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... was, “where’s next”? Travelling had become what Russell and I did and I was struggling with the concept that it really was time to get back to work and go our separate ways in the week again.
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... a little laundrette, I Haven't used one in years. Washing took an hour and half so in that time we sorted out our route for the day. Before leaving Weymouth, Rod and I checked out the coast. Weymouth sits on a beautiful bay and actually has a sandy beach! Rows of holiday accommodation lines the Esplanade along with hotels, coffee shops and children's entertainment. A quaint little shopping mall veers off the esplanade into a busy cobble ...
... illustrations next to the real thing. This is true Beatrix Potter land. On the way back, we tried to go onto the Ullswater Steamers but the car park was full. Turns out there is an overflow car park, which was badly signposted when we went! Our boat trip was amazing, probably due to the weather - brilliant sunshine! We downloaded an app to accompany the trip, it was interesting but repetitive. The boat was comfortable with facilities on ...
... or the shower head adjusted. The water got a little too hot in the shower and the sinks. They play the radio constantly which is a little surprising in the middle of the night! We liked the bar and free wifi as the weather was unseasonably warm we could sit outside with wifi and a drink - great as we couldn't easily get a signal on our phones or own ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Suncliff Hotel Bournemouth
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My husband and I returned last week from a very pleasant stay at the Suncliff Hotel, Bournemouth. We found this hotel as it is a sister of the Riviera on the West Cliff, where we visit once a year in June.
On arrival at Suncliff hotel, first impressions were that the hotel looked nice from the outside. We went in and the young receptionist did not look very presentable and was abit rude. We got there 10 minutes early and instead of saying please take a seat over there she basically said go away and come back in 10 minutes! we were abit shocked!
Enjoyable Stay At The Suncliff
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Suncliff early in July 2005. The staff were very pleasant and responsive. We thought the food was first class and the dining facilities very good. We were a little surprised that our twin-bedded room had the beds together, but this did not detract from our use of the room. The en-suite shower room appeared to be newly refurbished. We had a rear room on the ground floor with a view of the fire escape and the yard, but were not troubled by any undue noise. Although we were unable to find time to use the swimming pool, we thought it looked very nice and enticing. All-in-all, a very enjoyable stay.
For convenience for visiting my family and having stayed at its sister hotel the Riveira for our Honeymoon, we decided to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary at this place.
On arriving at the hotel the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Good 3* hotel
Stayed for 2 nights and i found the hotel to be quite good, went down to the swimming pool which was quite nice as it has no one in there and it was quite refreshing. The actual room was quite good i thought clean and tidy and got cleaned each day.
The only negative point was that you had to be out by 10:30 and i felt a little rushed to be out bu otherwise i was happy with the stay and would go back there again.
....... than a 3 star hotel. We were looking forward to a well earned rest and booked a long weekend in this hotel. The disappointment began after checking in and getting to our room. It was situated below the fire escape so the view from the window was very restricted with hardly any daylight. We were offered an alternative but on inspection decided against moving - the bathroom was like something from the 1960's!! So we decided to stay put - after unpacking we were aware of a dripping sound which turned out to be water from the room above. Back to reception for yet another move. This time we were on the fourth floor (which was not availabe when we first requested a room change). Great, we thought, we had a window we could see out of.
Two nights in a double room, booked online kept fingers crossed but wound up disappointed.The room was basic with squeaking floorboards, awful bed with worse pillows and stained sheets. Both nights were long and uncomfortable and we went home tired and aching. The en-suite had a mixer shower that delivered water from both shower head and taps regardless of where you actually wanted it to come from. The rooms have poor sound insulation and you have to have the tv on late at night or you get to listen to next door's channel. Lot's of noise throughout the night, door's slam and the floors squeak in the hallways. Friends of ours asked to change rooms on arrival as their room was worse than ours but they were told the only available alternative was a room that turned out to be, in their words..."disgusting". After returning to their original room they found water leaking through the ceiling onto the bed. They were then given another room that had suddenly become available on the fourth floor. Their upgraded room was no better than the original and they suffered the same problems as us with the bed and noisy floorboards.
We stayed at this hotel during Feb half-term for 2 nights. We had a family room for 2 adults and 2 children which was a good size. Tea and coffee facilties were provided and replenished on demand but I thought having a kettle on a shelf above the bed was a strange and dangerous idea. The leisure facilities were ok although the swimming pool could have been a bit warmer.... The food was a much better standard than we'd expected-more like a 4* which was a nice surprise. The children really enjoyed the evening entertainment which was a disco on the first night and a singer on the second. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay.