Ramada Encore Bournemouth
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Encore Bournemouth
The room was very clean, modern and spacious.
The bed a little soft for me and the air con/ heating was too warm for me and I could not turn it down!!
Otherwise a great stay with buffet breakfast for an extra £7.50p. Very nice.
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Its a good budget hotel, Centrally located. Near to the beach and Bmth Sqaure. Very friendly staff. I was carrying noodles which I was craving to eat however we had no stove or cooking facility in the room so the hotel receptionist managed to get it cooked for us and also served us in their dining room ! they didn't charge us anything for that. its not about the money but I was so happy, it felt like an angel fulfilled your wish !
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Encore Bournemouth
Perfect Place To Stay!
We booked for 1 night's stay to see Keane at the Bournemouth BIC, and chose the Ramada Encore principally based on the excellent reviews shown here.
The hotel is a perfect place to stay, better than the local Roundhouse and Royal Bath hotels for instance.
In comparison the Roundhouse is noisy and lost in the 70's, and the Royal Bath, though palatial, is expensive and charges £10 a day for parking, which soon tots up.
The Ramada Encore is brilliantly situated, 5 minutes walk from the bars, shops, restaurants and the Pier. TheBIC is about 10 minutes walk away.
Parking is free and ample, check-in and check-out super efficient, and all the staff are really helpful and responsive.
The actual hotel appears to be really new, everything is very modern, clean and impressive. There is a large bar and seating area at reception, with enormous ceiling to floor windows, and stunning contemporary lights. Seating is provided on modern leather boxy sofas.
The rooms are great, immaculate, with all the mod cons, wet room bathroom, comfortable bed with duvet, TV, tea and coffee facilites and a sofa.
For a budget hotel they're quite spacious, and very comfortable. The hotel is also surprisingly quiet, and you'll get an excellent night's sleep!
Breakfast was self-serve, with a wide choice of cooked food, cereals, fruit etc.. It was all very tasty, and the staff were quick to replenish when things ran out. In the day the hotel actually looks stunning, with the beautiful fir trees outside framed by the enormous windows. There is a real feeling of space and calm.
I would definitely recommend the hotel, it's a million miles away from the chintz and flock wallpaper Bournemouth hotel scene of a retired seaside town, and is a real modern and contemporary breath of fresh air.
A great place to stay.
Excellent choice !
Stayed here with two young children, and managed to book inter-connecting rooms which were excellent. Very clean and modern. The staff were very friendly and helpful to us and the children. Breakfast was excellent and had a good variety of hot and cold food.
Hotel quiet at night which enabled us all to have a good nights sleep
Would recommed this hotel to anyone and we will definately be returning in the future !
Great no frills hotel!!
My Husband and I booked this hotel as a last minute weekend away, and we were really pleased with our choice!
It's quite a new, modern centrally located hotel. The rooms are adequately sized with wet-room style ensuites. It was very clean and the staff are fantastic too!
Some of the hotels in the area charge per day for parking, however the Ramada doesn't! The English Breakfast was also really nice - which was included in the price. Expect to pay £63-£85 depending on the time of year.
It is located on Bath Road with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk to the left and the beach and Central Bournemouth Pier 5 minutes to the right (and down a hill).
We'll definately be returning.
Deserves to be at the top of Bournemouth hotels
Very modern hotel, almost new throughout. Hits all the right spots.
Excellent modern style upmarket hotel, reasonable price range from £69-£89 per room per night depending on season incl full english/continental breakfast. We got a 2 nights for the price of 3 early season offer which worked out at £23 per person per night (unbeatable except in very small B & B establishments.
Room immaculately clean, (wardrobes open style and a bit lacking if you need to decant lots of clothes, ours had 7 hangers with draws underneath with no fronts, not idea for lots of formal clothes) all facilities ultra modern, full air-cond
and state of the art wet-room bathrooms. Business users have access to broadband facilities in room and small office in foyer if required.
One drawback for holiday makers / long stay is they only provide snacks in evenings (no real in house restaurant, but many close by if needed. Mid-day buffet at £4.95 available (soon).
Only tested the buffet style breakfast but very large choice to suit all. (fresh fruit, melon, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges in fruit juice,
croissants, pasteries ,cheeses, cerials, full english if required regularly replenished and hot)....couldn't fault.
Down stairs is modern comfortable area with reception, lounge, bar and dining area all open plan in one area but very large so no feeling of being cramped or lack of privacy.
Beds cormfortable, staff friendly and efficient. Plenty of on-site parking incl well lit underground car park.
Obviously caters for short stays and business types (no evening meals apart from snacks), but more than makes up for it in the many positives.
Haven't come across a Bournemouth hotel to match the total package provided.
Fairly central to centre, main beach at most 5-7 min walk.
Bournemouth itself having the usual 'top up' of sand as regularly happens and getting a little run down in places but evidence of some regeneration (Boscombe Pier/artificial reef for surfers!!!).
Cannot praise enough
Cheaper and better than the vast majority of the other Bournemouth hotels! Good location, great value for money, fantastic breakfasts, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and stylish rooms.
They have an attention to detail that was particularly pleasant, combining the best aspects of a B&B with the best aspects of modern hotels. The lounge/breakfast room was comfortable and spacious too.
We stayed there because of the other reviews on this site, and they we not wrong. Highly recommended.
Fabulous value for money
This must be the best value for money in England! Forget the chintz and patterned carpets which usually adorn hotels in this area, this place is funky bright and clean. Rooms are large and contain everything you need with cool ensuite wet rooms power shower and stainless steel and glass sink units.
Laminate floors and tiles prevail which add to the feeling of spaciousness and cleanliness. Beds are v. comfy and large and each room has a/c and heating control so you can control your environment.
Breakfast is included and has everything you need to start the day.
Staff were friendly and efficient with not a hint of Basil Fawltyness which we would usually associate with Bournemouth.
Tip: If you get the hotel to book you into a local restaurant for dinner (there's a good selection available) you get a 10% discount!
Would recommend this place to anyone who hates chintz, showers that dribble 3mls of water/min and rude / indifferent staff.
Breath of Fresh air
Stayed one night on a business trip and this is a very cool hotel.
Smart contemporary but minimal decor (a little too minimal for any stay longer than a couple of nights I would think and the wood laminate flooring, while attractive is a little "cold" for a bedroom), comfortable bed with good quality linens, smart "wet room" style bathroom (no bath) that is good looking and very practical, a/c too which not a common feature in this grade of hotel, underground parking garage and friendly polite staff.
Buffet breakfast in contemporary setting was included in room rate, continental version looked more appetising than the cooked but it was all there if you wanted it. Location was good for my trip but it is a bit of a hike to the main town centre but good for beaches etc.
This property is way above all the other rather tired and depressing hotels in Bournemouth in this category and is a breath of fresh air.
The staff are a credit!!!!
As a well travelled (uk and worldwide) traveller, I have to say only great things about this hotel and their staff!
we started our weekend in a gay hotel, sadly..... Promised a great rate for the weekend over the phone then when checked in, charged the full rate. After speaking to the "owner" was told to like it or get a refund on the unused days and move on. We took the latter. (This woman lied to get the booking then didn't stand by her promise.)
Thank god we did!!!! The encore was a stylish hotel with the most comfy of beds and pillows. Beautiful bathroom and perfect position for all Bournemouth had to offer! (I am not easy to please normally but this place pushed all the buttons and more.
The best of all was the staff. All staff were most courteous and were more than happy to chat with you (which is not normal in most hotels I have stayed in!) More advice than you requested, a cheery hello when you walked in and the same when you left! Specia thanks to Sam, Ed and the dark haired girl on at the same time as Ed.
Breakfast was buffet and eat as much as you like. LOads of great coffee and pastries too!
Thank you to all at the Ramada Encore, you are a credit to your company and you made our weekend away something that could have been average into a place we want to return to!
No more Chintz!
If you are sick and tired of Chintz and want an affordable, clean and very sleek (for the price) hotel then I can't recommend this place enough.
Sure it doesn't have the floral charms of Grandma's B&B or the aging hotels across the road (one of which boasted it was the UK's premier hotel for dancing holidays - and somehow I don't think they meant dancing as in Ibiza) but it does have a cracking full English included in the room rate, beautiful timber floors in the rooms and fantastic shower/wet room style bathroom. There's also internet and movies available as well as good, easily adjustable air conditioning.
Location is a pleasant 5 min stroll down the hill to either the seafront of town centre. Parking is ample, well lit and covered by CCTV.
Staff were very friendly, polite and helpful although their maths wasn't the best - undercharged me by £9 (but soon realised their error!)
I think this is a new format (Encore) for the Ramada group - pitched above Travel Inn/Travelodge but below a full service hotel. We paid £79 for a Saturday night stay - which was well worth it. Only slight negative was the need for a non-refundable £30 deposit but this seems to becoming quite common.
If you put some nice Moulton Brown 'smellies' in the bathroom and added a minibar - there would be nothing to tell this hotel apart from £120+ pn establishment. Great place to stay and excellent value.
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Ramada whilst visiting a friend for her 21st birthday. When we first arrived we checked in and were greeted by a well presented receptionist.. She immediately told us where our room was.. and the facilities available.. then asked us to pay for the room there and then. This was no inconvienience. We then collected our bags and went up to our room via the lift. On opening the door of the room with the keycard we were amazed with the space (see picture.. however this was taken just as we were about to leave so the bed had been slept in!!)..
Came back that night to be find there was a 24hr guard on the door.. Went up to our room and had a sound nice sleep!
The following morning we went down to breakfast (anytime between 7.30 and 11) and found there was a full self service breakfast.. Great services. Great food. Great hotel. Will definately be revisiting if we are back in the area!
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