Be blissfully happy beside the seaside at the Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel. This picture-perfect hotel in Bournemouth is centrally located on the West Cliff, close to the town center and an abundance of shops, cafes, clubs and bars. The Pavilion Theatre, BIC, Lower Gardens and seven miles of golden sandy beaches are also wonderfully close by. What more could you ask for?
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This divine 4-Star hotel and spa boasts beautiful and spacious accommodation, and superb facilities. Built in 1850, the Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel has lost none of its original charm; in fact, its appeal only increases as the hotel gets better with age. The hotel is celebrated across the UK and has been awarded a Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business and three major awards by Bournemouth Tourism. It seems we really are the very best place to stay in Bournemouth, and that’s coming from the experts!
A delightful garden terrace, excellent spa and leisure facilities and gorgeous food will make sure your stay is a most memorable one, as four fabulous restaurants can be found at the hotel. Blakes, our fine dining restaurant headed by Chef Ben Nicol, so you can be assured you’re in the very best of hands.
Ongoing building work next door – possible noise // work to take approx. 2 years
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No pets allowed
Hotel location and the surrounding area
We were really impressed with the staff at the hotel. From check in through to the restaurant staff, everybody was helpful, friendly and willing to go over and above. For example, there was no issue...
My daughter and I stayed overnight and enjoyed the Spa facilities. The neck, back and shoulder massage was amazing and so was the relaxation room which we spent half an hour in afterwards. Our only...
By Jane C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom on 18-Feb-2020
Very impressed with the service and the friendly staff. Room was ok. But could be better with an air conditioning. Overall it was a very nice hotel to be in. I really enjoyed it just as my mrs and...
London, United Kingdom on 16-Feb-2020
We arrived quite late for a one night stay to attend an interview at one of the universities. The staff were courteous, friendly and efficient. The room was very comfortable. Breakfast was served...
By Lynne F
Truro on 14-Feb-2020
in a Classic room - bathroom was a little small but for two nights it was adequate. Will remember to 'upgrade' next time.
Comfy lounge, friendly staff and good food. Next time we will make a point...
Exercise facility, open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., free
Steam room, sauna
Safe deposit box
Physically challenged services
Elevator, to all three floors
Parking for the physically challenged
Gift shop or newsstand
Breakfast available, nominal fee
24-hour front desk
Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Theater ticket desk
Outdoor parking, free, 24-hour
Full breakfast available for 12.95 GBP fee. Time served 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Parking is CCTV controlled
Massage therapy suite
Cable/satellite television, sports and news channels available
Plugs near mirrors
Shaving sockets available
Direct dial telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Private bath or shower
High-speed Internet access
Room service 24 hours
Free Wi-Fi Internet in all guest rooms
Ipod® docking stations in some rooms
Iron and ironing board available on request
1.00 mile(s) from Bournemouth Balloon, let your imagination soar as you experience Bournemouth in a whole new way from the gondola of a giant helium balloon! Riders will be enchanted with a spectacular panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles.
1.00 mile(s) from Oceanarium The Bournemouth Aquarium, come face to face with all of your favourite marine creatures including giant sea turtles, mischievous otters, brightly coloured clownfish, stunning sharks and menacing piranhas!
20.00 mile(s) from Monkey World - Wareham, this is an Ape Rescue Centre that assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre, refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.
1.00 mile(s) from Bournemouth Pier & Beach, could be the highlight of your whole trip - very clean, beautiful and friendly. For more information about the area, check the official Bournemouth Tourism website, it has lots of tips and ideas.
6.00 mile(s) from Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts, is located in Poole, about 15 minutes from Bournemouth, and well worth a visit, being only 5 minutes' walk from the bus station, parking area, and Dolphin shopping mall.
40.00 mile(s) from Stonehenge, is the most important prehistoric monument in Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument and the Stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago,
4.00 mile(s) from Splashdown Waterpark
25.00 mile(s) from Beaulieu Motor Museum, National Motor Museum along with rides and attractions.
Blake's Restaurant, on premises, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, dinner, Traditional/Modern cuisine with AA Rossette. Air conditioned.