Wessex Hotel - Bournemouth  3 stars

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU  show mapSave
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The 3-star Wessex Hotel boasts premium location not far from O2 Academy Bournemouth, Queen's Park and Bournemouth University. Since 1898, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Bournemouth.

Wessex Hotel is located on the spectacular golden beach. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Meyrick Park, Pavilion Theatre and Bournemouth International Centre.

The hotel is placed next to bars, restaurants and an aquarium. You can make use of live entertainment, a leisure center and a casino on site as well.

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


Comfortable rooms feature direct dial phone, satellite TV, a writing desk, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Guestrooms offer bright interior and carpet floor.


A complimentary breakfast is served at the restaurant. The friendly restaurant serves special regional dishes. At the spacious lobby bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


The welcoming property features a meeting room, a photocopier and conference facilities.


Guests are free to use a solarium, a sauna and shiatsu massage along with such sport activities as snooker and golf. The hotel’s fitness center has bicycles, a fitness studio and a gym.


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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  • 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
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • 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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Wessex Hotel Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Twin bed
Size: 270 sq. feet

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

Room facilities
    Standard Family
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    Wessex Hotel Standard Family
    Bed type: 1 Single bed

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

    Room facilities
      Premier Double
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      Wessex Hotel Premier Double
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 540 sq. feet

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

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        Wessex Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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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

        • THE HOP INN

          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 222 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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