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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 71%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 137 reviews

Traditional accommodation and short walk from the beaches

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At a glance

Family rooms

Located in a quiet road within walking distance of the West Cliff and shops, this hotel appeals to the budget leisure market. The four-course menus offer plenty of choice and entertainment is featured most evenings. The bar and lobby area provide plenty of space for relaxing.


  • En-suite rooms: 60
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Ground-floor rooms: 8
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: January to mid February (except Christmas)
  • Restricted opening: mid to end February, March and November, Monday to Friday only


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 2


  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs


  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Getting here

A338 into Bournemouth, follow signs for BIC. Left into St Michaels Road at top of hill. Hotel 100 metres on left.

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