Wessex Hotel Bournemouth  3 stars

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU  show mapSave
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Wessex Hotel is a 3-star welcoming guesthouse, located on the beach. Founded in 1898, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2010.

Premium location next to a train station provides an easy access to Elizabeth Castle, The Good Play Cafe and Queens Park Golf Course. A 10-minute drive to the center of Bournemouth.

Placed near restaurants, an aquarium and bars, the hotel offers snooker tables, a leisure club and a fitness studio.

Bournemouth International airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.


The property comprises of en-suite rooms well-appointed with direct dial phone, satellite TV and a work desk. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a shower.


The Lulworth restaurant serves a variety of regional dishes. At the modern lobby bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


A cloakroom, luggage storage and free parking as well as room service, 24-hour room service and laundry are available at the hotel.


Spa facilities at Wessex Hotel include a sauna, a solarium and a steam room. The hotel’s fitness center has a gym, fitness classes.


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

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   109.

City Center Bournemouth - 2700 ft
Airports Bournemouth International (BOH) - 4.8 mi, Southampton Airport (SOU) - 28.2 mi
Train Stations Bournemouth Central Station - 1.2 mi, Bournemouth Train Station - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 2000 ft
Restaurants Blakes Restaurant (Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English) - 300 ft, Amalfi (Cuisine: Italian) - 200 ft
Parks Lower Gardens - 2000 ft
Beaches Bournemouth Beach - 1000 ft, Hengistbury Head - 2600 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Maid Service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Solarium
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or One Single Bed

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

Room facilities
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    Wessex Hotel Standard Family

    Spacious room has comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Premier Double
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    Wessex Hotel Premier Double

    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Wessex Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Christmas Market
      1700 ft
    • Westover Gallery
      2000 ft
    • Gallery 57 Ltd
      2300 ft
    • Westbeach
      2300 ft
    • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
      3300 ft
    • Courtenay's Fine Art
      4300 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2300 ft
    Places of interest
    • Oceanarium
      2300 ft
    Convention centers
    • Bournemouth International Centre
      1400 ft
    • Happyland Amusements
      2000 ft
    • Sheridan IMAX Cinema
      2300 ft
    • Bournemouth beach
      2300 ft
    • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club
      2300 ft
    • Odeon Cinema
      2300 ft
    • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite
      2300 ft
    • Pier Amusements
      2300 ft
    • Ambassador Snooker Club
      3000 ft
    • Laser Quest
      3300 ft
    • Aztec Leisure Ltd
      3700 ft
    • Aztec Amusement Centre
      3700 ft
    • Bus Air Festival
      3700 ft
    • Gallery
      2300 ft
    • bournemouth gardens
      1400 ft
    • Bournemouth Pier Theatre
      2000 ft
    • Pavillion
      2300 ft
    • The Pier Theatre
      2300 ft
    • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
      2300 ft
    • Pavilion Theatre
      2700 ft
    Medical care and Hospitals
    • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club
      700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Compton Acres
      1.9 mi
      164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
    • Island RIB Voyages Jersey
      3.1 mi
      No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
    • Splashdown
      3.5 mi
      Tower Park, Poole
    • Shell Bay
      3.9 mi
      Ferry Rd, Studland
    • Sandbanks
      4.0 mi

    Near the hotel

    • Bournemouth Beach
      1000 ft
    • Lower Gardens
      2000 ft
      Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
    • Oceanarium
      2200 ft
      Pier Approach, Bournemouth
    • Bournemouth Pier
      2200 ft
      Pier Approach, Bournemouth
    • Hengistbury Head
      2600 ft
    • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
      3500 ft
      East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Blakes Restaurant

      80% likes this, based on 207 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Contemporary, English
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 49

      300 ft
      30 West Hill Road

      Phone: +44 (0)1202 298020

    • Amalfi

      76% likes this, based on 97 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 34

      200 ft
      11-13 West Cliff Road

      Phone: 01202 296278

    • The Connaught Brasserie

      62% likes this, based on 19 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, Brasserie, British
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 48

      300 ft
      The Connaught Hotel

      Phone: 01202 298020

    • Indian Ocean Restaurant and Takeaway

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

      700 ft
      4 West Cliff Road

      Phone: 01202 311222


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

      600 ft

    Wessex Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 221 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      friendly staff

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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

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

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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!!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Excellet facilities ,very clean and comfortable will come again.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

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

      Overpriced for shabby room overlooking pipes

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
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