Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa
“Seaside hotel where staff have a unified commitment to guest welfare” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Conveniently located on the West Cliff, close to the BIC, beaches and town centre, The Connaught offers well-equipped, neatly decorated rooms, some with balconies. The hotel boasts a very good leisure complex with a large pool and gym. Breakfast and dinner offer imaginative dishes made with quality local ingredients.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms annex: 28
- En-suite rooms: 81
- Family rooms: 0
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Weekly Entertainment
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 66
- Single room, minimum price: £65
- Double room, minimum price: £80
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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