The Orchid Hotel
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So, what was needed was a plan and over a few weeks this evolved. We both knew that this year off hadn’t cured any travel bugs and that we wanted to go away again, maybe more than once and experience more of the world, its people and cultures. This isn’t going to be possible without saving up again so inevitably we are both returning to work to save like mad so that we can turn our plan into a reality. Within ...
Selina adventures to weybitza to sort out some of the trip and meet one of our other companions zoe has become a laugh a minute!! I've set this up and let's hope we can keep it updated and learn before we travel. Welcome to our life for the next year or so....!!!! Lots of love Abbie, natalie and selina ...
... As we head towards Bovington, we drive through hedgerows and thatch cottaged villages. We arrive at the Tank Museum and Rod is like a boy in his favourite playground! He is so knowledgable with all the tanks, explaining when the were used, if they failed and how they improved. He had his favourites too. I really enjoyed the tour too! The first experimental tank was little willie. Too short for the trenches. Then there was the "mother" ...
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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.