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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank CambridgeCat
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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Porthleven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very welcoming friendly hotel (just hope it is not going to be demolished and replaced by flats or skyscraper - sadly so many hotels we stay at close afterwards - the staff welcomed us - allocated a lovely seafront room (at extra cost) - nice size room with bath and shower - breakfast was usual English - continental available at...

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Thank maplethorpepaul
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have stayed here twice since March 2017 and each time we have been very happy with the rooms and staff . Have never tried the food or bar . lift to all floors , a bit dated in places but clean and tidy and no issues with un comfy beds . Entrance way has steps but apart from that...

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Thank Martin B
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excelent experience. Very good rate and complete breakfast. My room was an ocean view room and the view of the sea was wonderful every morning at the sunrise. Bottle of wine as a reception gift. Me and my wife spent 3 nigths and one additional was night was requested and the price was even better.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $69 - $232 (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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#19 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
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“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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 of 5 bubbles sushisusie, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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