The Orchid Hotel
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... our table so they are going to take away the place settings which will be good as our table is at the narrow entrance to the central part of the restaurant where the waiters come in with huge heavily laden trays and we have had to squash up a bit to let them past. The evening entertainment was a Tom Jones tribute act - absolutely ...
... and 1 shack.
We have slept in bunk beds, trains, two-foot wide beds, single beds, double beds, kingsize, super duper kingsize and even a circular bed and of course some "you wouldn't want to sleep in" beds
We have learned how to say good morning and thank you in a few different languages and of course "OCO" (oi choi oi) which is Vietnamese for OMG.
We have been bitten by all kinds of insects, soaked to the skin, burnt ...
... slow boat was definitely worth doing but was a very long time to be slightly squished! We wish we had seen more of the country and had had less time in Vientiane.Burma was mind blowing. We want to go back, there is so much more to see. 3 days was probably enough for Yangon but 1 day was too little for Bagan. The plain of temples was the most breathtaking thing we have ever seen. Cambodia was shocking and sad but beautiful and powerful in its own way. The past ...
... deliberately try to kill you and where people might (just might) actually slow or stop to allow you out at a turning when they don’t actually have to. On the less positive side it was also a bit wired to be faced with cold rain, a phenomenon we had not missed. We were home, washing was done and it was really over. Now seems like a reasonable time to reflect somewhat. So here goes.
... the town so then we got a cab back to hotel for dinner. The hotel had a wedding reception on and a few guests were a bit rowdy.
8 July Had breakfast and got a cab back to the station for the 10-50 back to Waterloo. Then 2 tubes back to Chiswick Park. Home by 2pm in time to watch Andy Murray lose at Wimbledon.
Great shame that the weekend did not turn out as hoped spending time at the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Orchid Hotel Bournemouth
The lift (despite having a disability label) appears to have vanished, therefore the facitlity for disabled people like myself, made the stay even more difficult.
Booked a superior room but there was nothing whatsoever superior about it. The "king-sized" bed was two beds pushed together, one of the upright chairs has a huge stain on it, the internet facility, as advertised didn't work and two light bulbs were already blown when we first got to the room.
Breakfast was poor. This included the little pats of butter wrapped up and Hartley's little plastic tubs of jam and honey. Not good enough for a three star hotel.
There was nothing superior about the hotel or room whatsoever.
Top value! Excellent staff!
This is one of the best you can get for the money! A quick walk from everything, upscale room (better than 90% in UK) and really helpfull staff! Breakfast is a little small but ok! Contact the property directly and you might get away from 40 Pounds or less per person incl. breakfast and wifi internet access! Very pleased - clean and charming - 100% recommended!!
After reading recent reviews felt a little nervous!! Upon arriving we were greated by well mannered and friendly staff. Accomodation was clean, tidy and refreshing. Close to town centre. Only negative were very creaky floor boards and on a noisy road (like most of Bournemouths Hotels) Breakfast very good, decor had a modern touch. Not a luxury hotel but a top B & B and not a floral curtain in sight!!
Not bad at all!
Having read the other reviews of this hotel I was slightly nervous on arrival- however we were pleasantly surprised.
Agreed- its not like the big plush hotels in bournemouth, but neither is it anything like as bad as some of the tacky pokey b&b's you get in the area.
The staff were friendly, the hotel had a nice charm to it and the room was clean. Breakfast was delicious too with lots of choice.
This is certainly more of a young persons hotel- and if you fit in this bracket then you cant go far wrong!
A trip advisor from London
I paid a £60 deposit for 2 rooms at the Orchid Hotel in July 2006. On checking in, we realised that the rooms were totally unsuitable. One could only be accessed by climbing a very narrow flight of stairs (partially blocked at the time by a window frame propped in the landing!). The other room was so small that the bathroom door did not open fully due to hitting the double bed.
nice friendly hotel would stay again bigroom but small tv some things need updating overall fine paid £80 per night per room
I only stayed here for one night B&B, and after reading the previous reviews was a little pensive. However, lets be frank tho, this is NOT a boutique hotel. Rather its a nice modern B&B, recently decorated refurbished and decorated with a modern and contempary flavour. Which was nice.
Stayed at this hotel for one night. I like boutique hotels and have stayed at several in London so I guess went along expecting something similar and the website for hotel also led me to believe this.
My husband and I paid £45 each per night for a weekend (totally over priced) in May at the Orchid and our visit was very disappointing. Their website gave us the impression that it would a treat to stay there and worth every penny.