BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

3 stars
30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, BH2 5PH
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
4 reviews
weekend break

one of the best breaks we have had in Bournemouth, we could not fault the accommodation in any way,... See full review

  • Jaybee
  • Jun 13, 2012
Bournemouth Connaught Hotel

Recently returned from 4 night stay at the Connaught and it was a generally a good hotel. I stayed... See full review

  • Kharod1
  • Aug 5, 2012
Welcome to Trip Advisors No 1 Bournemouth AA 4 Star and double rosette hotel. BEST WESTERN PLUS, The Connaught Hotel and Spa is centrally located on the West Cliff with complimentary parking for up to 66 cars. Formerly a gentleman's residence, the hotel was constructed around 1850 and is centrally located on the West Cliff and just 500m to the BIC, the town centre, Pavilion, Bournemouth Pier and 7 miles of golden, sandy beaches. The hotel offers an excellent range of newly designed accommodation with a variety of en-suite bedrooms to suit all tastes - standard doubles and twins, doubles and twins with balconies on the top floor, superior bedrooms, executive bedrooms and three highly recommended suites, the Orchid, Rose and Tulip. All guests have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access during their stay, complimentary mineral water on arrival and complimentary parking. Guests are also able to enjoy complimentary membership of the magnificent Bluewater Spa and Leisure Club, located in the main building, with an 18m heated, indoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, eucalyptus steam room, 2 gymnasiums and a beauty and massage therapy suite with three massage rooms including 1 double, to share with your partner. Dine out in style in the hotels double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where the Maitre d, Nick Rutigliano, and his young enthusiastic team will cater for your every needs. Or, perhaps, a little less formal why not try the Connaught Brasserie with a wide range of popular dishes to choose from. Bournemouth Tourism has awarded the hotel "Highly Commended" in the "Outstanding Customer Service" and "Best Large Hotel in Bournemouth" categories and the Connaught was the first hotel to be awarded a Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business for its commitment to the Environment. This is a non smoking hotel.

Hotel Map

50.7168 -1.8849
Area served
Bournemouth, Boscombe (Surf Reef)Christchurch, Poole and the New Forest.
Nearby airports
Bournemouth International Airport. Approximately 7 miles from the hotel.
Area description
The Hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff in Bournemouth and is reached by travelling South on the A3/M3, then taking the M27 West to Southampton and onwards to Ringwood on the A31. After Ringwood take the A338 to take you straight to Bournemouth and at the second roundabout turn left to St Michael's roundabout. Turn left here and take the first on the right into West Hill Road.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel Rooms

Superior Double Room
Superior Double Rooms average 175 sq.ft. and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower, are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Every room is equipped with a king sized bed, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Standard Single Room
Single rooms average 95 sq.ft. and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower. They are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Every room is equipped with a single bed, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Rooms average 135 sq.ft. and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower, are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Every room is equipped with two single beds, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Rooms average 135 sq.ft and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower, are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Every room is equipped with either a double or a king sized bed, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Twin Rooms with a Balcony
Twin Rooms with a balcony average 155 sq.ft. and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower, are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Every room is equipped with 2 single beds, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Double Rooms with a Balcony
Double Rooms with a balcony average 155 sq.ft. and have either an en-suite bathroom or power shower, are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Choose between a small superior with its own balcony (great on a summer's day) or a larger room without the balcony. Every room is equipped with either a double or a king sized bed, dressing table, hair dryer, flat screen digital TV with Freeview Channels, complimentary WiFi internet, direct dial telephone, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary water on arrival. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Blakes Restaurant
No other Bournemouth Restaurant can offer such style, quality and service as at this award winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes. The restaurant, managed by Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', has been upgraded in all areas to deliver 1st class food in 1st class surroundings and the commitment to quality is there for all to see. The chefs, under the ever watchful eye of the Head Chef, David Hutchence, work endlessly to produce dishes of the highest order, using products and ingredients sourced from local suppliers in Bournemouth and Dorset wherever possible.
Blakes Terraced Garden
A wonderful terraced garden, very secluded and offering guests the opportunity to dine al fresco during the warm summer months.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (4)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kharod1
Business
Birmingham
Aug 5, 2012

Bournemouth Connaught Hotel

Recently returned from 4 night stay at the Connaught and it was a generally a good hotel. I stayed on the 3rd floor in a balcony twin room which was very comfortable. Very nice staff but some could not speak English and this can make asking questions difficult, some daily cobwebs went unnoticed in our room. However towel changes and other cleaning done promptly every day. The breakfast was lovely and you could eat as much as you like. I would recommend however if you eat an evening meal to spend the extra and dine in Blakes restaurant instead of the bar/lounge as I did. There where only 2 tables dining and the orders came out wrong, and staff took a long time to rectify them. This is partly due to under staffing and being a low priority as eating in the lounge. Overall I had a lovely time in Bournemouth and would stay at the Connaught again. Lastly if going with an elderly person the balcony rooms are on the 3rd floor and the stairs are steep. The lifts are slow and tiny so maybe better to request the ground or middle floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If your on a budget, there is a harvester (The Durley Inn) with a beach view. Food was really good and amazing views. A carpark which is pay and display is right next to it. You can also walk from the Connaught which will take about 10 - 15 minutes.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jaybee
Business
Devizes
Jun 13, 2012

weekend break

one of the best breaks we have had in Bournemouth, we could not fault the accommodation in any way, we were looked after very well by the staff. The facilities in the leisure club were very good and it was not far to walk to the BIC to see a show.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The oldgrey goose
Business
East Riding of Yorks
Jun 11, 2012

Excellent Hotel

We had an excellent stay at this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable the breakfast was also very good. One of the best stays in Bournemouth we have had. Would not hesitate to book again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FC Swindon
Business
Swindon
May 27, 2012

Superb 3-star hotel

Stayed 2 nights. Breakfast and evening meal excellent. All staff extremely attentive and helpful. Bathroom very small but very clean. An extremely well managed hotel in a good location. Good value for money. Would recommend it for business/pleasure and will go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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