Hotel Overview

Be blissfully happy beside the seaside at the Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel & Spa. 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?

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 & Spa 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.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Up To Two Children Free (Age 12 And Under) For Every Two Paying Adults In Existing Bedding. Meal Charges May Apply.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 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.

Nearby Cities

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Bournemouth
  • 27.00 mile(s) from Southampton
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Wincester


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Town Centre
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Castlepoint Shopping Mall


  • 7 mile(s) from Bournemouth International
  • 30 mile(s) from Southampton Airport
  • 2 mile(s) from Bournemouth Train Station
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Various buses