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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel.

Be blissfully happy beside the seaside at the Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel. This picture-perfect hotel in Bournemouth is centrally located on the West Cliff, close to the town centre and an abundance of shops, cafes, clubs and bars. The Pavilion Theatre, BIC, Lower Gardens and 7 miles of golden sandy beaches are also wonderfully close by. What more could you ask for?

This divine 4-star hotel and spa boasts beautiful and spacious accommodation, and superb facilities. Built in 1850, the Best Western Plus Hotel has lost none of its original charm; in fact, its appeal only increases as the hotel gets better with age. The hotel is celebrated across the UK and has been voted Bournemouth's No.1 hotel by TripAdvisor for 4 consecutive years. It has also been awarded TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence, a Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business and 3 major awards by Bournemouth Tourism. It seems we really are the very best place to stay in Bournemouth, and thats coming from the experts!

A delightful garden terrace, excellent spa and leisure facilities and gorgeous food will make sure your stay is a most memorable one, as 4 fabulous restaurants can be found at the hotel. Blakes, our fine dining restaurant headed by Chef Ben Nicol, is TripAdvisor's No.1 restaurant in Bournemouth; so you can be assured you're in the very best of hands.

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Location

West Hill Road
West Cliff

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 5PH
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6153*
AA

Summary

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

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Ben Nicol is a highly trained and committed Head Chef. Nichol works in conjunction with his enthusiastic team of young chefs to produce the type of fine, quality food that encourages guests to return time and time again (not to mention the fact that the AA has awarded the hotel a double rosette in recognition).

Chef Ben Nicol

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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 its reputation for great 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, including pastas, pizzas, steak burgers, fish and chips, fillet steaks, 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

The Drawing room is a perfect setting to enjoy that pre dinner drink. This cosy lounge bar attached to Blakes restaurant is a lovely, intimate setting, where one can enjoy a glass of champagne or a gin and tonic before being guided through our superb menu. Why not enjoy an after dinner cognac and coffee by the open fire during those colder nights.

Opening hours

00:00-24:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Brasserie Bar

The Brasserie Bar is a great, light and airy bar that opens onto a small sun-drenched terrace. You will be impeccably looked after by our first-class staff, as you choose from a vast selection or hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We find it to be the perfect place for an afternoon drink, or evening nightcap.

Opening hours

11:00-24:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Meyrick Park

Situated just 2 miles away from the hotel, Meyrick park boasts an 18-hole Championship course surrounded by panoramic views. The club also includes a first-class pool, gym and treatment and beauty suite, meaning those who arent as so keen on practicing their swing will have plenty to do.

Course information

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

Location

2.00 miles away in Bournemouth

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £13.50

Queens Park

Queen's Park is only 3 miles away from the hotel, and is a mature and rather challenging 18-hole course. Set across many acres of beautiful heather and pine woodland, the views are sure to take your breath away when youre not focusing on your shot.

Course information

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

Location

3.00 miles away in Bournemouth

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £12.00

Spa & Leisure

As if the stylish bedrooms and inviting public areas of 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.

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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.

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Treatments

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

Weddings

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel is one of the most intimate wedding venues in the region, if not the country. It's our sole ambition to cater for your every wish and dish. As such, we guarantee 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!

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Wedding service and reception venue

With beautiful terraced gardens for those stunning snaps, the Connaught suite offers 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.

Catering

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 for any other needs you may have, 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 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, a flat screen TV, a DVD player and small dining area and lounge mean there's plenty of room for romance. All of this is complimentary when booking our full wedding package.

Registrar

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.

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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)

Address
West Hill Road
West Cliff
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 5PH
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • 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)

Shopping

  • Town centre (0.6 miles)

  • Castlepoint Shopping Mall (4.3 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

When looking for conference facilities in Bournemouth, we should point out that we offer some of the finest. 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.

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, acting as one of the most comfortable meeting rooms in Bournemouth.

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. The suite has a private lounge, direct access to it's own private patio, access to the Courtyard Garden and is next door to the Boardroom, which is perfect as a syndicate room if required.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
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

Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 2684 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 1773
Rating: 4 671
Rating: 3 169
Rating: 2 47
Rating: 1 24
Rating

"Fabulous Cream Tea"

21/02/2017 Karen P,

Came to this lovely hotel for a Cream Tea and to use the Spa . The Cream tea was excellent value for money and very plentiful. The cakes, Scones and Sandwiches were very nice and extremely fresh with ... more

Rating

Very good

19/02/2017 michellebartlett945, Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Stayed for two nights had a twin room very big room very clean and comfortable beds. Excellent food in the brasserie both nights and lunchtime. used the sauna, steam room and swimming pool on the Thur... more

Owner Response
BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Michelle - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that we managed to fit your treatments in. Please remember to book treatments in advance to avoid disappointment as the spa is generally always booked up in advance. We look forward to welcoming you back again. 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.
Rating

Very good for a short break.

17/02/2017 Rob Y,

We have just returned from our stay at the Connaught and have been perfectly happy. Yes, it's old-fashioned and a bit creaky, but it's adequate for a stay in Bournemouth and an easy walk (10 mins max)... more

Owner Response
BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Rob - I am pleased you enjoyed your stay overall, thank you in particular for your comments regarding the spa area. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again 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.
Rating

Nice hotel, great food

17/02/2017 Rob B,

Stayed for one night on business. Regularly visit Bournemouth but hadn't found a hotel which ticked all the boxes until now. Convenient location with it's own car park. Being half term and Valentin... more

Owner Response
BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Rob - I am delighted you have now found a Bournemoth hotel which ticks all your boxes and we look forward to welcoming you back again 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.
Rating

Overall very good

15/02/2017 jasmine83, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with our choice overall. It is a well run, clean, smart and friendly hotel and at all times the staff worked very hard to give it a high standard. W... more

Owner Response
BW-Connaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Jasmine and for your comments regarding the team. I have asked our maintenance team to look at the shower to see if we can increase the pressure in any way. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay overall and look forward to welcoming you back again soon (note, extra toilet rolls are in the bathroom cupboard). 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.