High up on Bournemouth’s East Cliff, this art deco hotel boasts all the monochrome touches of…
“A wonderful seafront location with a super team and impressive public spaces.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
At this art deco hotel many of the bedrooms are appointed in keeping with the hotel's original character, while still offering all that the modern guest expects. Front-facing bedrooms have balconies with superb sea views. The well-appointed public areas are spacious and striking in their design. The Ventana Grand Café and Mirabelle Restaurant offer cuisine with local produce at their heart.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 107
- Family rooms: 16
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Squash Courts
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 55
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £59
- Double room, minimum price: £89
- 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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