Wessex - Bournemouth

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EUshow map
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

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
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • 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
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
OceanariumOceanarium2000 ft
Bournemouth LibraryBournemouth Library1400 ft
The SquareThe Square1700 ft
St Peter's ChurchSt Peter's Church2700 ft
Grosvenor Casino BournemouthGrosvenor Casino Bournemouth2700 ft
Bournemouth International CentreBournemouth International Centre1700 ft
Bournemouth BeachBournemouth Beach1000 ft BournemouthEngland
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Blakes RestaurantBlakes Restaurant300 ft30 West Hill Road
AmalfiAmalfi300 ft11-13 West Cliff Road
The Connaught BrasserieThe Connaught Brasserie300 ftThe Connaught Hotel
CristalloCristallo700 ft3 West Cliff Road
Indian Ocean Restaurant and TakeawayIndian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway800 ft4 West Cliff Road
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Kaplan International College BournemouthKaplan International College Bournemouth5000 ft
Arts University BournemouthArts University Bournemouth1.7 mi
Queen's ParkQueen's Park2.4 mi
Bournemouth Central StationBournemouth Central Station1.1 mi
Bournemouth Central StationBournemouth Central Station1.1 mi
Bournemouth Train StationBournemouth Train Station1.2 mi
Bournemouth Train StationBournemouth Train Station1.2 mi
Meyrick ParkMeyrick Park4300 ft
Bournemouth UniversityBournemouth University1.7 mi
Compton AcresCompton Acres1.9 mi164 Canford Cliffs Road
SandbanksSandbanks4.0 mi PooleEngland
Poole HarbourPoole Harbour4.4 mi PooleEngland
Christchurch CastleChristchurch Castle5.0 miCastle Street
Sammy Miller Motorcycle MuseumSammy Miller Motorcycle Museum9.9 miBashley Manor Bashley Cross Road
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Getting around
Airports
Bournemouth International (BOH)4.8 mi
Southampton Airport (SOU)28.2 mi
Train
Bournemouth Central Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  326  reviews

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8.0
Dining
  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    relaxing atmosphere and very helpfull staff

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    near beach an town

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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

  • 6.6
    Good

    Convenient for beach and for bus service.

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  326 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Bournemouth International (BOH)4.8 mi
Southampton Airport (SOU)28.2 mi
Train
Bournemouth Central Station1.2 mi
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