Russell Court Hotel
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... blue water. Mandy and Charlie had got there before us and were down on the beach in their togs having been for a swim. They said the water was VERY cold. The shapes of the rocks and cliffs are fantastic and tell the history of the planet. We will do some more exploring tomorrow. In the meantime some effort went into getting the vehicle level enough to sleep. Although still not ideal we found some blocks and got it as close as we ...
... the train station, and boarding our train to Southampton, we said goodbye to London. One funny detail of our journey - whenever something good happens to someone in our family (a good parking spot opens up just when you need it, you get exit row seating on an airplane), my Dad always calls it "Kramer Luck". Well the Kramer Luck was on our side today - we showed up at the train station 3 minutes before the trip ...
No chatting at breakfast-- the TV was on. Left at 9.15. Found the way out of town fairly easily--it started uphill on a cross country track through the farmland on a gravel track-rough but no sand-- then followed the little lanes up and up onto the Dorset Downs, to the *********ument at the highest point. It was more ups and downs after the drop down from the top to Bridport. Stopped there for some lunch at Joe's Cafe. I read in the paper about the hailstorms at ...
... when we got there this morning, everything was packed up. They weren't too impressed with us, but luckily Ash stood up for us and we were fed!!!
Our last night here has been filled with excitement. We have been applying for jobs online through Gumtree. While doing this, the fire alarm went off and didn't stop ringing for some time. We quickly grabbed our valuables and headed downstairs. We felt ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Russell Court Hotel Bournemouth
This hotel needs to be avoided. Its location is excellent in terms of the beach, park, road and nightlife access but that is it's only strong point. The rooms were airless and uncomfortably warm. The rooms were not clean and the outdated bathroom smelt. The bathroom was the nadir. No window, a shower that is waist height (i am 5'10"), value bar of soap was only complimentary item and an odd musty aroma.
Don't Stay at this Hotel
My hubby and I have stayed at many hotels, and this is possibly the worst!! From the outside it looks great, but once inside its terrible. We had requested a large family room as we have a young baby, seventy's shabby chic could only describe the room. Very, very small, wood chip wallpaper and bed sheets were ripped, the dripping tap and stag party kept us up all night. The Food was a horrible and cold. My advice to anyone thinking about staying here is avoid it like the plague. Never again.!!!!
We drove from London to stay in this alleged hotel for the night of 1st July at a cost of £149.00 (plus £5 for parking and £2.50 Credit card surcharge). This was the day of the World Cup quarter final England v Portugal and we were going to an Elton John concert in the evening.
When we checked out of the hotel we asked to leave our bags there for a few hours. We were very disappointed to be told that we would be charged £5 per bag. I have stayed in 15 other hotels and hostels during this trip and have NEVER before been charged to leave bags with reception. Since we did not wish to spend the entire day carting around our backpacks we had to agree to the charge and were told to take them to the dining room, and they would be stored for us.
Do not waste your money!!!!
I have stayed in many a hotel In Bournemouth and this was defiantly the worst I'd ever stayed at!
I don't know where to start really but here is a few points for you :
* Very Unfriendly staff. Especially one which I think may have been the manager..
* Having to pay to park your car in the Car park
* Rooms are very small and very dated, Really need doing up.
* Found out when I stayed other guests had paid alot less than what I did and also included breakfast.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, NOT A NICE PLAY TO STAY AT ALL.
Good value for money
well my stay was definately enjoyable, staff were friendly and also some of the rooms have been refurbished as one of my friends got a nice renovated room. Hotel is definately spending and upgrading its room to a good standard, my room was okay but i was promised when i come next time hopefully all the rooms will be refurbished, Good value for money. centrally located couple of minutes walk to the beach and town centre
Have just come back from a weekend stay at this hotel and having read the previous reports thought I would add a few comments of my own. I went to Bournemouth with a couple of mates and went for this hotel because it seemed reasonable priced and was prepared to offer us a triple room. In hindsight we might have done better to go elsewhere......
On the the 20/05/05 i had the misfortune of booking into this squalid,rancid flea pit of an excuse for an hotel.
Had a nice enjoyable stay will definately come back
The review earlier did make me feel i had selected a wrong hotel, but after staying at russell court, i did enjoy it infact the price offered was the cheapest in bournemouth, definately had value for money. Also the entire staff was helpful and the full cooked breakfast was also good.I will definately be back at russell court when i come to bournemouth
I don't quite know where to begin on this one. We booked a family room prior to catching the ferry over to France. This hotel does not appear to have been upgraded since the 70's (my wife says the 1870's) The rooms were damp and grotty, the beds creaked if you breathed, the bathroom was an entire experience in itself - the "shower" was a pair of cracked rubber hoses ill-fitted to the bath taps, that ran into one cracked and faded shower head 2 feet along, that you held by hand. I thought my mum had thrown the last existing one of these away in 1968. The staff were polite, Don't consider eating there - just have a look at the menu - Jamie Oliver it aint. The night was spent listening to the traffic outside the single-glazed window and other various night-time sounds, like the drunken yobs who kept mistaking our room for that of their lost (and presumably equally drunken) friend. Breakfast was nearly edible. Don't stay there unless you have no use for sleep, food and hygene. Probably good for someone into ritual humiliation, or for someplace to recommend to your worst enemy.