BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale
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Here I am in the beach side town of Bournemouth in England where I am about to commence the "Overseas Nurses Program" at Bournemouth University. This will complete the process of obtaining my nurses registration to work in UK which I commenced over a year ago and should lead to some nursing work for me from time to time. It was only just over 7 …
We spent the day, individually, with our Bournemouth and Poole College (BPC) colleagues. I visited 3 different classes and got to talk English, literature, and football (American and British) with Roy Watson, my curriculum adviser. Today was the first day we didn't spend together. I had breakfast on my own, as Julie had already left and Tory was …
Today was quite interesting. I got up this morning and came downstairs to the lobby early to finish up my travelogue from yesterday (long day and I was just too worn out to stay up and do it). I started up my laptop and it wouldn't launch correctly. I tried launching with several different options the DOS page gave me but nothing worked. Matt and …
We're here! Matt, Tory, and I made it without much concerns. Our seats on the flight were the last row before the "facilities" and Tory's original seat was in a row that only reclined back about 2 inches. Not good on an 8.5 hr flight. There was an empty seat next to Matt so she was able to move... but moved next to a guy that elbowed her repeated …
We are here! We left Houston at 6:45 (CMT) and arrived at Gatwick at 10am (GMT), which puts us 6 hours ahead of Houston time. The flight was okay. We had a little turbulence, but nothing major. Food--eh. Inflight entertainment--blah. But our seats worked fine (once Tory moved) and we each got a bit of sleep on the way. Although Tory kept getting …
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale Bournemouth
Best break we have had
My husband and I went to this hotel for a mid week break and it was super. We have never been so fussed over on any of our breaks and we take 4 each year. The place is spotless and the food really was lovely. We walked to the shops and to the beach each day and it is really worth a visit. The staff could not be more helpful and even the room maids smile and say good morning. A very happy stay thank you to lastminute!!
Absolutely filthy...We booked through late rooms...and for fifty quid thought we had a bargain . However we were amazed at how filthy our room was and the bathroom was disgusting complete with a plethora of hair from different bodily parts. LUCKILY we were on a room only basis , we would not have wanted to eat there....I wish I had taken my dyson!!!
It was really great!! best manager we've ever seen at work
Went for 3 days during half term...saw some neg reports here so a bit nervous! We had the best 3 days we've ever had in a three star. The room was lovely with a balcony - not that we ever went on it 'cos it rained non stop. The facilities were great... the kids enjoyed the pool and the manager - Alan something - was a gem. Never seen a guy work so hard to please everyone with a smile too - it was like being back home in SA. We ate twice in the hotel Brasserie the food was excellent and staff very willing and helpful if a bit young and inexperienced. Ask for him when you go there he will surely sort out your stay. So give it a try... we already booked for Valentines.
Booked the hotel via lastminute for a late getaway to Bournemouth, before i read the reviews on the site. (listen to the majority view) I was then very apprehenisve about going.
Having just visited the Anglo Swiss Hotel for the second time i can only say that the new owners have already made a huge impact - cleanliness, food and service are all hugely improved and we will certainly be back.
Bit of both
On arrival the hotel seemed very nice, but i found the hotel staff quite distracted and unattentive and had no welcome from them. The bed room and bath room was a lot smaller than in the picture on the website, but quite clean and modern. The restaurant was really nice and contemperary and food excellent. The leisure facilities were good with all that you'd want in one room. The only thing i didnt enjoy was all of the walking to the centre of town as it was much further than i thought it would be( about a 10 minute walk). I would reccomend this hotel to all age groups.
I stayed at the Anglo Swiss last month for a week and sooo wished the booking hadnt been through work, I would have been elsewhere in a split second. When I arrived at my room there was a thick layer of dirt on the carpet that included cigarette butts, ash, balls of fluff, thick dust and biscuit crumbs! The windows were so badly bent they wouldn't close and when I got into bed I discovered a lack of bedding under the duvet.
I stayed at this hotel last year. It was okayish and better than some I have stayed at. However the room was not too clean and when I complained the Manager was okay at first but said that I should have let him no sooner (we had been there for 3 hours) and so there was nothing he could do. I said that I will go to another hotel and he said well thats up to you but I am still charging you for it. In summary - not a bad hotel, a bit overpriced maybe and the management (not staff - they were okay) let it down a bit - potentially (with fresh management - and sheets) a good place to stay.
I Fully Agree
I stayed at this hotel in January and I too had plenty of reason to complain. The problem was that the Manager was not interested even to the point that he threatened to have us thrown out by the Police if we did not "watch our attitude". Unfortunately I was checking the hotel out prior to making a company booking for our annual staff confererence - glad I went here as a private guest first. You've guessed it...our staff conference was held elsewhere. Bournemouth is a fantastic place and there are a lot of really nice hotels with pleasant staff and management (this however is not one of them). Take my advice.....book somewhere else!!
This hotel was not worth the money. We had to have a room upgrade due to the smell of bleach. The second room had a window hanging off its hinges, water all over the walls, a face cloth which disintergrated. We complained and were fobbed off and told we were wrong. On returning home we complained to head office and a Director threatened us with legal action if we got the media to look into our complaint ! Never Again !!!!