Britannia Carrington House Hotel - Bournemouth  3 stars

Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH1 3QQ  show mapSave
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Britannia Carrington House is a 3-star property, located directly on the public beach. The tranquil hotel was built in 1960 and refurbished in 2001.

It is nestled in the heart of Bournemouth with direct proximity to Bournemouth Beach, Pavilion Theatre and Oceanarium. Castlepoint Shopping Centre, Bournemouth University and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth are located nearby.

Placed near boutiques and restaurants, the hotel offers a golf course, snooker tables and mini golf for on-site relaxation.

10 minutes' walk to Bournemouth train station. 10 minutes by car from Bournemouth International airport.


This property has 20 guestrooms including Standard Family Room, Triple Room and Superior Twin Room appointed with a wardrobe, air conditioning, a trouser press, direct dial phone and a writing desk. The en-suite rooms feature pool views. They also have private bathrooms with a power shower, a heated towel rail and complimentary toiletries.


A free breakfast is offered in the light dining room. Guests can unwind in the indoor restaurant, which serves special British cuisine. Relaxing drinks are offered in the lounge bar.


Britannia Carrington House boasts a conference room, a business center and internet access for business needs and provides 24-hour reception, dry cleaning and room service.


Britannia Carrington House provides a play area and a game room for children. The hotel offers a gym and fitness classes on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   20.

City Center Bournemouth - 1.1 mi
Airports Bournemouth International (BOH) - 3.9 mi, Southampton Airport (SOU) - 26.8 mi
Train Stations Bournemouth Train Station - 2700 ft, Bournemouth Central Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 3000 ft
Restaurants Langtry's Restaurant - 400 ft, Lynton Court (cuisine: British) - 500 ft
Beaches Hengistbury Head - 5300 ft, Bournemouth Beach - 1.4 mi
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Britannia Carrington House Standard Double
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 240 sq. feet

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

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    Standard Twin
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    Britannia Carrington House Standard Twin
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet

    Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

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      Britannia Carrington House LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Hampshire Gallery
        3300 ft
      • Bournemouth Eye
        3300 ft
      • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
        4600 ft
      • Gallery 57 Ltd
        1.0 mi
      • Westbeach
        1.1 mi
      Places of interest
      • Bournemouth East Working Mens Liberal Club
        1700 ft
      • Bournemouth East Conservative Club
        2300 ft
      • Avon Social Club
        3300 ft
      • Lansdowne Baptist Church
        3300 ft
      • Boscombe East Conservative Association
        3700 ft
      Train stations
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        2300 ft
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        2300 ft
      • Sharkeys Pool Venue
        3300 ft
      • Aztec Leisure Ltd
        4000 ft
      • Aztec Amusement Centre
        4000 ft
      • Heals Amusements
        4300 ft
      • Laser Quest
        4300 ft
      • Bus Air Festival
        4300 ft
      • Academy
        4300 ft
      • Ambassador Snooker Club
        4600 ft
      • Odeon Cinema
        5000 ft
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club
        5000 ft
      • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite
        1.0 mi
      • Sheridan IMAX Cinema
        1.1 mi
      • Pier Amusements
        1.1 mi
      • Gallery
        1.0 mi
      • Pavillion
        5000 ft
      • Pavilion Theatre
        1.0 mi
      • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
        1.0 mi
      • The Pier Theatre
        1.1 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Hengistbury Head
        5300 ft
      • Lower Gardens
        1.1 mi
        Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Pier
        1.1 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Oceanarium
        1.1 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Beach
        1.4 mi

      Near the hotel

      • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
        4600 ft
        East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Langtry's Restaurant

        77% likes this, based on 79 reviews

        400 ft
        26 Derby Road

        Phone: 01202 553 887

      • Lynton Court

        63% likes this, based on 35 reviews
        Cuisine: British

        500 ft
        47 Christchurch Road
      • Garden Restaurant

        76% likes this, based on 26 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary, European, Brasserie, British
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 49

        1200 ft
        East OverCliff Drive

        Phone: 01202 553183

      • Ocean City

        74% likes this, based on 134 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese

        1400 ft
        38 Christchurch Rd
      • Harry Ramsden's

        51% likes this, based on 611 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 34 - USD 51

        2100 ft
        Undercliffe Drive

        Phone: 01202 295 818

      Britannia Carrington House Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Britannia Carrington House

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 205 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children

        Our children loved the nice, heated swimming pool and the softplay area!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It was a nice hotel - average services.

        Staff not too sympathetic to problems.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        the staff were really nice,the breakfast was lovely,and it was nice to take thedog. the pool was sooo nice and warm.

        if i had to moan, our side of the hotel was too hot, and decor was dated!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        All round impressed with this hotel, staff were friendly and efficient, breakfast very good value for money with a wide range of options. Room was clean and comfortable in good decorative order.

        The hotel was about half hour walk from the centre of Bournemouth, however there is a very good bus service a short stroll away which we made use of.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The room was very spacious and the bunk beds were ideal for the children. The breakfast was first class, nicely cooked and plenty to choose from.

        The pool area was a bit of a let down and the changing rooms need serious work doing to them.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The staff are efficient and always busy. It is a well run hotel.Breakfast is buffet style , and goodthe staff there are particularly helpful.

        There is a charge of £7.50 for dogs. We have a very small dog, and we not use the food they supply. We take room freshners, protective coverings, and feel that £7.50 a night is a bit excessive.This charrge seems to vary between Forestdale Hotels

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Thought the pool was a good size! Excellent location close to the sea and town centre, aswell as the crazy golf and gardens!!

        Think they need some retraining on customer service!!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The staff were very friendly, very helpful and all round lovely. The hotel was fantastic for the children, with lots for them to do when we weren't out and about and gave me plenty of opportunity to read my book while they were occupied. It is 30 minutes walk from the beach which I love, I have always loved Bournemouth and come very regularly, I will definitely be using this hotel again. We had breakfast each morning which was plentiful and very tasty. We only ate our evening meal in the hotel on our last night but so wished we had more often, the food was delicous and very reasonably priced with a childrens menu for the younger ones. Our general feelings are great hotel!

        The shower in our room was not very good, very hard to turn on then to set the temperature. The room was very clean but a little tatty. My name on my booking was quite clear yet they spelt my name wrong and gave me the wrong title. We were in a family room for four people, cearly stated but only had two towels and two cups, biscuits etc, this was rectified when asked but it's the little things which make a great experience a fantastic one!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Good standard of hotel, and excellent value with the deal. Large and comfortable family room, great for family of four. Polite and helpful staff, substantial choice at breakfast, surprisingly large swimming pool for a hotel. Had to change rooms because cold water supply was not working in our first room, but change was offered quickly and efficiently, and staff made sure we were happy with the second room. Located in a quiet and classy part of Bournemouth: a drive from the central pier area, but managed to walk to restaurants near the University area in the evening.

        Had we been staying for a full week or more, might have had trouble storing clothes for 4 of us (had a wardrobe and 4 drawers - probably fine for 2, but tricky if a whole family were staying for a full holiday). But I might still choose to put up with that, as the room, hotel and pool were so nice.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        It was a very good hotel, a fair price and the staff were helpful and friendly

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Good breakfast, very clean room, nice and quiet; very close to the beach, castle of Corfe is also quite close.

        Very old lifts.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Indoor Swimming Pool, Room Size Good, Food Good, Staff Friendly & Quiet location

        Could hear the music from the function room at night

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        the laid back atmosphere

        as there were 14 of us staying at the hotel that weekend and it was nice that we could return after an evening out to still use the hotel bar, the only thing really letting the night down was the fact that you had to keep going to reception each time you wanted to be served as the bar was not constantly attended especialy after 11pm. and i'm sure that if it had been a lot more money would have been spent!!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Foyer and bar have pleasant old world style. Breakfast/dining room nicely laid out, pleasant atmosphere. Large comprehensive breakfast buffey bar. However may have to wait a little too long for "special" orders, eg poached eggs! Wide range of room sizes right including large family rooms sleeping upto 5 people (using bunk beds). Has large swimming pool. Wide range of function/meeting rooms, including one with large dance floor. Location quiet residential area. Reception staff were very helpful, respectful and patient when handling complaints.

        We were not initially offered the room that we had booked in advance, despite verbal telehone confimation. Room quality not good. One standard double we were offered was small, rather shabby with a bed mattress with very prominent springs. Rooms tend to be very hot at night. Don't accept room 351 !!!! It is a large family room (sleeping 5) on the top floor of the building. Window overlooks a very noisy extractor fan on the kitchen roof which is only switched off between 2am and 7am. On the roof immediately above the room there is a heavy duty air conditioning unit which also starts up early morning causing the room to resonate and vibrate !!! sounds like a helicopter landing !!!!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Hotel staff and the breakfast very good

        • Average rating
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