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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

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Peterborough
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this wonderful hotel. Stayed on a bed & breakfast basis, but did eat in the brasserie on the first night. The staff are all great, very friendly & approachable. Our standard room was small but adequate. Air conditioning would have been nice as it was very warm weather & a fridge for...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

We look forward to your return visit MSulsh - thank you so much for your "Wonderful" review. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. David F Miller Managing Director Always book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it always ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you...

Winchelsea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just returned and had a fantastic 4 nights here. The staff are excellent and really happy to make your stay fabulous. The food is excellent both breakfast and bar food. If you're not happy with this hotel then you must be very difficult to please. We stayed in the Orchid suite which was fantastically clean and really comfortable. Bathroom excellent....

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Our pleasure Minnie - thank you so much for your absolutely fabulous review!! Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures you get...

Southend-on-Sea, England
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I stayed here with a group of male golfers for two nights partly on the basis of all of the excellent reviews that we read on tripadvisor. It's a perfectly acceptable place to stay for a few nights but I really don't think that it's as good as many of the other reviewers suggest - maybe it really is one...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks Essexboy for your "Perfectly OK" review. We have been in touch with every member of your group regarding the issues raised with my apologies concerning the fish and chips in the Brasserie. Blakes would have been more suitable for you all - it's a double rosette restaurant and ranked 18 out of 500+ Bournemouth restaurants!! Please note below...

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My Friend and I stayed for 3 nights . We found the Hotel to be very Clean and comfortable. All the staff where extremely helpful and pleasant, we used their Restaurant and where very pleased with the food and service We stayed in Bournemouth as it was central for us to visit Monkey world and a swan sanctuary at Abbotsbury...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Babsyblue for your very nice review. I was delighted to read just how busy you were with the local attractions which are really quite superb!! If guests have a problem with stairs they should contact reception and reserve a room on the top floor as there are no stairs whatsoever. Best wishes and thank you for...

Heathrow area
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stayed on a Sunday night in early June. Had booked a delux with balcony. We were upgraded to an executive with balcony on the first floor overlooking the side garden, nicely fitted out hotel. Good service although had to wait at reception to be checked in and even though it was just past checkin time room not easy yet. Quality...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us Bill - many thanks for your 5 star review. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Loved this hotel. Stayed for a few nights for my husbands birthday, booked an executive room but to be honest I don't think there was anything particularly special about the room, it just seemed very standard to me. Clean, pleasant and spacious enough but in other hotels when you book an executive room you generally get a very big room...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Courtneyamber for your lovely review and I hope your husband's birthday was a great success. Our room classifications are based on size - please see below - but since your visit last year the executive rooms now have the added benefit of having their own personal parking space available for the duration of the stay, provided...

Northampton
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed at The Connaught for one night when touring the Dorset coast on a short-break. We selected the hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews and, as usual, were not disappointed! The hotel was easy to find following the directions from the hotel website and we were able to easily park in the hotel car park so that was a good...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Seamo for hugely complimentary review - hopefully on your next visit you'll have a little more time to enjoy some of our facilities. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Stayed with a large group and nothing was too much trouble. The hardworking staff were amazing, making our breakfast in the courtyard on a beautiful morning just perfect. Hotel is conveniently located for town, which is a short walk away and the seafront. Rooms were spotless, comfortable beds with tea/coffee making facilities. Spa and gym for those wishing to workout...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tina for you lovely review - we were delighted to know just how much you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Saturday 27th June, 2015, this was our 3rd time here for a Ladies Festival. We were in room 61, fantastic room, and what should have been a great night with some really good friends was marred by the food that was served to us. The starter of carrot & coriander soup was ok although it could have been a little...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

Sincere apologies Sue. We have spoken to the Master of the Lodge and are now investigating the problem in full and I can personally assure you that your experience was a "one off". I understand that Friday went without a hitch - our organiser will be in touch with you personally to discuss. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director...

Old Portsmouth, Hampshire
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Booked this lovely Hotel purely on the high regard it generated within the TA Reviews. We stayed for 3 nights to celebrate my wife's birthday, and being a gentleman I couldn't possibly reveal how advanced she is in years, let's just say the middle of the month, the middle of the year and smack in the middle of the decade!...

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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review

We were delighted to read that you and your wife thoroughly enjoyed the birthday celebrations Fission and we thank you very much for your most lovely review. We look forward to your return visit. David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are now guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 -...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's No 1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa, an award-winning double rosette restaurant and 54 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, including 3 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff and is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club await you. The Bluewater Spa offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and 3 massage therapy suites, to include a double. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a fine dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by Ben Nicol, the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. Trip Advisor has once again awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to the Hotel, the Spa and to Blakes Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: ₹ 6,419 - ₹ 14,477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bournemouth
Bournemouth Best Western
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel Bournemouth, Dorset
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#1 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
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“Easy short walk to town centre and pier and cliff tops.”
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“As it was a special occasion and family were joining us we chose a Suite which was excellent for our purpose.”
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