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Wessex - Bournemouth

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU  show map
 3 stars
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Wessex - Bournemouth

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

Wessex is a fine option to stay in Bournemouth.

The property is set 15 minutes' walk away from Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants, an oceanarium and casinos.

A 20-minute walk from Bournemouth Central train station.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Wessex Hotel offers 109 rooms on 4 floors featuring satellite television, climate control, Wi-Fi, a safe and direct dial telephone. Some rooms overlook the sea. Room facilities also include an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can try Italian and British meals at the brasserie The Connaught Brasserie located close to the hotel.

Services

The hotel offers 24-hour reception, laundry and 24-hour security together with free self-parking, a storage room and an elevator for guests' comfort.

Relax

Guests are pampered with a leisure center, an outdoor heated swimming pool and an indoor swimming pool as well as the on-site a wellness area, a steam room and a sauna. On-site fitness amenities include a gym, aerobics classes and yoga classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   109.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Bicycle storage
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Billiard tables
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

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Airports
Train
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    109

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

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Rooms and availability

Wessex photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This en-suite room offers tea/coffee making facilities, a work desk, trouser press and a hairdryer. Please note that no extra bed can be accommodated in this room.

Wessex photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This en-suite room offers tea/coffee making facilities, a work desk, trouser press and a hairdryer. Please note that no extra bed can be accommodated in this room.

Wessex photos Room
Superior Family Room
Landscape view
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This family room has a seating area and electric kettle

Wessex photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This en-suite room offers tea/coffee making facilities, a work desk, trouser press and a hairdryer. Please note that no extra bed can be accommodated in this room.

Wessex photos Room
Premier Double Room
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This en-suite room has a bath and a separate walk-in shower, TV, courtesy tray with tea/coffee making facilities hot chocolate and biscuits, hairdryer, trouser press and direct telephone. Can accommodate 2 children at an additional cost. No dogs allowed in the room type.

Wessex photos Exterior
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This en-suite room offers tea/coffee making facilities, a work desk, trouser press and a hairdryer. Please note that no extra bed can be accommodated in this room.

Wessex Location

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Local attractions

  • Compton Acres1.9 mi
    164 Canford Cliffs Road
  • Poole Harbour4.4 mi
    PooleEngland
  • Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum9.9 mi
    Bashley Manor Bashley Cross Road
  • Sandbanks4.0 mi
    PooleEngland
  • Christchurch Castle5.0 mi
    Castle Street

Near the hotel

  • Bournemouth Beach1100 ft
    BournemouthEngland

    Restaurants nearby

    • Amalfi200 ft

      Address: 11-13 West Cliff Road
      Phone: 01202 296278

      80% likes this, based on 98 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 34

    • The Connaught Brasserie300 ft

      Address: The Connaught Hotel
      Phone: 01202 298020

      62% likes this, based on 19 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, British
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 48

    • Pier 93700 ft

      Address: 93 St. Michaels Road
      Phone: 01202 556605

      75% likes this, based on 111 reviews
      Cuisine: English
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 26

    • Blakes Restaurant300 ft

      Address: 30 West Hill Road
      Phone: +44 (0)1202 298020

      76% likes this, based on 206 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 49

    • Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway700 ft

      Address: 4 West Cliff Road
      Phone: 01202 311222

      64% likes this, based on 233 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      109

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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    Wessex Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Wessex

    7.2
    Very goodBased on327 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Dining
    8.0

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children
      6.2

      We were there in early spring so the weather wasn't good for the beach. We had a toddler with us and enjoyed the indoor pool instead.

      The rooms were "tired" and the single room was too small

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      relaxing atmosphere and very helpfull staff

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      near beach an town

    • Couple
      7.8

      Hotel Staff where excellent, very friendly and polite, also the proximity to the shopping centre.

    • Single
      7.8

      I travel to Dorset once a month and I always stay at the Wessex. Provides good value for money and its location is ideal for my purposes

      place is now starting to look and feel a bit jaded and could do with a bit of tlc

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The position of the hotel was very near the seafront and the centre of Bournemouth. The breakfasts were excellent and the swimming pool was very clean, warm and pleasant to use

      The hotel seemed over warm. It would benefit from an extensive update although it was all very clean, just dated and tatty (apart from the reception/bar area)

    • Couple
      10.0

      great stay ,10 out of 10 , not had any problems at the wessex ,after staying here 13 times , very hot water ,big baths ,great staff,good breakfast ,very clean rooms ,what more can i say

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      we found the staff to be very pleasant and they made our stay a good experience

      the prices of the drinks and meals were a bit high and the choice of food in the restaurant was limited unless you liked things in sauces.we booked a table for the roast one evening but we cancelled as we were informed it would be a lamb shank in a sauce which we did not consider this to be a proper english roast

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Stafff attitude, Service, Location, Condition of room.

      Pillows. Water leek in mens toilet on the flush system, as a plumber it has been like it for a long time due to scale build up.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      We likrd the location and set out espaecially the foyer and bar area, also the resaurant area was very nice, also the staff were very pleasant

      Although we booked very late we didnt really like our room it was clean etc but had a view of just walls at the back and the bathroom had no window at all. Also it was quite noisy as it was quite a thoroughfare especially mornings. My only complaint was my gluten free diet. I did inform the staff on booking my reservation and also when I arrived, but it was not dealt with in the restaurant, and if I had eaten it would have been very ill. Its very important to a coeliac that there are no mistakes and the staff need to be aware we are in the minority but its still important

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Convenient for beach and for bus service.

      Lack of drawers fo r putting clothes into. Lacl og handrail in shower.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      We have stayed at the Wessex before, and chose it again this time for its good location and safe, secure parking, as well as the price. We like the large open lounge and bar area downstairs which look welcoming, as does the restaurant. The staff were very helpful and pleasant throughout our stay. Our room was perfectly adequate for our needs, and nicely decorated and furnished, but it would have made our stay nicer had we been allocated one of the larger rooms (as we had been on previous stays), given that we were there for five days.

      The room was at the back of the hotel with not much of a view. It also had quite a small window making it difficult to get fresh air into the room which, because it was very warm during our stay, made it uncomfortable at night. The bathroom, although a really nice size, was badly lit and could do with a much brighter light. The fan also seemed to go on for hours after the light had been switched off. Breakfast was very good, but it would have been nice to have had a different choice of fresh fruit available on some days.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The room was not ready on arrival we had to wait a futher 20 minutes. Our room was near the stairs which gave a lot of noise late at night.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The hotel is well situated for both the town center, cliff walks and for the transport system. Staff are friendly and helpful.

      The hotel is rather tired looking and the rooms are dated, the tv was very small screen. The dining room had no atmosphere and the menu was rather chips with everything which was rather a shame as the meal was well cooked and presented.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      The location is ideal for the shopping centre and also access to the beach. Since our last visit they have converted to free wi-fi (the last time it was £6 per hour!) which is a big plus. Our room on this visit was much better - our last visit had us in a fairly small double room.

      Room maintenance wasnt great. The single bedside light didnt work and the tap mounting on the bath was loose.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Wessex - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • Bournemouth Central Station
      1.2 mi
    Restaurants
    • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
      200 ft
    • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
      300 ft
    Beaches
    • Bournemouth Beach
      1100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      109

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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