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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

W e had a very nice one night stay at this guest house and would definitely stay here again if we come back to Bournemouth. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and comfortable and we are certainly glad we picked this guest house.

Thank Andrew G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We booked the Balincourt after receiving a gift voucher for a night away. We upgraded to a superior room and it was lovely. Huge comfy bed, lively and warm, lots of nice touches like bottled water, mints and the usual tea/coffee facilities but a decent selection with biscuits. The breakfast was excellent- freshly cooked and hot rather than the lukewarm...

Thank 247BertieR
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving your comments. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt and the famous Balincourt breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was given to us as a present so we were not really sure what to expect and as we entered the reception area , the decor was dated and our hearts sunk. However, our room was very large, modern and bright. The bed was large and very comfy. There was excellent attention to detail in the room e.g. an...

Thank Plattypuss52
AlisonGandolfi, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and are pleased that the Balicourt was to your liking. We do decorate the Balincourt in character with its Victorian heritage, mainly in order to enhamce all of the original features of this wonderful building. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're sure that other travellers...

Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here at the end of October. Ground floor room was quiet, clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was really excellent. Parking was a little tight as the guest house was full. We didn't realise the heat would stay on all night and so roasted a bit on our first night, but once the radiator was off we had...

Thank RoseyT_13
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We hope you'll stay with us again. If you should find parking difficult please let one of our staff guide you to alternative free parking.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed for one night earlier this week. The hotel is very nicely decorated, clean, warm and comfortable. There were fresh flowers in the room, bone china cups and saucers, chocolates, bottled water and biscuits. We didn't meet the lady proprietor as we assume she was cooking breakfast, but the male proprietor was courteous and attentive. Very good breakfast too!...

Thank Lois M
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and for bringing the leak to our attention. Glad you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the Balincourt breakfast!

Birchington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Have recently spent five nights at this Hotel would recommend it to anyone the owners Alison and Nigel are very friendly and could not do enough for us food good and the bedroom very clean and bright we will definitely go back next year

Thank Rosemary997
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We hope you'll come back soon.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Balincourt is an older building which has been sympathetically updated and attractively decorated. The public rooms are well furnished and have all the amenities you could want. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom were modern and tastefully fitted. The hot water (for the shower) was hot and at a consistent temperature. There are lots of little touches to make you...

Thank Steamboat P
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

We're sure other visitors will find your comments really helpful. Thanks for taking the time.

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a room here last minute on late rooms! The staff was very friendly, the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable! They also recommended a good steak house to visit! What else can I say! Great Job!

Thank Dino J
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. We do try hard to look after guests so it's gratifying to get your comments.

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Balincourt is a delightful Victorian building. It is extremely well kept, with a great attention to detail. There was a set of quality toiletries in the en-suite, including a shoe buffer and a sewing kit. Bone china cups and saucers plus a teapot, and an excellent selection of teas, fruit teas, coffees, hot chocolate and Horlicks were provided in...

Thank Riverdaffyd
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments for the benefit of other guests, and hope to welcome you back to the Balincourt soon.

Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A fantastic place to stay. Very polite and friendly. We can't praise the hosts enough. The room we stayed in was nice, clean and had loads of little extras, water, extra towels, blankets, hairdryer. Simply top notch hotel. And they let us check in early.

Thank Kevin T
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. We aim to provide a quality stay for all our guests and are glad that the Balincourt was to your liking.

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The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: ₹ 7,009 - ₹ 9,367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I chose the ground floor room, as I have moderate walking difficulties. The bathroom was well equipped with grab rails.”
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