb location
Was given a strange small semi circular room with a wet room as a bathroom but with the toilet and sink in there also and it was very small (strange) and very small room, bit claustrophobic. But did book very late and hotel was full on arrival, so paid the price I guess. Had to park over the road too at a cost of £15 overnight. Large hotel, mainly for the older generation. I was a sole business traveller and this was not ideal for me.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

Royal Bath

Posted 21-Aug-2016
One hour wait for the checkin! Gave a massive bad first impression followed by a room with no aircondioning during the hottest month of the year! Bathroom looked so dated and the shower did not work properly! So showering a three year old toddler was a nightmare! Room was clean. Staff were nicely spoken but very lethargic, Bar staff did not understand what we asked for and had to tell so many times until I gave up and waited for a staff member who under mart to a simple 'glass of tap water' request!! Breakfast was okay.. But no one came to our table to serve coffee or tea until we asked for it 30hourafter starting our breakfast! Overall a overrated overly expensive below average hotel! Checkout was terrible to beat any other shortage see had.. Took more than an hour for the staff to bring our car to the car park entrance! (Don't blame the traffic)
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Disappointing and overpriced

Posted 20-Aug-2016
Rooms clean waiting staff and bar staff very friendly. There was fire alarm in the early hours of the morning it wasn't until 15 mins after the alarm went off and we were congregated outside that a member of staff was visible. I think this was particularly badly organised and potentially dangerous. It's overpriced and the hotel itself is tired and needing updating. Breakfast not great, tinned fruit, boring cereals, dry fry ups, tea and coffee disgusting but when requested waiting staff brought a separate tea pot. Gardens lovely. We used the hotel as a base and thankful we had good weather, and able to get out and about.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Location is excellent

Posted 20-Aug-2016
Shabby chic decadent. Lack of investment by Britania hotel
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Buckinghamshire

A Sea Front Hotel Room Without a Window?

Posted 18-Aug-2016
Pros: Its location is beautiful
Cons: When booking, please advise whether there is a room in the window or a skylight. I think its fair to pay all that money and not have any natural light
Location: Great location, great views from what I could see, plenty of restaurants and bars around the area (never tried the hotel food so cant comment)
The location of the hotel is sublime, couldn't be any closer to the beach with amazing sea views, provided you get a room with a sea view of course. Unfortunately we didn't have the luxury of a window let alone a sea view, we were greeted with 4 walls and a small "sky light", our room was in the 800's, couldn't say if they are all the same within that wing but ask the question, especially if you are claustrophobic you will feel very uncomfortable. The room size was also pretty narrow and small, not worth the money I spent. No room service, no mini bar either. As far as the hotel goes, its very dated inside, if they invested in the hotel and updated the decor to something modern, it could be something spectacular. The pool and spa facilities are ok and the gym seemed to have an ok range of equipment, I'd say enough to cover all muscle groups again, investment here would attract more people. Parking will cost you £20 per night, or £15 at the NCP across the road.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from bolton


Posted 15-Aug-2016
A bit dated and rooms v hot but a nice hotel none the lesd
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from Wiltshire

There's shabby chic but this is just plain shabby!

Posted 13-Aug-2016
Pros: location
Cons: Needs refurbishment
Location: Close to everything - great location for the beach and Bournemouth town centre
Our last visit to the Royal Bath Hotel was about 8 years ago and the difference is astonishing. The rooms are tired with dated décor, old fashioned bathrooms and peeling paintwork. Fine dining has been replaced with a £12.50 buffet, similar to a school dining hall and customer service is average at best. It's a pity because this is a beautiful hotel, with lovely grounds in a stunning location. We paid over £200 each for our rooms, which had amazing views, but I have paid much less for much better facilities. Bed was comfortable and room was clean however. The pool area is looking really shabby and the changing rooms really need a refurb. I had a facial in the spa and this was the highlight of my stay - great therapist. Overall, disappointing though!
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Hampshire

Large friendly / clean and tidy hotel, great spot.

Posted 12-Aug-2016
Pros: Friendly atmosphere and staff, good facilities and great location.
Cons: Cook some breakfast items to order.
Location: Beach is beautiful, well looked after and monitored but can get very crowded during high season. Lovely gardens with a few thing going on.
My wife and I have a bit of a soft spot for this hotel, which isn't far from where we live. We use it just to chill out using the comfortable lounge, restaurants, garden and attached Spa and Gym facilities. As I have commented in another review although the breakfast buffet is pretty good with adequate choice, some of the hot options in particular the fried eggs suffer from being under the heaters for too long and go like toy plastic ones. We booked this latest short 3 night break in August quite late and were pleasantly surprised to get a room at all, and getting it at a reasonable price for the time of year was a bonus. The room this time, was, shall we say "Compact" but it was clean and tidy and sufficient for a short stay. I only had one minor issue which was at night with the window open you could hear the continual hum of what I assume was a generator, which if it hadn't have been for a couple of pints of San Miguel and a nice big meal might have caused me sleeping problems. All in all a very nice time.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

Diasastrous value for money

Posted 09-Aug-2016
The hotel is a totally run down Victorian house of grand days long gone bye. Staff are totally unmotivated, our room was the quality of a shabby bed and breakfast you might consider for 40 GBP per night (we paid 215 GBP). The breakfast was miserable - and the staff didn't even acknowledge us. The fittings in the room were in total disrepair. Absolute nogo hotel. Would never recommend.