I am puzzled by the other reviews… was I in the same hotel described by others as excellent????
I would admit that the location is good, close to the town centre (20mins walk) and to the beach (5mins walk) and that the breakfast is OK, with a decent selection but anything else is below average in my opinion.
To start we paid £90 per night – not expensive but not as cheap as many hotels in Bournemouth. The room was very dated (very old & flowery carpet and curtains, old furniture and lighting) although it was not a problem, the cleanliness was! Clean in the obvious places and not clean at all in others – very dusty on the top of the curtains, spider’s webs on the ceiling, mould in the corners of the bath & sink, stained carpet (although hard to noticed thanks to the ghastly pattern), lots of dust by light bulbs, etc.. The bed was not comfortable and sheets had old stains.
The bar area was very popular and small, make it crowded and unwelcome. Car park was full at night so we had to park on the road 5mins away. Reception staff OK but nothing memorable.
It is a subjective view, but I did not find the Hotel to my taste and the dirt really put me off. Not recommended. less