Book a hotel in Bournemouth to experience the coastal city of relaxation first hand. The seaside town is famous for its stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles. This is a beach resort like no other, sandwiched between Dorset's surfing capital, Boscombe, and the playground for the super-rich, Poole. Best Western has three hotels in Bournemouth all with great access to the sea as well as the town itself.
After leaving your Bournemouth hotel, it is easy top orientate yourself by way of the gardens. The lower Gardens, with their Pinewalk Bandstand concert venue, aviary and open-air art exhibition, are next to the sea. They lead to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then on to the Upper Gardens. The lower gardens are the perfect place for a picnic in the sunshine, a round of mini golf or a ride in the Bournemouth Balloon, a hot air balloon that gives those brave enough to take to the skies the chance to witness the very best view of Bournemouth below, the surrounding towns and the impressive Jurassic coast. Grab a bucket and spade and head down to Bournemouth's beautiful sandy beach. Enroll into Bournemouth surf school and learn to ride the waves of Boscombe's surf reef, Europe's first artificial reef that guarantees consistent good surf.
Shopping in Bournemouth
Set against a blaze of colour from the gardens is Bournemouths pedestrianised square with all the high-street regulars and department stores. A fine afternoons antiques hunting can had found along the Christchurch Road in Boscombe.
Eating and drinking in Bournemouth
Bournemouth town centre is lined with all the big high-street names as well as a number of pub-chains including Wetherspoons and Yate's. Being on the coast, Bournemouth is known for its seafood so head to West Beach, or The Crab for the best the town has to offer. Aruba is a great place for a relaxing drink after a day on the beach and Sixty Million Postcards has a great atmosphere, great Sunday roasts and posts on acoustic bands at the weekend!
Culture and nightlife in Bournemouth
Staying in a Bournemouth hotel means The New Forest Nature Reserve is right on your doorstep and offers endless opportunities for walks, bike rides, picnics and long pub lunches, all set against the stunning backdrop of this picturesque national park. Lulworth Cove is the place to go if rock pooling is on the agenda while Poole Harbour is excellent for celebrity-spotting and a boat trip to Brownsea Island is a great day out, taking you out onto the ocean and offering a great view of the famous coastline. The 02 Academy Bournemouth's diverse roster of acts ranges from Hot Chip to Peter Andre. For more local music talent head to Champions on Norwich Avenue West where a good mix of bands, from folk to electronica, rock the mike. Bigger-name comedians gets the laughs at the Pavilion Theatre but up-and-coming acts can be found at Twisters. Book a hotel in Bournemouth with Best Western and enjoy this charming coastal city. The perfect short UK break for friends, family and loved ones.
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West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5PH
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel in Bournemouth is centrally located on the West Cliff, close to the town centres shops, cafes, clubs and bars, the Pavilion Theatre, BIC, Lower Gardens and 7 miles of golden sandy be ...
13 Durley Road South, West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JH
Be our guest in Bournemouth The BEST WESTERN Montague Hotel is ideally situated on Bournemouths prestigious West Cliff, a short stroll from the cliff tops with spectacular views across the bay and miles of golden beache ...
16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3EQ
Bang in the middle of Bournemouth! The BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale is perched on the East Cliff in Bournemouth town centre, just a 5 minute walk to the shops, restaurants, night clubs and beach! Surrounded by 7 miles of ...
Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7AS
The perfect setting near Southampton The BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge Hotel sits quietly on the outskirts of Lyndhurst, yet just a 5 minute walk away from the town centre. As the capital of The New Forest, Lyndhurst is a t ...
, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB
18th Century charm, 21st Century convenience. BEST WESTERN The Royal Chase Hotel enjoys a prime location, nestled in its own extensive grounds on the outskirts of Shaftesbury at the heart of Thomas Hardy Country. Comfo ...
30 High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
A traditional coaching inn at the heart of Dorchester The BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel is perfectly placed and wonderfully kept. Offering traditional coaching inn character, yet providing all the mod cons you'll need, ...
Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AN
Stay with us in Salisbury! The BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel is just 5 minutes away from Salisbury Cathedral, putting you in a great position to explore this wonderful city, as well as wider Wiltshire. Thanks to it's ori ...