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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing Good Quality Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at The Connaught whilst exploring Bournemouth - fantastic location with easy access to Bournemouth, the Beach and many bus routes. Hotel was fantastic, clean and all the staff were friendly. Breakfast was excellent and set you up for the day. We could not fault our stay at The Connaught.

Room Tip: Standard room are neat but quite compact - not a problem if only using it to wash, change and sleep...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Dear Josoap796

Thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Just returned from a 2 night break at the Connaught. This is a really fantastic hotel in all respects.We stayed in a superior room which was very comfortable and well maintained.Would recommend staying dinner, bed and breakfast because the food is of the highest standard.The dinner menu and quality of food is second to none.We have never experienced better!! The spa and fitness area is to a high standard.
However even with all this it is the staff and the quality of service that makes this such a good hotel.Everyone including management were extremely friendly and efficient.A real credit to Best Western.
So if you are thinking of coming to Bournemouth you can do no better than to stay at the Connaught.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor facing the garden. It was very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Dear 171Andrew

Thank you very much for your very generous and comprehensive review which is most appreciated by each and everyone of us, especially by our Maitre d', Nicki Rutigliano and his team. I hope we get to see you again soon.

Best wishes

David F Miller
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Gillingham Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We visited Bournemouth for the Katherine Jenkins concert in early February and stayed for two nights. All we have to say about the Connaught can be summarised by saying it will be our first choice hotel in any future overnight stay in Bournemouth. The location is good - quiet but not isolated and in easy walking distance of the centre and sea front; and there is good parking.
I don't think that the standard of friendliness, helpfulness and efficiency of the staff could be bettered anywhere. Breakfast was firstclass and dining in Blakes restuarant was something really special. Very much in the top division of the Best Western Family.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Dear Peter W

Thank you very much for your superb review and also for taking the trouble to write a review for Blakes, our award-winning restaurant. It was a fabulous evening for all of us to have Katherine Jenkins and her entourage dining in Blakes and even more so for our chef, when they gave him and the staff a standing ovation at the end of the evening - I hope you were part of that very memorable event..

Thank you again and best wishes

David F Miller
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Staff friendly polite and welcoming.
Room clean warm and nice.
Plenty of tea, coffee etc to allow more than 1 drink and biscuits were a nice extra.
Food well presented fresh and tasty.
Quiet area.
Easy to find via sat nav.
Unfortunately no time to use all the lovely facilities.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Thanks very much Lesley P for your very kind review - hopefully on your next visit you will manage to set aside some time to take full advantage of some of the great facilities we have on offer.

Best wishes

David F Miller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

An excellent hotel with good location,comfortable room and lovely pool facilities.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Dear Scantle

Short, sweet and to the point - thank you very much for the full marks all round.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel
Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth
#2 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price range (per night): RM433 - RM971
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This AA 4 star BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is Trip Advisor's No 1 Bournemouth Hotel with a magnificent spa, an award-winning double rosette restaurant and 54 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, including 3 junior suites, 6 executive rooms, superior, standard and single rooms, some with their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel is centrally located on the West Cliff and is less than 500m to the town centre, with all its bars, clubs and restaurants, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and Free Membership of the Spa and Leisure Club await you. The Bluewater Spa offers 2 gymnasiums, an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna and a beauty and 3 massage therapy suites, to include a double. After a relaxing day in the Spa enjoy a fine dinner and top class wine in our award-winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by Ben Nicol, the Head Chef. The hotel was again awarded the highly coveted Silver Shield in 2013 by Green Tourism for Business for its contribution to the environment and local community. Trip Advisor has once again awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to the Hotel, the Spa and to Blakes Restaurant. ... more   less 
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