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The best of beautiful Bournemouth.

Places to stay in Bournemouth don't come any better situated than the Best Western Hotel Royale. Perched on the East Cliff in Bournemouth town centre, it's just a 5 minute walk to the shops, restaurants, nightclubs and beach - so you're never far from where there's something happening.

The lovely Dorset coastal town has become home to numerous festival events throughout the year. It's now one of the UK's biggest tourist attractions and it's not hard to see why - surrounded by 7 miles of golden beaches, Bournemouth has all the sandy scenery you could ask for. As if that wasn't enough, to the east there's the New Forest National Park and to the west there's the famous Jurassic Coast. There are plenty of other man-made attractions too.

At the Best Western Hotel Royale itself, we have our own sheltered gardens, where you can relax and enjoy the sea air. Plus our comfortable rooms - including some spacious chalet family retreats - have been designed with your pleasure in mind. There's more room for relaxation in our modern leisure club, which boasts a large and airy indoor swimming pool. On top of that, you can also use the facilities of our companion Bournemouth hotels nearby.

Whether you're here to get busy or just to kick back and relax, theres much more on offer at the Best Western Hotel Royale in Bournemouth.

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16 Gervis Road
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01202 554794


Please note family rooms with bunk beds can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults, with up to 2 additional children.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Relaxation and deliciously fresh food are definitely on the menu at the Best Western Hotel Royale brasserie and bar.

Chef Andy Li


Aqua Brasserie

We make it easy to take it easy in our brasserie style restaurant. The Aqua Brasserie offers a tasty, seasonal A La Carte menu of locally-sourced, lovingly-prepared food. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with partitions and dark wood finishes making it perfect for solo corporate diners, families or groups. Traditional cooked breakfasts, along with continental choices are also available for you to start the day at your leisure.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Hotel Bar

Our large and airy bar and lounge area is ideal for simply relaxing with a book or paper. Just sink back into comfortable armchairs while our friendly staff take care of you. The bar is well-stocked, including a wide choice of wines from around the globe. In the summer months, you can also enjoy al fresco dining in our garden with freshly cooked meals, freshly prepared sandwiches and much more.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Ferndown Golf Club

With two of the UK's top 100 golf courses almost on our doorstep, keen golfers will love a stay at the Best Western Hotel Royale in Bournemouth.

Rated as one of the top courses in England, Ferndown has been graced by some of the golfing greats throughout its illustrious, century-long history.
Located 7 miles from the hotel, this 6400-yard heathland course has 27 holes and a par of 72.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 27
Par: 72
Distance: 6400 Yards
No handicap required


7.00 miles away in Ferndown


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £25.00
18 holes £50.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £35.00


Another of the Top 100 courses, this course sits amidst 250 acres of rolling terrain and several of the fairways offer magnificent views for miles around.
Located 6 miles from the hotel, this 6600-yard heathland course has 18 holes and a par of 72.

Course information

Course Type: parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6600 Yards
No handicap required


6.00 miles away in Wimborne


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £25.00
18 holes £55.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £30.00
Driving Range Yes

Spa & Leisure

When you book into the Best Western Hotel Royale, you also get to use the facilities at our companion hotels nearby. We really spoil you.

One of our associate hotels just happens to have the No.1 spa in Bournemouth. The Oceana Day Spa is a unique wellness centre that's been carefully and beautifully designed to provide you with treatments to unwind and restore balance to your mind and body. It also offers a full portfolio of beauty and nail treatments to ensure you look as fabulous as you'll feel.

No. of treatment rooms: 0
Minimum guests (per booking): 0
Maximum guests (per booking): 0

Opening times

Leisure Facilities

  • free swimming pool

  • Indoor swimming pool

Indoor Swimming Pool

At the Best Western Hotel Royale, we boast modern relaxation facilities to enhance your stay with us. Our indoor heated swimming pool is a lovely place to relax - plus you can also enjoy our sun terrace and garden. But that's not all - you also benefit from the facilities at our associate hotels. Just a 5-minute stroll away, you'll find three more swimming pools, plus gym, sauna and squash courts.



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For the perfect wedding venue in Bournemouth, you'll love the Best Western Hotel Royale. Whatever you want on the big day or whatever the size of your party, we'll make it happen.

Wedding service and reception venue

The Best Western Hotel Royale has spacious rooms and large family chalets that offer a fabulous place to stay in Bournemouth for family and friends. For the big event, there's the Aqua Brasserie. With its modern, airy function room, dance floor and private bar, it's able to host up to 180 guests for a ceremony and sit down meal. Meanwhile the William Tell Suite and Chalet Suite are perfect for medium-sized or intimate parties and wedding breakfasts.

Dedicated to making your dreams come true are our weddings team. We specialise in ensuring your special day is truly unique. Included in all our packages are essentials such as a full wedding planning service, table linen and even a cake stand. Packages also include access to our gardens for some memorable photography. At the Best Western Hotel Royale, we do everything to make your wedding day perfect.


Our fixed price packages make it easy to choose your wedding food. With flexible item selection options, full banquets and buffets to choose from, we'll cater for any taste. Menus and food have been chosen to reflect the classics, along with new contemporary favourites. Great care is taken to select fresh, locally-sourced produce. Our wines list is also extensive from fine wines to fair trade.


Registry office:
Bournemouth Borough Council Registration and Coron
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
01202 451451

Get in touch with the OCEANA Events Team on 01202 298350

For any enquiries please call OCEANA Events Team on 01202 554794

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M27, J1, 20.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bournemouth, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: Bournemouth, 5.00 miles
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

16 Gervis Road

What's nearby?


  • AFC Bournemouth (3 miles)

  • Bournemouth University (0.1 miles)

  • Poole Pirates (10 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Bournemouth Oceanarium (1 miles)

  • Pavillion Theatre (1 miles)

  • Bournemouth International Conference Centre (2 miles)

  • Bournemouth Eye (1 miles)

  • Monkey World (15 miles)


  • Bournemouth (0.5 miles)

  • Castlepoint Shopping Centre (3 miles)

  • Poole (5 miles)

  • boscombe (2 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


If you're looking to book a small meeting, trade show, training seminar, exhibition or retail show, youll find the Best Western Hotel Royale more than accommodating.


The Best Western Hotel Royale offers a wide selection of flexible conference and meeting
facilities suitable for all types of business events. We can accommodate up to 130 delegates and cater for residential training courses, board meetings, interviews, product launches and award ceremonies. All delegates staying overnight can use the leisure facilities on-site or at associate hotels nearby. Our dedicated conference coordinators will make your event enjoyable and unforgettable.

Available room set ups

U shape

William Tell Suite

The William Tell Suite is our main function room and can interlink with the Chalet Suite.This room is ideal in theatre style, boardroom style or for serving private dining for up to 60 guests. We offer everything the modern business demands, including free internet access.

Aqua Suite

The Aqua Suite is our largest function space and is ideal for large theatre style set ups or caberet style meetings. It adjoins a small break out area with its own bar which makes it ideal for occasions where syndicate rooms are required.

Geneva Suite

The well appointed Geneva Suite is ideal for small meetings. This room affords both privacy and access to the main hotel areas. There is a separate tea and coffee station outside the room and all technical facilities are available.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Chalet Suite 20 12 10 16 20
William Tell Suite 70 40 25 25 70
Aqua Suite 120 80 35 50 120
Geneva Suite 20 16 12 16 20
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Christmas Party

14/12/2018 SallyS1664,

First time at this hotel for a Christmas party the staff were all friendly and made sure we were happy with everything the food was excellent good menu choice great DJ we (small group) all had a great... more


So noisy

26/11/2018 helen47112014, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Really friendly staff, dinner was excellent, very good f value for money, but come on Best Western, its 2018, surely soundproofing could be carried out.... We don't really want to hear the guest in th... more


Winter wonderland

25/11/2018 paulina b, Bristol, United Kingdom

Visited the Best Western with my husband and friends for a 2 night stay. Hotel was very comfortable and staff very friendly and professional. We booked our breakfast when we originally booked and it d... more

Owner Response
gaetano d, Manager at Best Western Hotel Royale, responded to this review
Dear paulina b, Thank you for your review, we are all delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Your comment towards our staff are much appreciated. Best regards Gaetano De Rosa

Great Rate for a Friday Night!...Although trying to sleep was a bit difficult!..More like a 3 Star Hotel- Def not 4 Star

23/11/2018 JetsetZoom, London, United Kingdom

Nice Well Kept and Presented Big hotel (I remember when it was the Anglo Swiss Hotel).Check in was a breeze although would be nice if the Reception Supervisor and Receptionist conversed in English whe... more

Owner Response
gaetano d, Manager at Best Western Hotel Royale, responded to this review
Dear JetsetZoom, Thank you for your review, we are all delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Your comment towards our staff are much appreciated. Best regards Gaetano De Rosa

Great Value!!

22/11/2018 karlo227,

Great value for money!! Stayed here just the one night (mid week). Couldn’t fault the room, lobby bar was a great meeting place and breakfast was excellent. All staff were great too. Would stay here ... more