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Be beside the seaside at the Best Western PLUS The Connaught Hotel.

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 beaches. What more could you ask for!

This wonderful 4 Star hotel and spa is blessed with beautiful accommodation and superb facilities. Built in1850, this Best Western PLUS The Connaught Hotel has lost none of its charm; its appeal only increases with time as the hotel gets better with age! Voted Bournemouths No 1 hotel by TripAdvisor for 2 consecutive years and awarded their 2014 Certificate of Excellence, a Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business and 3 major awards by Bournemouth Tourism. A delightful garden terrace, a double rosette restaurant plus excellent spa and leisure facilities will make sure your stay is a most memorable one.

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West Hill Road
West Cliff
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6153*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £30 per person à la carte allowance Family Rooms available call to book
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Ben Nicol is a highly trained and committed head chef and in conjunction with his enthusiastic team of young chefs produces the type and quality of food that encourages a great following amongst our guests, not to mention the AA that awarded the double rosette in recognition.

Chef Ben Nicol


Blakes Restaurant

Our Maitre d', Nick Rutigliano and his team warmly invite you to enjoy dinner at this stunning, newly refurbished restaurant. Imaginative in its choice of European food and, creative in its presentation, Blakes prides itself on a reputation for good food and fine wines. Dress code is smart casual and we do ask guests to turn off their mobiles for the comfort of all.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Brasserie

Newly opened this excellent restaurant has a varied menu to suit all tastes to include pastas, pizzas, steakburgers, fish and chips, fillet steaks and a variety of salads. No reservations are necessary and very casual.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Drawing Room

A perfect setting for that pre dinner drink. Blakes' Lounge Bar is a cosy, intimate setting where one can enjoy a glass of champagne or a gin and tonic before being guided through our superb menu by our Maitre d', Nick Rutigliano. Enjoy an after dinner cognac and coffee by the open fire during those colder nights.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

The Brasserie Bar

A great, light and airy bar that opens on to a small sun-drenched terrace.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Meyrick Park

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 5540 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Bournemouth


9 holes Yes
18 holes £13.50

Queens Park

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6165 Yards
No handicap required


3.00 miles away in Bournemouth


9 holes Yes
18 holes £12.00

Spa & Leisure

As if the stylish bedrooms and inviting public areas of the Best Western The Connaught Hotel weren't enough, we also have a fantastic massage therapy suite on site. If you fancy some hands-on hospitality, be our guest!


Spa Facilities

Our spa will leave you energised and refreshed, with massage therapy to compliment our sauna, aroma steam room and spa pool!

No. of treatment rooms: 3
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 8

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00- 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming pool (18m )

  • Spa pool

  • Sauna

  • Aroma steam room

  • Resistance gym

  • CV gym

  • Massage Suite

  • Beauty Salon

Gym and swimming pool leisure facilities

In addition to our 18m heated indoor pool, spa pool, newly built sauna and aroma steam room, we're fortunate to have 2 gymnasiums: a cardio-vascular suite and a resistance gym all with modern changing facilities.



We offer a range of treatments to make your me time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style:

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Luxury Manicure 60 £35.00
Luxury Pedicure 60 £38.00
Manicure 45 £15.00
OPI Express Nails Manicure 45 £25.00
OPI Express Nails Pedicure 45 £28.00
Pedicure 45 £15.00
Shellac Manicure or Pedicure 45 £27.00
Waxing 30 £8.00
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 55 £60.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £30.00
Aromatherapy Massage 55 £55.00
Back Massage 25 £27.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 30 £35.00
Head Massage 25 £27.00
Hot Stone Full Body Massage 55 £60.00
Mind & Body Mircozone Treatment 30 £30.00
The Dermalogica Skin Treatment 55 £50.00


Best Western PLUS The Connaught Hotel is one of the most intimate wedding venues in the region, if not the country. Its our sole ambition to cater for your every wish and dish! As such, we absolutely guarantee that we'll do anything and everything to ensure your wedding day lives long in the memory! So, make the happiest day of your life even happier, and say "I do" at Best Western PLUS The Connaught Hotel, Bournemouth's premier Wedding Venue!


Wedding service and reception venue

With beautiful terraced gardens for those stunning snaps, the Connaught Suite for total indulgence and warm, friendly staff for complete peace of mind, we're sure you'll fall for this delightful wedding venue just as much as you've fallen for your significant other! Our entire team is at your disposal, so whatever you need, just ask!


Your wish really is our command here. Just take your pick from our combination of menus! Although you might find everything you need straight away, we'll happily cater to your every need nothing is too much trouble. By paying as much attention to detail as we do to your guests, we'll ensure your day is one of the best that Best Western has to offer.

Honeymoon suite

The Orchid Suite, our pride and joy, is our Bridal suite and boasts over 250 square feet of stylish accommodation. South facing with its own private balcony, the suite offers the happy couple a garden view, and even a glimpse of the sea! The bathroom has a separate power shower and a Victorian roll top bath for added luxury, while bathrobes, slippers, flat screen TV, DVD player and a small dining area and lounge mean there's plenty of room for romance. All of this is complimentary when booking our full wedding package!


Registry office:
Bournemouth Registry Office
Town Hall, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
01202 454947

Say "I do" at Bournemouth's premier wedding venue
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel.

For any enquiries please call Simon Hartwell on 01202 298020

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type BH2 5PH

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Nearest motorway: M27, J1, 20.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bournemouth, 2.00 miles
Nearest airport: Bournemouth, 7.00 miles
Free parking on site (66 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

West Hill Road
West Cliff

What's nearby?


  • Bournemouth Football Club (3 miles)

  • Southampton Football Club (30 miles)

  • Portsmouth Football Club (40 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Bournemouth Balloon (0.5 miles)

  • Bournemouth Oceanarium (0.5 miles)

  • Monkey World - Wareham (20 miles)

  • Bournemouth Pier and beaches (0.3 miles)

  • Lighthouse Arts Centre Poole (6 miles)


  • Town centre (0.6 miles)

  • Castlepoint Shopping Mall (4.3 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

When making that all important decision about where to hold your meetings, we should point out that our facilities are amongst the finest on offer, our attention to detail is second to none and we are one of only three Bournemouth hotels to be awarded the prestigious Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business for our contribution to the environment

Available room set ups

U shape

Priory 1

The Priory Business Centre comprises of Priory 1 and 2. The Centre is self contained, very private and is adjacent to the main hotel with its own separate access. Both rooms are fully equipped with TVs, Flipcharts, Screens and WiFi. Priory 1 also has the added advantage of air-conditioning and secure broadband.

Franklyn Suite

The Franklyn Suite, located in the Connaught Lodge, is the largest conference room at the hotel and is perfect for corporate events, exhibitions and large conferences of 25-150 delegates. With its own private lounge and direct access to it's own private patio and access to the Courtyard Garden, the Franklyn is also next door to the Boardroom which is perfect as a syndicate room if required.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Priory 1 30 10 18 20 0
Priory 2 20 6 10 12 0
Connaught 180 60 40 60 120
Franklyn Suite 150 45 35 36 80
The Boardroom 25 10 16 20 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 2227 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 1479
Rating: 4 545
Rating: 3 138
Rating: 2 43
Rating: 1 22

Amazing food, let down by much lower room quality

07/02/2016 paulbO3935MG,

Cannot recommend the food here enough...It was outstanding. Unfortunately the room I was in did not live up to the same high standards. Lighting was poor, space was limited and whilst the room was cle... more


Still no 1

05/02/2016 FoodyFilly, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

We stayed for one night here as a little treat and it lived up to the high recommendations. Blakes restaurant did not disappoint either. Staff are all helpful and friendly. The hotel is clean and well... more


Very Impressed!

02/02/2016 Therasa1983, Manchester, United Kingdom

Was my first visit to Bournemouth. I had little expectation from a UK, January break by the sea side when my mother and broth suggested it. Always been more of a beach and cocktail girl. Room: Was i... more

Owner Response
David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much Therasa for your glowing review and delighted you all enjoyed the experience so much and took full advantage of all the facilities on offer. Until the next time..... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you want. Our standard rooms average 135 sq ft., superiors with a balcony 155 sq ft, superiors without 175 sq ft and Executives 210 sq.

Could not fault this place

02/02/2016 shotsblue, Aldershot

Just has a very relaxing two night stay here. The room was clean and spacious. The Leisure facilities were the best we have had in a hotel, clean and nice decor. The breakfast was excellent with plen... more


We were there for an event at the BIC.

02/02/2016 Ann S, Colchester, United Kingdom

Great hotel very near our venue, lovely decorative order throughout, great value for money, staff very helpful, food and drink excellent. Did not get time to use the Spa this time but had a look and i... more