Avalon Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avalon Beach Hotel Bournemouth
Perfect Family Hotel
We stayed at the Avalon Beach Hotel in Southbourne, Bournemouth for a week in August and had a fantastic time.
The location could not have been better - with the beach at the end of the road! Our room was very comfortable, tastefully decorated, with a spacious en-suite, and a travel cot provided for our six-month old. Food was delicious and service was excellent - and the needs of the children were well-catered for.
Travelling with young children can be difficult, but we were able to relax and really enjoy our stay at Avalon. Thanks to Paul and Patricia and their staff - and we hope to be back soon.
Wicked Hotel :D
Myself and my girlfriend stayed here over the bank holiday weekend and had a fabulous time. The location of the hotel is supurb with just a 5 minute walk to the coast where there is a fantastic beach. The decour and cleanliness of the hotel is top notch and I have never stayed anywhere with such friendly helpful staff, they also do fantastic food. We will definitly be going back to visit!!!
We booked in for the bank holiday weekend myself, husband and 2 year old daughter. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we stepped over the threshold of this fabulous Edwardian hotel. Our room (gawaine) had a double and single bed. It was spacious, clean, newly decorated with a decent sized bathroom again completely spotless. It is incredibly family orientated from the enclosed garden (with its own rabbit and hamster!), to the availabity of a bed rail and booster/high chairs.
I stayed at the Avalon for a the August bank holiday weekend. This is a fantastic hotel and I would certainly recommend it to my friends and will definitely stay there again. The rooms are modern, clean and with all the facilities you require for a short stay.
The location is great too, 2 minutes to the beach, local pub (very important) and shops (should you feel the need for retail therapy).
Patricia and Paul are both fantastic hosts and they are always willing to accommodate your requirements and offer advice on local areas and events.
Great place, I wouldn't hesitate in booking a stay here!!!!
Myslef and my girlfreind had an brilliant holiday. The Food is gorgeous, the rooms are fresh, clean and bright. The people there are kind, helpful and always willing to go out of there way to make the stay better.
My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times now for various events. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, big sunny windows, real attention to detail with the decor and bedding. The en suites are brand new and spotless. The place has been recently refurbed from top to bottom, and done well. They've kept the charm of the building too (Edwardian I guess?) They do a big tasty breakfast. I think their food is all organic. One evening we stayed for dinner which was, again, great quality (good wine list & you should leave room for dessert, it was scrummy!) The owners are very friendly and full of info about the area, they make you feel very welcome.
Great family-run, boutique hotel
A small friendly hotel, close to Bournemouth, near beautiful cliff tops and beaches.
The rooms are bright, well-furnished and comfortable. The en-suite shower room was fitted out nicely, although the towels were on the small side. No Sky Sports on the TV, but that suited my wife!
Breakfast was good and there was plenty of choice. There was no sweetner available and they'd run out of lemons but that didn't really take away from the experience.
At £80 for two in a twin room with breakfast, the hotel is fantastic value for money! Patricia and Paul are charming hosts and were keen to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
The very friendly owners go out of their way to make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one! I initiallly thought the idea of naming rooms after King Arthur characters was a little cheesy but in hindsight it made the name of the hotel stick in my mind, and after my stay I made an effort to find the hotel on the internet , post a recommendation, and send an email to the owners thanking them for a very enjoyable stay. The room was large, well appointed and airy. The bed was "extremely" comfortable with high quality bedding and many pillows (always a good recipe for a good night's sleep). The room was a clever blend of traditional comfort and modern appliances rounded off with the flat panel display tv. I had a little trouble connecting to the wireless internet but this was the only fault during my stay. The bathroom was just right with a glass enclosed walk in shower (very important for me!). Breakfast was extensive, tasty and I was assured as being organic. The owner has a "special" method of cooking poached eggs that worked very well (the entire white of the egg was firm like a fried egg). He appeared reluctant to share his secret and I didn't want to pressure him but I am hopeful this review will prompt an email with his secret method included. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and will not worry to look around the next time I plan to visit Bournemouth.
We got cheap flights to Bournemouth and browsed the internet for a place to stay. Luckily we came across the Avalon Beach Hotel. We stayed for 4 nights and really enjoyed the experience, the staff cannot do enough for you, food is outstanding and location is brilliant. The family room was a great size for 6 of us with a very spacious bathroom. To top it all off, the hotel has a beach hut for hire. We used this facility and had a terrific day on the beach with no sand in our sandwiches and fresh tea/coffee as we wanted it - bliss!