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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights late September. The Lodge is separate from hotel & feel it needs some upgrading & would not rate it as 4 star value. The bedroom needs updating /refurbishment as currently shabby & very basic with tiny TV no minibar/fridge or extras as you would expect from 4 stars accommodation. The staff were efficient & professional...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't match up to your expectations Els and apologies about housekeeping's early morning call. Delighted on the other hand you enjoyed the spa. Best wishes 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...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My boyfriend and I had made a booking at Royal Bath Britannia Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday, 15th October. As a Sales Director of IHG Hotels, I have NEVER experienced such an appalling experience in every aspect, and so we immediately left the hotel just half an hour after our arrival. We stumbled upon The Connaught Hotel and the experiences...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Delighted you found us in time J and enjoyed your stay - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Here's to the next time.... Best wishes 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 14 October 2016 via mobile

We have just got back from our three night minimoon at the connaught lodge and had a lovely time. Overall it was a nice hotel with some lovely facilities. The decor of the public spaces eg the reception, was stunning! Really well put together. The main hotel offered two restaurants and a hotel bar. As it was our minimoon our...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Congratulations to you both on your minimoon and so delighted you really enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have music in the Brasserie/main bar and none in the drawing room so as to appeal to both sides - hopefully the lack of music wasn't in the main bar!! I hope you repeat...

Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 12 noon and while check in wasnt till three we were told we could use the facilities and leave our car in the car park and if we wanted to go into town the hotel would call us when our room was ready. Superb room, very spacious with a walk in wardrobe come changing room. Toile/shower room was...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Dod for your "First Class" review - delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we see you again soon. Best wishes 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...

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night on our way through Dorset. Excellent hotel with great food and very polite staff. Had use of spa facilities but unfortunately did not have time to use these. Very clean with spacious rooms. Minutes from the beach and walked into town, this was a 10/15 walk but very pleasant along sea front, quicker if we had...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Dawn for your super review. Do please let me know which room you stayed in so we can check the mattress. Best wishes 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...

Wallington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Spent 4 nights here, nice and close to the centre (about 15 mins downhill - remember back is uphill!!), the food was excellent, and the spa facilities were also very good. The staff could not be faulted and were very accommodating. There were a couple of minor issues with parking, but the staff were very helpful with this and provided...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nicki for your "Excellent" review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Please see below regarding guaranteed parking. Best wishes 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...

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

After reading great reviews for this hotel, we must say we were disappointed with our brief stay. The lodge (rather than the main hotel) was rather scruffy with poor carpets and furnishings for a 4 star grading. We had asked for quiet rooms but it was noisy with a function going on just below us late into the evening. We...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Sincere apologies Sue. With regard to the noise, a tad unfair as you were called well in advance and informed about the wedding. The entire hotel has had a major refurbishment but the common areas' carpet has had a lot of wear over the summer and will be cleaned properly at the first opportunity. Best wishes and apologies once again...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel and really good buffet. Very nice wedding venue. Its about a 10 minute walk into town. Bit of a hill coming back. Free car park. Road parking if u can get a space. Otherwise there is a pay car park just round the corner. Drinks reasonable prices. Garden area. Very nicely decorated and looks lovely and modern and...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Plum for your very nice review and delighted you enjoyed your stay and the wedding reception - it was a great day. Best wishes 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...

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We searched the internet to find a base for us to enjoy our time in Bournemouth this year. We looked at the various options that were available and fell upon the this hotel and commenced our research to see if it met our requirements. The hotel website was very informative and clearly identified the different rooms and facilities it offered....

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

It's a long time since I read such a comprehensive review Andrew, worthy of any travel writer!! We were delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for taking the time out to write such glowing report. Until the next time...... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are...

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Car parking very tight. If you can't get a spot you can double park and leave keys with reception. When I challenged about free spaces that had key bollards blocking them, was told they were for executive suite guests. Leaves a bad taste when you'd been there 3 days and spent a lot of money on food drink etc.!! Room...

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David1007, Owner at The Connaught Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry you felt that way CHARDC but guests in the executive rooms are paying considerably more for their stay and they only get these allocated spaces if they book direct with the hotel - please see below. Delighted on the other hand you enjoyed the facilities we had to offer and thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes David F...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Connaught Lodge

Address: 32 West Hill Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: ₹ 5,420 - ₹ 11,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Connaught Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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The Connaught Lodge Bournemouth, Dorset
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#5 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#12 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#14 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
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“Rooms in the Lodge are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisatholly55, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't use room 234”
 of 5 bubbles jesscraig88, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor quieter if staying in the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles chtismike18, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 230 was very comfortable. Great nights sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles TheWanderer68, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suites in the Lodge are on the road so can be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles NickiSteve1, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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