Best Hotel in West Cliff Bournemouth
05/09/2019 720wayneg, Reading, United Kingdom
Stayed at the excellent Hotel Collingwood for nine nights in August along with my father and Brother. This was our second year staying at the Hotel Collingwood and it was every bit as enjoyable as our... more
Stayed at the excellent Hotel Collingwood for nine nights in August along with my father and Brother. This was our second year staying at the Hotel Collingwood and it was every bit as enjoyable as our stay in 2018.
The hotel is centrally located for the beach, BIC, Pavilion Theatre, Pier, Town Centre and all amenities with all just a short walk away.
Our rooms were spotlessly clean with comfy beds, flat screen TV and newly refurbished bathrooms. The rooms were perfectly adequate for our needs.
The owners of the hotel are spending money on the upkeep of the building and the newly decorated public areas look amazing. The reception, lounge and the new bubble lounge bar are great.
We chose to stay in the hotel bar most evenings and enjoy the ambience and the free entertainment over a few drinks. Steve the bar manager did an excellent job even serving our drinks to the table.
We enjoyed the cheeky Raffiki and cuddles on the beach cocktails after hot afternoons in the sun during happy hour and next year I will try the alcoholic ones!. On a sunny day there is no better place to be than in Bournemouth and the weather was great during our stay.
The hotel staff are a great team and they looked after us so well. The staff on reception were friendly and helpful from check in right through to our departure.
The food was amazing. The breakfasts were delicious as were the evening meals. Very nice selection to choose from at both breakfast and the 3 course evening dinner menu. The ‘Dorset’ breakfast was very tasty as was the porridge with Banana and Honey and the Breakfast bloomers. The roast beef and lamb melted in the mouth they were so tender! All our meals were served piping hot, tasty and well presented.
The hotel sources local produce and ingredients where applicable and also stock local beers in their bar which is a nice touch. Don’t be put off by the name.. felt strange asking for a pint of Piddle at the bar!
The restaurant staff did a fantastic job and served our meals in a prompt and friendly manner. I have to mention In particular Francesco, Hannah and Ola who were so polite and friendly and looked after our table so well during our stay.
The housekeeping staff did a great job of keeping our rooms clean and tidy, replenishing towels etc and unlike other hotels I’ve stayed in they do not disturb guests early in the morning.
The Hotel is the best In West Cliff as far as we’re concerned . The hotel is the perfect base for us to enjoy day trips to Poole, Swanage, Weymouth, Boscombe and the beautiful Compton Acres gardens as well as the beautiful beach and attractions of Bournemouth. With a great bus and Taxi service and rail links a car wasn’t needed for our holiday. We’ve found a gem in the Collingwood and hope to visit for many years.
Thank you to all of the staff at the Collingwood for making our holiday such an enjoyable one. See you next year!.
The Goddard Family.