Places to stay in Bournemouth
Contrary to assumptions, the range of places to stay in Bournemouth and Poole has come on in leaps and bounds from the shabby seafront guesthouse of yesteryear. Happily, these neighbouring ports boast a vibrant blend of accommodation, varying from the traditional to the modernist and cutting-edge boutique hotels. Nowhere better exemplifies this refreshing hybrid than Poole’s Hotel du Vin which retains the elegance of its mansion house setting but with a wealth of mod-cons and a more than respectable bistro.
Down coast in Bournemouth, the gleaming art-deco Cumberland Hotel and The Marriott Highcliff provide great sea views. The surrounding area has no shortage of cosy and affordable Bournemouth B&Bs, or why not rent one of the colourful beach huts at Mudeford for that quintessential seaside getaway?
Close to the heart of Bournemouth and a short stroll from the beach, yet conveniently placed for the major road and rail links, the Elstead Hotel is a perfect base for both business and pleasure. It is situated in a quiet, tree-lined avenue and has a large private car park.
What do you get when you take a dramatic cliff top view, add seven miles of honey-blonde beach and a short stroll from the centre of Bournemouth? Well one of the most friendly and best located hotels in the town, the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff of course!
Serious about luxury, serious about sustainability. On the face of it, The Green House is simply a beautifully restored, 32 room Grade II Victorian villa in the hearth of Bournemouth, perfectly nestled between Dorset’s finest blue-flag golden beaches and the ancient mysteries of the New Forest.