Wessex Hotel Bournemouth  3 stars

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5EU  show mapSave
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The prestigious Wessex Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Bournemouth. Founded in 1898, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2010.

This hotel is situated 2.9km away from O2 Academy Bournemouth, Queen's Park and Bournemouth University. Nestled in the popular district and 1km from the city center.

Close to bars, restaurants and an aquarium, this hotel also offers live entertainment, a leisure center and a casino on site.

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


Wessex Hotel offers 105 rooms fitted with a writing desk, coffee/tea making facilities, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning for a comfortable stay in Bournemouth. Guests can also use a fridge and coffee/tea makers available in each room.


A complimentary breakfast is served at the restaurant. At the gastronomic restaurant guests can enjoy regional cuisine. At the friendly lobby bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


Wessex Hotel offers business facilities, such as daily newspapers, a meeting room and a photocopier and provides dry cleaning, a wake up service and housekeeping.


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

      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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      • 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

      • 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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