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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Located on the cliff tops with great views of the sea. We had a large room with a huge very comfortable bed and a good shower. The food in the restaurant was good and the service was excellent. The breakfast was good but could do with being hotter. A good hotel in a good location with many things to do...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last June we had our wedding reception here . Starting with an afternoon tea and later a BBQ and disco in the evening. We and our guests had a wonderful time . Everything was perfect for our special day and the whole event exceeded our best expectations. Special thanks to all the staff especially Helen , Tom , Mark and...

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Sidmouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew and I stayed here for one night early in January. We had a large twin room overlooking the pool and patio (though it wasn't the weather to use them) and with a lovely sea view. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean and well-finished though the shower was a little on the...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth and on the cliff top, so quite a steep walk up from the beach. My bedroom was clean, well furnished and warm . Food was well cooked and plentiful.Staff were friendly and helpful.Public rooms were a bit lacking in festive decoration and atmosphere,and the nightly entertainment was not...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The Hotel was clean, Staff friendly and helpful, we requested a Tea Pot for our room, and 1 was provided, we were at the far end of the Hotel but could still hear the music from the Function Room, plus VERY NOISY GUESTS, shouting and swearing, slamming doors, until the about 3am ish , so not much sleep ☹️ Breakfast...

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DORSET
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 days, including New Year’s Eve. Thanks to Humpy. On booking the room the receptionist was very accommodating and allocated us a sea view room. On arrival the same professionalism and dedication to task was exercised. The room itself was very large and suited our needs almost perfectly. There were just...

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stayed here for two nights in a twin room with a friend just to get away. Fast, efficient and friendly service on check in, even escorted us to our room. Now the hotel is very dated, although the public areas i.e. lounge/dining area has been done up more so than the corridors/stair ways and rooms (and this is understandable) but...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Another good Xmas holiday at Ocean View! Friendly helpful staff, excellent restaurant & room service, cheerful & efficient. staff. Superb views from our front room/balcony of morning sunrise over the sea, on two mornings the sun came up in a huge expanse of red & gold hues lining the cloud formations (suspect needs to be cold morning for this panorama...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed for a 2 night stay! The receptionist was extremely friendly whilst we signed in. We went to our room and were pleased with it!- the room overlooked the sea and was pleasant and clean. The bathroom was a good size and bed comfy. The staff throughout our stay were friendly and accommodating - however the one thing...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Arrived at Hotel where several people were waiting in turn to access the reception desk which was right next to the doors to the street very inconvenient when people were trying to come in or out, as it was a bitterly cold afternoon with the doors continually opening it caused a terrible draught. The check in was very quick and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With beautiful views of the coastline from the cliff top, the elegant Ocean View B&B has an outdoor swimming pool and leafy gardens. Bournemouth's vibrant town centre is 10 minutes' walk away. The spacious bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi, and some feature spectacular sea views or a private balcony. Guest can relax on the terrace beside the swimming pool, set within the gardens. The Ocean View's restaurant offers a menu using fresh local ingredients, with classic cocktails on offer in the stylish bar. The seafront hotel is directly above miles of golden sandy beach, accessed by pathways or the cliff-top lift (in summer only). Guests have free parking, and Bournemouth Railway Station is 1.2 miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ocean View Hotel

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AR, England (Formerly Ocean View Hotel Bournemouth)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $73 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“I think we were in room 215.”
 of 5 bubbles Dean_and_Vera, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms all have super views of the sea, but back rooms have larger bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles CambridgeCat, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor overlooking the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Colchester30E, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Select Sea front room (at additional cost)”
 of 5 bubbles maplethorpepaul, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front Room with Sea View - Room 103 has a large terrace.”
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 of 5 bubbles Jockinafrock69, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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