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Reviewed 7 November 2014

The little touches in this hotel make such a difference, plenty of coffee and tea in your room, with a selection of biscuits and a couple of chocolates each. Complimentary bathroom items, a comfy bar/lounge and an additional tv room if you want to watch tv with friends/family. The breakfasts are excellent, plenty of choice, lovely hot caffetiere coffee along...

1Thank BigglesJersey
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks much for leaving your review. I'm sure other visitors to Bournemouth will appreciate you highlighting the various aspects of the Balincourt you enjoyed such as the lounge/bar, TV lounge and the extras we include.

Fairhope, Alabama
Reviewed 10 October 2014

I have seldom been to a place that so completely exceeded my expectations. Alison and Nigel have created a travelers delight. Rooms: perfect. Food: perfect. Kindness and generosity: perfect. Arrangements: perfect. Location: perfect. They even arranged tours and taxis, if needed. Let's keep this quiet. It is almost too good to share. Looking forward to my next visit.

1Thank James M
Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear James, thanks for you comments but please do tell others about how good we are!

Cheddar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This hotel/guest house is an example of how to run an efficient friendly hotel and offer good value for money. Our room was on the top floor which involved a bit of a hike up the second staircase but it was roomy and spotlessly clean. The whole place was clean and tidy and the resident proprietors were always available. The...

1Thank Michael R
Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Michael, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. Other travellers will appreciate the detail you have provided and we appreciate your comments about the quality of the Balincourt experience.

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Second time staying here this year. Best place to stay in Bournemouth, lovely rooms, great breakfast. Close to bus stops for many destinations. Hosts very welcoming, walking distance of Boscombe beach.

1Thank anneb2448
Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. As you say, the Balincourt is really convenient for the beach and has easy transport links to just about everywhere! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Horndon-on-the-Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Stayed here with my husband and 2 friends, and found it to be very welcoming, and as the week went on, superb. ..... Very spacious rooms, fantastic breakfast, and all in all our very pleasant experience. We would all certainly visit again, many thanks to Alison, Nigel and the staff, who made our stay so pleasant, nothing was too much...

1Thank Jean C
Alison G, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Jean & Guy, thanks for your review. We're pleased that the Balincourt met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again on your return visit.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Our third visit to the Balincourt this time for the Air Festival weekend. The hotel was spotless as previously. Good choice at breakfast of cereals, fruit, yogurt and excellent variety of cooked breakfasts to cater for all, beautifully cooked by Alison. (I noticed gluten free options readily available). Alison and Nigel are very welcoming and go out of their way...

Thank Michael H
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Michael, thanks for your review. No matter how many glowing reviews we get, we really appreciate the time people take to leave their thoughts for the benefit of other travellers. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the Bournemouth Air Festival, and look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 28 August 2014

I came with my daughter and stayed in this wonderful bed and breakfast, I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to stay in Bournemouth, the rooms are lovely, comfy beds and lovely decor, breakfast is fantastic and the hosts are very friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble,value for money I would say is unbeatable and I...

1Thank Peyton_rose
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Dear Karen and Lucy, thanks for your lovely review. What can we say(!) except that we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 13 August 2014

Recently stayed at the Balincourt Hotel,Bournemouth ,the hotel is centrally located so easy to get to the beach,shops,restaurant and attractions,but it was the atmosphere in the hotel,beautifully decorated,but so warm and homely.The hosts Alison and Nigel made me feel so welcome from the moment I walked in,nothing was too much trouble.The room was beautifully appointed ,with so many treats waiting...

2Thank Simon S
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments and for the room tip. You are absolutely correct; we will always go 'that extra mile' to ensure our guests have a good stay at the Balincourt.

Reviewed 11 August 2014

A warm welcome awaited us as we arrived. Parking space located to the front of the property and we were granted by a lovely gentleman who showed us to our room, a spacious double ensuite bedroom. Spotlessly clean, lovely bedlinen and the most comfortable bed you could imagine. Breakfast the next day was extremely well organised, plentiful and excellent quality....

2Thank ShropshireEngland
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and of course the famous Balincourt breakfast!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you get a very nice homey feeling. The room (6) was very well presented/decor in fact the whole hotel is very well presented and clean. The breakfast is also very nice. Location is only a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. The staff are very friendly.. I wouldn't think twice about booking...

2Thank Ruben-Gaviria
Alison G, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

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The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: RM477 - RM649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I chose the ground floor room, as I have moderate walking difficulties. The bathroom was well equipped with grab rails.”
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“Nice small quiet Hotel”
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“Rooms facing the road are quite noisy as its on a very busy main road.”
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“We had a lovely room on the top floor but the last flight of stairs was quite steep.”
 of 5 bubbles Michele_and_Martin, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you are elderly, make sure you ask for a room where you don;t have to climb too many stairs.”
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