Russell Court Hotel
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... tanks. We cut across to Nottington by way of a small lane road. Thatched cottages an houses along the way. With costal views we drive through Swyre and Cogdon with rain and a heavy sea fret. Beautiful all the same! We arrived at the Abbey I wanted to see with ten minutes to spare and so were too late to go in but took some good photos around the grounds before the lady locked up. We then drove off to book in to our amazing accommodation ...
An early start was in order today as we knew we had to get to Hilltop as it opened to get on the car park. After a brisk journey, including the sight of some early morning skinny dipping, we arrived and queued. Very excited and impressed with the whole thing, the house and garden were amazing. The house is like a time capsule and you can see her inspirations at every turn. If you visit, don't forget to look out for her books opened to ...
We packed up and headed for our favourite Morrison's, which was not far from the campsite. The staff were friendly and we were able to change the pitch we had been allocated very easily. The pitch sizes are decent size and the site is very peaceful. The showers were badly designed and if you are not careful, everything can get wet. It needs a ...
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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 The rooms were not clean and the outdated bathroom smelt.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.