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

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 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

Steam room

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The 3-star Wessex boasts premium location not far from O2 Academy Bournemouth, Queen's Park and Bournemouth University. Since 1898, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Bournemouth.

Wessex is located on the spectacular golden beach. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Meyrick Park, Pavilion Theatre and Bournemouth International Centre.

The hotel is placed next to bars, restaurants and an aquarium. You can make use of live entertainment, a leisure center and a casino on site as well.

Bournemouth International airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

Classic rooms feature direct dial phone, satellite TV, a writing desk, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Guestrooms offer bright interior and carpet floor.

Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served at the restaurant. The friendly restaurant serves special regional dishes. Hot drinks are offered in the lobby bar.

Services

The welcoming property features a meeting room, a photocopier and conference facilities.

Relax

Guests are free to use a solarium, a sauna and shiatsu massage along with such sport activities as snooker and golf. The hotel’s fitness center has bicycles, aerobics classes and yoga classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

Activities

  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 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
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam room
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area

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 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.9km
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    2.0km
Bus stop
  • 600 m
Restaurants
  • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
    70 m
  • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
    60 m
Parks
  • Lower Gardens
    600 m
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    290 m
  • Hengistbury Head
    770 m
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
Size: 25m2
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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
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      Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      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
        800 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        1.9km
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        2.0km
      Bus stop
      • 600 m
      Restaurants
      • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
        70 m
      • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
        60 m
      Parks
      • Lower Gardens
        600 m
      Beaches
      • Bournemouth Beach
        290 m
      • Hengistbury Head
        770 m
      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 - 500 m
      • Westover Gallery - 600 m
      • Westbeach - 700 m
      • Gallery 57 Ltd - 700 m
      • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.0km
      • Courtenay's Fine Art - 1.3km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 700 m

      Places of interest

      • Oceanarium - 700 m

      Convention centers

      • Bournemouth International Centre - 400 m

      Amusement

      • Happyland Amusements - 600 m
      • Bournemouth beach - 700 m
      • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 700 m
      • Pier Amusements - 700 m
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 700 m
      • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 700 m
      • Odeon Cinema - 800 m
      • Ambassador Snooker Club - 900 m
      • Laser Quest - 1.0km
      • Bus Air Festival - 1.1km
      • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 1.1km
      • Aztec Amusement Centre - 1.1km

      Museums

      • Gallery - 700 m

      Parks

      • bournemouth gardens - 400 m

      Theaters

      • Bournemouth Pier Theatre - 600 m
      • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 700 m
      • Pavillion - 700 m
      • The Pier Theatre - 700 m
      • Pavilion Theatre - 800 m

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club - 200 m

      Local Attractions

      • Compton Acres - 3.0km
        164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
      • Splashdown - 5.7km
        Tower Park, Poole
      • Sandbanks - 6.4km
        PooleEngland
      • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 5.0km
        No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
      • Shell Bay - 6.3km
        Ferry Rd, Studland

      Near the hotel

      • Bournemouth Beach - 290 m
        BournemouthEngland
      • Oceanarium - 650 m
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Hengistbury Head - 770 m
        BournemouthEngland
      • Lower Gardens - 600 m
        Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Pier - 660 m
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.1km
        East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Blakes Restaurant - 70 m

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

        80% likes this, based on 207 reviews
        Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English
        Price Range: GBP 22 - GBP 33

      • The Connaught Brasserie - 70 m

        Address: The Connaught Hotel
        Phone: 01202 298020

        62% likes this, based on 19 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Brasserie, British
        Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 32

      • Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway - 200 m

        Address: 4 West Cliff Road
        Phone: 01202 311222

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

      • Amalfi - 60 m

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

        76% likes this, based on 97 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 23

      • Cristallo - 180 m

        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

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      Wessex Reviews

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

      Average guest rating

      7.4out 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
        800 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        1.9km
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        2.0km
      Bus stop
      • 600 m
      Restaurants
      • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
        70 m
      • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
        60 m
      Parks
      • Lower Gardens
        600 m
      Beaches
      • Bournemouth Beach
        290 m
      • Hengistbury Head
        770 m
      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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