The Durley Dean Hotel
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Durley Dean Hotel Bournemouth
Cheap/Clean and Fun
We came to Bournemouth on a hen weekend 6 of us and we stayed at the new Durley dean Hotel, it cost us 50.00 ppn Friday and Saturday with Breakfast and Dinner, the rooms were clean could have been updated a little but were okay.
We went to have fun and fun we had the hotel was very helpful in recommending place's to go....I don't think it is really a family Hotel but good for group bookings....
THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY....VERY NICE EVERYONE IN OUR GROUP ENJOYED THE FOOD....
The pool was small but clean which was fine.....
IF I WAS GOING ON ANOTHER GROUP PARTY I WOULD GO BACK TO THE NEW DURLEY DEAN HOTEL....
Just come back from a March 2005 weekend at the 'New' (????) Durly Dean Hotel. Well believe me, there is nothing new about this hotel!
Would not go back
We stayed at the durley dean on valentines weekend and wished we'd stayed at home. Our room was on the lower ground floor. It was dark and dingy and the decor was terrible, it was old, dirty and dated. our so called sea view was a 10 ft brick wall which was about 3 ft from our window and the only thing we could see was the other hotels looking down on us. Also outside the window was littered with rubbish and a broken umberella. very romantic (NOT) . All in all i can honestly say that it was the worst room i have ever stayed in and would rather stay in a butlins chalet than go back to that hotel!!
Nice place to stay
We stayed at The New Durley Dean Hotel at the end of November for a 1 night stay. We found the hotel staff pleasant and we were very happy with our clean and spacious room. Breakfast was buffet with a good selection.
Excellent location, very close to town & beach.
Only 1 problem, the car park is very small. Once full guests have to park in the public car park at a daily charge.
We found the New Durley Dean a lovely place to stay and will return very soon.
We arrived after a 4.5 Hr journey at 2.15 pm,we were told the room would not be available until 2.30 so we waited.At 2.30 I asked the reception manageress for the room key,she stated in a stressful manner that it would be at least 10 or better still 15 mins before the room would be available! She did not check with anyone as neither did the original receptionist. I obviously complained that I had been told this 15 mins ago whereupon another lady said the room was ready,the manageress then said "I don't know why I bother" the other lady stated sarcastically that she didn't either.The keys were then thrown down in front of me,I was fuming with this treatment but due to having paid the deposit we stayed.On arriving at the room it was obvious that the room had been ready and available for some time.
Arent Sure really...
I have visited this hotel from a very young age, and i have enjoyed the stay very much. The Food is Fantastic, and the Rooms are really good, (They get better as you increase in floor Level) The first few years of my visits, the Pool was to perfection, and the decor was great, but the last few times, i feel it has declined in quality. For example, the wallpaper is the same as it was 10 years ago almost, and that is a little off putting! Also the pool has no flowers or greenary like it used to, and the Spa does not work any more... personally i feel that the hotel should have re-vamp. The name 'New' isnt right for this hotel.
Loved the helpfull staff.
i cam all the way from new zeland and i have to say that the hotel was just great the staff were friendley and the food was good i wood come to stay a gain when i come over to england.
best regards to everyone there
The rooms were very tired and basic, and the standard of cleanliness left a lot to be desired with stains on the bedding/carpets and mildew in the bathrooms. We booked out the next day!
I stayed at the New Durley Dean Hotel last month and it was fantastic.
The staff were really nice and the atmosphere was very friendly. My room was lovely, although I know the room sizes do vary. I would definately recommend it to my friends.