Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU  show map
 3 stars
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Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The 3-star Wessex Hotel is set just 5.0 km from Steam Clock, The Captain's Club Spa and Adventure Wonderland. Opened in 1898, the prestigious hotel attracts visitors with its Italian architecture.

The hotel has central location in the heart of a natural area as well as a leisure centre, a seasonal outdoor pool and snooker tables on-site. It is about 1 km away from the center of Bournemouth.

Restaurants, casinos and an oceanarium are set close to the property.

Bournemouth Central train station is nearby. It will take 10 minutes to get to Bournemouth International airport by car.

Rooms

There are cozy rooms with satellite TV, wireless internet, IDD telephone, a safe and climate control provided for travelers staying in Bournemouth. Some rooms at Wessex Hotel have a view over the sea. They are fitted with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as family bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. The hotel’s small restaurant serves a variety of vegetarian dishes. Guests can try hot drinks in the lobby bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Blakes Restaurant and Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway are just about 100 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers free self parking, a storage room and an elevator along with a business center, a meeting room and a copier to respond to the needs of all guests.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a wellness center, a steam room and a sauna. On-site fitness amenities include fitness classes, a gym and yoga classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   109.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's menu
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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Hotel Address:

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
    70 m
  • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
    60 m
Parks
  • Lower Gardens
    600 m
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    290 m
  • Hengistbury Head
    770 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    109

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Rooms and availability

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Premier Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 50 m²
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    Superior Family Room
    Size: 50 m²
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      Standard Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
      Size: 25 m²
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      Standard|Twin Room - With Breakfast

      Room facilities
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        Family Double Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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          Hotel Address:

          11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            800 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Bus stop
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
            70 m
          • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
            60 m
          Parks
          • Lower Gardens
            600 m
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            290 m
          • Hengistbury Head
            770 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            109

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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          Wessex Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Christmas Market - 500 m
          • Oceanarium - 600 m
          • Westover Gallery - 600 m
          • Gallery 57 Ltd - 700 m
          • Westbeach - 700 m

          Popular areas

          Places of interest

          • Bournemouth Library - 400 m
          • The Square - 500 m
          • Oceanarium - 700 m
          • St Peter's Church - 800 m

          Convention centers

          Amusement

          • Happyland Amusements - 600 m
          • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 700 m
          • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 700 m
          • Bournemouth beach - 700 m
          • Pier Amusements - 700 m
          • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 700 m
          • Odeon Cinema - 800 m
          • Ambassador Snooker Club - 900 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Bournemouth Eye - 500 m

          Museums

          • Gallery - 700 m

          Parks

          • bournemouth gardens - 400 m

          Theaters

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club - 200 m

          Local attractions

          • Compton Acres - 3.0 km
            164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
          • Splashdown - 5.7 km
            Tower Park, Poole
          • Sandbanks - 6.4 km
            PooleEngland
          • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 5.0 km
            No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
          • Shell Bay - 6.3 km
            Ferry Rd, Studland

          Near the hotel

          • Bournemouth Beach - 290 m
            BournemouthEngland
          • Oceanarium - 650 m
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Hengistbury Head - 770 m
            BournemouthEngland
          • Lower Gardens - 600 m
            Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
          • Bournemouth Pier - 660 m
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.1 km
            East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

          Restaurants nearby

          • Blakes Restaurant - 70 m

            Address: 30 West Hill Road
            Phone: +44 (0)1202 298020

            80% likes this, based on 207 reviews
            Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English
            Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 37

          • The Connaught Brasserie - 70 m

            Address: The Connaught Hotel
            Phone: 01202 298020

            62% likes this, based on 19 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, British
            Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 36

          • THE HOP INN - 170 m

            Address: WEST CLIFF ROAD

            75% likes this, based on 46 reviews
            Cuisine: English

          • Amalfi - 60 m

            Address: 11-13 West Cliff Road
            Phone: 01202 296278

            76% likes this, based on 97 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 26

          • Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway - 200 m

            Address: 4 West Cliff Road
            Phone: 01202 311222

            64% likes this, based on 233 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            109

          Hotel Awards

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          Wessex Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Wessex

          Average guest rating

          7.2out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 223 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Dining
          8.0

          Guest reviews

          • Family with children
            10.0

            The location was ideal for access to the beach (only 5 mins walk). (10 mins to the town centre). The hotel was welcoming, very comfortable and rooms lovely. We would definitely come back again, perhaps longer next time. We would recommend this to any type of traveller/customer. This hotel offered good value all round.

            Only complaint was that perhaps more staff needed during busy times. The existing staff clearly work very hard indeed and always seem to be rushed. They were all very helpful and polite.

          • Single
            7.8

            friendly staff

            one day room was not made up when i returned at 2.30 pm

          • Single
            7.0

            Travelling frequently around the UK Wessex provides what i need which is quiet value for money accom

            Lift needs a bit of an over haul

          • Single
            10.0

            We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would definitely go back. Staff were excellent, especially the restaurant staff, food was 100%.

          • Family with children
            8.2

            nice room and good staff. Pool is ok and warm

            the pool needs a little bit of renovation. Did not do baby listening which could be very useful for young children.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Reliability of events and breadth of service, speed of service , very pleasant room.

            Food in the dining room was disappointing, particularly in the evening. Darkness and lack of windows and dated furnishing meant we ate next door on our second night.

          • Couple
            10.0

            great staff and service, good manager, very good food , stayed at the wessex hotel many times, and continue to return

            never had problems with hotel

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Location of Hotel was good, breakfast had agood choice of food ,cooked breakfast was nice and cooked well .Room was good size , no compalints at all we will use this hotel again.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            ideal location...quiet room...comfy bed...however building needs moderizing quite truefully room very 60,s having said that we only stayed for one night and it was an enjoyable visit..would ues hotel again no problem!!

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Have stayed at Wessex before and found it suited our requirements.

            On checking in, our room was on the 4th floor - not a problem. However, the receptionist directed us to the nearest lift and never mentioned the alternative lift, The lift we were directed to did not go to our floor and we had to hunt around for someone to ask and we had to carry our cases up several stairs. Clearer directions or a small map of the hotel layout would be a good idea. We had breakfast in an alcove area off the main dining room and the carpet was badly stained which was very bad for an Hotel of this standard.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Location, not overly expensive, premier room, one minor point - the room could have been a tad cooler. General appearance and parking was good, breakfast was very good too.

            View from our room was not too good, but we were at the back of the hotel - as it was a short stay we were not too concerned.

          • Single
            7.4

            We liked the indoor and outdoor pool. The bar staff we very courteous and the room was made up every day. We enjoyed our breakfasts.

            We felt that some of the staff at reception were very courteous but some could do better. We felt that they could have known alot more about days out. The pools jacuzzi could have had bubbles.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Excellet facilities ,very clean and comfortable will come again.

          • Family with children
            4.2

            Getting a refund and not having to stay in this overpriced hotel

            Overpriced for shabby room overlooking pipes

          • Older travelers
            5.0

            Location. Large bath towels.

            I booked two rooms at this hotel - one for relatives we had arranged to meet up with on our visit to UK. Both rooms were very run down and ours at least had a very grimy outlook. Common areas of the hotel (stairs and passages) were also shabby. The bar ran out of brandy on the first of our two nights and this had not been re-stocked by the second night. Overall, we were not impressed and would not use the hotel again.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            800 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Bus stop
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • Blakes Restaurant (cuisine: French, Contemporary, English)
            70 m
          • Amalfi (cuisine: Italian)
            60 m
          Parks
          • Lower Gardens
            600 m
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            290 m
          • Hengistbury Head
            770 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            109

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthWessex

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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