This 120-room recently refurbished hotel de charme, which re-opened in August 2008, is housed in a historic Victorian townhouse benefiting from a huge refurbishment, the first stage of which has now been completed. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access throughout. In addition to a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a cloakroom and lift access to the upper floors of the hotel, further facilities available to guests at this establishment include a restaurant, conference room and room and laundry services. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park.
The hotel is situated close to the beaches of Bournemouth, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the south coast of England. Various restaurants, bars, pubs, nightspots and shopping venues, as well as the railway station, beach and the sea are approximately 500 m away. Bournemouth International Airport is some 11 km, Southampton Airport is 54 km and Exeter Airport is 127 km from the hotel. Bristol Airport is approximately 145 km away and London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airport are about 151 km and 188 km from the establishment, respectively.
Of the 120 rooms, 70 rooms have been completely refurbished and the remainder have been refreshed and will be refurbished at a later stage. All of the bedrooms offer an ironing centre, tea and coffee making facilities and an LCD TV with Freeview channels. In addition to a private bathroom with a shower, bathtub and hairdryer, further standard features of accommodation units include a direct dial telephone, Internet access, a double bed and centrally regulated heating units.
There is an on-site leisure club with an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a mini gym for guests' use, providing plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. Fans of the fairway can head to the nearest golf course, which is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The restaurant offers a range of British and Mediterranean dishes with a varied menu also available day and night from room service and snacks and refreshments served throughout the day in the lounge. Private dining is also catered for, providing an opportunity for more personalised menus if required. Every type of function from small intimate parties to larger events for up to 200 guests can be accommodated.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as payment methods.
By car from London: Follow the M25, then M3, then the A35 into Bournemouth. Guests will pass an Asda and the railway station on the left-hand side. Continue in the middle lane. At the next roundabout, take the exit off to the left and follow the signs for Westcliff. This will lead guests on to Durley Chine Road South. From here, follow the road round to the next roundabout; the hotel is the red brick building. The car park is situated in Durley Gardens halfway up on the left-hand side. There is limited parking at the hotel, however there is a public pay and display car park opposite the hotel if required.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board