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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 in 1850, the Best Western Plus Hotel has lost none of its charm; its appeal only increases with time as the hotel gets better with age! Voted Bournemouth's No.1 hotel by TripAdvisor for 4 consecutive years and awarded their 2015 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 fact that the AA has awarded the hotel a 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 and is TripAdvisor's No 1 Bournemouth, 2 Rosette restaurant. For the comfort of all Blakes is a mobile free zone and reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Opening hours

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

This excellent restaurant has a wide and varied menu to suit all tastes to include pastas, pizzas, steak burgers, fish and chips, fillet steaks and a variety of salads and now, by popular demand, you may even choose any item from the menu in Blakes. No reservations are necessary and the Brasserie is 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 where you will be looked after by a very popular and well trained team of boys and girls.

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: 4
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 8

All children must be accompanied by an adult No Access for Children in the Pool and spa area between 12.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

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 Facial 55 £63.00
Gentlemans Facial 55 £55.00
Luxury Manicure 75 £38.00
Luxury Pedicure 75 £41.00
Manicure 45 £25.00
Mens Treatments 55 £38.00
Pedicure 45 £28.00
Waxing 40 £25.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 55 £60.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 25 £30.00
Head Massage 25 £27.00
Hot Stone Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage 25 £37.00
Hot Stone Full Body Massage 55 £64.00
Sports Massage 25 £33.00
Swedish Massage 55 £55.00
Mind & Body Mircozone Treatment 25 £30.00
The Dermalogica Skin Treatment 55 £55.00


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 Register 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, 1.50 miles
Nearest airport: Bournemouth, 7.00 miles
Free parking on site (66 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

West Hill Road
West Cliff

What's nearby?


  • Bournemouth AFC (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 2605 traveller reviews
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Nice Quiet Hotel, Good Location

01/12/2016 Afajob, Suffolk

Travelled to Bournemouth to see a show at the BIC. The hotel is perfectly located a short walk from the BIC, beach and town. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and efficient. Our room was ... more


Pre Christmas in Bournemouth

29/11/2016 Sharpo28, Whitwell, Hitchin Herts

Very nice Hotel and very attentive staff, situated only a five minute walk to the pier, and the Winter Gardens, plenty to do lots of stalls, coffee shops and bars, ice skating if you are brave enough,... more


Over priced, bigger and better rooms at a Premier Inn

28/11/2016 Reviewer56666, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

I paid a bit extra for a superior room but honestly have to say it was not worth it. The room was very small, the grout in the shower was mouldy in places and there was a lack of basics such as a sho... more


Comfortable stay, excellent staff.

28/11/2016 leonasa27, Windsor, United Kingdom

Overall a very good hotel for the money. Located close to all the amenities we required. 5 to 10 minute walk into the towns shopping area and the BIC. The one criticism we did have was that the bathr... more


Beautiful hotel fantastic staff

24/11/2016 CPL24TAN, Abergele, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 2 Nights on a family reunion.our room was very nice although the bathroom was tiny.my sister in law s room was tiny but comfortable but her bathroom was bigger than ours ! The decor th... more

Owner Response
BW-Connaught, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review CPL24TAN and for your comments on the staff and the hotel in general. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager 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., balcony rooms now fully air-conditioned, average 155 sq ft, superiors without balconies 175 sq ft,Executives 210 sq.ft and Suites 250 sq ft.