Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
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Well after another hearty English breakfast at our village hotel we jumped in our convertible and hit the highway again. Well not actually the highway, the local paths through the fields would be a better description. Eventually we made it to the highway after about an hour but decided that was boring so took an exit for a coffee break and stuck to …
Drove from London to Bournemouth. Cliffside Marriott.
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... names!! What a little gem this place is. Firstly is the little village of Lulworth which was so quaint but we couldn't stop as the streets were too narrow and once again there is nowhere to park a campervan but I'm sure we will go back there tomorrow. Then we drove up through the caravan park where we are staying tonight to get to a large parking area from where you can out onto the cliffs and look down into the ...
This morning I woke up and set off to Hyde Park for my 5-mile run. Running is such an amazing way to explore a city! Along the way I saw the Russian and Indian embassies, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, the Albert Memorial (commissioned by Queen Victoria when her beloved husband died), Kensington Palace, and a statue of Peter Pan given to Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie himself. After packing up, catching the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
We stayed at this hotel from september 9 untill the 11, 2005.
On the face of it this hotel is great: ideal location on the cliff top in the centre of Bournemouth with long views down the beach, indoor and outdoor pools, fantastic breakfast and good food at dinner.
Having previously stayed in the Highcliff in the pleasant rooms at the back of the hotel, I decided to treat myself to a "superior room with seaview" this time. I was expecting a room in the main hotel, but was delighted to find myself in one of the small cottages that were originally built for the fishermen of Bournemouth many years ago. They are set slightly away from the main building and are just wonderful, with their own garden and a view to die for. Completely peaceful and ideal for a lay-in, as you don't hear the usual tramp of people going to breakfast (!) Don't know if I struck lucky by being put there, as the price (through a third party website) was too good to be true.
I have stayed at the Marriott about a dozen times in the last few months on business and had an excellent stay each time.
The staff are always pleasant and very helpful, especially in the bar and at reception, the food is great and the rooms are all a good size and quiet.
Service is prompt, professional and pleasant. A small hiccup with the breakfast on my last stay was dealt with quickly and they couldn't apologise enough.
I have stayed in the Devere when the Marriott was full and it was awful - made me appreciate the Marriott even more. A great hotel.
Superb Relaxing Break
From the minute we entered the hotel, I was impressed.
The hotel is superbly located on the sea front, within easy walking distance to town. The rooms are lovely, with everything you could possibly need.
The swimming pool, jacuzzi and spa are all over looking the sea, which is a splendid view by day or night. I went for a quick swim and ended up staring out to sea for hours!!
The breakfast is a little pricey, but there is a great choice of foods and you can eat as much as you want - so make the most of it - you have paid for it after all!!
Overal, pleasant stay and can't wait to go again
An great holiday
As soon as i entered the hotel I had a great feeling, it was clean and the hotel staff were very pleasent. I went to my room which was the coastguard suite and went out in the pool. The pools were very clean both inside and out. It was a peaceful place to be and the view was great. There is not one bad thing to say about this holiday.
We stayed at the Marriott, Bouernemouth in June 2003 and it was one of our best vacation . The reason we visited Bournemouth was because my husband was there as a pupil 40 years ago.
Rude Service / Smelly hotel
When we checked-in the German lady at the reception was very rude. When asked if we could extend she said the hotel was sold out which I later found out was false. The whole hotel stunk of cigarettes. I would definately give this place a miss when I am next here.
Had the opportunity to visit the Bournemouth Highcliff in mid June to give a speech. Initially I was a little upset with the air conditioner breaking down the first night (the hottest day of the year to that point) but I was moved to another room and everything was OK.However, in my rush to leave, I left a shirt that was returned from the laundry.
In addition, some papers that were to be delivered to me in time, were late so they were left as well.I really didn't expect to see either again but on August 19 I received them in the mail along with a nice note from the Housekeeping Supervisor, Evelyne Sturges.I was impressed that they went out of their way after I had left the hotel and the country. Hope to return again.
Great location and hotel
Stayed here on 7th June for the weekend. The hotel is in a great location overlooking the sea. Some rooms have sea views. Short 5 minute walk to Bournemouth town centre. The hotel has a nice swimming pool with Sauna, Steam room, Gym and Tennis courts (will lend you rackets at no charge). These facilities are also offered to members of a health club. On both Saturday and Sunday morning there were few people using the facilities. Very friendly staff. Spacious rooms with comfortable bed and my wife liked the decor. Usual Marriott bathroom. Breakfast is a little expensive (GBP 14 - GBP 5 for kids) but is worth it. Great for business and families at the weekend. We will be back.