Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection

East Overcliff, Grove Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DN, England
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Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Landmark seaside hotel overlooking the beach.

Perched on Bournemouth's famous East Cliff, Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection (formerly a Hallmark Hotel) offers dramatic views across the bay. Built in the Victorian era, the hotel has a rich history and has attracted some illustri show more

24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Free WIFI, Indoor Pool, Lift to all floors, Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants
There is charged parking available onsite.
Pets accepted
Chargeable at £15.00 per pet, per night
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out16:00 | 11:00
East Overcliff, Grove Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DN, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From breakfasts that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered.

  • Frederick's Restaurant
  • Cocktail Bar
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Frederick's Restaurant

With all that fresh sea air, you've likely worked up a hearty appetite. At Frederick's Restaurant, tuck into classic British dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients, from healthy salads to juicy steaks. Overlooking the seafront, it's a scenic spot to dine, whether you're holidaying in Bournemouth with your partner or entire family. We cater for junior palates with a variety of fun creations, from ice-cream in a cone to candy floss and cola cubes. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning. Choose from continental and cooked items, as well as vegetarian options and dishes cooked to order such as omelettes, poached eggs, porridge and kippers. You can also order a continental breakfast throughout the night via room service.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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Cocktail Bar

Our bar with terrace overlooking the sea is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and bite to eat after a business meeting, sightseeing trip or day basking on the sandy beach. When the sun is shining, dine al fresco with a cool cocktail or glass of Pimm's and watch the sun dip down over the gleaming water. There's free Wi-Fi on the terrace too, so you can instantly upload your photos to social media. Indoors, watch live European and Premier League football and other top events on BT Sport.

Opening hours
11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

The historic Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection by Best Western provides a stunning location for a wedding by the sea. Choose from seven event rooms for up to 200 guests. Five are licensed for civil ceremonies, meaning you can hold your entire celebration under one roof. You can even enjoy a sea view when you tie the knot as our garden gazebo is licensed to host ceremonies for up to 50 guests. We only hold one wedding at a time, so you're guaranteed our undivided attention throughout the day. Our professional and friendly team of experienced wedding co-ordinators will guide you through the whole planning process from start to finish. We have a variety of rooms for guests staying over, at a discounted rate, from double rooms for couples to self-catering apartments for families. We save the best for the bride and groom, of course, who'll get a beautiful suite with a sea view. If you're on a tight budget, you can save by holding your wedding outside of the peak summer season.

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 03300283411

Registrar

Registry office:
Dorset Council
Town Hall, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
01202 454945

Spa & Leisure facilities

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel boasts a fully equipped gym and health suite along with an outdoor pool (open seasonally). Whether you want to relax in the sauna and jacuzzi or feel the sun on your skin, this hotel has everything you need.

Spa Facilities

  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when using the pool.

Opening Times

Monday: closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed

Make the most of our leisure facilities and enjoy some down time

Please note that the outside Pool is only open during the summer months.

Meetings & Events

From training and board meetings to exhibitions and gala dinners, we're equipped to host a variety of events at the Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection by Best Western.

Our coastal location provides a wonderful beachside setting for your event, and you and your guests can make use of our amazing leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym and a sauna. Choose from seven meeting spaces that all have natural daylight and the latest in audio-visual technology. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel, and there's plenty of parking. We offer capacity ranging from 10 in our purpose-built boardrooms through to 200 in the air-conditioned Meyrick Suite, which is perfect for large conferences, exhibitions and banquets. Our events team will work closely with you to ensure everything is in place for a successful day.

Available Room Set Ups

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Meyrick Suite
200 60 45 45 150
Causerie Suite
100 60 35 45 80
Library Suite
50 15 16 20 30
Orangery
40 15 16 24 30
Eisenhower
0 0 0 10 0
McMillan Suite
0 0 0 10 0
Riviera Suite
0 0 0 0 0

Reviews of Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 2064 reviews
Excellent 35%
Very Good 30%
Average 16%
Poor 9%
Terrible 7%
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shanemunns658, wrote review 26/06/2022

humble tourists

don't normally bother with this but have been asked,so:- first room not even ready, our new room was noisy at night with air con machinery above,room not in good condition it was expensive- you could ... more

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Michael A, wrote review 26/06/2022

Enjoyable stay but restaurant let it down

We had suite with balcony and sea view. Well worth paying extra for. No issues with room though we heard several other guests complaining. Rooms are being updated but I imagine this will take some ... more

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njking5, wrote review 25/06/2022

7 Night Stay - June 22

We had read some very mixed reviews of the hotel & staff. Yes the premises are a little tired but these are Victorian premises with Covid undoubtedly impacting cashflow / profitability. However redeco... more

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steve-baxter, wrote review 23/06/2022

3 night stay

Booked a superior Sea View room and was not disappointed. Large bed, huge shower room and lovely view. Access to outside terrace was a bonus but only two chairs and extras such as table would have bee... more

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julieaustin730, wrote review 22/06/2022

Lovely hotel

Very helpful staff. Breakfast was excellent and swimming pools very well kept and warm. Had a very relaxing stay with my husband and enjoyed it tremendously. We did not have an evening meal but going ... more

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