The Elstead Hotel

The Elstead Hotel

12/14 Knyveton Road East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP England
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#23 of 63 hotels in Bournemouth
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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
Pool
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Room service
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Polish and 1 more

Location

12/14 Knyveton Road East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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Bournebouth Intl Airport
Eastleigh Airport
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BABOBoy wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is well located for both town and seafront, being about a 15 minutes’ walk from each. There is plenty of on-site parking, but don't park under the trees at the front - the seagulls are well fed!
We stayed two nights on a DB&B and B&B deal, which was very reasonable, taking into account the quality of the food and the prosecco in the room on our arrival.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was well equipped (including, unusually, a small fridge). The décor is perhaps a little dated for some, but everything worked and the room was comfortable.
We would recommend the hotel to anyone that likes a quiet comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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LauraValensi wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Seaside break
All in all we had a good experience at the Elstead, a traditional seaside hotel in a quiter, residential area of Bournemouth. The price was very decent hence I don't want to complain too much about minor flaws like water stains at the ceiling or the low pressure in the shower. Our room & bathroom were more spacious than  average hotel rooms with lots of light and big windows. Tea and coffee facilities are in the room and filled up daily by the cleaners. Breakfast is freshly cooked and generous, they offer the veggie option too.
I found the old wooden floors quite charming but they do creak, luckily our room was on the top floor so this wasn't much of an issue. The lift is definitely not for someone claustrophobic, it's very small and made strange noises. I preferred to take the stairs after using it once.
In terms of staff, I would like to give a special mention the cleaning and breakfast teams who were top, very attentive and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No check before 2pm, we arrived earlier and had to wait
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Mark & Ali Elliott wrote a review Jan 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Elstead for two nights (Friday and Saturday night) in a standard room. The room and amenities were clean and well presented, although the room was quite small and missing a couple of basics, such as a coat hook and very limited sideboard space, with small dressing table which also held the TV (no bigger than 20") , kettle with tea/coffee making facilities, not leaving much space for anything else. A note for those with longer hair - the hairdryer was very old style blower screwed to the wall which would take an age to dry hair which is shoulder length or more.

This being said, we paid a very reasonable price, so not marked down for this, as was a clean and serviceable room.

The pool and gym area was a good size and well attended. I noted regular cleaning and the hairdryers in the ladies changing area were much better than the room.

We only knocked off one point from the rating as although a weekend stay, there was no offer of food for the evening on the Saturday. We appreciate there were limited number of guests and the hotel advised we could order a takeaway in, but would have to eat this in our room, which wasn't ideal as only had the bed to sit on - to be offered one of the various rooms downstairs would have been a nicer option.

Overall nice hotel, the staff were very welcoming and overall very nice hotel experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Robert W wrote a review Jul 2021
Tredegar, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Currently still here but unable to sleep due to room being so hot just as well write this now.
Booked 2 rooms for a week, one is a twin and a very good size other is a double which is tiny to say the least. Thankfully for the twin room as that was only place to store suitcases as there wasn’t any space on floor besides where you walk in door and just enough space to walk around bed. This really should be called a small single room.
Arrived on Saturday before so called “freedom day” and hotel had all the standard covid restrictions in place.

Breakfast
Sunday and Monday was very good all served to you.
Tuesday they reverted to pre pandemic “free for all” which was a bit of a surprise as they were asking guests to wear masks around hotel which is fine but doesn’t make sense then allowing everyone up to the all you can eat buffet with everyone touching the same utensils over and over again (there were no sanitation gels etc available), also a bit disturbing that not until 9:50am just as breakfast was about to finish that they then decided to put on aircon as the previous 2 days there were doors and windows open but today everything shut up (well it was only 25 degrees) let’s hope for better tomorrow

Bar
Is ok with limited available, they need to check their bottle stock though as best before wary 2020 is over a year out of date

Staff
All very friendly and working hard from what I can see

Location
10-15 minutes from main restaurants and shops one way and same other way to beach (via zig zag down cliff side)

Hotel is very clean but extremely dated and in urgent need of some TLC
Not sure as is who they are looking to cater for as not set up for older guests as facilities are not here, and younger guests too dated so leaves families but then with rooms this small won’t get many returns?
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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David W wrote a review Jul 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The standards compared to 12 months ago have dropped to an unacceptable level. Rooms are cleaned only every second day. The restaurant no longer functions except for breakfast. Bar meals from a very limited menu are offered in the evenings. The temperature of the shower in our room could not be controlled. This was reported and no action taken by the hotel. The double glazed units in our room had ‘blown’. Our booking was for dinner, bed and breakfast and were incorrectly charged for dinner on the last evening only to be offered a partial refund and a ver grudging apology by an officious member if staff on reception. There appears to be a distinct reluctance to communicate changes to dining and housekeeping in advance of or even on arrival. We have used this hotel on an annual basis since 2002 and we’re totally shocked to find such a poor standard was allowed to exist. Overall a very tired hotel in much need of refurbishment and repairs and a return to its former standards of service and hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel overlook the fire escapes and service vents.
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kazmolly60 wrote a review Jun 2021
Basildon, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this hotel as wanted facilities good for wife who is in a wheelchair/disabled. Was told not sure if there was any disabled rooms left as there was a coach party booked in, fair enough was told there was a lift to the first floor where our room was allocated. We booked an executive double room which looked better than standard, and was supposed to have a good view from the window - our view was of the fire escape (feet away from our window) which extended from one building to the next and all we could see was that and the side of 3 buildings! We waited till we got home after 2 nights to make sure we booked executive as our booking was on our computer, we have twice emailed the hotel to query this and nothing!
On arrival we was told there was to be no bar snack only a set meal that was provided for the coach party, we booked this meal for our first night and at £25 each it was of poor value as we felt it was canteen quality food. Luckily we booked another restaurant at The Crab and it was excellent.
On a positive note the bar staff were brilliant and so were the house cleaning staff.
A response to our query would have been appreciated.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure you get what you paid for.
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Sarah H wrote a review Jul 2020
Ascot, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Elstead some while ago and had to alter the date due to Covid. We were greeted by very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to please. Much thought had been given to making everything really safe i.e. no tea and coffee in the rooms but just pop down to the bar and they make up a tray of fresh tea and coffee to take up to your room - free of charge. Similarly with breakfast, everything was served to the table or laid out in a way that you just touched what you wanted. Dinner in the bar was tasty and the four poster bed and spacious bathroom were the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. Well done The Elstead!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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neil_cragg wrote a review Aug 2020
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just spent a sunny 5 days in the lovely hotel. The rooms are big if a little dated but cleaned every day, with fresh towels. The staff are very friendly and hardworking. There is an indoor pool and a gym you can use free of charge for an hour a day. The breakfasts were of a good quality. The location is ideal a 10 min walk to beach, or town with free parking at hotel.
We would stay here again if in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Inga M wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice stuff but very old style rooms.
Awful breakfast. Spanish people should teach them how to prepare English breakfast. Very small portions. 1small sausage, half tomato, 1hash brown, 1 rash of bacon. On Friday they gave 1 fry egg, on Saturday it was 2 eggs. No desserts apart banana, apple, plums or peaches, yougurt.
Rooms very old style. Windows from outside hasn't been cleaned ages. 1 mile from the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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v8imp wrote a review Aug 2021
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
arrived 12 midday on sunday, checked in and had to wait for room, soon as we walked in reception you could see the tired paintwork, different shades of magnolia, headed into the bar for a drink and two very small cokes a very expensive £4.60 total, sat just inside and noticed the window cill by the door thick with dust and i mean thick, not just a couple of days either, more like 3 months worth.

Headed up to room 124, again very tired, the mattress was as flat as a pancake and no support, into the bathroom for a shower, cobwebs everywhere and insects on the ceiling etc,
shower was either on or off, no control over the temp,
we spent the afternoon, having doors around us constantly banged, the walls were paper thin and could hear everything.
mentioned this at reception for the asst manager to be on our floor and only for it to be shrugged off, showed him the cobwebs etc and all he said was ill tell the cleaners, well 4 days later Mr asst manager they were still there so you failed in your job.

was woken at midnight one night to only work out that the meeting room was being set up for the next day, and on that subject we came back in the car one day to find we couldnt park because of the meeting rooms were being used

again woken at 5.50am both mornings by noise from staff in the back car park

drive down to the car park littered with a cushion and bread trays again there all 3 days we were there,
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: book some where else
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Expedition440138 asked a question Aug 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom6 contributions
Hello does is fridge in room I will comeing Friday i jeed to know
Answer from paul w
Macclesfield, United Kingdom82 contributions20 helpful votes
Hi, No fridge in room only Long life milk
Answer from Mike
Heanor, United Kingdom6 contributions
Is there a bus stop near by ?
Answer from Helen C
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We just had a walk in shower you would have to ask them
Answer from Lindy Loo
South Wales, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
No charges nice pool and gym steam room and sauna enjoy xx
tj w wrote a tip Jun 2024
Taunton, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here "
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Bernard D wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of free parking for drivers"
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Karen B wrote a tip Mar 2024
England, United Kingdom145 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool towels provided if using the spa. Breakfast £10 p/p"
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Orpington Sylvia wrote a tip Sep 2023
Orpington, United Kingdom118 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A fair walk to the high street and further to the beach, but there is a regular bus (route 1) on the nearby Christchurch Road. "
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Joe wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid unless you get it cheap or are staying for one night!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$126 - C$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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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 The Lion's Head (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 Pizza Co, Bournemouth Steak House, 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 (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.
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