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Park Central Hotel

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AJ England
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#10 of 65 hotels in Bournemouth
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Welcome to the Park Central Hotel, one of the best and highly ranked four star hotels in Bournemouth. With our 48 unique rooms each with its own individual and modern look, we can proudly offer accommodation which is stylish, sleek and original. You could not ask for a better seafront location then the one Park Central Hotel has to offer. With the Bournemouth International Centre adjacent to theBournemouth Pavilion Theatre only a two minute walk away, we have the perfect location for both business and leisure. Alongside the Park Central Hotel is The Crab Restaurant, a two Rosette fine dining, seafood restaurant. Our Michelin star trained chefs will take your breath away with their passion and skill. The Crab is renowned for serving some of the freshest, locally sourced fish with an exquisite menu that changes regularly to compliment the seasons. These delicious dishes are served in contemporary surroundings by our warm and friendly staff.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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rachelmB601TA wrote a review 21 Sep
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
This was my third stay at the Park Central, with my husband and mother-in-law. There were many pluses and just a couple of minuses (mainly due to Covid limitations, I would guess) to this stay. Rooms: Both rooms were really comfortable, with all the promised extras of a signature room – safe, fridge, robes, coffee maker and wonderful sea views. My mother-in-law had a fantastic room with a four-poster bed and two televisions – one of which was enormous. Our room, while of adequate size, was quite a bit smaller, and a little disappointing compared to hers, and to the signature rooms we’ve had at this hotel in the past. Housekeeping: Due to Covid measures, we were given the choice of having our rooms serviced daily or not and we chose daily servicing. The sheets and towels were changed regularly and the bathroom was kept clean, but the carpet only appeared to have been vacuumed once in the eight days we were there. Breakfast: Breakfasts were well cooked and served promptly and courteously. There was less choice than there used to be, especially on the cold buffet. We would have liked some fresh fruit, in addition to the two varieties of tinned fruit on offer. Dinner: We dined at The Crab on my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent and the service courteous. My mother-in-law and I had been looking forward to having the crab, having had it on our last visit, and we were not disappointed – delicious! The meal was a little pricey but worth it for a special dining experience on a special occasion. General: The reception staff were friendly and helpful and we were made to feel welcome. I appreciate the difficulties and restrictions the hotel must still be experiencing with regard to the Covid situation and, as stated earlier, I’m sure most of the “minuses” I’ve mentioned were due to that. Overall the hotel is still excellent and we look forward to coming again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: A sea-facing room gives wonderful views but we experienced a lot of outside noise, sometimes...
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potway wrote a review 20 Sep
Wokingham, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is has a good location and an excellent adjoining restaurant. Whilst the room, no. 206, was comfortable the furniture is a little dated and the bathroom sink is too small for washing etc. The reception staff were very helpful and were able to arrange a dozen red roses and a bottle of champagne for myself and my wife to celebrate our 'Golden Wedding' anniversary. Overall a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Rooms facing the pier will be noisy due to road noise.
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robert s wrote a review 16 Sep
Southsea43 contributions42 helpful votes
Stayed at this Hotel for two nights recently on B&B basis. Glad to report accommodation, breakfast and dinners - supplied by Crab Restaurant below were all of a very high standard indeed. Staff could not have been kinder. attentive and eager to please. Notable in this respect were Mara on reception, new housekeeping manager Lousiseyana, Mohammed in the restauannt and General Manager Shaddab, who was unfailingly cheerful and polite throughout in despite of quite difficult circumstances. In summary, I had an excellent stay, highly recommend it to others and look forward to returning to this hotel in the very near future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
PhilV66 wrote a review 15 Sep
Bicester, United Kingdom226 contributions89 helpful votes
After impromtu visit to Bournemouth we decided to stay at our favourite hotel, we hadnt booked but luckily they had a twin room spare, clean tidy and helpful as ever, this is such a great location for all attractions and we even had great weather to boot. Only real gripe is the beds seemed a little softer than last time which im sure some will like, maybe just worn
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Delboy5822 wrote a review 11 Sep
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom24 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed for seven nights in July and had a lovely large double room overlooking the pier.The room was spacious with a separate seating area looking out to the sea. I think the room and adjoining bathroom had been recently refurbished and re decorated with neutral colours.It was very clean and fine for our needs.The daily breakfasts taken in the Crab restaurant were also very good and everywhere felt covid secure.I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Park Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Park Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Be At One Cocktail Bar (0.4 km), Lower Gardens (0.3 km), and Bournemouth Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Park Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Park Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Park Central Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Park Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picnic Park Deli, Yobu Frozen Yogurt and Bubble Tea, and Sushi & Roll.
Is Park Central Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Bournemouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Park Central Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Park Central Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Park Central Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.5 km), Christchurch Priory Church (7.3 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (7.3 km).
Does Park Central Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Park Central Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.