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12-14 Knyveton Road East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP England
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#20 of 66 in Bournemouth

Elstead Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Bournemouth, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Elstead Hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Elstead Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Peter's Church (1.3 km) and Boscombe Pier (1.3 km) make Elstead Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Bournemouth.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the sushi restaurants, including Sushi & Roll, Nippon Inn, and Miya Japanese Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Elstead Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (1.1 km), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Bournemouth!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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kareware wrote a review May 18
cheshire, uk41 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked this hotel as it was not the cheapest nor was it the most expensive, in a beach town we had never visited before. At first sight upon arrival the outside look very old, tired and in need of a lot of work. We booked also due to the hotel stating bookable evening meal, meaning we could enjoy a full day then not have to worry about an evening meal, also the hotel had a fitness centre, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, pool, fitness equipment which was great as we love jacuzzi and pool time if it’s raining outdoors. Check in was simple our room was ready early, but asking about booking a table for the evening, we promptly told the restaurant was fully booked …all week! So we took it that hotel was full and very popular. On finding our room, every step and stair had creaking floorboards and the lift we used to take our cases upstairs had a horrible banging noise which sounded like the mechanism under the lift was about to come through the floor. Our room was a double but was particularly small and over looked the roof,( the view of the roof didn’t really matter). Very tired and scruffy furnishings, seats in the bar were too dirty to sit on, table linen on tea and coffee table was dusty and stained it would have taken a minute to change it. Annabelle was very very friendly and nothing was any trouble for her, although All the staff appeared to be multitasking in different rooms and they had to be looked for in other places to bring to the bar for a lot of guests to be served, some even gave up and walked away. They rooms downstairs were huge high ceiling rooms used for conference rooms on occasion…all of which had all the lights on all day every day wasting energy. It appeared at evening meal time there were people eating and the table had been set up beautifully, upon chatting to people the private guests were not being catered for but just the conference groups..which we thought was terrible, two tables out of twenty plus taken up for conference guests to eat but not for paying guests. The pool was not heated to the temperature showing on the wall, and the day we arrived the pool attendant turned up at the reception desk at lunch time and said “the jacuzzi is broken, can’t be bothered reporting it today, will report it tomorrow!”We had just asked for the pass to use the pool and Jacuzzi. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone, and the plus points were few, big shout out to Annabelle, and the head chef, who can cook a mean breakfast the best we have had anywhere in the world. Summing up, old building no love shown by the staff or owners, poor set up for meals paying guests should have been catered for at meal times, ripped curtains in rooms, blown glass in double glazed windows,dirty windows,dirty furniture,energy wasting, falling to bits signs covered in rust, gardens uncut and unkempt, wooden furniture left to rot and ruined, sticky wooden floors in bar and dining area, never mopped,yellowing gloss paint and scuffed doors and floor boards. Also the leaf,et stand with all the “ fun things to do , visiting centres and days out” leaflets stuffed at the back of the hotel, not appealing at all for paying guests.the town is walkable, Bournemouth a little less so but lots to see and do there. A big fat let down for the town of Boscombe and Bournemouth…would never visit again and the Elstead hotel should be closed down and put out of its misery.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
paul w wrote a review May 18
Macclesfield, United Kingdom36 contributions10 helpful votes
We have just got back from staying at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth the second week of May 2022. We were very disappointed at the Hotel and wished we had read the reviews prior to visiting. We were glad we had not taken our cat as I could hardly swing my sock in room 108, overlooking the roof and fire escape, we are still perplexed why there was a key on the hook of the window frame, when there wasn’t a lock on the window handle? The Hotel from a distance looks very large and nice, however close up looks and is very dated and needs a full refurbish, the outside of the front has bricks, pointing and lead flashings missing, we were on the first floor and thirty steps from the top of the stairs, every single step from our door to the stairs made a squeak from the floorboards under the carpet and then every stair made a squeak, so sorry to any other residents for the noise! Even in the bedroom every step made the floor squeak, there was no way either of us could go to the bathroom without waking the other with the noise of the floor. We read when we booked that the hotel had a restaurant, however you cannot eat there unless it’s for breakfast or your part of a corporate party, whilst we were there three people (tourist) who were staying there asked for an evening meals but informed they were fully booked, however at dinner time there was only nine people eating dinner in a dining room with enough room for ninety people, so obviously they only cater dinner for the corporate guests attending conferences in their hotel (must pay more than tourists) The hotel appears to have had some new carpets fitted (though didn’t fix the squeaks before fitting) but other places the carpet is frayed and on route to the leisure complex, even a trip hazard. The leisure suite below the hotel is free to guests and has a number of fitness machines and apparatus, although a few of these are out of order or unplugged, the pool although displaying a temperature on the wall of 22 degrees felt more like 15 degrees and the ceiling above the pool is mouldy, the jacuzzi was out of order. The pool is a nice size for a swim and the complex also has a sauna and steam room, which when we visited was empty except for the two of us so was very peaceful. As mentioned previously the place needs an update to bring it to an acceptable standard, paint work needs a redo, a few of the carpets and the furniture, the kettle in our room had an electrical test label but, it was not filled out, so who knows when it was last tested, some of the chairs were so stained we were afraid to sit on them in the lounge. It appears the current management are unorganised, with guests having to wander the hotel to get service at the “24hr” bar as staff are doing various other jobs, a simple bell on the bar would help, as the bar staff are generally close by helping in the dinner room or reception e.t.c. It is very obvious that this hotel focuses on the corporate events and the health club and not the paying guests, there is over six conference rooms but very little for guests, we understand even a pool table has been removed since last year. There is a rack with leaflets of things to do around Bournemouth, but unfortunately this has been sited at the end of the ground floor corridor and not at reception area, so unless your room is at that end of the corridor, you will not see them. There is two boxed games and a number of books on one bookcase, of which most appear to have been left by their corporate guests, such as “how to make money and influence people” don’t think the hotel management have read it! We spoke to a number of guests whilst there, some who had come back every year for the last six years, but informed us it has slowly been going downhill and they would not be coming back next year, due to no evening meals being available (especially as one of them was disable and had to use a scooter to get about, with no evening meals available on their arrival) and the state it had deteriorated into. You have to go out of the hotel or have a takeaway delivered just to eat in the evening and as it was pouring the evenings we were there, it was the latter for us, however their corporate guests were ok in the nice dry dining room! One guest even pre booked meals before arrival, but was informed on arrival no meals were available. If the hotel would like to speak to me about anything in my review, please feel free, I have the photos to back up everything I have said, even down to the picture on the lift that says “We regret that the lifts are only to be used by guests unable to use the stairs” However, there are a few good points in regards the hotel, most of the staff especially Annabel were very polite, friendly and helpful, Breakfast is one of the best ones I have had when on holidays, full breakfast, cereal and fruit being available and cooked beautifully a credit to the chef, we believe was Gavin.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: rooms at back overlook pool roof & fire escapes.
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Lesley B wrote a review May 9
London, United Kingdom62 contributions24 helpful votes
At first glance the Elstead Hotel looks a bit run down but the friendly greeting at reception soon put paid to any negative thoughts. All the staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. Our room was large and light with a high ceiling and windows that opened easily. The bedding was white which gave everything a clean, fresh look. The pointing on the floor tiles in the bathroom needed redoing and the bath panel was cracked, but the water was piping hot and plentiful and the towels big and fluffy. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. We were there on a room only basis but decided to have breakfast in the hotel on our first morning. It was excellent so we ate there throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There is a fair amount of parking in the grounds
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Fay R wrote a review May 8
Maidstone, United Kingdom34 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic staff very welcoming, friendly and attentive. Rooms clean and comfortable. Good choice at breakfast buffet, facilities in room were great especially fluffy soft towels. Whole place was a bit dated but offers great value for money. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
tobyboy123 wrote a review Apr. 2022
Trowbridge, United Kingdom31 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed for 4 nights in room 121. Room nice and clean and spacious. Plenty of hot water in the bath and shower. Room service daily and tea and coffee and biscuits every day which was a bonus. Breakfast was buffet style and plenty of choice. Porridge and poached eggs available if asked for. The best part are the staff..everyone was extremely helpful , friendly and nothing was too much trouble. 10mins walk to town and buses run every 5 mins from the top of the road, 2mins walk from the hotel. Free parking which is a bonus in Bournmouth and free wifi.. This was our 3rd stay and certainly will not be out last....
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elstead Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Elstead Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bournemouth Natural Science Society (0.3 km), Old Fire Station (0.5 km), and Sound Circus (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elstead Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Elstead Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elstead Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bournemouth Steak House, Bournemouth Pizza Co, and Sambal Tumis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elstead Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elstead Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elstead Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (1.1 km), Christchurch Priory Church (5.9 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (5.9 km).
Is The Elstead Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.