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The Elstead Hotel

12-14 Knyveton Road East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3QP England
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#19 of 65 hotels in Bournemouth

Elstead Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Bournemouth, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Elstead Hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Elstead Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Peter's Church (0.8 mi) and Boscombe Pier (0.8 mi) make Elstead Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Bournemouth.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Mediterranean restaurants, including El Murrino, Lolas Restaurant, and Agora Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Elstead Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.7 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Bournemouth!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Polish and 1 more
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suzyb5931 wrote a review 21 Sep
Cambridge, United Kingdom27 contributions7 helpful votes
Having read previous reviews i tried to ignore the bad ones. i realise i shouldnt have. On arrival the reception area looked very tired and uninviting a good coat of paint and a new carpet desperatly needed. Receptionist was very pleasant and so went to our room it wasnt quite as bad as i thought though needed updating but the view was awful. We had an issue with the sink and were given another room on the top floor. this was alot larger very hot as was the previous room. velux window was slightly open but darent move it open any more. The water pressure was not good just managed to get a shower. I looked under the green valance on the beds the beds certainly needed replacing. Breakfast was not too bad a good cereal and cooked selection . plenty of hot tea and coffee. The staff were all very pleasant and all wore masks. Not all the guests did. If i had took more notice of previous reviews i would have chose somewhere else. But it was a last minute booking so not much choice.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Kathryn K wrote a review 19 Sep
Tonbridge, United Kingdom35 contributions34 helpful votes
Liked · The staff were good and friendly. The location was within walking distance to the town centre. Parking availability was great. Disliked · The wall paper was hanging off in places. The lift felt like a death trap. The room was far too hot and we had to open a big velux window, so all night we had revellers returning through the night that kept us awake. The window opens all the way for the 2nd floor and to close it you have to be around 6ft, it would be easy for someone to fall out. The sofa needs to be urgently thrown, it was totally gross and we did not sit on it. The pillows were poor and very inadequate. Bathroom had black mouldy grouting around the bath. Gripper rods showing for kids to catch themselves on.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Carol H wrote a review Aug 2021
Trowbridge, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Very dirty ! chairs in bar esting area material was black with grime . Bathroom smelled of sewers . Carpets were worn and dirty . Even the sign at the front of hotel was rusty didn't say" come and stay "with us !! I could go on . Don't understand why this cleaning wasn't done when it was shut with covid ???
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
v8imp wrote a review Aug 2021
Staffordshire, United Kingdom69 contributions51 helpful votes
arrived 12 midday on sunday, checked in and had to wait for room, soon as we walked in reception you could see the tired paintwork, different shades of magnolia, headed into the bar for a drink and two very small cokes a very expensive £4.60 total, sat just inside and noticed the window cill by the door thick with dust and i mean thick, not just a couple of days either, more like 3 months worth. Headed up to room 124, again very tired, the mattress was as flat as a pancake and no support, into the bathroom for a shower, cobwebs everywhere and insects on the ceiling etc, shower was either on or off, no control over the temp, we spent the afternoon, having doors around us constantly banged, the walls were paper thin and could hear everything. mentioned this at reception for the asst manager to be on our floor and only for it to be shrugged off, showed him the cobwebs etc and all he said was ill tell the cleaners, well 4 days later Mr asst manager they were still there so you failed in your job. was woken at midnight one night to only work out that the meeting room was being set up for the next day, and on that subject we came back in the car one day to find we couldnt park because of the meeting rooms were being used again woken at 5.50am both mornings by noise from staff in the back car park drive down to the car park littered with a cushion and bread trays again there all 3 days we were there,
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: book some where else
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Elliet426 wrote a review Aug 2021
18 contributions7 helpful votes
I cannot fault this hotel at all. We come across this hotel after being let down by a hotel we had previously booked. We were greeted by a lovely lady called Sharon who on short notice managed to get us room for two nights at a great deal. This hotel room was very clean. The room itself was a little dated but very well kept. The hotel had a lovely pool, sauna and steam room which was free to use and the breakfast in the morning was amazing. The walk into town took around 15 minutes, so not too long. All staff were very helpful and lovely. I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is thinking of staying in Bournemouth.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$73 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elstead Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Elstead Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bournemouth Natural Science Society (0.3 km), Old Fire Station (0.5 km), and The Lion's Head (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elstead Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Elstead Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elstead Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bournemouth Pizza Co, Kayla Brasserie, and Sambal Tumis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elstead Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elstead Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elstead Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elstead Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (1.1 km), Christchurch Priory Church (5.9 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (5.9 km).
Is The Elstead Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.