Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The impressive Wessex is a 3-star property set next to Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth University and Bournemouth Beach featuring a leisure center, a seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel opened its doors in 1898 and was remodeled in 2010.

Wessex is located walk from the award-winning sandy beach. Wessex is also minutes away from Bournemouth Pier and Pavilion Theatre.

Welcoming guests with snooker tables and a golf course, the hotel is placed next to restaurants, bars and an aquarium.

Guests will find themselves a 20-minute walk from Bournemouth Central train station. The hotel is around 10 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

This property offers 109 individual guestrooms complete with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, climate control, a safe and a rollaway bed. All bathrooms come with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a separate shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can order Italian meals at the premier restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Modern Spacious Lounge bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

Guests with children at Wessex can take advantage of children’s meals and a game room. A gym, aerobics classes and a fitness studio are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   109.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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Hotel Address:

West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
    300 ft
  • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Lower Gardens
    2100 ft
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    1000 ft
  • Hengistbury Head
    2600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    109

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

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Rooms and availability

Wessex Standard RoomWessex Standard RoomWessex Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Wessex Standard Family
    Standard Family
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
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    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious room has comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Wessex Premier Double
      Premier Double
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 540 sq. feet
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      Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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        Hotel Address:

        West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Bournemouth
          2700 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Bournemouth Central Station
          1.2 mi
        • Bournemouth Train Station
          1.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          2000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
          300 ft
        • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
          300 ft
        Parks
        • Lower Gardens
          2100 ft
        Beaches
        • Bournemouth Beach
          1000 ft
        • Hengistbury Head
          2600 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • 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 Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Christmas Market - 1700 ft
        • Westover Gallery - 2000 ft
        • Westbeach - 2300 ft
        • Gallery 57 Ltd - 2300 ft
        • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 3300 ft
        • Courtenay's Fine Art - 4300 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2300 ft

        Places of interest

        • Oceanarium - 2300 ft

        Convention centers

        • Bournemouth International Centre - 1400 ft

        Amusement

        • Happyland Amusements - 2000 ft
        • Bournemouth beach - 2300 ft
        • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 2300 ft
        • Pier Amusements - 2300 ft
        • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 2300 ft
        • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 2300 ft
        • Odeon Cinema - 2700 ft
        • Ambassador Snooker Club - 3000 ft
        • Laser Quest - 3300 ft
        • Bus Air Festival - 3700 ft
        • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 3700 ft
        • Aztec Amusement Centre - 3700 ft

        Museums

        • Gallery - 2300 ft

        Parks

        • bournemouth gardens - 1400 ft

        Theaters

        • Bournemouth Pier Theatre - 2000 ft
        • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 2300 ft
        • Pavillion - 2300 ft
        • The Pier Theatre - 2300 ft
        • Pavilion Theatre - 2700 ft

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club - 700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Compton Acres - 1.9 mi
          164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
        • Splashdown - 3.5 mi
          Tower Park, Poole
        • Sandbanks - 4.0 mi
          PooleEngland
        • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 3.1 mi
          No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
        • Shell Bay - 3.9 mi
          Ferry Rd, Studland

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Bournemouth Beach - 1000 ft
          BournemouthEngland
        • Oceanarium - 2200 ft
          Pier Approach, Bournemouth
        • Hengistbury Head - 2600 ft
          BournemouthEngland
        • Lower Gardens - 2100 ft
          Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
        • Bournemouth Pier - 2300 ft
          Pier Approach, Bournemouth
        • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 3500 ft
          East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Blakes Restaurant - 300 ft

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

          80% likes this, based on 207 reviews
          Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English
          Price Range: USD 33 - USD 49

        • The Connaught Brasserie - 300 ft

          Address: The Connaught Hotel
          Phone: 01202 298020

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

        • Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway - 800 ft

          Address: 4 West Cliff Road
          Phone: 01202 311222

          75% likes this, based on 215 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

        • Amalfi - 300 ft

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

          76% likes this, based on 97 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 34

        • Cristallo - 700 ft

          Address: 3 West Cliff Road
          Phone: 0751 553 4963

          54% likes this, based on 133 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • 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

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 222 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Dining
        8.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children
          10.0

          The location was ideal for access to the beach (only 5 mins walk). (10 mins to the town centre). The hotel was welcoming, very comfortable and rooms lovely. We would definitely come back again, perhaps longer next time. We would recommend this to any type of traveller/customer. This hotel offered good value all round.

          Only complaint was that perhaps more staff needed during busy times. The existing staff clearly work very hard indeed and always seem to be rushed. They were all very helpful and polite.

        • Single
          7.8

          friendly staff

          one day room was not made up when i returned at 2.30 pm

        • Single
          7.0

          Travelling frequently around the UK Wessex provides what i need which is quiet value for money accom

          Lift needs a bit of an over haul

        • Single
          10.0

          We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would definitely go back. Staff were excellent, especially the restaurant staff, food was 100%.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          nice room and good staff. Pool is ok and warm

          the pool needs a little bit of renovation. Did not do baby listening which could be very useful for young children.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Reliability of events and breadth of service, speed of service , very pleasant room.

          Food in the dining room was disappointing, particularly in the evening. Darkness and lack of windows and dated furnishing meant we ate next door on our second night.

        • Couple
          10.0

          great staff and service, good manager, very good food , stayed at the wessex hotel many times, and continue to return

          never had problems with hotel

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Location of Hotel was good, breakfast had agood choice of food ,cooked breakfast was nice and cooked well .Room was good size , no compalints at all we will use this hotel again.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          ideal location...quiet room...comfy bed...however building needs moderizing quite truefully room very 60,s having said that we only stayed for one night and it was an enjoyable visit..would ues hotel again no problem!!

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Have stayed at Wessex before and found it suited our requirements.

          On checking in, our room was on the 4th floor - not a problem. However, the receptionist directed us to the nearest lift and never mentioned the alternative lift, The lift we were directed to did not go to our floor and we had to hunt around for someone to ask and we had to carry our cases up several stairs. Clearer directions or a small map of the hotel layout would be a good idea. We had breakfast in an alcove area off the main dining room and the carpet was badly stained which was very bad for an Hotel of this standard.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Location, not overly expensive, premier room, one minor point - the room could have been a tad cooler. General appearance and parking was good, breakfast was very good too.

          View from our room was not too good, but we were at the back of the hotel - as it was a short stay we were not too concerned.

        • Single
          7.4

          We liked the indoor and outdoor pool. The bar staff we very courteous and the room was made up every day. We enjoyed our breakfasts.

          We felt that some of the staff at reception were very courteous but some could do better. We felt that they could have known alot more about days out. The pools jacuzzi could have had bubbles.

        • Couple
          10.0

          Excellet facilities ,very clean and comfortable will come again.

        • Family with children
          4.2

          Getting a refund and not having to stay in this overpriced hotel

          Overpriced for shabby room overlooking pipes

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Location. Large bath towels.

          I booked two rooms at this hotel - one for relatives we had arranged to meet up with on our visit to UK. Both rooms were very run down and ours at least had a very grimy outlook. Common areas of the hotel (stairs and passages) were also shabby. The bar ran out of brandy on the first of our two nights and this had not been re-stocked by the second night. Overall, we were not impressed and would not use the hotel again.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Bournemouth
          2700 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Bournemouth Central Station
          1.2 mi
        • Bournemouth Train Station
          1.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          2000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
          300 ft
        • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
          300 ft
        Parks
        • Lower Gardens
          2100 ft
        Beaches
        • Bournemouth Beach
          1000 ft
        • Hengistbury Head
          2600 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • 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

        Use Badge