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Elstead Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for work, and although it could do with a little update, it was clean, comfortable & the staff were exceptional and very accommodating! I had a few 'favours' which were met without any problems and made a big difference to my stay. I would not hesitate to stay here again, either on business as was the case this time, or leisure!

Stayed for one night whilst attending a conference. Great staff and very clean hotel. Third floor room very hot and poorly ventilated. Shower in the morning was lukewarm and little power. Good breakfast.

This may be classed a 3 star hotel but it was far better than that. All the staff were pleasant. Good sized room. Breakfast was great. All in all very good value for the money. I will use this one again.

Great location. Close to the train station and walking distance to the beach. It was a last minute find and I was worried about how cheap it was going to be, however, I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were a little dated which added to its charm but importantly the were clean. The lady in reception was lovely and helpful too. I left my charger in the room when I left and they even posted it back to me. I wished I had brought my kit to go swimming. The pool looked fantastic. I would stay again as it was great value for money.

Visited for one night based on low price and location. It's close to the bus and railway station (5 min walk) and about 10 minutes walking to the sea front. Bournemouth centre is a good 15mins + walk. Room was okay, clean with a large bathroom. Breakfast was basic / uninspired but did the job. It's a 3 star hotel and that's exactly what it is which is fine for one night when you don't want to pay too much.

Very handy for Bournmouth Town Centre. Five minutes walk from the start of the bars/food area. Room was very clean, especially bathroom. Breakfast decent enough. Room was a bit hot, but ceiling fan helped. Definately use again.

We stayed at the Elstead Hotel during a week away in the Bournemouth area. I can say that we really enjoyed our stay at the Elstead. We tend to book hotels like this as we don't want 5 star accommodation, we only really use hotels for somewhere to sleep and have breakfast. I think this hotel though is extremely good for its price range, the staff are courteous, the hotel is clean (although showing a bit of age in places), our room was small but perfectly adequate for our use, and the breakfast could not be faulted - buffet over the Bank Holiday weekend and waitress service midweek. The only things stopping us from giving an excellent rating are, a couple of times the tea and milk in our room were not replaced (reception quickly rectified) and I think every floorboard in the hotel squeaked (ok a slight exaggeration) when walking in the corridors and in our room. All in all though the Elstead Hotel was a great base for our South Coast trip.

THE ROOM WAS FRESH AND CLEAN tea and coffee making implements were supplied there was a fridge and clothes ironing facilities in the room there was a swimming pool and fitness centre lovely breakfast in a large dining room with great staff we took our 6 year old great grand -daughter with us we were only there for a long weekend to take her out to different attraction around Bournemouth we had traveled from south Wales we met our niece and her partner there and treated them to a evening meal in the hotel as they live in Bournemouth all good

The staff at Elstead are so competent, friendly and cooperative that I would want to go back and stay there on my next trip to Bournemouth. Granted that the furnishings and decor can be upgraded and modernized but overall the costs are reasonable, their breakfast is good, may be a bit of change in their display and variety would eliminate the monotony. Thank you for such a comfortable 6 nights stay at Elstead.

We went for a long 5 Day Easter break, the hotel is situated in very quiet surroundings and has ample parking, the rooms we thought were nicely decorated and were very comfortable, the hotel has a nice fitness centre and swimming pool, breakfast is served in a large dining room and the service was excellent, the manager and staff are very approachable and are very helpful, we would definitely visit again.

12-14 Knyveton Road, East Cliff Bournemouth England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Elstead Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. This 50-room, 3-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free self parking and a health club. Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Knyveton Gardens are a short walk away.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a English breakfast is available for a fee.


The 50 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Elstead Hotel have access to an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Standard Twin

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 576 reviews